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First Look: Astro City Goes to the Dogs

If you’ve ever had a pet that you cared deeply for, you know how magical that relationship can be. Well, in Vertigo’s ASTRO CITY #48, that magic takes a turn for the literal as a mystical amulet transforms petty thief Andy Merton and his Corgi, Hank, into the high-flying, half-canine super hero known as G-Dog.

First Look: A Battle No Super Hero Can Win...

Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley has returned with his years-in-the-making sequel to his acclaimed alternate history tale, THE AMERICAN WAY. The Civil Rights movement of the 1970s has gotten angrier and much more explosive as heroes such as the New American, Amber Waves and Ole Miss find themselves getting drawn in. But when things are no longer so black and white, will they find themselves on the right side of history?

First Look: And They All Lived Happily...?

Everything’s bigger in Texas, which is perhaps why the conclusion of Dave Justus, Lilah Sturges and Travis Moore’s tale of the magical Shadow Players feels so big. Seriously, there’s not a lot that this fantastic finale doesn’t check off. High speed motorcycle chase? Check. Metaphysical mysteries? Check. Kinky ghost sex? Check. Chupacabra goat sucking? Check. Oh, and true love? Check, check and check!

Carving The American Way

Anyone who’s read the news over the past year knows that our country is pretty deeply divided right now. That’s a troubling situation regardless of what side you happen to fall on, but reading John Ridley, Georges Jeanty and Karl Story’s THE AMERICAN WAY, I was reminded that this isn’t the first time our nation has seen this. Of course, whether that makes it less or more worrying probably depends a lot on what you choose to focus on.

Lucifer

You think your job is tedious? Any job would turn boring after doing it for eight billion years—even if you’re an immortal. That's what happened to Lucifer Morningstar. Ever the rule breaker, the archangel rebelled about three seconds after creation and was given the dubious responsibility of ruling Hell and doling out suffering to humans.

He didn't cause them to be evil (and doesn't appreciate you assuming so, thank you very much). Lucifer simply punished them for their own wicked actions. But, after growing tired of his day-to-day existence, the Morningstar yearned for freedom. He fatefully decided to kick out Hell's demons and damned souls and close the gates to the fiery realm.

After that, Lucifer packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles, the City of Angels. He’s been running a popular piano bar known as Lux, because who else is better suited to profit off of debauchery? During his time on Earth, the Morningstar has sparred with angels and demons, attempted to reconcile with his companion Mazikeen, and, oh yes, tried to create a new universe.

Lucifer's former position means he has to constantly grapple with the idea of destiny versus freewill. Charm and sophistication help the devil with whatever task he attempts, but can he really walk away from God's plans—whatever they may be?

iZombie Cooks Up Some Brain Food

If you’re a fan of iZombie, The CW’s just-returned adaptation of the classic Vertigo comic, then you know the key role that food plays on the show. iZombie’s take on the walking dead is far from the lumbering, decomposing, eating-straight-out-of-the-skull zombie that we’ve seen in most movies and shows. These zombies are intelligent, fully sentient individuals indistinguishable from the rest of us…provided they get their brains and a good spray tan.

Art Attack: Ibrahim Moustafa's SAVAGE THINGS Process

A brutal chase between former clandestine terrorist operatives unfolds with today’s debut of SAVAGE THINGS. Series artist and co-creator Ibrahim Moustafa is here to give us a head start with an introduction to unpredictable associates Abel and Kira, and an exclusive, step-by-step look at his process for crafting chaos.
 

Living with the Devil

I’ve been living with the devil for a long time. It was a distant relationship for most of my life, but has become a closer, more intimate one over these last few years. I have a whole library of books on Hell and Lucifer. As I once told a friend, I live in dread of cops or my mother walking into my office because the first thing they’ll see—right at eye level—is my shelf of devil books.

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