Career Day: Ilias Kyriazis’ Sandman & The Endless — Superhero Style!

Note: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman owes its origins to the superhero who shares his name, so it’s oddly fitting to see artist Ilias Kyriazis bring these seven back to their roots. In these great designs, Kyriazis has transmuted their more esoteric and fantasy leanings into something straight out of a superhero closet. While I don’t know that a superhero version of the Sandman would be something I’d recommend DC try, I love the idea and the challenge Ilias gave for himself in designing these. – Chris A.

11 comments on “Career Day: Ilias Kyriazis’ Sandman & The Endless — Superhero Style!
  1. It makes SO MUCH sense that Desttruction would be wearing Martian Hero gear. Tremendous. Just utterly tremendous. I do feel divided between respecting Despair as physically reminiscent of The RingHook as a wrestler, I still feel that he One Person Per Room realm of fog and mirrors should be an aspect of her power.

    Martian, just tremendous.

  2. Graizur: It makes SO MUCH sense that Desttruction would be wearing Martian Hero gear. Tremendous. Just utterly tremendous. I do feel divided between respecting Despair as physically reminiscent of The RingHook as a wrestler, I still feel that he One Person Per Room realm of fog and mirrors should be an aspect of her power.Martian, just tremendous.

    Also, Destiny’s Tome is just enviously amazing and PRISMicly understandable. Wow.

  3. Wow! I’ve never gotten into Sandman (need to fix that eventually) but this would have gotten me hook. ^^;

    I’m not too sure on the designs for Dream and Destruction, but I love the costumes for Death, Desire, Despair, Destiny, and Delirium. Another awesome set by the great Ilias Kyriazis.

  4. So much fun! Desire and Despair especially. And agree that Destiny’s tablet is brilliant. The illustrations (in my eyes) owe a lot to Jill Thompson, which is totally appropriate given her connection to the series.

    Weirdly, Dream seems the most out of character to me. Don’t understand the headgear or flames on the legs. Otherwise, these are wonderful.

    Anyone else remember the Books of Magic annual (#3) wherein Mark Millar did Tim as a member of a magic oriented Teen Titans? This so reminds me of that and evokes the same (slightly guilty) since of gleeful possibility. For reference: http://www.comicvine.com/the-books-of-magic-annual-3-a-thousand-deaths-of-t/4000-45581/

  5. I think these are all fantastic but Dream’s feels out of place to me. What really made dream stand out visually were the trench coats and cloaks that he always wore. The hero design would benefit a lot from something long and flowing. Like a Dr. Strange style cape.

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