VERTIGO Solicits (February 2014)

VERTIGO Solicits (February 2014)

By Alex Nagorski Monday, November 11th, 2013

THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by SIMON COLEBY
Cover by SIMON COLEBY
1:13 Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The year is 1940. As the Blitz destroys London and kills thousands, the Royal Family looks on. But in this world, the only people with special abilities are Royalty, and the purer the bloodline, the greater their abilities. So why don’t they stop the carnage with their powers? A truce between the Earth’s nobles has kept them out of our wars—until now. When England’s Prince Henry can take no more and intervenes, will it stop the planet’s suffering or take it to another level?

Writer Rob Williams (Judge Dredd: Trifecta, Low Life, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN and Daken) and artist Simon Coleby (The Authority, Judge Dredd: Year One and Trifecta) team up to bring you this epic of World War proportions. History will be transformed in a way you’ve never seen before.

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
RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

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.

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #3
Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM and TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Dead British schoolboys Charles and Edwin finally locate their old bones, but what secrets do they hold? New detective Crystal is the only one who can find out by way of her major tech skills. But it might involve a trip inside a computer game called Yonda, where all is not as bright and colorful as it seems.

COFFIN HILL #5
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the penultimate issue of the first storyline, we learn the nasty truth about the darkness that Eve Coffin unleashed in her hometown so long ago. But will Eve able to make the ultimate sacrifice to save what few friends she has left?

ASTRO CITY: THROUGH OPEN DOORS HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale APRIL 9 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The first collection from the new run of ASTRO CITY is here, featuring issues #1-6 of the acclaimed series! As the story begins, a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world! Plus: a look at a woman who uses her super-powers to help bring adventure to the silver screen and more!

HINTERKIND #5
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Don’t miss out on the book IGN praises as “weird. And then, once you’ve accepted that level of weird, it just keeps getting weirder.” There’s no predicting what twists and turns writer Ian Edginton will take in this story that Bloody Disgusting calls “Fast-moving and action-packed…[HINTERKIND] takes readers on an entertaining ride through the apocalypse.” And that apocalypse is not even close to what anyone could ever imagine. Keep reading to see how Starla, the bad fairy, and Jubal, her ogre sidekick, escape the subterranean city, while Sidhe Queen Telsche revels in her West Coast Kingdom before her power is slowly stripped away.

ASTRO CITY #9
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The puppet master behind the attacks on Winged Victory is revealed—though it may be too late for even Samaritan and the Confessor’s aid to be any use. But Winged Victory finds an unexpected ally, one who gives her a new perspective on the crisis. And then there’s Joey…

DAYTRIPPER DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by GABRIEL BA and FABIO MOON
Art by FABIO MOON and GABRIEL BA
Cover by GABRIEL BA
On sale APRIL 16 • 272 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $34.99 US • MATURE READERS

What are the most important days of your life? Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá answer that question in this new deluxe edition hardcover of the hit 10-issue miniseries that won praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Brás de Oliva Domingos as each chapter of DAYTRIPPER peers in at a completely different moment in his life. Moon and Bá tell a beautifully lyrical tale chronicling Domingos’s entire existence – from his loves to his deaths and all the possibilities in between.

DEATH TP
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by CHRIS BACHALO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, MARK PENNINGTON, COLLEEN DORAN, DAVE McKEAN and JEFFREY JONES
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale MARCH 19 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

This new trade paperback collects Neil Gaiman’s DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3! Also included are extras like “Death Talks about Life” AIDS pamphlet, stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the short story “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book, SANDMAN #8 and #20, and art from the DEATH GALLERY!

FAIREST #23
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
Resolicit • On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

“Of Men and Mice” continues as Cinderella’s search for answers takes her from Amsterdam to India! Who is the mysterious figure living in the Temple of the Rats, and how does his story tie into Cinderella’s fateful night at the Ball so many years ago? This chapter features revenge, magic, conspiracy, sex, and, of course, lots of rodentia! Plus: Hey, who is that guy? And why is he literally blue?

FABLES #138
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MOELLER
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Geppetto is up to his naughty tricks in a stand-alone story that fills in the gaps of an event that happened in Fabletown long ago. Snow White, Sir Woldred and Grandfather Oak guest-star in “Root and Branch,” illustrated by guest artist Russ Braun.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 5 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale MARCH 26 • 280 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

Skinner Sweet, Pearl and company return to Hollywood in the ‘50s during the Red Scare. In a time when America was on the lookout for the next Communist threat, was the real danger far more insidious? Plus: Retired vampire hunter Felicia Book is called back into action to kill the most powerful vampire of all time. Collecting #28-34 of the monthly series, plus the 5-issue miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES.

LUCIFER BOOK THREE TP
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, RYAN KELLY, MARC HEMPEL, RONALD WIMBERLY and others
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MOELLER
On sale MARCH 12 • 400 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

A deadly new threat to all of Creation emerges and battle lines are drawn in these stories from LUCIFER #46-61. As forces in Hell and on Earth prepare for a final struggle for supremacy, we venture across time and space and even places in between to follow the path of the players in the battle to come.

HELLBLAZER: SHOOT TP
Written by JASON AARON, BRIAN AZZARELLO, JAMIE DELANO, WARREN ELLIS and others
Art by SEAN MURPHY, SEAN PHILLIPS, PHIL JIMENEZ and others
Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
On sale MARCH 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories, John Constantine faces school violence, a desperate, occult family and more. Plus: A group of documentary filmmakers tries to find out what happened to the punk band led by Constantine that met a mysterious end. Collects HELLBLAZER #144, 145, 245, 246, the gala issue #250 and VERTIGO RESURRECTED: HELLBLAZER – SHOOT #1.

THE WAKE #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

“My name is Leeward, and this is where my story begins...”
Our story jumps two hundred years into a flooded future where nothing is the same. The second half of THE WAKE starts here!

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 2: APOCALYPSE #2
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the ruins of a post-literary world, Richie and Lizzie go in search of their lost friend Tom Taylor. But to find him, they’ll have to venture into the most dangerous place on Earth: London.

TRILLIUM #7
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The penultimate issue of Vertigo’s acclaimed sci-fi epic is here, and Nika and William are out of time—literally! The last love story ever told nears its conclusion...but what waits beyond the end of the universe? You’ll have to read to find out!