VERTIGO Solicits (December 2013)

VERTIGO Solicits (December 2013)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, September 9th, 2013

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #1
Written by TOBY LITT and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
1:13 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Neil Gaiman’s dead boys get their own monthly series! As fans of storybook detectives, Edwin Paine (died 1916) and Charles Rowland (died 1990) will take on any and all mysteries—including their own untimely deaths! The dead boys head back to St. Hilarions, where bullying headmasters continue to rule the school. But when they investigate the lingering mysteries of their own deaths, they meet a young girl named Crystal whose tech skills and strange link to the undead earn her a place as a new detective. DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is a fast-paced adventure series that takes us from the bustling streets of contemporary London to Japanese-inspired video games and dangerous worlds perched somewhere between the now and nevermore.

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #2
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Cover A by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Cover B by DAVE McKEAN
1:100 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:200 B&W Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

In which Daniel enters Mad Hettie's dream and Morpheus discovers why he has been summoned and what he has been summoned to do.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

HINTERKIND #3
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale DECTEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Having narrowly escaped becoming a meal for a Ligon-eating Bridge Troll, Prosper and Angus now find themselves prisoners of the tracker Jon Hobb and his motley crew. A long journey and an uncertain future far on the West Coast awaits them, provided something even worse doesn’t get them all first! The thrilling adventures continue in HINTERKIND #3!

COFFIN HILL #3
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The woods of Coffin Hill offer up some old bones, but the fate of the two missing teenagers remains a mystery. Nate reluctantly accepts Eve’s help with his investigation when he hits a wall. And just as Nate and Eve rekindle their disastrous relationship, Eve’s friend Mel wakes from her ten-year catatonic state and tells Eve that more darkness than she ever suspected has awakened along with her…

TRILLIUM #5
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The last love story continues to amaze in the book the critics at Big Shiny Robot call “unique in its storytelling, dense and well-rendered…a work of artistic craftsmanship that you just don’t see in comics anymore…have this title added to your pull list immediately.” Indulge in the romance and discover how the fabric of the universe will never be the same.

THE WAKE PART ONE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 112 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS
The first five issues of the acclaimed new Vertigo series THE WAKE are all collected in this new special!

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #7
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The penultimate issue of the book fans have been raving about has arrived! Will Lono continue down the path of redemption or give in to his violent nature? Find out in the intoxicating and deadly world of 100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO!

HELLBLAZER VOL. 7: TAINTED LOVE TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by FRANCISCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

John Constantine celebrates his fortieth birthday alongside his friends Swamp Thing and Zatanna but soon finds himself at his lowest point ever. Drunk and homeless, John must pull himself together if he is going to survive against the King of the Vampires. Collecting HELLBLAZER #62-71, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL #1 and a story from VERTIGO JAM #1.

ANIMAL MAN VOL. 5: THE MEANING OF FLESH TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and TOM VEITCH
Art by CHAS TRUOG, MARK FARMER and STEVE DILLON
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JANUARY 22 • 352 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these tales from ANIMAL MAN #27-37, Buddy Baker is desperate to reconnect with his family, but after he begins to explore the effects of his power to replicate the abilities of animals, will this former Super Hero ever be able to live a normal life?

ASTRO CITY #7
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

A major new 4-part epic begins featuring Winged Victory, Samaritan and the Confessor, three of Astro City’s most popular heroes. It begins when a young boy seeks sanctuary and training at Winged Victory’s school for battered women—and builds to revelations, accusations and a threat that may spell the end of her heroic career. Plus: Winged Victory’s origin is revealed at last.

FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK EIGHT HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by JAMES JEAN
RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 232 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”,
$29.99 US MATURE READERS

In these tales from FABLES #60-63 and 65-69, Flycatcher is drawn into the spotlight as he discovers the truth about his own past as the Frog Prince. Introduction by Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother).

THE INVISIBLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by STEVE YEOWELL, JILL THOMPSON, JOHN RIDGWAY, STEVE PARKHOUSE and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 328 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” , $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

These stories from THE INVISIBLES #1-12 introduce the team’s latest recruit: a teenage lout from the streets of London. Can Dane survive a mind-altering training course?

FABLES #136
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

“CAMELOT,” part 6 of 7! The new Round Table has been established and potential knights errant are beginning to arrive from worlds over—including one ragged and mysterious piece of work from who-knows-where? At the same time some of the early volunteers are sent on their first quests. Raise your hand if you think that will go smoothly.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #6
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

When the newest member of the team is introduced, nothing is what it first appears—again! The agents of the FBP have learned to deal with unruly physics, but can they learn to deal with each other? The turbulent nature of the FBP gets even crazier in issue #6.

FAIREST #22
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Cinderella returns in an all-new epic! After an assassination attempt on Snow White, Cind is called back into service to unravel an age-old conspiracy that dates back to that fateful midnight ball! Can Cind uncover the plot and prevent a massacre in Fabletown? For the first time in FAIREST, this globe-spanning adventure ties in directly with events in FABLES! Join us for “Of Men and Mice” a 6-issue tale by critically acclaimed writer Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER, Torso, The Lost) and legendary artist Shawn McManus (CINDERELLA, SWAMP THING)!

PREACHER BOOK THREE TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON and STEVE PUGH
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JANUARY 22 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Collects PREACHER #27-33, SAINT OF KILLERS #1-4 and PREACHER SPECIAL: CASSIDY—BLOOD AND WHISKEY! During some down time, Jesse Custer faces an enemy from the past who seeks vengeance for his father’s death. Also includes a story spotlighting the Saint of Killers and a stand-alone tale starring Cassidy, the vampire.

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #6
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Tom Strong can’t believe that finding a cure for Tesla’s troubles may lead to the death of her husband. Saving an entire civilization along with his family will require timing, skill…and a whole lot of luck!

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 8: ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD TP
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and DEAN ORMSTON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale JANUARY 29 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these tales from THE UNWRITTEN #42-49, Tommy Taylor ventures into the land of the dead to find and rescue Lizzie. The journey through Hades pits Tommy against all kinds of enemies of undead, but none of these encounters prepare him for his meeting with the king—or for the responsibilities he has to take on for some very familiar damned souls.

TERRA OBSCURA: S.M.A.S.H. OF TWO WORLDS TP
Written by ALAN MOORE and PETER HOGAN
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE and KARL STORY
On sale JANUARY 8 • 336 pg, FC, $24.99 US

On a planet known as Terra Obscura, Tom Strong’s heroic allies battle the forces of S.M.A.S.H. But after being out of action for decades and in suspended animation, can these heroes adjust to a strange world and its modern technology? Collects both 6-issue miniseries.

SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by ROGER PETERSEN and others
Cover by PHIL HALE
On sale JANUARY 8 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories from 2000’s SWAMP THING #1-10 and VERTIGO WINTER’S EDGE #3 , Tefé Holland, daughter of Swamp Thing and Abigail Arcane, must learn to control her powers and use them for good!

EX MACHINA BOOK ONE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, TOM FEISTER and KARL STORY
Cover by TONY HARRIS
RESOLICIT • On sale JANUARY 15 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA stars Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first super hero after a strange accident gives him super powers—but the adventure really begins when Mitchell runs for mayor of New York City. This title collects EX MACHINA #1-11, plus bonus features.

VERTIGO ESSENTIALS: 100 BULLETS #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

The issue that kicked off the Eisner Award-winning series is back in this promotionally priced reprint! Everyone talks about “getting away with murder,” but what would you do if you were given irrefutable proof of the identity of the one that “done you wrong,” the opportunity to kill them and the means to get away with it, scot-free?

VERTIGO ESSENTIALS: AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and STEPHEN KING
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

Witness the birth of a new species of vampire in this reprint of the debut issue of this hit series! When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by a member of the undead, the first American vampire is born: powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before.