VERTIGO Solicits (June 2014)

VERTIGO Solicits (June 2014)

By Clark Bull Monday, March 17th, 2014

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #4
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The fangs are longer, the claws are sharper and the mythos grows as Scott Snyder brings Pearl and Skinner head to head with their most vicious opponent yet. Is it possible to finally destroy a breed of vamps who can walk in the sun?
 
ASTRO CITY #13
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITY’s most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.
 
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER 
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN 
Art by JILL THOMPSON, VINCE LOCKE, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others 
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
Advance resolicit • On sale OCTOBER 22 • 520 pg, B&W, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
In THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3, Leslie Klinger provides historical insights into THE SANDMAN #40-55, plus THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and “How They Met Themselves” from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3. 
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
 
ANIMAL MAN VOL. 6: FLESH AND BLOOD TP
Written by JAMIE DELANO 
Art by STEVE PUGH, SCOT EATON, RUSS BRAUN and GRAHAM HIGGINS 
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 9 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from ANIMAL MAN #51-63, after being killed in a car crash, Animal Man struggles to return to life by climbing the evolutionary ladder one step at a time. But can he reincarnate himself as a creature with any power in time to help his kidnapped son?
 
FABLES #141
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and ANDREW PEPOY
Backup story art by P. CRAIG RUSSELL
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
Resolicit • On sale JUNE 18 • 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!
 
COFFIN HILL #8
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Arrested for the murder of a fellow Boston cop, Eve takes a journey into her past and delves into the terrible truth about the night she caught up with the notorious Ice Fisher. Meanwhile, in Coffin Hill, Nate struggles to protect the town’s remaining witches from an outside menace, while in Boston, Eve confronts an evil that never left, and realizes that even though she caught the Ice Fisher, the case is far from closed... The second story arc of COFFIN HILL begins here!
 
DJANGO UNCHAINED TP
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO 
Adaptation by REGINALD HUDLIN 
Art by R.M. GUERA, JASON LaTOUR, DENYS COWAN and DANIJEL ZEZELJ 
Movie poster cover
On sale JULY 16 • 256 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
The 7-issue comics adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie by Quentin Tarantino is now in trade paperback! Don’t miss this blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner Django, a recently freed slave, as they search the post-Civil War South for Django’s wife!
 
SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN 
Art by ROGER PETERSEN, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and others 
Cover by PHIL HALE
On sale JULY 23 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from SWAMP THING #11-20, Tefé helps a friend escape her father, a ruthless congressman, then runs headlong into radical environmentalists whose own plans are every bit as dangerous as the politician’s. Plus: The real Swamp Thing returns at last!
 
FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #11
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
One man’s reality is another man’s machine gun shootout! Adam and Rosa are up against more than they bargained for, but physics could be on their good side for once! The dicey adventures of everyone’s favorite FBP agents continue here!
 
HINTERKIND #8
Written by Ian Edginton
Art by Francesco Trifogli
Cover by Greg Tocchini
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
After being rescued from death’s door by the Ogrekin, Prosper and Jon Hobb find themselves drawn into a murder investigation as the hand of the Vampire Nation moves across the land. Meanwhile, Asa can’t believe his eyes as a familiar face is seemingly back from the dead.
 
THE INVISIBLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by JILL THOMPSON, PHIL JIMENEZ, PHILIP BOND, GLYN DILLON, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale AUGUST 13 • 352 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
This deluxe hardcover focuses on Lord Fanny’s past as a prostitute in Brazil, while King Mob leads the team in a search for the missing Jack Frost. And King Mob’s past as a mod super-agent is revealed when he’s captured and tortured by his enemies. Collects THE INVISIBLES #13-25 and a story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #1.
 
THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #5
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
As the Allied forces prepare to invade France, Hitler’s V2 rockets decimate London, and King Albert is faced with the knowledge that, despite his best efforts, he could not protect his children from the war. The effects of the Stalingrad mission leave Rose’s sanity in tatters, while Henry must battle his morally bankrupt brother, Arthur, to try and convince him to join the Normandy armada. But Arthur left Henry to die once before, and the Nazi’s spy in London is about to be revealed...
 
THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #6
Written by MIKE CAREY 
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“The Fisher King,” part 1 of 3. As Pullman’s cold war against stories turns hot, it’s in stories that Tom must find the weapons and allies he’ll need to beat him. And the best weapon of all is one a thousand knights have quested for...
 
THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 9: THE UNWRITTEN FABLES TP
Written by MIKE CAREY and BILL WILLINGHAM 
Art by PETER GROSS, MARK BUCKINGHAM and others
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale JULY 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
The worlds of FABLES and THE UNWRITTEN collide in the epic comic event from THE UNWRITTEN #50-54 as a terrible foe has seized the fairytale homelands and our world. In desperation, the witches of Fabletown must summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen.
 
THE WAKE #10
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by SEAN MURPHY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, 10 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The series Buzzfeed called “the best horror comic of the year” and Comics Alliance rated “most unpredictable” and “uncanny and uncategorizable” comes to a shocking conclusion. Will Leeward uncover a history buried thousands of leagues beneath the sea – or will the waves come crashing down on what little land is left?
 

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