VERTIGO Solicits (November 2013)

VERTIGO Solicits (November 2013)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, August 12th, 2013

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #1
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 42 pg, FC, $5.99 US • MATURE READERS

Each of the six issues of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will be followed the next month by its own Special Edition which will include an interview with a member of the creative team, plus rare artwork and more. This issue starts things off with an interview with J.H. Williams.

This issue will include the entire first issue of the new miniseries, including the gatefold in its original form before coloring, giving readers a behind-the-scenes at J.H. Williams’ unique process. Williams’ original coloring will be shown in addition to the black, white and gray tones of the original work. In addition, the lettering will be translucent, allowing the reader to see the exquisite artwork behind the word balloons.

COFFIN HILL #2
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Ten years ago, the sleepy town of Coffin Hill, MA, was infiltrated by a curse that dated back to the Salem Witch trials. Ex-high society lowlife/black magic user Eve Coffin returns to her hometown as a wounded ex-cop with a huge grudge and a hell of a mission: to take back the terror she unleashed long ago. The dark horror that seeped through the Coffin Hill woods left one of her friends missing, one in the local mental ward, and one as the head of police. Now the horror continues to spread through Eve’s crumbling family mansion, taking more of the town’s teenagers who stumble in its path.

HINTERKIND #2
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Having left the sanctuary of their Central Park village, Prosper and Angus find “the wild” lives up to its name as they run for their lives from the cannibal troll who lives under the Queensboro bridge. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, the Queen of the Sidhe, the first family of the fair folk discovers her daughter Tersia has more than a passing interest in her crown. When you’re near immortal and almost ageless, advancement via assassination is the only way to get ahead.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #5
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

With the dust still settling on the BubbleVerse disaster, Adam takes a trip into the desert to look for answers about his past and the father he never knew.

ASTRO CITY #6
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The Ambassador, Cleopatra, The Ore-Master…what do they have to do with Thatcher Jerome, a mid-level mobster involved with business on Astro City’s rivers? And how does all-out Super Hero battle change his world? A tale of opportunity, ambition and family ties—in a world where even the sky’s not the limit. 

FABLES #135
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RUSS BRAUN
Cover by GREG RUTH
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A new era is beginning for the Farm as knights begin to arrive from every corner of countless worlds. In the old version of Camelot, the brief shining moment was destroyed by infidelity, infighting and the evil machinations of the king’s sister. If Rose Red is the king this time, does that mean Snow White is the one destined to bring it all crashing down around them?

FABLES VOL. 19: SNOW WHITE TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories from FABLES #124-129, Castle Dark is back in the hands of the Fables as Bigby sets off from Fabletown in Brian Rose’s blood-fueled sports car to track down two abducted cubs. Unfortunately for Snow White, besides suffering the trauma of her missing cubs, a long-forgotten secret threatens to sabotage her marriage to Bigby.

This volume also collects the backup stories starring Bufkin and Lily from issues #122-134 and the full-length tale from #124.

FAIREST #21
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK-MURANTE
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A special one-off story written by Bill Willingham and featuring the return of fan-favorite gun-toting maniac Goldilocks Illustrated by exciting newcomer Meghan Hetrick-Murante!

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK FIVE TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by RICK VEITCH, JOHN TOTLEBEN and ALFREDO ALCALA
Cover by RICK VEITCH and JOHN TOTLEBEN\
On sale DECEMBER 25 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

This volume continues Alan Moore’s award-winning run on SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING with issues #51-56! Swamp Thing returns from hell only to learn that Abby has fled Gotham City, where he runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor and the Gotham City Police Department.

DMZ DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by BRIAN WOOD
On sale JANUARY 15 • 304 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

The first 12 issues of Brian Wood’s acclaimed series are collected in hardcover for the first time! In this near future epic, photojournalist Matty Roth lands a dream gig following a war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he’s only seen on television.

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #6
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The action continues in the book IGN calls “Amazing. 100 BULLETS is back and just as great as you remember. Violent, dark, and beautiful; buy this book now.”

TRILLIUM #4
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Everything Nika and William thought they knew is thrown into question as the world of Trillium is twisted inside out. New universes emerge in the wake of last issue’s shocking ending, and William and Nika find themselves more lost than ever!

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #5
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

After attending a service for a fallen comrade, Tom Strong and Val Var Garm return to their mission: find Tom Strange, and ask him for the elixir that will save Tesla’s life. But this time, they have to go a little farther than the Grand Canyon…

VERTIGO ESSENTIALS: FABLES #1
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by LAN MEDINA and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

The first issue of Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning series is reprinted in this new edition. Don’t miss the issue that introduced the Fables of legend into New York City—and asked the question “Who killed Rose Red?”

VERTIGO ESSENTIALS: Y: THE LAST MAN #1
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA and JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

A science-fiction epic begins in the first issue of the hit series Y: THE LAST MAN, as a mysterious plague wipes out every male on Earth—with the exception of escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey, Ampersand.

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