During the speculator boom in the 1990s comic book market, publishers enhanced comic covers to increase sales. These gimmicks included shiny foil, holograms and even pop-ups! But, one of the coolest enhancements was the glow in the dark cover. Let’s shed some light on the subject, shall we?
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Date: 1991
Cover Price: $3.50
Two years after Neil Gaiman started his legendary Sandman, DC Comics released this Sandman Special. It featured an all-new story by Gaiman and also included characters pin-ups by well-regarded artists including Barry Windsor-Smith, Peter Craig Russell, Simon Bisley, Kent Williams, Dave McKean and Sergio Aragones. To celebrate this first in a long line of Sandman spin-offs, we were treated to a glow in the dark cover that reveals a special message from Morpheus: “In Dreams I Walk With U.”
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