Mike Hawthorne began his career as a self publisher with his company Thinktank Comics. He was given his first big break in Matt Wagner's Grendel: Red, White, and Black. He's gone on to work for virtually every comic publisher in the United States, and many of his works have been published overseas. He was nominated for an Eisner Award for his work with Greg Rucka on Queen & Country, and nominated for a Harvey Award for his work with Steve Murphy on their limited series Umbra. Mike is originally from New York, but now lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DOLLAR
More moving moments from the life of the essential everyman! Harvey Pekar returns with the second Vertigo volume of his AMERICAN SPLENDOR series. Harvey moves into his senior years and finds that he may be able to cope after all.
UN-MEN VOL. 1: GET YOUR FREAK ON
"Uniquely entertaining…wholly original…a fantastically dark world. I was sucked into it from the moment I opened the first issue." — Ain'tItCoolNews.comBreakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN — the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson — in this volume collecting the first five issues of the new series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.
AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #1
In 2006, comics legend Harvey Pekar brought his unflinching tales of ordinary life to Vertigo with an all-new run of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, the comic that, 30 years earlier, rose "from the streets of Cleveland" and changed how we look at comics. Often imitated but never duplicated, Pekar proved that he still has the power to "make mundane reality seem like the highest drama" (Entertainment Weekly) in his critically acclaimed Vertigo series.
THE UN-MEN #12
"Uncorp Asunder," part 1 of 2. A venerable Swamp Thing villain makes an uninvited appearance in Aberrance as Constance Sunderland looks to the UnVolve technology to "re-engineer" her fading beauty. Her sights are set on the expectant daddy, Janus Sr., whose determination to carry his freakish child to term threatens the very existence of The Un-Men.
UN-MEN VOL. 2: CHILDREN OF PARADOX
Explore what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers in this final collection featuring issues #6-13 of the chilling series. When the albino government agent known as Kilcrop investigates a mysterious illness infecting the town of Aberrance, he winds up facing temptations he never could have imagined.
THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 3: LIES OF OUR FATHERS
In this volume collecting issues #11-16, the Bug-Bee-Gone boys bury one of their own while another member of the team remains missing, but the business of bug-killing must go on.
THE UN-MEN #13
The curtain falls on the freak show. Vertigo's strange band of mutants and misfits save the best for last in this powerfully perverse conclusion to THE UN-MEN. Cranius "The Living Brain" perpetrates his sickest crime yet, Kilcrop discovers the tragic secret of Niko's past, and Aberrance erupts in a bloodbath that puts the carnage back in "carny."
THE UN-MEN #11
Since his arrival in Aberrance, Kilcrop has been dogged by dark hints of a secret past — a past he shares with none other than Cranius himself. Now, in this special stand-alone issue, the hidden history of the albino agent and the Living Brain is revealed. And like all things in Aberrance, it's not pretty.