Vertigo Solicits (January 2014)

Vertigo Solicits (January 2014)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, October 14th, 2013

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 2: APOCALYPSE #1
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
1:13 Variant cover by PETER GROSS
On sale JANUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

It’s the perfect jumping on point, as Tom Taylor is stranded at the beginning of all creation! Lost in the unwritten scenes of all the world’s stories, Tom Taylor is headed back to reality — and all the gods and beasts and monsters ever imagined can’t stop him. But there’s a toll on the road that may be too high for him or anyone to pay…

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale JANUARY 29 • 44 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2 will include an interview with Todd Klein and a process piece about the printing of this extra-sized issue. The word balloons will also be translucent so you can see the artwork in all its glory!

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #2
Written by TOBY LITT and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

From the pages of THE SANDMAN! Neil Gaiman’s intrepid dead schoolboys head back to the horror that is St. Hilarions School; the place where they both were murdered. While trying to protect their new acquaintance, techno-savvy sleuth Crystal, from suffering the same fate at the hands of familiar bullies, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding their own untimely demise.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 6 HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JASON AARON, JEFF LEMIRE, BECKY CLOONAN, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GAIL SIMONE, GABRIEL BA, FABIO MOON and GREG RUCKA
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, DECLAN SHALVEY, IVO MILAZZO, RAY FAWKES, BECKY CLOONAN, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, TULA LOTAY, GABRIEL BA and FABIO MOON, and J.P. LEON
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale MARCH 26 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US • MATURE READERS

You are cordially invited to a party—to die for! This new volume collects lost tales starring new characters and old favorites from AMERICAN VAMPIRE: THE LONG ROAD TO HELL #1, starring Travis Kidd—the vampire hunter who likes to “bite them back”—plus the stories from the AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1.

ASTRO CITY #8
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

When the Confessor investigates the criminal charges against Winged Victory, it leads to open combat—with Samaritan! Can Astro City’s three greatest heroes find a way to work together? And even if they can, will it be too late to save her career? The 4-issue story arc continues as the threat against Winged Victory is revealed and her past is explored.

HINTERKIND #4
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale JANUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Prosper’s reunited with Asa but that’s all the good news there is. Along with Angus and Jon Hobb, they’re prisoners – the patchwork survivors of old America led by Colonel Doctor Godwin. Godwin intends to survive at any cost, but it’s Prosper and the others who may pay the price.

COFFIN HILL #4
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Eve’s best friend Mel finally emerges from her decade-long fugue state...but is Mel really Mel, or has something sinister found a home behind her eyes? Meanwhile, Eve and Nate search for yet another missing person into the Coffin Hill woods—and land in the lair of a serial killer.

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #8
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The series that IGN calls “brutal comic-book magic” wraps up with this final jaw-dropping issue. Will Lono’s fate finally be decided? Whatever happens, you won’t want to miss the way this unmatched team executes the mind-blowing conclusion. 

SPACEMAN TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson, a hulking, lonely loser who dreams of the star-trekking life he was genetically engineered for. When Orson finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case, he sees a chance to become a hero... Collecting the 9-issue miniseries and a story from STRANGE ADVENTURES #1.

WE3 TP NEW EDITION
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Relive the harrowing journey of three house pets weaponized by the government for lethal combat as they search for home and fend off the shadowy agency that created them! This new trade paperback collects the original 3-issue miniseries plus the new pages created for the Deluxe Edition hardcover.

FAIREST #23
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale JANUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

“Of Men and Mice” continues as Cinderella’s search for answers about the rodent/mundy hybrids takes her across the globe! How do these “mice men” tie into Cindy’s past? What is their endgame? And will Cindy figure things out before disaster falls on Fabletown? All this and a shocking appearance by...oh, well that would be telling!

FABLES #137
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RUSS BRAUN
Cover by GEORGE PRATT
On sale JANUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The conclusion of the epic “Camelot” storyline finds Rose Red taking names and saving Snow White from imminent danger. But at what cost?

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS VOL. 1: THE PARADIGM SHIFT TP
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 160 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

When gravity fails, time reverses itself and entropy sets in, it’s time to call the Federal Bureau of Physics! And with these anomalies getting worse, Special Agent Adam Hardy and his team must unlock the secret of the Bubbleverse! Collecting issues #1-7 of the new series!

A GOD SOMEWHERE TP NEW PRINTING
Written by JOHN ARCUDI
Art and cover by PETER SNEJBJERG
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

The acclaimed original graphic novel is back in print! After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but finds himself isolated him in ways no ordinary human could understand. This original graphic novel charts Eric’s evolution from man to . . . something else, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #7
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale JANUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

When a straightforward time dilation takes a turn for the strange, one FBP agent gets more than she bargained for...and with a young life on the line, how far is she willing to go?

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

Trapped in the distant future, William tries to convince his captors of the truth and search for the missing Nika. Unexpected allies and enemies emerge as our star-crossed lovers fight to set the universe right as Vertigo’s hit science fiction series nears its shocking climax!

UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP NEW EDITION
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by KILIAN PLUNKETT
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 112 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this new edition of the classic spy thriller by writer Garth Ennis, maverick CIA agent William Clyde searches for the legendary patriot known only as the Unknown Soldier. As Clyde uncovers a tangled web of decades-old conspiracies and corruption, he learns that there can be dire consequences for unyielding commitment to duty. Collecting the 1997 four-issue miniseries.

STRANGE ADVENTURES TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, PAUL CORNELL, LAUREN BEUKES, JEFF LEMIRE, MICHAEL ALLRED, ANDY DIGGLE and others
Art by EDUARDO RISSO, INAKI MIRANDA, GORAN SUDZUKA, SEBASTIAN FIUMARA and others
Cover by PAUL POPE
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don’t miss these tales from STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #1! From the far reaches of space to the not so distant future, Vertigo brings you science-fiction as only we can!