DC AND VERTIGO IN 2011, TO BE CONTINUED....

I love ongoing stories. I adore cliffhangers. One of my favorite parts of reading comic books is being absorbed into a never ending story, one with infinite worlds.

Yet I often find I have a love/hate relationship with three words:

To be continued.

Those three words get the adrenaline pumping, and fill me with a weird mix of hope and anticipation. To be continued? But I want more! And now!

At the end of the day, though, I prefer seeing those three words over reading the alternative: the end.

SPACEMAN. A REAL CONVERSATION between Will Dennis and Brian Azzarello

AZZ: I got an idea for a new series.
ME: What’s it called?
AZZ: SPACEMAN.
ME: SPACEMAN? Is that one word or two?
AZZ: It’s one. Like SUPERMAN.
ME: It’s like SUPERMAN?
AZZ: No! It’s like SUPERMAN but not like SUPERMAN.
ME: So what’s it about.
AZZ: A spaceman. What the hell else would it be about?
ME: Right. And it’s with the entire 100 BULLETS team?
Azz: That’s the plan.
ME: Cool. Can we get it out in 2011?
AZZ: Why the hell not?
ME: Book it.

Exclusive first look at the spaceman:

3 Vertigo Original Graphic Novels To Look Out For in 2011

Vertigo has lots of wonderful graphic novels slated for 2011 and we're going to make some publishing news today. We've got the announcement of a memoir, the unveiling of a terrific blurb and an exclusive first look at an interior piece of art from one. Enjoy.

So you’ve read Persepolis, Palestine, and CUBA: My Revolution among others. What’s next to curb your appetite for smart, personal, and poignant graphic novels? Well, we’ve got it. Get ready for MARZI to be published this Fall.

THE UNWRITTEN Heads To Sea

The literary adventure continues. Caught in the novel Moby Dick, Tom finds himself swallowed up in the belly of a whale with characters from other famous stories who’ve wound up in the same predicament.

Here's a sketch from the last page of issue #22 by Peter Gross. Can you tell from the outlines who’s who? Hint: One of them is that kid whose nose grows when he lies.

CINDERELLA confronts nemesis from the past

Just who is Cindy’s enemy who was thought dead?

Here’s a hint from writer Chris Roberson: The second Cinderella miniseries, CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER, sees Fabletown's greatest super-spy coming face-to-face with an enemy that Cindy had thought long dead. And we learn that Fabletown wasn't the ONLY community of Fables in the Mundy world, after all.

FLEX MENTALLO is back!

If you’re a fan of Grant Morrison (and who isn’t?), you’ll be stoked to know that FLEX MENTALLO will be published in book form this year. This marks the first time the four-issue mini-series written by Morrison and illustrated by artist Frank Quitely is being collected. FLEX MENTALLO sprang out of Grant’s mind bending and infamous run on DOOM PATROL.

Pick up this beautiful Deluxe Edition hardcover with bonus material this Fall.

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