VERTIGO Solicits (May 2014)

VERTIGO Solicits (May 2014)

By Clark Bull Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Resolicit • On sale MARCH 26 • 44 pg, FC, $4.99 US MATURE READERS

This Special Edition will include the entire second issue of the new miniseries before final coloring, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at J.H. Williams’ unique process. Williams’ original coloring will be shown with the black, white and gray tones of the original work. Also, the lettering will be translucent, allowing the reader to see the exquisite artwork behind the word balloons. This issue also features a Q&A and a Process Piece with colorist Dave Stewart and other bonus features.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Pearl digs deeper into the mystery of the Gray Trader and uncovers horrifying truths that will rock the world of AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Meanwhile, Skinner must confront his demons, both figurative and literal. The second cycle of AMERICAN VAMPIRE continues here with even more threatening vamps than ever before!

ASTRO CITY #12
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by GRAHAM NOLAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

What makes a man dress to the nines to commit crimes? Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross are joined by ASTRO CITY’s first-ever guest artist, Graham Nolan (BATMAN, TALON, X-Men Forever), for a look deep into the life of a costumed criminal – the Gentleman Bandit of the Menagerie Gang, the Sweet Adelines, the Gatsbies and more. Featuring appearances by the Jack-In-The-Box and the Confessor!

FAIREST #26
Written by MARC ANDREYKO
Art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The epic conclusion is here! As all roads have led back to Fabletown, Cinderella leads the battle against the seemingly endless onslaught of mice/mundy hybrids! This one has it all: Blood! Guts! Romance! Swordplay! Magic! Mystery! Noble sacrifice! And...cheese? Read it before the clock strikes midnight!

FABLES #141
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and ANDREW PEPOY
Backup story art by P. CRAIG RUSSELL
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

“HAPPILY EVER AFTER!” part 1. Good knight vs. bad knight. King Arthur vs. Morgan le Fay. Rose Red vs. Snow White. The two sisters are caught up in the roles Camelot has set for them, and now they’re ready for battle. Plus, don’t miss the backup story illustrated by P. Craig Russell!

HINTERKIND #7
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC,2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Princess Tersia has a vision of the future and the shape of things to come. She’s married to Jon Hobb and carrying his baby. Oh, and there’s a dragon! Is it a dream or a nightmare? Meanwhile, bounty hunters Starla and Jubal find the tables are turned as they’re run to ground by a Centaur posse.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #10
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The mystery at the heart of the “quantum can opener” is revealed, but it may be too late for Adam and Rosa….

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #6
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Lovestruck Charles is trying to find something to say about Crystal’s cosplay (apart from “Wow”). His ghostly detective partner, Edwin, returns from his investigation in the cat-crazy house and has some mad story about two girls trapped halfway in and halfway out of a mirror. ‘We absolutely must rescue them, Charles. They’ve been there for decades...’ The series IGN calls “absolutely charming” and “a visual marvel” continues!

THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #4
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

As 1943 wears on, the war slides toward defeat for the Allies, and Hitler’s spy in London is a major reason for that. But a minor German Royal has promised the British that he will reveal the identity of the Nazi agent if they can rescue him from the war-ravaged city of Stalingrad. Prince Henry and Princess Rose are sent to hell on earth to retrieve this Prince Oscar of the Royal House of Hanover. But there are far more terrifying things hiding in the Russian rubble than enemy soldiers...

THE WAKE #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 9 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

A post-apocalyptic USA only partially above sea level, a country overrun by corrupt leaders fearful of horrific mermaids, a voice dredged up from the deep, dark past – how will all these factors tie together in the acclaimed miniseries by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy? Will Leeward discover something more to the life she knows out across the vast ocean? Find out in the penultimate issue of THE WAKE!

THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #5
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

This single-issue story interlude, “When Rabbit Howls” stars reader-favorite character Pauly Bruckner. Sometimes it’s hard to be a man – especially if all your recent experience is of being a rabbit. Pauly is back, and having his wishes come true may be just the start of his problems.

TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL TP
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale JUNE 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The lives of Tom Strong’s daughter Tesla and her unborn child hang in the balance, and to save them Tom and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy and the mysterious world known as Terra Obscura! Collecting the 6-issue miniseries.

PREACHER BOOK FOUR TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON, PETER SNEJBJERG, CARLOS EZQUERRA and RICHARD CASE
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JUNE 18 • 368 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS 

This title spotlights Jesse Custer’s battle with the Saint of Killers and the forces of Starr originally presented in PREACHER #34-40. Also included: the PREACHER SPECIAL: ONE MAN’S WAR, PREACHER SPECIAL: THE STORY OF YOU-KNOW-WHO and PREACHER SPECIAL: THE GOOD OLD BOYS.

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES VOL. 1: SCHOOLBOY TERRORS TP
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale JUNE 11 • 160 pg, FC, $9.99 US

In these stories from issues #1-6, Charles and Edwin begin to unravel the mysteries of their own demise while trying to protect tech-savvy sleuth Crystal from a similar fate. Also includes the short stories “Run Ragged” from WITCHING HOUR #1, GHOSTS #1 and TIME WARP #1.

DOOM PATROL OMNIBUS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RICHARD CASE and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 30 • 1,200 pg, FC, $150.00 US • MATURE READERS

The entire run of Grant Morrison’s DOOM PATROL is collected in hardcover! These tales turned Super Hero adventure on its head, challenging the boundaries of the genre with characters like Crazy Jane, the Brotherhood of Dada, Flex Mentallo, Danny the Street and many more! Collects DOOM PATROL #19-63 and DOOM FORCE SPECIAL #1, with a new cover by Brian Bolland!

HELLBLAZER VOL. 8: RAKE AT THE GATES OF HELL TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JUNE 4 • 384 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

John Constantine heads toward a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot! While trying to save his remaining friends, Constantine has a final reunion with his lost love Kit. Collects HELLBLAZER #78-83 plus HEARTLAND #1

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