Vertigo Group Solicits (March 2015)

Vertigo Group Solicits (March 2015)

By Clark Bull Monday, December 15th, 2014

STRANGE SPORTS STORIES #1
Written by various
Art by various
Cover by PAUL POPE
1:13 Variant cover by MIKE MITCHELL
On sale MARCH 18 • 40 pg, 1 of 4, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Comics’ top talents, including some making their Vertigo debut, take on the classic DC Comics anthology title for four issues of strange, scary, sexy and sensational sports stories. Featuring stories and art by Brian Azzarello, CM Punk, Paul Pope, Gilbert Hernandez, Lauren Beukes, Ben McCool, Ivan Brandon, Monica Gallagher, Lee Loughridge, Nick Dragotta, Christopher Mitten, Darick Robertson, Mark Finn, John Lucas, Gabe Soria, Ronald Wimberly, Michael DiMotta, Tim Fish, Rael Lyra and many more!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #7
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Resolicit • On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The Cold War is heating up! It’s red buttons, nuclear silos and a race against destruction. Meanwhile, it’s launch time for Skinner and Calvin as these American Vampires venture to the deadliest of frontiers: space! The most epic arc of AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE continues!

COFFIN HILL #16
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In a town like Coffin Hill, everyone has secrets – but when Wilcox and Eve investigate a cold case of child murder, they’re about to uncover the worst ones of all. As Coffin Hill’s ghosts continue to torment Eve, she gets help from the person she least suspected: her dead friend Mel. But is Mel really looking out for Eve – or looking for revenge against Nate?

FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #3
Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
On sale MARCH 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST
Rumors of a certain prince’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Well...slightly exaggerated. But just as Bigby and Snow get to the heart of his story, they’re interrupted by a Fable we’ve never met before...one who looks an awful lot like another Fable we’ve never met before. Add a hot pursuit, some true detective work at Toad’s place, and a cheap shocker at a seedy hotel, and you’ve got the third issue of FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US!

FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK TEN HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, JIM FERN, CRAIG HAMILTON, TONY AKINS and others
Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS
On sale MAY 13 • 384 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In an epic from FABLES #77-82, JACK OF FABLES #33-35, and THE LITERALS #1-3, the existence of the Fables is threatened by The Literals, who just don’t like their messy, mythical lives. And in the original graphic novel FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND, Bigby Wolf goes on a quest to find a new location for Fabletown, only to find a village populated by werewolves!

FABLES VOL. 21: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and others
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale APRIL 29 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this penultimate volume of Bill Willingham’s FABLES, the residents of Fabletown look to live “happily ever after,” but there is a steep price to pay for happiness as Rose Red clashes with Snow White! Collects issues #141-149 of this Eisner-Award-winning series.

ASTRO CITY #21
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The shattering conclusion of the 4-part “Quarrel” story. With Crackerjack in the clutches of the Black Lab, Quarrel and Honor Guard face difficult choices – and at least one hero’s career will have seen its final adventure. A very human perspective on a super human tragedy.

ASTRO CITY: FAMILY ALBUM TP NEW EDITION
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and WILL BLYBERT
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Resolicit • On sale APRIL 8 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The classic ASTRO CITY title is back in print with new trade dress and brand-new cover art by Alex Ross! Every family has treasured memories... and isn’t that what a family album is for? You’re invited to share in some of Astro City’s greatest memories – from the wonder and terror experienced by a family new in town, to a world-famous super-hero’s first day at school, to a crimefighter and his wife facing momentous decisions about the future. Don’t miss these stories from KURT BUSIEK’S ASTRO CITY VOL. 2 #1-3 and 10-13!

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE 1 – BROTHERS AND OTHER STRANGERS TP NEW PRINTING
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale APRIL 8 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The classic ASTRO CITY title is back in print with new trade dress! Set in the early 1970s, this title follows two brothers as one becomes a hero and another takes a different path. Along the way, the long-standing secret tale of the Silver Agent and his fate is told as the story shifts back to the 1950s and what made the Williams brothers turn out so differently. Collects a story from ASTRO CITY/ARROWSMITH #1, plus ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK ONE #1-4 and ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #1-4.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #19
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale MARCH 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Adam and Rosa are forced to make impossible decisions at the end of the universe. This is not an understatement! This is not hyperbole! Physics continues to go mad and everything is changing forever.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS VOL. 3: STANDING ON SHOULDERS TP
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale APRIL 29 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Every journey starts with a single step. Cicero’s started when he crashed into a TV repair shop and eventually landed in the FBP Academy. This new trade paperback collects FBP #14-19.

EFFIGY #3
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MARLEY ZARCONE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Officer Chondra Jackson is teamed with a television-hating homicide detective and an obsessed fan to search for a killer at the “Star Cop Fan Corps Con.” Plus, Chondra reunites with a former co-star to get a glimpse of the life she left behind.

HINTERKIND #16
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
All his Machiavellian maneuvering has been for naught as Severin’s reign is cut painfully short, while Psamira, the Skinling matriarch, moves forward with her plan to seize the throne. With the enemy at the gate, Queen Telesche sends her son, Prince Parsifal, and Prosper Monday on a last-ditch mission that could save them all or reduce her kingdom to a burning ruin: awaken Tiamat, the last dragon!

THE KITCHEN #5
Written by OLLIE MASTERS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
On sale MARCH 18 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
As their husbands make their presence known back on the streets of New York City, Kath, Raven and Angie solidify their relationship with Gargano. But is it enough to guarantee his loyalty? Or will the streets of Hell’s Kitchen run red with their blood?

THE NAMES #7
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by CELIA CALLE
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The Names’ kingpin, Stoker, reveals what might have compelled Katya’s husband to throw himself out a high window. Meanwhile, Katya continues her quest and gets tantalizingly closer to knowing who made her a widow. Secret love, violence, insanity, and intrigue…Katya’s problems are only beginning…

SUICIDERS #2
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale MARCH 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
More of the mystery behind The Saint is revealed as a new challenger rises in Lost Angeles – the near-future dystopian hell created by fan-favorite Lee Bermejo (JOKER, BATMAN: NOEL).

WOLF MOON #4
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
On sale MARCH 4 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The brawl continues, and it appears Dillon has met his match…not in the Wolf, but in a tough-as-nails hunter who will stop at nothing to reach his goal. As fur and .50 caliber rounds fly, Dillon must think fast and keep moving if he hopes to survive. If the Wolf doesn’t kill him, this other hunter surely will! Is the Wolf powerful enough to escape two hunters? Or does the creature have a mysterious guardian angel? The identity of the fiendish murderer who has been slaughtering the Wolf’s hosts is revealed.

100 BULLETS BOOK TWO TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 15 • 416 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from issues #20-36, Agent Graves presents an attaché case with a gun and 100 untraceable bullets to Milo Garret, a small-time private dick who’s just out of the hospital after losing an argument with his car’s windshield.

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