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THE NEW DEADWARDIANS
“A PAGE’S PROGRESS”
Let’s wrap up THE NEW DEADWARDIANS week with a little tease. In the coming months, you’ll learn about:
Most series I’ve developed over the years at Vertigo don’t come with an artist attached. Vertigo has always been a writer-driven imprint so usually the writer and editor will get the idea polished to the point that it’s a “go” and then start trying to find the right person to draw it. But that was not the case with THE NEW DEADWARDIANS...
Cliff Chiang is one of the best artists in the business and has a special connection to Vertigo. Years ago, he was an assistant editor here and, truth be told, I basically took his job when he decided to leave and draw comics for a living! He’s an amazing artist and it’s been really exciting watching him grow into the superstar he has become in recent years.
Last week, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the new Vertigo series launching in March. Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted in the order of publication and separated by cover--FAIREST March 7, SAUCER COUNTRY March 14, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD March 21, THE NEW DEADWARDIANS March 28), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience. [gallery link="file"]
Check out all the issue #3 covers to the new Vertigo series in one place.
Listen up, everyone! Next month, we're publishing four great new series, which you might have already heard some buzz about. FAIREST by Bill Willingham and Phil Jiminez, SAUCER COUNTRY by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelley, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and Denys Cowan, and THE NEW DEADWARDIANS by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard. This week, a fabulous FREE PREVIEW featuring 8 pages from each series is in store, so be sure to go to your favorite comic book shop to get your hands on it.
Vertigo Preview 2012 landed in stores today. In case you didn't get a physical copy at your local retailer yet, you can see the previews from Vertigo's new series launching this March at the outlets below.
USA TODAY spoke to writer Paul Cornell about SAUCER COUNTRY and ran the exclusive first look inside issue #1.