A new chapter in the Sandman saga is set in the new series The Dreaming: Waking Hours. One of Dream’s most important jobs is creating nightmares to scare us as we sleep and affect our thoughts in the process. Through Ruin, the nightmare of failure, Dream has created a powerful nightmare, but the figure lives up to his name by spiraling situations to unplanned ends. Enter Lindy, a Shakespearean scholar and new mother who dreams of Ruin and brings him into the waking world.

G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman) is writing the new series, accompanied by Nick Robles (Euthanauts) on art duties. The Dreaming: Waking Hours #1 will hit shelves on August 4, 2020, featuring a main cover by Nick Robles and a variant by Bill Sienkiewicz. It is a Black Label title and is considered appropriate for readers 18 and old.