VERTIGO Solicits (April 2014)

VERTIGO Solicits (April 2014)

By Clark Bull Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #3
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 APRIL 30 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US 

The armies of the night are gathering. The universe is beginning its final dance. Morpheus, far from home, walks the path of madness, accompanied only by himself.


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


VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CYAN #1
Stories and art by JOCK, FABIO MOON, JAMES TYNION IV and MARTIN MORAZZO, ROBERT RODI and JAVIER FERNANDEZ, AMY CHU, JOE KEATINGE, CRIS PETER, SHAUN SIMON and TONY AKINS and others
Design cover
On sale APRIL 30 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS


The four colors that are the basis of comics coloring serve as the jumping-off point for creators to push the boundaries of short graphic fiction in the new VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK series. Starting with stunningly simple, bold covers, CMYK will defy all conventions of traditional comics anthologies. The unifying color could suggest a mood, a plot point, a coloring technique – limited only by the imagination of the fantastic creators we’ve lined up. And starting with CYAN, we have tales by some of the best talents in comics – a who’s who of creative minds. Jock, Fabio Moon, James Tynion IV, Robert Rodi, Shaun Simon, Amy Chu, Joe Keatinge, Cris Peter, Tony Akins and more will take on the challenge of telling compelling stories that scream cool “blue.” VERTIGO QUARTERLY: CMYK will continue through 2014 with MAGENTA in summer, YELLOW in fall and finally BLACK in winter. Be prepared to see color as only Vertigo can deliver! 


AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #2
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


Pearl has made The Preston House a place of peace. But when something comes to threaten that peace, she’ll do anything to protect her young strays. The blockbuster return of AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues here! 


ASTRO CITY #11
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T


When you’re the Silver Adept, one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, your life is full of magic, battle, demons, apocalypses and more. When you’re the Adept’s personal assistant, though, life gets really weird. A look at the woman behind the hero. Plus: sushi.


COFFIN HILL VOL. 1: FOREST OF THE NIGHT TP
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MAY 14 • 160 pg, FC, $9.99 US


Years after a tragic night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve Coffin returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago was never contained. Don’t miss the first COFFIN HILL collection with issues #1-7 of the acclaimed new series!


COFFIN HILL #7
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Guest art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and MARK FARMER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


Travel back to the 1950s to witness another fateful night in the Coffin Hill Woods – a night that young Ellie Coffin might not survive! Lost, alone and haunted by the spirits that dwell in the forest, Ellie must find her way home before sunrise or stay trapped with the ghosts of Coffin Hill. Guest artists Stephen Sadowski (FAIREST) and Mark Farmer (FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND) join writer Caitlin Kittredge for this stand-alone story!


FAIREST #25
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


“OF MEN AND MICE” barrels toward its epic conclusion in this penultimate chapter! The secrets of the mice/men hybrids are revealed! Cindy and the man responsible for it all return to Fabletown just in time for...chaos? Spies, intrigue, murder, and more rodents than a New York City subway tunnel!


FAIREST VOL. 3: RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA TP
Written by SEAN E. WILLIAMS
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI, PHIL JIMENEZ and others
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MAY 28 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS


In this title collecting FAIREST #15-20, when young Nalayani seeks the help of the Maharaja to save her humble village, she uncovers a secret that could change the Fables Universe forever: the still alive but thought long dead Prince Charming!


FABLES #140
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


What do a devious Celtic beauty, a deadly white flute, a tiny gold harp and two green Scottish dogs have in common? Find out in the conclusion of “The Boys in the Band,” illustrated by artist extraordinaire Steve Leialoha.


FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #9
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale APRIL 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


After a beautiful moment is shattered, Rosa and Adam get to see firsthand why Nakeet is known as the strangest town north of the 48.


DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #5
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale APRIL 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


Back at her parents’ swanky house, after causing the destruction at St. Hilarion’s, Crystal bonds with Charles over a high tech investigation of his mysterious family history. Feeling distinctly unwanted, Edwin huffs off to begin his very own investigation – of the spooky, cat-infested house across the way. What he finds there is a portal into his own past that will turn his whole world upside-down.


DMZ DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, NATHAN FOX, DANIJEL ZEZELJ and others
Cover by BRIAN WOOD
On sale JUNE 11 • 384 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS


In these stories from DMZ #13-28, Matty heads undercover to infiltrate a terrorist cell, interviews an enlisted U.S. soldier who’s found guilty of a massacre, and turns his attention to several locals: a guerilla artist, a former ally who’s now worse off than a homeless person, and the powerful head of an organization within the DMZ.


EX MACHINA BOOK TWO TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, CHRIS SPROUSE and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale MAY 21 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS


In this new title featuring issues #12-20 of the hit series along with EX MACHINA SPECIAL #1-2, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must make a difficult decision about his own future, becomes part of a shocking trial complicated by the unexpected arrival of an all-new super hero, and leaves New York City for the first time since his election to embark on a strange adventure.


SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 6 TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by RICK VEITCH, STEVEN BISSETTE and others
Cover by JOHN TOTLEBEN
On sale MAY 7 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS


This hardcover collection of issues #57-64 of SWAMP THING begins across the galaxy, where the Swamp Thing’s consciousness has been hurled. Trying to find his way back to Earth, Swamp Thing stops over on Thanagar, home of Hawkman; Rann, home of Adam Strange; and encounters the Green Lantern of a world of sentient plants.


TRILLIUM #8
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


What is Nika’s ultimate destiny? And what role will William play in the survival of humankind? Can they finally be reunited before the universe unravels all around them? Vertigo’s sci-fi epic reaches its mindbending conclusion.


THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #3
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY
On sale APRIL 2 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


1942. The Battle of Midway rages and The Royals are in its midst, fighting for control of the Pacific. Henry and Arthur find themselves cast as heroes alongside the newsreel-manufactured American super team “The Allies.” But how long can they stomach the killing and how long can Arthur stomach the commoners? Meanwhile, members of the Japanese Royal Family create water giants to smash American destroyers in two, and whispers swirl that The Emperor Jimmu is with his fleet – a power none can defeat.


THE WAKE #8
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale APRIL 30 • 32 pg, 8 of 10, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


They say don’t go in the ocean. There are monsters out there. Terrible secrets in the deep. But Leeward isn’t scared of any of that, because the thing she’s running from on land is much, much worse…


THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #4
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale APRIL 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

“War Stories,” part 3 of 3. Sometimes the closest thing you can find to a friend is your enemy’s enemy. But when Tom tries to enlist the help of Madame Rausch, he discovers that she’s already fighting a war of her own.