PREVIEW: ‘The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1’ From DC Comics

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A new chapter in the Sandman saga begins with an all-new series populated by faces both familiar and new with The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1, the new series from DC Black Label Mature imprint.

One of Dream’s heaviest responsibilities is the creation of nightmares—the beings that haunt our sleep and turn our thoughts toward darkness. In the form of Ruin, the nightmare of catastrophic failure, Dream was certain he’d built his next masterpiece…but Ruin can’t help but live up to his name, sending every situation into a spiral of unexpected consequences. Unfortunately, Shakespearean scholar (and exhausted new mother) Lindy has dreamed of Ruin…and in the process, she’s delivered him unto the waking world! Get prepared for this nightmare to haunt you…

You can  learn more about the “genesis of our ‘lanky lavender lad’” in G. Willow Wilson’s essay on Ruin, who according to her is “…soft, he’s shy, he’s awkward, he’s eager to please.”

The Sandman Universe is changing—and Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder WomanMs. MarvelThe Bird King) and breakout artist Nick Robles (Euthanauts) are here to welcome you! The issue will also feature a variant from Bill Sienkiewicz.

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1, by G. Willow Wilson, Nick Robles, and colorist Mat Lopes hits shelves August 4, 2020. It will also be available online through ComiXology using our affiliate link.