Whatever happened to the Sandman limited series? Okay, most of you probably didn’t even know there was a Sandman limited series in plan circa 1985.
I came across the following piece in an issue of Amazing Heroes or Comics Feature (can’t for the life of me find it again). But, it’s a Mike Zeck Sandman panel apparently as a promo for an upcoming miniseries sometime in 1985-86.
However, the piece never saw print until 1990 in the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #24. It was a 12-page backup story that beefed up those thick annuals. The story focused on Sandman’s attempt to reform, which would later come to fruition in a few years with him actually joining the Avengers. Unfortunately, Zeck only did this first part. The story thread was picked up and completed in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10 by writer Tony Isabella and artist Ross Andru. This second part was a disappointment and all it really did was adequately wrap up the storyline and set the stage for Sandman's rise to a hero.