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Landscape-Format ‘Promethea Immateria’ and Morrison’s ‘Animal Man’ Omnibus Among Vertigo Offerings for May 2013 [Solicitations]

Courtesy of DC Entertainment, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books and collected editions going on sale in May 2013 from the publisher’s Vertigo line for mature readers. All of the following books can be purchased at finer comic book shops, where you can also pre-order your selections to ensure you’ll get a copy before they sell out. Among the offerings for May include the long awaited Promethea omnibus, presented in a horizontal “landscape” format to more properly present the beautiful artwork created by JH Williams III, Mick Gray, and Jeremy Cox. There’s also an omnibus collection of Grant Morrison’s celebrated work on Animal Man.THE WAKE #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
1:25 Variant cover by ADAM KUBERT
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”
When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying…
Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHAS TRUOG, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, TOM GRUMMETT, PARIS CULLINS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 31 • 712 pg, FC, $75.00 US • MATURE READERS
Grant Morrison’s epic run on ANIMAL MAN collected in one massive hardcover for the first time, including issues #1-26 and a tale from SECRET ORIGINS #39.
Buddy Baker is more than just a second rate Super Hero-he’s also a family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.

DJANGO UNCHAINED #5
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO
Adapted by REGINALD HUDLIN
Art by R.M. GUERA and JASON LATOUR
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 Variant cover by TBD
RESOLICIT • On sale MAY 29 • 48 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
The latest chapter of the miniseries adaptation of the screenplay from the Quentin Tarantino film, with a cover by Frank Quitely! Based on the entire, uncut story, containing scenes that may not appear in the final film!
In this issue, it’s no holds barred as Django goes all out to save his beloved wife, Broomhilda!

FAIREST #15
Written by SEAN E. WILLIAMS
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Part 1 of a brand new arc! “The Return of the Maharaja” takes us to the exotic Fables world of the Indu (from which our own world’s India is but a shadow). We kick off the high-adventure with one of the fairest and most badass women to grace these pages yet. Meet Nalayani from story and song. It starts when her humble village under attack, which sends her on a quest that will transform all of Fables forever.

FABLES #129
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale MAY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Snow White’s life has been shattered in more ways than one. With no one else to turn to, to save her from the ruthless Prince Brandish, who claims to be her only legitimate husband, she has no other choice but to take up arms in her own defense. She received fencing lessons from Prince Charming long ago. Will she remember them well enough now?

THE PROMETHEA OMNIBUS HC
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, MICK GRAY and CHARLES VESS
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Advance solicited • On sale SEPTEMBER 25
496 pg, FC, 16.25″ x 12.25″, $150.00 US
The entire 32-issue run of PROMETHEA is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection!
Don’t miss this new collection of Alan Moore’s entrancing occult masterpiece, collecting the magical adventures of Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!

PREACHER BOOK ONE TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JUNE 12 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
PREACHER #1-12-plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.

HELLBLAZER: DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO
LANDINI and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale JUNE 26 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this title collecting issues #292-300 and HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1, a series of murders sends Constantine to Ireland in search of his long-lost nephew. But after a séance with his late sister, Constantine finds that there might be more connections between his nephew and the murders than meets the eye…

THE UNWRITTEN #49
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale MAY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the conclusion to “Orpheus In the Underworld,” Tom meets the King of
Hell again-and this time it’s even more unpleasant than before. The only way out is up, and the only way to get there is through a story. But what if the story says you have to lose? This issue leads directly into the epic fiftieth issue, and the start of THE UNWRITTEN FABLES!

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 6: WILD GAME TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale JUNE 19 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final SWEET TOOTH collection featuring issues #33-40, Dr. Singh arrives in Alaska and uncovers both the origins of Gus and the hybrid children and the cause of the plague that decimated the world. And as Gus and Jepperd come face to face with the truth, the militia continues to
bear down on them.

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