Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Neil Gaiman B*tch-Slaps DC

In an interview with, Mr. Gaiman explained the dearth of new Sandman stories for the series' 20th anniversary like this:
“I wanted to do a 20th anniversary story and it broke mostly because DC Comics would have loved me to do a 20th anniversary story at the same terms that were agreed upon in 1987 when I was a 26-year-old unknown. And my thought was, ‘You know what guys, it really doesn’t work like that.’ I wasn’t going to do a deal at the same terms we had in 1987 and they were not willing to do any better than that.”

Nicely done, DC. I guess there's no reason to pay an award winning writer to return to his most memorable creation when you've got The Real World's Judd Winick on staff.

(Thanks to Robot 6 for the tip!)