‘The Sandman: Overture’ wins the Hugo for best graphic story

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III’s “Sandman” prequel takes home another award.

Neil Gaiman’s return to the world of Sandman brought the author another Hugo Award, as The Sandman: Overture, his collaboration with artist J.H. Williams III, won in the “Best Graphic Story” category.

Published by Vertigo, The Sandman: Overture was first published in 2013 as a six-issue miniseries, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Sandman series and featuring the return of Dream, Death and other characters from the popular series. It serves as a prequel to the original stories and details how Sandman ended up captured way back in Sandman #1. A collection of the series was released last November.

Other nominees in the “Best Graphic Story” category included The Divine, written by Boaz Lavie with art by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka; Erin Dies Alone written by Grey Carter with art by Cory Rydell; Full Frontal Nerdity by Aaron Williams; and Invisible Republic Vol 1, by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman.

You can find the complete list of the 2016 Hugo Award winners here. Presented annually since 1955, The Hugo Awards recognize the best science fiction in books, comics, movies, TV and more. The Hugo Awards are voted on annually by members of the World Science Fiction Convention.

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