DC Comic In September 2009: Vertigo[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comic In September 2009 Part 3: Vertigo – Hellblazer, Fables, Jack of Fables, Air, Blood And Water, Sweet Tooth, DMZ, Air, Greek Street, House Of Mystery, Madame Xanadu, Scalped, Unwritten…

[nggallery id=136] LUNA PARK HC
Written by Kevin Baker
Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj

“The most satisfying story I’ve read — in any medium — in years. Perhaps the greatest work of one of America’s greatest writers.” — Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng)

“Frightening, beautiful and compelling to the very last panel.”
— Denise Mina (HELLBLAZER, Slip of the Knife)

New York Times bestselling author Kevin Baker (Dreamland) writes his first original graphic novel, with internationally acclaimed artist Danijel Zezelj. Alik Strelnikov lives in the shadow of Coney Island, a world of silenced rides and rusting amusement parks that mock his dreams of becoming a hero. Ten years ago, he traded a brutal existence in the Russian army for the promise of America only to become an enforcer in the Brooklyn mob. Now, he chases his ghosts with all he has left: booze, heroin and his lover, Marina, part-time prostitute and full-time fortune teller. The only way the two of them can escape their miserable fates hinges on a desperate plan that will put them between warring mobs and span a century, from contemporary Coney Island to the Russia of the Second Chechen War to spellbinding 1910s New York. Mixing historical novel, immigrant fiction and crime thriller, LUNA PARK marks Kevin Baker’s return to Coney Island, the setting of his critically beloved Dreamland and features breathtaking art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS) with to-die-for colors by Dave Stewart (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER).
Advance-solicited; on sale November 11 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #1
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

From out of the deep woods and the mind of acclaimed indie cartoonist Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, The Essex County Trilogy) comes a new Vertigo monthly ongoing series like no other! After being raised in total isolation, Gus – a boy born with deer-like antlers – is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable pandemic. Even more remarkable is that Gus is part of a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children who have emerged in its wake, all apparently immune to the infection.
Enter Jepperd, a violent, hulking drifter who soon takes in Gus and promises to lead him to “The Preserve,” a fabled safe-haven for hybrid children. Along the way they’ll have to contend with science militias, deadly scavengers, rival bounty hunters, and hybrid worshipping cultists as they fight to make it to safety and solve the mysteries of this deadly new frontier.
This bizarre and haunting new series is boldly written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Jeff Lemire and elegantly colored by fellow Eisner nominee Jose Villarubia. A little boy with antlers, a big man with guns, a world without hope – SWEET TOOTH #1 ships in September for only $1.00! Plus, don’t miss a free preview of this title in August’s JACK OF FABLES #37!
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #38
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
As you may know, during the “Great Fables Crossover,” Jack defected from his own title and pushed his way into FABLES for a couple of months taking his  favorite artist, Tony Akins, with him. It was obvious that Jack didn’t really care if his second favorite artist, Russ Braun, was horribly insulted at the thought of being, well, second best. In this issue, penciller Russ Braun will enact a revenge so hideous on Jack that one of them may not make it to issue #39.
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 6: THE BIG BOOK OF WAR TP
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Jose Marzan, Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland
When Bookburner’s army attacks Revise’s compound, Jack returns not as a prisoner but as Commander-in-Chief. In this new title collecting issues #28-32 of Jack’s monthly series, secrets are revealed, including the strange relationships between Jack and the Page sisters.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #88
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by Joao Ruas

« Witches » part 2 of 5! As Bufkin and Baba Yaga battle it out, Beauty and the Beast make a startling discovery that will greatly affect their future and the entire fate of Fabletown. Only Frau Totenkinder knows the truth about the horror that is to come…and she’s not exactly telling.
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

AIR #13
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Deep in the Pakistani frontier, Blythe is drawn into a holy war with a bizarre twist. If she wants to learn Zayn’s final secret, she will have to survive the conflict – even as her own enemies close in around her.
On sale September 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

BLOOD AND WATER TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Tomm Cooker
Cover by Brian Bolland
The acclaimed five-issue miniseries from writer Judd Winick is collected at last! Adam Heller is dying, but before it’s too late, his best friends offer him a chance at immortality. Now Adam is a vampire — and it’s everything he could ever want. But his eternal party crashes to a bloody halt when an ancient monster awakens and comes looking for Adam.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #45
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon
« Hearts and Minds » part 1 of 5. Following the tumultuous events of the past year, Matty Roth is redefining his role in the DMZ. No longer content to be merely a citizen journalist or a mouthpiece for Parco Delgado’s struggling city government, he now rolls with his own private security force and self-defined mandate to heal the city. Is this the start of a brand-new day via the barrel of an gun – or will this “Rise of Matty” end with the fall of just another petty warlord?
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HEAVY LIQUID TP NEW EDITION
Written by Paul Pope
Art and cover by Paul Pope
In a future where New York has evolved into a sci-fi metropolis, « S, » a man addicted to « heavy liquid, » a substance that is both a drug and an art form, finds himself trapped in a mystery littered with love and drugs. This new edition features bonus sketch material, new coloring and more.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 14 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #259
Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by Simon Bisley
Too wild to be contained on the cover, fan-favorite artist Simon Bisley has worked his way to the insides of two issues of HELLBLAZER! First up, John Constantine is on the run, lying low and short on friends. Luckily the wife of his oldest mate Chas inherited a quiet summer cottage where Constantine can hide out until things blow over. At least he thought it was luck…
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREEK STREET #3
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by KAKO

“A reminder that some stories are too true and too dangerous to ever die. GREEK STREET crackles with Promethean fire.” — Grant Morrison

There are many monsters on Greek Street, but none more terrifying then the deadly creature who’s leaving a trail of corpses, each with a page of an ancient Greek play stuffed into its dead heart. Meanwhile, young Eddie learns a secret that just might cost him his life!
On sale September 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US• MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #17
Written by Matthew Sturges
Pencilled by Luca Rossi & Jose Marzan, Jr. and Al Davison
Cover art by Esao Andrews

« The Beauty of Decay » part 2 of 5! The House of Mystery has been temporarily relocated to the Space Between. And in the process, a few of the residents that you’ve come to adore are left for dead. Meanwhile, despite Peter’s best efforts, Harry and Fig grow closer. This issue also features the poet’s dark tale of love and regret, lushly illustrated by Al Davison (THE DREAMING, The Spiral Cage).
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #15
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Comics legends Matt Wagner and Michael Wm. Kaluta wrap up their dynamic collaboration as Madame Xanadu and the golden age Sandman confront an ancient terror in the mind-bending conclusion to “Exodus Noir.”
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 4:
THE NEW SCUM TP NEW PRINTING
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos and Keith Akin
Cover by Geof Darrow
Spider Jerusalem learns of the vicious murder of political consultant Vita Severn, one of the few people that he liked, in this new printing of the trade paperback featuring #19-24 and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2-3.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

SCALPED #32
Written by Brian Wood
Art by RM Guera
Cover by Jock
The intensity ratchets up yet another notch in part three of « The Gnawing » as Dash Bad Horse feels the walls closing in all around him. The drunken mystic called Catcher claims to be sent by the gods to save Bad Horse from himself, while the jailed murderer Diesel claims to be the closest thing Bad Horse has to a friend. But can he really trust either one of them?
On sale September 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED VOL. 5: HIGH LONESOME TP
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera, Davide Furno and Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock
In this latest SCALPED volume, collecting issues #25-29 of the acclaimed series, we see the landscape of the Prairie Rose reservation and casino through the eyes of a newcomer — a card shark and con man — whose presence could spell doom for one of our main characters.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 21 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 2 HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Shawn McManus, Stephen Bissette, John Totleben and Ron Randall
Cover by Stephen Bissette & John Totleben

“Perhaps the brainiest and scariest horror narrative of the ’80s.” — ROLLING STONE

In this second collection Swamp Thing hardcover featuring SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #28-34 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2, the Earth Elemental says goodbye to the illusion of his own humanity after learning that he is 100 percent plant, meets a crew of benevolent alien invaders inspired by the classic swamp-based comic strip Pogo, and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 25 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #12
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson

It’s nothing less than epic hotel room warfare as the Unknown Soldier plays a bloodthirsty game of cat and mouse with assassins in the back halls of an exquisite five-star establishment. The real challenge will be keeping it from the high-profile guests in the banquet room next door – the guests who are all there for the Unknown Soldier’s funeral…
On sale September 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #5
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“Carey and Gross perfectly capture the zeitgeist of our Harry Potter-obsessed-chaotic-apocalyptic-times with a depth and whimsy that makes me jealous, and I can’t wait to read more of THE UNWRITTEN.” — Ed Brubaker

In the India of the British Raj, young journalist and would-be novelist Rudyard Kipling gets an offer he can’t refuse. It’s an offer that will catapult him to fame, fortune and inexorable destruction. The secret history of the Unwritten begins in this stand-alone story…
On sale September 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS