The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Countryis a terrifying travelogue through a nation both recognizable and obscene, which will show you things seen in noSandmanseries ever before. Horror-comics superstar James Tynion IV (The Nice House on the Lake,Something Is Killing the Children) is joined by artist Lisandro Estherren (Redneck,Strange Skies Over East Berlin), whose work on the horror seriesRedneck has been described as “gritty, nasty, unsettling, and all at once, gorgeous,” and he brings that kinetic energy toNightmare Country.Although it’s set in an America that is worryingly familiar, each issue will divert into a nightmare drawn by a guest artist, starting with the incredible Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman) on Issue #1.
“The Sandman is the series that made me want to become a comic book writer,” says Tynion. “Growing up, I loved reading the comics about costumed heroes and villains, but the stories that I kept wanting to put to paper lived in many genres, and I had convinced myself that the only place you could get away with that was in prose. It wasn’t until early high school when I got my hands on the first volumes of Sandman that I saw the immensity of what was possible in a comic book, and I became determined to spend my life making comics.”
The series also introduces two terrifying new characters to the Sandman Universe: Mr. Agony and Mr. Ecstasy, a deadly duo of killers slipping along after the Corinthian’s quarry, killing anyone in their path—including, if they can, a certain toothy nightmare.