DC Comics In August 2009 – Part 3 : Vertigo

DC Comics In August 2009 - Part 3 : Vertigo[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2009 – Part 3 : Vertigo – 100 Bullets, The Alcoholic, Peter & Max, Fables, Jack Of Fables, Air, DMZ, House of Mystery, Hellblazer, Greek Street, Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Northlanders, Unknow Soldier, Young Liars…

100 BULLETS #1/VERTIGO CRIME SAMPLER
Written by Brian Azzarello and Ian Rankin
Art by Eduardo Risso, Victor Santos and Werther Dell’Edera
Cover by Eduardo Risso

Discover the all-new Vertigo Crime line, and reload your love of 100 BULLETS with this special edition flip book for only $1.00!  This issue includes sneak peeks of the upcoming Vertigo Crime titles DARK ENTRIES – from best-selling novelist Ian Rankin (best known for his “Inspector Rebus” novels) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (LOVELESS) – and FILTHY RICH – from writer Brian Azzarello (JOKER) and artist Victor Santos (Young Ronin). You’ll also uncover teases of future Vertigo Crime books, not to mention a full reprinting of 100 BULLETS #1, the acclaimed crime comic series from Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso, which recently wrapped its long run at Vertigo!
Don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting new line of books!
Retro-solicited; on sale July 22 • 48 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

THE ALCOHOLIC SC
Written by Jonathan Ames
Art and cover by Dean Haspiel

“Hysterically funny and gut-wrenchingly dramatic…graphic lit at it’s best.”     – WIZARD MAGAZINE

“Painfully honest, shockingly revealing and totally riveting.”
– Blair Butler, G4TV

“An engaging graphic novel . . . Unflinching . . . Powerful.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Tender, funny and heartbreaking.” – PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Jonathan A. is a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, hopelessly romantic and, of course, entirely fictional novelist who bears only a coincidental resemblance to real-life writer Jonathan Ames, critically acclaimed author of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man and What’s Not to Love? For the fictional Jonathan, writing and drinking come easy. The hard parts of life are love and hope. From a touching relationship between Jonathan and his aging great aunt, to an inebriated evening with an amorous, octogenarian dwarf, Ames’s first original graphic novel, with gritty, poignant art by Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER), tells a story about how our lives fall to pieces and the enduring human struggle to put things back together again.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 16 • 136 pg,
6.875” x 9”, B&W, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL HC
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Steve Leialoha

Set in the imaginative realm of the award-winning comic book series FABLES, PETER & MAX is a stand-alone prose novel – the first ever published starring FABLES characters!
Long ago, in the deepest dark of The Black Forest, two brothers – Peter Piper and his older brother Max – encountered ominous forces that changed them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day, when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern day Fabletown.
PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL features the deft prose of award-winning comic book writer Bill Willingham and lush ink spot illustrations from FABLES artist Steve Leialoha. The novel also reveals secrets of some of the regular FABLES series cast members including Bigby Wolf, Frau Totenkinder and Bo Peep. Included as well is an 8-page bonus sequential comic story by Willingham and Leialoha that serves as a bridge to the FABLES graphic novel collections. And don’t miss the special FABLES #1/PETER & MAX PREVIEW on sale in July!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 7 • 400 pg, 6” x 9”, B&W, $22.99 US
MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #37
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
Jack’s back out on his own, but after his grave insult to the artist who’s drawing this story, what will become of Jack? Will the artist seek vengeance and have Jack go bald? Get fat? Grow a tail? Will he be covered in scabs and lesions? Or will the artist simply ignore the script and have Jack brutally murdered on the first page and bring in a replacement? Who knows? Anything is possible…
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #1/PETER & MAX PREVIEW
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Lan Medina and Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
Now’s the best time to enter the acclaimed world of FABLES with this specially priced reprinting of the first issue! And that’s not all! You’ll also get a special excerpt of the all-new FABLES prose novel PETER & MAX from FABLES creator Bill Willingham!
Retro-solicitied; on sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #87
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by Joao Ruas

Part 1 of “Witches”! The business office got lost somewhere when Fabletown collapsed into ruins. Now Bufkin, the meek and mild flying monkey, is trapped inside with the evil witch Baba Yaga – and she’s in a really bad mood. How is poor little Bufkin going to survive her tantrum? At the same time, Frau Totenkinder and the witches upstate at the Farm prepare to deal with Mister Dark down in what’s left of Fabletown.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

AIR #12
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Desperate to unravel the truth from the lies, Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. To her surprise, she discovers that the man waiting for her there is someone she has met before – and he may have answers she doesn’t want to hear.
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 7: WAR POWERS TP
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli, Kristian Donaldson and Nikki Cook
Cover by Brian Wood
In this new DMZ volume collecting issues #35-41, the status quo is tossed out the window as embedded war journalist Matty Roth returns from his misadventure in Staten Island to find Parco Delgado in office as provisional governor of New York and details his first 100 days at breakneck speed. Matty’s first task under the Delgado regime? Tracking down the source of one of the DMZ’s greatest urban legends.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS

DMZ #44
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by John Paul Leon
The conclusion of “No Future” sees our nameless hero sent out on a mission he has no plans to return from. But is that by design of his masters – or initiative on his own part? Let out in daylight for the first time in years, he sees aspects of the DMZ that tweak his long-repressed conscience, and he’s forced to make an impossible choice.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #16
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi and Richard Corben
Cover by Esao Andrews
A new storyline begins here, but the solicitation text for this issue has been stolen, and the following note left in its place: « Dear Constance, I’ve been having bad dreams. I am in a House, and there is a man summoning me…come quickly. » The meaning of the note is unknown. The only certainty is that this issue’s short story features the eerie art of Richard Corben (HELLBLAZER).
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #258
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley
As strange as it sounds, seducing a 2,000-year-old demon with a grudge isn’t the riskiest stunt John Constantine has ever pulled. But tipping the supernatural scales for a chance at love will exact a cost higher than he ever thought possible. And try as he might, is this something that devil-may-care Constantine can walk away from?
On sale August 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREEK STREET #2
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by KAKO

Monsters, magic, gangsters and sex – this is the world of Greek Street that young Eddie has fled to. But will he stay one step ahead of the police? Will the ghost of the mother whom he killed continue to haunt him? Or will his dealings with the violent and treacherous mobsters, The Fureys, finally turn his already tough life into a complete tragedy? Don’t miss the stirring new series from fan-favorite writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER) and artist Davide Gianfelice (NORTHLANDERS)!
On sale August 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS HC
Original story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation, art and cover by P. Craig Russell

“THE DREAM HUNTERS is a lovingly-crafted piece of work. Russell produces about as faithful an adaptation as one could ever hope for.” – IGN

“A swoon-inducing comic. Russell’s grandiose style is custom built for this ethereal Japanese fable.” – GEEK Monthly

In honor of the 20th anniversary of THE SANDMAN, this new hardcover collects the 4-issue comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s original prose novella by the same name, with spectacular artwork by Gaiman’s frequent collaborator P. Craig Russell (the sandman, FABLES: THE LAST CASTLE). A humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons and a Japanese emperor to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #20
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
When we last saw Sven at the end of NORTHLANDERS Vol. 1, he was in exile on a remote island with a brand-new family and questioning if he truly managed to escape the dangers of the mainland. “Don’t worry,” his wife Enna had said. “There’s no one coming.” Well, after several decades pass, the epic story of “Sven, The Returned” is on the lips of poets across the land. And now a few mercenaries have decided to look him up…
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #14
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
Nominated for 4 Eisner Awards! With the awards season in full tilt, Vertigo’s biggest buzz book continues with “Sins of the Fathers,” by comic book legends Matt Wagner and Michael Wm. Kaluta. Trapped in a secret that straddles two different centuries, time is running out for the beautiful mystic. And out of this land of nightmares steps a surprise player in the mystery theater!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #4
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“No bull. This is a wonderful story. I want more.” – Bill Willingham (FABLES)

In the Swiss villa where Mary Shelley conceived Frankenstein, Gothic and modern horror collide. Someone is killing writers, and Tom Taylor stands right in the path of danger. But Tom can’t leave until he’s found his father’s last message to him – and a bizarre gift that will bring him into direct conflict with the Unwritten.
On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #11
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson

As the memorial banquet for pacifist doctor Moses Lwanga nears, Sera returns to the capital for the first time without Moses by her side. What she doesn’t know is that her husband is there, too, preparing to fight a war against the brutal militant group he almost joined. Don’t miss an issue of the title nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series!
On sale August 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #18
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

As the events in Browning count down to their inevitable conclusion, Loreli must come to terms with the fact that she is not the only love in Danny’s life. The plans to stop the alien invasion expand (if there even are aliens), Sadie Dawkins records a hit record, and Big C returns to set Danny straight and possibly destroy the known universe.
FINAL ISSUE • On sale August 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

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