At today’s panel there was much discussion about the new ongoing series--THE UNWRITTEN, GREEK STREET and, the yet to begin, SWEET TOOTH--along with the new limited series DAYTRIPPER, and the upcoming launch of the Vertigo Crime Line.
And, of course, a few announcements were made. Three new Crime Line books have been added to the roster:
Max Allan Collins is going back to Perdition. From the author of ROAD TO PERDITION (the graphic novel from which the major motion picture of the same name is based), and its prose sequels ROAD TO PURGATORY and ROAD TO PARADISE comes RETURN TO PERDITION. Teaming with artist Terry Beatty for a stand alone story set in the 1970s about a Vietnam Vet who stumbles into a world of mobsters with no knowledge of his families violent and crime filled past.
With numerous twists and turns, FOGTOWN by Andersen Gabrych and artist Brad Rader is a gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption. Set in 1953 San Francisco, Frank Grissel, an aging hard-knuckled private eye, is in search of a runaway girl. Aided by his secretary (and sometime live-in lover), Grissel’s search leads him to become a suspect in a string of gruesome murders.
Journalist, adventure traveler and novelist, Jon Evans will make his graphic novel debut with THE EXECUTOR. Teaming up with artist Andrea Mutti, THE EXECUTOR is the story of Joseph, a retired pro athlete, who returns to his hometown in upstate New York when he’s named as the executor of his high-school sweetheart’s will. In a search to find out what really happened to Miriam, following her mysterious death, Joseph is confronted with his own illicit past and the possibility that both are connected.
For those of you who couldn’t make it to the show or if you missed any of the DC COMICS panels, or, you just want to relive the experience again, you can find photos, podcasts from the panels, and other information, here.