What better way is there to kick off the week than with some major, exciting news?
Earlier this morning, THE NEW YORK TIMES published a feature on Vertigo Comics. In addition to announcing that the New York Times bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE will be returning this December, the article announced the following all-new, bold, and exciting series:
But that’s not all! In THE NEW YORK TIMES’ feature, it is mentioned that Vertigo will be launching six new series this year. Today, we can confirm the additional two titles that the revered imprint will be publishing later this year:
And of course, how could you talk about all of the exciting projects on Vertigo’s plate in 2013 without discussing the highly anticipated SANDMAN prequel miniseries from writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III?
In their coverage, THE NEW YORK TIMES announced that THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will officially launch on October 30. The miniseries will be published every other month, with a special, oversized issue (including interviews, rare artwork, and more) hitting stands in between the release of each new issue.
“The most peculiar thing for me about returning to ‘Sandman’ is how familiar it all feels,” Gaiman told THE NEW YORK TIMES. As for Williams’ art? “They are the most beautiful pages I have ever seen in periodical comics,” Gaiman continued. “I ask him to do the impossible, and he gives me back more than I asked for.”
Head on over to THE NEW YORK TIMES to read their full coverage. Meanwhile, in the gallery above, check out some covers and promotional art for the new titles debuting this October, and sound off in the comments section below about which ones you’re looking forward to most!