Neil Gaiman's multi-volume magnum opus The Sandman is one of the most popular, groundbreaking, bestselling and award-winning comic books of the last twenty-five years.

Leslie Klinger, the expert researcher and editor behind the Edgar Award-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula, has set out to compile the definitive annotated version of the critically acclaimed Vertigo series. THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN is a panel-by-panel journey through every issue of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling series THE SANDMAN.

In THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3, due out on October 22, 2014, Klinger provides insights into issues #40-55 of THE SANDMAN, along with THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and “How They Met Themselves” from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.

Available now, THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN Vol. 1 takes an in-depth look at issues #1-20 and THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN Vol. 2 takes an in-depth look at issues #21-39.

Ultimately, THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN will amass four volumes and is sure to please fans as well as those discerning readers curious about the phenomenon. These gorgeous volumes feature commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings, fascinating details about THE SANDMAN's hundreds of unforgettable characters and much more, presented side-by-side with the series' art and text.

And for those who want to read the latest addition to the SANDMAN pantheon, check out Gaiman's new miniseries THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, illustrated by J.H. Williams III.