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VERTIGO Solicits (November 2014)

VERTIGO Solicits (November 2014)

By Clark Bull Monday, August 18th, 2014

THE KITCHEN #1
Written by OLLIE MASTERS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
1:13 Variant cover by MING DOYLE
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.
The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.
THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.
Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.

ASTRO CITY #17
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by TOM GRUMMETT and CORY HAMSCHER
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T|
Krigari Ironhand. Tyrant. Emperor. Interdimensional scourge. Honor Guard’s greatest enemy. His rise. His fall. The death of one of Honor Guard’s own. And the secret story behind it all. Featuring guest penciller Tom Grummett in a very human tale of obsession, cosmic battle and interstellar conquest.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #7
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The Cold War is heating up! It’s red buttons, nuclear silos and a race against destruction. Meanwhile, it’s launch time for Skinner and Calvin as these American Vampires venture to the deadliest of frontiers: space! The most epic arc of AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE continues!

ENIGMA TP NEW EDITION
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by DUNCAN FEGREDO
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS
The seminal 8-issue Vertigo epic is back in a new edition of the postmodern tale of self-discovery and sexual identity told against the backdrop of improbable super heroes and villains. Michael Smith lives a meaningless life of routine and boredom. But when Enigma, his favorite childhood hero, inexplicably comes to life, Smith must discover the secret behind his improbable existence.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 7 HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JANUARY 7 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US • MATURE READERS
The first collection of AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE features issues #1-5 of the new series! When we meet Pearl again, it is in 1960’s Kansas, an era fraught with fear of nuclear war, angry demonstrations and vast social change. But what has changed in the years since the V.M.S. attack? And where is Skinner Sweet?

FAIREST #31
Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The penultimate chapter of “The Clamour for Glamour” poses the question, “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Will it be good enough to win the Best Garden at the Farm contest? Mary certainly hopes so, although an impressionable Little Lamb and his pals may be about to spoil it all, thanks to a little inspiration from a pile of Pinocchio’s favorite comic books. Meanwhile, an unplanned arrival brings Reynard and Meghan a new bundle of joys and woes.

FABLES #146
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY
Backup story art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Rose Red isn’t happy. She’s pretty sure she’s going to kill her sister, who she sometimes loves, sometimes hates and sometimes both. It’s complicated. What to do, then, but go home to sort things out – all the way to a little cottage in the woods in a faraway land, where Rose begins to learn just who she is and where she really came from. Turns out that’s complicated, too. This issue also features The Last Story of Hansel and Gretel!

COFFIN HILL #13
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Eve and the Ice Fisher come face to face – and only one of them will make it out alive. A gang of witch hunters sets their sights on Coffin Hill, and Eve must choose between reverting to the black magic that nearly destroyed her and losing the new life she’s built since that night.

BODIES #5
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by DEAN ORMSTON, PHIL WINSLADE, MEGHAN HETRICK and TULA LOTAY
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
While Whiteman is summoned to the high court, Edmond is busted out of jail, which leads each to very different near-fatal encounters. Shahara has lost the most important part of her case while Maplewood comes face to face with hers. The killers are approaching…and the wind begins to howl.

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #11
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RYAN KELLY
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
There’s nothing as satisfying as solving a difficult case – and the case of the Ballerina’s Tutu has been a headscratcher for Crystal, Charles and Edwin. Now it’s time to gather everyone and announce the solution. But what if the truth may hurt – even destroy? And even though Crystal and the boys are ready for home, home may not be ready for them.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #15
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by NATHAN FOX and ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Wave or particle? Jerk or hero? Cicero’s about to discover that both are simultaneously possibilities.

THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR TP
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 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. When England’s Prince Henry can take no more and intervenes, breaking a truce between royal families, will it stop the planet’s suffering or take it to another level? Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.

LUCIFER BOOK FIVE TP
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, RYAN KELLY, COLLEEN DORAN, MICHAEL WM. KALUTA and others
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MOELLER
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 352 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final volume collecting issues #62-75, the forces of Heaven, Hell, and everyone in between wage a final battle to determine the fate of both Yahweh and Lucifer’s Creations – a fate no one, not even the Lightbringer, could foresee. And in the aftermath of the battle, how will Lucifer and his cohorts pick up their lives and tie up loose ends?

THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #11
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The end is near, and the final battle is about to be fought – and Tom is back where he never wanted to belong. But if he’s going to die tomorrow, then tonight he’s got some unfinished business – withthe most derivative boy wizard in all the worlds.

THE NAMES #3
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by CELIA CALLE
On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
While the psychopath known as The Surgeon hunts down brilliant misfit Philip, Katya follows a trail of clues left by her late husband, which leads to Amsterdam and a bizarre sect known as The Tulips. The unlikely partnership of mother and stepson arrive in the heart of the financial district, where it seems that Katya’s late husband is about to speak.