Vertigo Solicitations For November 2011
Concurrent with the cover art and hype copy for new comics from the DC Universe superhero line, DC Comics has released solicitations for Vertigo comics going on sale in November. Among the mature readers offerings include A.D.D., a new original graphic novel by Douglas Rushkoff and Goran Sudzuka and Jose Marzan Jr.; more from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's Spaceman; and the penultimate issue of DMZ by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli.A.D.D. HC
Written by DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF
Art and cover by GORAN SUDZUKA and JOSE MARZAN JR.
On sale JANUARY 25 • 152 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The Adolescent Demo Division are the world's luckiest teen gamers. Raised from birth to test media, appear on reality TV and enjoy the fruits of corporate culture, the squad develop special abilities that make them the envy of the world – and a grave concern to their keepers.
One by one, they "graduate" to new levels that are not what they seem. But their heightened abilities can only take them so far as the ultimate search for their birth families leads to an inconceivably harrowing discovery.
Written by Douglas Rushkoff, world-renowned media theorist, Frontline TV correspondent and author (Ecstasy Club, Media Virus and Program or Be Programmed, TESTAMENT), with full color art by Goran Sudzuka and Jose Marzan Jr. (Y: THE LAST MAN).
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #21
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by JORDI BERNET
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
In the finale of the 3-part "The Beast in the Cave," the beast is finally unleashed! Plus: James Book and Skinner Sweet's friendship is severed; setting in motion the events that would change their lives forever. Featuring amazing art by the legendary Jordi Bernet (Torpedo)!
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 32 pg, 2 of 9, FC,
$2.99 US MATURE READERS
From the Eisner award-winning team behind 100 BULLETS comes the sci-fi story of Orson, a man genetically engineered to withstand the harsh journey to Mars and finds himself trapped in a seriously harsher reality. On the outskirts of the flooded city, Orson's on the trail of some bloodthirsty pirates. Seems they're both after the same precious treasure. The only
difference is that Orson wants the treasure alive...
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CARLI IDHE • Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Things have been strange since John Constantine's niece Gemma sold his trench coat – like bleeding apartment walls and unplanned visits to the middle of the Thames. And now this peculiar garment is working its murderous way to America. Constantine's getting hot under the collar –but still refuses to empty his pockets in "The Burning Man."
HELLBLAZER VOL. 2: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TP NEW EDITION
Written by JAMIE DELANO • Art by RICHARD PIERS RAYNER, BRYAN TALBOT, DAVID LLOYD and others • Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale DECEMBER 28 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from issue #10-13, THE HORRORIST #1-2 and ANNUAL #1, Constantine wins his first victory in the war with Nergal and encounters a woman who is the embodiment of the world's horrors.
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Only one more issue of DMZ to go! After six years of adventures – and misadventures – across the DMZ, Matty Roth's story is near its end.
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
This issue marks the beginning of a new story arc, "Dead Reckoning." With her comfortable life-after-death thrown into complete disarray and her romantic relationships in shambles, the last thing Gwen wants to do is leave town. But when she eats the brain of an aging hippie, she finds herself compelled to go on the road, to follow the hippie's favorite band on their farewell tour across America.
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA • Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the conclusion to "Inherit the Wind," a successor to the North Wind is chosen – but the decision is far from unanimous. Meanwhile, Bufkin's rabble rousing high jinks in Oz has deadly serious consequences.
FABLES VOL. 16: SUPER TEAM TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, ERIC SHANOWER and TERRY MOORE • Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now why would we saddle a FABLES book with a title like "Super Team"? And why does snotty little Pinocchio think he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for a carefully selected group of Fables? Find out in these stories from FABLES #101-107, including a special story illustrated by Terry Moore (Echo, Strangers in Paradise).
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by PAUL AZACETA
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The generational crime drama we call "The Icelandic Trilogy," continues! The Hauksson's making inroads into Icelandic politics, swapping one form of intimidation for another. The son of the son of the son of the son of Ulf Hauksson possesses his great-grandfather's frontier brutality, but can he navigate the modern world?
HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 7: CONCEPTION TP
Written by MATTHEW STURGES, MATT WAGNER, CHRIS ROBERSON,
PETER MILLIGAN and MIKE CAREY • Art by DAVID LLOYD, MICHAEL
ALLRED, DARWYN COOKE, PETER GROSS, LUCA ROSSI, GIUSEPPE
CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO LANDINI and others • Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
On sale DECEMBER 28 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from issues #31-35 and HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #2, Fig learns why the Pair of Conception chased her into the House of Mystery.
THE SANDMAN VOL. 7: BRIEF LIVES TP NEW EDITION
Written by NEIL GAIMAN • Art by JILL THOMPSON and VINCE LOCKE •
Cover by DAVE MCKEAN
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Dream's loopy sister, Delirium, convinces him to go on a quest for their missing brother, Destruction, in this new edition of the classic title collecting THE SANDMAN # 41-49.
PREACHER BOOK SIX HC
Written by GARTH ENNIS • Art by STEVE DILLON and JOHN MCCREA
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JANUARY 11 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final PREACHER hardcover, Jesse Custer makes amends with his girlfriend, Tulip, then seeks revenge against his former friend and compatriot Cassidy for the things the Irish vampire did to her when they both believed the Preacher to be dead. Collecting #55-60 plus the special PREACHER: TALL IN THE SADDLE .
VERTIGO RESURRECTED: SGT. ROCK – BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO • Art and cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Brian Azzarello teams with artist Joe Kubert for a World War II graphic novel that puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. When four German prisoners are slaughtered, Rock must find the killer and keep the men of Easy Company alive.
VERTIGO RESURRRECTED: MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #1
Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by SONNY LIEW and MARK HEMPEL
Cover by MARK HEMPEL
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
MY FAITH IN FRANKIE tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own deity isn't all it's cracked up to be – particularly when your god turns out to be jealous! Reprinting the 4-issue miniseries.
SWEET TOOTH #27
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MATT KINDT
Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
SWEET TOOTH's most unusual storyline yet, "The Taxidermist," continues. Thacker and his men are taken on a journey deep into the frozen heart of Alaska where the origins of the plague may lie hidden deep below the ice! Jeff Lemire and guest artist Matt Kindt continue their mysterious mini-epic!
THE UNWRITTEN #31.5
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by MICHAEL WM. KALUTA, RICK GEARY and BRYAN TALBOT
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
"Tommy Taylor and the War of Words" continues! Throughout history, a mysterious group of men and women has shaped the stories that humankind tells. Who were they? Where did they begin? What were their motives and their strategies? From ancient China to Medieval Germany to turn-of the century America – in the pages of Wilson Taylor's journals, the real story unfolds...
THE UNWRITTEN #31
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and M.K. PERKER
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The game-changing, twice-monthly epic called "Tommy Taylor and the War of Words" begins now! Tom Taylor goes to war against the cabal
that has tormented, imprisoned and tried to destroy him – and it's far more than just a war of words! To have a hope of winning, Tom must use every weapon he can get hold of, but even storybook magic carries its own risks. And for a story unlike any you've ever seen, one issue a month isn't enough! In the special, standalone .5 issues, Tom's crusade plays out against the backdrop of the cabal's sinister secret history and delves deep into the dark past of some of the series' major players. When it's all over, very little will remain Unwritten."