With the big announcement that Sandman‘s eyeliner-loving, ankh-sporting Death will be appearing in Action Comics, I’ve taken a look at the past crossovers between the DCU and Sandman!
I’ve never really gotten why the Vertigo characters were verboten over the past few years — like I said in the article, the answer that was given to me when I asked at a DC Nation panel was that they didn’t want to cross over with “Mature Readers” books, and this was a year after
Rapety Rape Rape Identity Crisis came out — especially given how good the existing uses of those characters actually have been. Say what you want about Gaiman’s “annoyance” (Wikipedia’s word) over Cary Bates throwing Death into Captain Atom, but it’s a pretty solid issue that I think does right by the character. But then again, I didn’t create her, so I’m willing to accept that my opinion may be a little less valid on the matter.
What I’m getting at here is that Grant Morrison and Cary Bates are awesome.