With a Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman scheduled to launch this year, DC plans a new softcover collected edition that will include more material in each volume than previous collections.

The Sandman: Book One will collect The Sandman #1-20. The 576-page volume will be released on April 5 with an MSRP of $29.99.

The Sandman: Book Two includes The Sandman #21- 37, The Sandman Special #1, and stories from Vertigo: Winter’s Edge #1-3. The 560-page volume is scheduled for April 19 and will have an MSRP of $34.99.

The Sandman: Book Three collects The Sandman #38-56 plus one story from Vertigo Preview #1. The release date for the 520-page volume is May 3, and the MSRP is $34.99.

The Sandman: Book Four, the final volume of the series, includes The Sandman #57-75 as well as stories from Vertigo Jam and Dust Covers. The 528-page volume will be released on May 17 with an MSRP of $34.99.

The Netflix series was announced in 2019, but production was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic; it is slated to debut sometime in 2022 (see “More ‘Sandman’ Casting”).

DC released a 30th anniversary edition of The Sandman in 2018, but the volumes were about half the size of the upcoming one (see “30 Years of ‘The Sandman’”). The new editions will have the same 6" x 10" trim size but roughly twice as much material in each volume.