In the world of comics, a huge milestone was reached in 1989 when Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman debuted. The comic book series would go on to become one of the most popular series ever, gaining immense popularity even to its creator. And now that we are just days behind the release of the live-action adaptation of the comic book, Neil has shared a great fact about the issues of early experience with translation. And how a particular country even beat the original American translation.
Want to find out which country it was? Then keep on reading.
Neil Gaiman shares the country that first started translating The Sandman
Neil is an amazing writer, and there is no doubt about that. But he also has the amazing quality of regularly interacting with his fans through social media. So after the incredible trailer for The Sandman was released in multiple languages, the writer especially tweeted an appreciation for Brazil.
Retweeting the Brazilian trailer of The Sandman, Neil wrote, “The first country in the world to discover Sandman was Brazil. The comics were published there in translation in (honesty compels me to admit it) rather nicer editions than the American comics. “
The first country in the world to discover Sandman was Brazil. The comics were published there in translation in (honesty compels me to admit it) rather nicer editions than the American comics. 1/3https://t.co/D9IjxYFNN7
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 28, 2022
The writer then further complimented the country, saying they always had a detailed front page and long essays explaining what was going on in the particular issue. The 61-year-old then ended the tweet with, “So this is me giving a special shout-out to Brazil. And all the Brazilian Sandman readers. Bons sonhos!”
The show arrives in 6 days
The journey of the comic book getting adapted into a live-action has been a long one. After multiple obstacles in the path, finally, in 2021, it was announced that the series would officially be streaming on Netflix. And now we are less than a week behind the shows’ releases. Thanks to Netflix, viewers all around the globe will be able to stream the series in any language they want.
Are you guys ready for The Sandman to premier? What are your thoughts on the show? Also, let us know if you were a fan of the comics or not. Feel free to share your answers with us in the comments below.
The Sandman will start streaming on Netflix from the 5th of August.