Netflix throws himself in the arms of Morpheus as he adapts the Neil Gaiman comic

According to the news, Capital In the early ’90s, it was enough to kick a chair for a British screenwriter to look like he wanted to be the new Alan Moore. Under the protection of the great publisher Karen Berger, That V (aka “The Vertigo Generation”, by its sub-label from 1993) was full of memorable characters willing to break taboos, but only one of its members was identified by an author. guards as his beloved disciple.

and that the foregoing, Neil Jaman By name, he didn’t look like a badass drinking a pint, like Garth Innes (the boys) Or a multi-drug addict with dehydrated brains (Grant Morrison, Are you there?), rather as a sensitive young man listening to him treatment in his cell. Furthermore, he did not perform his military service in the magazine 2000 m Canons also commanded, but he worked as a music journalist until Moore himself gave him the alternative.

Despite all this, no one would dare deny it Lula Sandman The group that put Gaiman on the map back in 1989, this tectonic shift (for both creators and fans) would never have happened.

Explain what he did Sandman Very special is something that is still difficult today. But it would have been better if those responsible for the adaptation of Netflix (among them, David Gower -The Dark Knight- And Gaiman who, in addition to supervising the band, signs the script for the episode) made it clear, because if the show was a disappointment, it would be a sad conclusion to three decades of unborn projects.

The adaptation of comics, in the form of a movie or series, has been an illusion for disparate authors such as Terry Gilliam (the author’s preferred choice in his days), By Roger Avary and James Mangold or a Joseph Gordon – Lovett who aspired not only to turn it into a movie, but also to dress as blacksmith as the main character, Eternal Dream (Morpheus for friends, if they have). But in 2016, the latter also went in vain.

At that time, millions of fans announced that Sandman It was different.’ Not only for his events on the fringes of the DC Universe, regardless of cameos, but also his erudition bordering on the absurd, and his references to ‘alternative’ rock (particularly postpunk, from oath of joy a Siouxsie and Banshees)the abundance of female, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters, plots that combined drama with terror, and above all, his determination to make us follow a questionable hero.

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As seen in the trailers, the series will share its launch incident with the comics: the result of the treacherous wizard’s shit Roderick Burgess (Charles Dance)And the Dream (Tom Sturridge, nailed to paper craft) from circulation between 1916 and today. Something that would leave the world in a very bad state, because if the being who oversees our unconscious life is not there to do its work, then disasters must be expected.


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Once freed from his captivity, the protagonist will fight to reclaim his dream kingdom and take revenge on his enemies, while appreciating a ruthless and self-centered character whose model could be Baudelaire’s “King of Rainy Country.” a poem.

But, if Sueño is a gem, the characters around him are equal: among his subjects, loyal or rebel, there are creatures such as Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook)A wild nightmare, his favorite dish, the eyes of handsome boys. Similarly, in the diary of the protagonist there are names such as those of oneself Lucifer (Gwendolyn Christie). And among his family… well, those deserve a separate mention.

Sister’s death (with a capital letter)

already says Matthew (The long-suffering crow, in the voice of VO patton oswalt, Who acts as Dream follower): At the Eternals’ family gatherings, awkward silences are the good parts. The clans formed through the embodiments of abstract concepts, are what they have, and you just have to look at them Desperation (Donna Preston) Tendency to mutilate oneself or oneself Desire (Mason Alexander Park)a liar with the heart of Scolopendra, to prove it.

Luckily Death (Kirby Howell Baptist) Is there to bring some good humor to everyone, something that has already made it a favorite among readers: thousands of T-shirts (black of course) with the legend “What do you think of life if death is your older sister?” They saw it in the ’90s.


Gwendolyn Christie as Lucifer in Sandman.

And here, in his choices, Sandman reminds us that the stubbornness of some fans is irreparable. Because the fact that Howell-Baptiste is African-British, or Park’s gender is non-binary, provoked a torrent of insults on social networks, It doesn’t matter that desire was fluid between the sexes in the comics or that it was unnecessary to speculate on someone’s race, in their words, to pull down the curtains and clean the tables when the universe kicks the bucket.

More items with makeover Lucian (The librarian who guards all the novels that were never written, including yours) Lucien (Vivian Achimbong), Among other decisions.

Looking at it from the bright side, several outbursts of tantrums led to several huge outbursts on the writer’s Twitter. Without going further, to the cenutrio who accused him “It doesn’t matter” In his work, Gaiman shocked him, saying, “I don’t care about work: I’ve spent 30 years preventing bad films from being made. The people I don’t care about are the ones who don’t read.” Sandman And they complain about a non-binary desire or that death isn’t white enough.”

And when another subject cast Christie as Lucifer in his face, he replied, “I don’t have a problem with a character without sex and without the penis dropping into a great actress who, fortunately, also doesn’t have a penis.” Tractra.

If this proves anything, it’s that during his many years in the spotlight (first as a comic book author and now as an award-winning novelist), Gaiman has shown that behind his image is a cultured, gentle gentleman who beats his ego like a piano. Something, on TV, has been played against him many times.

Exit Brian Fuller From American Gods Gaiman sent the show into disarray, while good omens Suffered from excessive speech despite explanations David Tennant s Michael Sheen. It will be necessary to find out whether the author’s influence is weighty or not Sandman Or if his ten volumes managed to make it into the audiovisual industry after you made vignette history. Even the sweetest dreams often turn into nightmares, and Morpheus knows this better than anyone.

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