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Visit A Fixer-Upper With Escher Stairs In 'Survivors' Club' #8
I don't like scary movies, and if we're going to be honest with each other, it's basically because I am a very easily frightened person who does not enjoy being frightened in the slightest. But that said, I can recognize a great premise when I hear one, and Survivors' Club, by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, most definitely has one. The basic idea is that it follows the survivors of a rash of paranormal attacks with very familiar plots --- poltergeists, killer dolls, and all the other stuff that scared me out of video stores when I was a kid --- that happened back in 1987. As adults, the survivors have been drawn together, and find themselves dealing with all manner of horrors. Now, as the series hits its 8th issue, they're fighting their way through a haunted house and trying to escape without being murdered by the mysterious Mr. Empty. Even though I don't like the scares, I have to admit that it's worth checking out. Catch a preview!
Advanced Look: Vertigo's December Solicitations
Vertigo is making a big push with its 12 new series this fall, with an impressive roster of creators including Gail Simone, Holly Black, Peter Milligan, Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke, and Micheal Allred. Survivors’ Club, The Twilight Children, Clean Room and Art Ops launch next month, followed by Unfollow, Slash & Burn, Red Thorn and Jacked in November. The four books rounding out the dozen are Sheriff Of Babylon, Lucifer, New Romancer and Last Gang In Town, all launching in December and solicited in this month's Previews catalog. We have an advance look at those solicitations, and with it your first comprehensive look at the new Vertigo line-up. Check out the covers, creative teams, and synopses below, in order of release:
Vertigo Unveils 12 New Titles for 2015
With most of its major hits and standout series having run their course months or years ago, Vertigo has been due for a renaissance for a while now. Judging from the announcements made at San Diego Comic Con late on Thursday, the publisher may be rallying, with 12 new series set to launch in the closing months of 2015 at a rate of one new issue #1 every week. Those 12 titles include a couple of previously announced books that have been rescheduled, but enough new announcements to suggest that Vertigo means to impress with its ambition. Sci fi and the supernatural are inevitably well represented, and the roster includes veteran talents, emerging names, and a few cross-disiplinary transfers in the form of novelists Lauren Beukes and Holly Black — the latter on a relaunch of Lucifer — and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.