VERTIGO Solicits (September 2013)

VERTIGO Solicits (September 2013)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, June 10th, 2013

FAIREST IN ALL THE LAND HC

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by CHRIS SPROUSE, PHIL NOTO, ADAM HUGHES, RENAE DE LIZ, FIONA MENG and others

Wraparound cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the grand tradition of FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, this original FAIREST graphic novel features short stories written by Bill Willingham, as told through the Magic Mirror! Featuring artwork by some the finest artists in comics, you won’t want to miss it!

 

FAIREST #19

Written by SEAN E. WILLIAMS

Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and PHIL JIMENEZ

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In “The Dhole of War,” part 5 of “The Return of the Maharaja,” Charming and Nalayani track down the dhole and confront them, Nalayani’s village faces its ultimate fate, and the master of the dhole reveals himself to our heroes in a shocking turn of events!

 

FABLES #133

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA

Cover by guest artist JOHN VAN FLEET

On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

As Rose Red tries to pull everyone together, a certain dead man has left his remains on the coroner’s table...

 

FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND TP

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by CRAIG HAMILTON, JIM FERN, RAY SNYDER and MARK FARMER

Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS

On sale OCTOBER 2 • 152 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Bigby Wolf takes center stage in this original graphic novel, embarking on a quest through the American Heartland to find a new location for Fabletown. In his wanderings, Bigby stumbles across a small town named Story City, that, amazingly enough, seems to be populated by werewolves. Who are they and where did they come from? They aren’t Fables, but they sure aren’t normal mundys. They seem to already know and revere Bigby, but at the same time they’ve captured and caged him – but why? Unravelling the many mysteries of Story City may cost Bigby more than his life…

 

THE UNWRITTEN #53

Written by MIKE CAREY and BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by PETER GROSS and MARK BUCKINGHAM

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

As “The Unwritten Fables” continues, it looks like the darkest hour, but somehow things continue to get darker. Nothing stands between Mister Dark and the endless, nested worlds of reality and story—except a witch without a conscience, a prince crippled by grief and three schoolchildren who are starting to realize that they’re wearing the wrong faces.

 

ASTRO CITY #4

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Mattie Sullivan isn’t a super hero or a villain—she uses her telekinetic powers to do special effects for movies and television. But when she’s forcibly “recruited” by a new criminal mastermind, Mattie faces a choice: Will she fight, or will she continue to stay on the sidelines? A look into the lives of super humans who’ve taken different paths, and how they manage.

 

THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by JILL THOMPSON, MARC HEMPEL, MICHAEL ZULLI and others

Cover by DAVE McKEAN

On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 1,040 pg, FC,
$150.00 US • MATURE READERS

In this second SANDMAN OMNIBUS, Delirium prevails upon the Sandman to help her find their errant brother, Destruction. But their quest will lead to a painful reunion between Morpheus and his son, Orpheus. Then, the Sandman and others are trapped in a mysterious inn while a tempest rages—and all they can do to while away the time is tell the stories of their lives. And when a young woman’s baby is stolen, she turns to The Kindly Ones for vengeance, only to set off a series of events that will lead the Sandman to his ultimate fate, and the baby to find a destiny no one could have foretold.

This massive tome collects THE SANDMAN #38-75, plus stories from VERTIGO JAM #1 and VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.

 

THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS TP NEW EDITION

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by GLENN FABRY, MILO MANARA, MIGUELANXO PRADO, FRANK QUITELY, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and BARRON STOREY

Cover by DAVE McKEAN

On sale OCTOBER 16 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

The classic short story collection by Neil Gaiman and a host of internationally renowned artists is now available in a new trade paperback at DC’s standard trim size. Alternately haunting, bittersweet, erotic and nightmarish, the seven stories in this book—one for each of the Endless siblings, each illustrated by a different artist—reveal strange secrets and surprising truths about The Endless.

 

100 BULLETS DELUXE EDITION BOOK FIVE HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 512 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $59.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the final Deluxe Edition, collecting issues #81-100, more members of The Trust fall, and one family head reaches out to a semi-retired Minuteman for help. And learn the last dark secrets as secrets are revealed about what really caused this war.

 

LUCIFER BOOK TWO TP

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS, JON J MUTH, DEAN ORMSTON and RYAN KELLY

Cover by CHRISTOPHER MOELLER

On sale OCTOBER 9 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this second new LUCIFER title collecting issues #14-28 and LUCIFER: NIRVANA, the Lightbringer is hard at work on a New Creation complete with a pair of inhabitants for his new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue.

 

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #4

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 32 pg, 4 of 8, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Brother Lono needs to get medieval on some people when dueling drug lords bring their turf war to the front steps of his monastery. God help them all.

 

COLLIDER #3

Written by SIMON OLIVER

Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

Cover by NATHAN FOX

On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Vertigo’s strangest new series continues! While FBP Agent Adam Hardy sticks to his mission, inside the “bubbleverse” his partner Jay is carrying out a very different operation, one that will endanger them both and throw the world of Collider on its head!

 

DJANGO UNCHAINED HC

Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO

Adaptation by REGINALD HUDLIN

Art by R.M. GUERA, JASON LaTOUR, DENYS COWAN and DANIJEL ZEZELJ

Cover by JIM LEE

On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US MATURE READERS

The seven-issue comics adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie by Quentin Tarantino is now collected in hardcover! Don’t miss this blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner Django, a recently freed slave, as they search the post-Civil War South for Django’s wife!

 

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #3

Written by PETER HOGAN

Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY

On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US

New Egypt, a vast tent city full of refugees from the cities, is Val and Tom’s next stop. Will the Gods there be willing to help them find Tom Strange and the elixir they desperately need to save Tesla’s life?

 

THE UNEXPECTED TP

Written by DAVE GIBBONS, JOSHUA DYSART, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV, BRIAN WOOD, JOE KUBERT, PAUL POPE, GEOFF JOHNS and others

Art by DAVE GIBBONS, JILL THOMPSON, DAVID LAPHAM, MARK BUCKINGHAM, JOE KUBERT, PHIL JIMENEZ, JOHN McCREA, PAUL POPE, GILBERT HERNANDEZ and others

Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA

On sale OCTOBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

These stories from THE UNEXPECTED #1 and GHOSTS #1 spotlight a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency and much more!

 

VERTIGO VISIONS: FRANK QUITELY HC

Written by NEIL GAIMAN, GRANT MORRISON, WARREN ELLIS and others

Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY

On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don’t miss this showcase for the amazing art of Frank Quitely, with stories from FLINCH #12, HEARTTHROBS #2, GANGLAND #1, THE INVISIBLES #1, THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, TRANSMETROPOLITAN #31, WEIRD WAR TALES #3 and THE BIG BOOKS OF CONSPIRACIES, DEATH, FREAKS, HOAXES, LITTLE CRIMINALS, LOSERS, MARTYRS and WEIRDOS.

 

TRILLIUM #2

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the heart of the Amazon jungle, Nika, a scientist from the year 3797, and William, an explorer from 1921, struggle not only to survive but to make sense of the mind-bending events that have pulled them together across space and time. The mysteries continue to pile up as Vertigo’s new sci-fi epic launches into high gear!

 

THE WAKE #4

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

1:25 Variant cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 32 pg, 4 of 10, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Trapped…drowning…dying…could things get worse for Doctor Lee Archer and her team? Yes, they could. Much worse, in fact. Turns out the shocking discovery of the creature was only the beginning. Vertigo’s hit new series continues!