[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2010, Part 3: Vertigo. Vertigo Noir, A Sickness In The Family, American Vampire, The Green Woman, Air, Daytripper, DMZ, Greek Street, Fables, Joe The Barbarian, House of Mystery

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A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY HC
Written by DENISE MINA
Art by ANTONIO FUSO
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
“Cunning, deft and deeply disturbing, Mina’s work plays with your expectations and messes with your head, winding its way along a truly dark path to an ultimately inevitable conclusion that will leave you walking with its echoes for days to come.” – GREG RUCKA (DETECTIVE COMICS, the Atticus Kodiak novels)

Denise Mina, award-winning crime novelist, brings her psychological style of crime fiction to Vertigo Crime.
Meet the Ushers. The parents, Ted and Biddy. Grandma Martha. The three kids, William, Amy and Sam. Just a normal, middle-class family gathered around the table on Christmas Day. Until they start dying. Violent deaths. One by one. Is there a curse on their house, as a recently unearthed history of witchcraft in the area would suggest? Or has one member of the Usher clan declared open season on the rest? As secrets and resentments boil to the surface, it becomes clear that more than one Usher has a motive for killing off the others. But in the end, the truth turns out to be far more shocking than anyone in this ill-fated family could have imagined.
On sale OCTOBER 13 • 5.5” x 8”, 192 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE GREEN WOMAN HC
Written by PETER STRAUB & MICHAEL EASTON
Art and cover by JOHN BOLTON
“John Bolton is a god and Straub and Easton write about evil like it was their own invention. Let THE GREEN WOMAN sink its claws into you.” – ROBERT RODRIGUEZ (Director of Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn)

New York Times best-selling author Peter Straub resurrects his most sinister creation, Fielding “Fee” Bandolier, the unstoppable serial killer last seen in Straub’s bestseller, The Throat. Aging and tired of a life devoted to death, Fee is preparing to end his long career of bloodshed.
Bob Steele is a disillusioned New York detective out for redemption and to him redemption means a one-man crusade to stop Fielding Bandolier. Steele’s father cruelly named him after a Hollywood cowboy hero. The name has been a curse because Bob has very little hero in him. But he’s going to give it one last try.
Cop and killer finally face off in a mysterious midwestern pub, “The Green Woman Tavern.” And in that abandoned place, an unspeakable evil stronger than either of them lies waiting to seal the fates of both men.
On sale OCTOBER 6 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #6
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 variant cover by RAPHAEL GRAMPA
“At a time when vampire stories engulf pop culture, this one’s actually fresh and original.”
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

It’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.
In just a few short years, young police Chief Cash McCogan has watched his native city of Las Vegas go from cow-town to wild, glittering boom-town. And when the bodies of prominent businessmen start showing up drained of blood, Chief McCogan finds himself facing a threat much darker and deadlier than anything he could have imagined…and the only sure bet in town is that Skinner and Pearl are right in the thick of it!
So belly up to the bar and lay your chips on the table, because “Devil in the Sand,” the next cycle of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, begins now!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 18  • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

AIR #24
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art and cover by M.K. PERKER
In her climactic final battle with the Etesians, Blythe must use everything she’s learned to make the skies  – and the people she loves – safe. She’ll either emerge as a captain and pilot or not at all. Everything’s led up to this!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale AUGUST 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

DAYTRIPPER #9
Written by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON
Art by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON
Cover by GABRIEL BÁ
Brás is going through one of those days that seems like a lifetime; when so many things happen and change so fast and so dramatically that he can’t keep track of what the hell is going on. In this penultimate issue to the acclaimed miniseries, can he figure things out before it’s too late?
On sale AUGUST 11 • 9 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

DMZ #56
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by NATHAN FOX
Cover by JP LEON
This second in a series of five one-shot stories concerns the enigmatic Wilson, the self-professed protector of Chinatown and confidant to Matty Roth. Wilson’s always said he’d “own” the DMZ in the end, and now, with the U.S. poised to steamroll its way into the city, it’s do-or-die time for the old man. Artist Nathan Fox (Pigeons from Hell) returns to DMZ for another gorgeous, detail-rich issue.
On sale AUGUST 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

GREEK STREET #14
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by WERTHER DELL’EDERA
Cover by DAVIDE FURNO
In the conclusion to “Ajax,” traumatized Afghanistan veteran Alex decides to hit back at the politician he blames for depriving him of a medal. Can his wife stop more blood being spilled? Ghosts, nightmares, politics and madness collide as Alex must find the courage to face the wraith who’s been haunting him.
On sale AUGUST 4  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #28
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by LUCA ROSSI
and ESAO ANDREWS
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
The Witch Queen seems to think that Fig is very important, but the more time they spend together, the more the Witch Queen has her doubts… Plus, this month’s short story is illustrated by cover artist Esao Andrews (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL) and stars our dearly departed Poet.
On sale AUGUST 4  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #97
Written by BILL WILLIGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & DAN GREEN
Cover by JOAO RUAS
In “Rose Red” part 4 of 5, the Farm is in terrible shape. Factions competing for control of the Fables are splitting it apart. Who can save them? Who, dammit, who? Hush now, and settle down, dear readers. For once it wasn’t a rhetorical question. Here’s your answer: At long last, it’s Rose Red to the rescue. Well… maybe. We’ll see.
On sale AUGUST 11  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US  MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #47
Written by MATTHEW STURGES & BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by TONY AKINS & ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
The Page Sisters have a lead on the horde of books that went missing from the Golden Boughs way back when. Jack Frost has a lead on one of the most dangerous monsters he’s yet to face. And just when he thought he was getting too old for this $#!%,  Jack Horner has a lead on a tasty snack. Featuring a selection of the classic “Jack Dragon & Gary” newspaper strips of yore and your requisite helping of Babe the Miniature Blue Ox.
On sale AUGUST 25  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US  MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #270
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
Assisted by Shade, the Changing Man, John Constantine tries getting his sanity back to find out why he grew a white beard, lost a thumb and went out of his bloody mind. What about Epiphany – is she as dead as she appears to be? Looks like it’ll take a trip back to Shade’s home planet, Meta, to settle an old score between Shade and Constantine!
On sale AUGUST 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

iZOMBIE #4
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
After a few months of brain-eating, Gwen Dylan thinks she knows all there is to know about being a zombie. But she’s dead wrong. When the mysterious mummy Amon takes her on the “Magical Memory Tour” and reveals secrets from Ancient Egypt to modern-day Oregon, Gwen quickly discovers that the world is much, much stranger than she ever imagined. Meanwhile, the monster-hunters close in on Claire the vampire, and Spot the were-terrier deals with the fallout of last issue’s startling revelation.
On sale AUGUST 4  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

JOE THE BARBARIAN #8
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
All of Joe’s new allies and enemies descend upon the same battlefield as he and his army have their final showdown with Death itself! Hearts will be broken and sacrifices will be made as the white-hot team of Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy wrap up one of the most talked-about miniseries of the year in an unforgettable final showdown.
On sale AUGUST 18 • 8 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #26
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by CHRISSIE ZULLO
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
It’s said that the olfactory sense is man’s most powerful, and that’s bad news for poor Sammy, an eight-year-old boy who smells – badly. In his dreams, though, things are fine when he becomes Sammy Starrider, a space cowboy who saves a beautiful princess from aliens and Astro-witches.  Madame Xanadu isn’t fazed by Sammy’s odor or his fantasies. In fact, she’s been seeking him out. This spectacular third part of “Extra Sensory” features guest art from CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE cover artist Chrissie Zullo.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READES

NORTHLANDERS #31
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
Trying to survive in rigid 9th century Norway, young outcasts Erik and Ingrid continue fleeing all forms of society, turning increasingly to the past, to paganism and the “old ways,” hoping to find something – anything – they can feel is their own. But they’re dogged every step of the way. The Church sends out heavily armed search and rescue teams to bring Ingrid back to the flock from which she recently ran away.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US  MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #12
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
In this stand-alone story, we take a peek into a day in the life of Gus as our favorite antlered boy finds moments of surprising tenderness in the grueling militia camp. Meanwhile, Dr. Singh recounts the events of the plague. The shocking revelations continue in this great jumping-on point to Vertigo’s Eisner-nominated buzz book!
On sale AUGUST 4  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4 HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA, GORAN SUDZUKA & JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
As this deluxe edition collecting Y: THE LAST MAN #37-48 begins, we catch up on the adventures of Yorick’s monkey Ampersand (whose biology may hold the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and learn the origin of Yorick’s mysterious protector, Agent 355. Meanwhile, Yorick searches for his fiancée in Australia with deadly results before heading off to Japan to learn the shocking truth behind who ordered Ampersand’s recent abduction.
On sale OCTOBER 20 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US
MATURE READERS

SCALPED #41
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
Dash Bad Horse and his ex-girlfriend have both worked hard to get their lives in order, but now they may be torn apart again by the one thing that’s a bane for them both: Family.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS TP
Original story by NEIL GAIMAN
Adaptation, art and cover by P. CRAIG RUSSELL
P. Craig Russell’s comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s epic fantasy novella is now in trade paperback. A young monk and a shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. But when the fox learns of a plot to steal the monk’s life, she’ll need the aid of Morpheus to save the man she loves.
On sale SEPTEMBER 29 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #16
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
When Tom and Wilson Taylor come face-to-face, secrets are revealed, friends and enemies unmask, and chickens come home to roost. All this plus exclusive coverage of the launch party for the 14th Tommy Taylor novel – an unexploded bomb and a perfect gift for loved ones.
On sale AUGUST 11  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 8: DIRGE TP NEW PRINTING
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by DARICK ROBERTSON & RODNEY RAMOS
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking series, TRANSMETROPOLITAN: DIRGE sees all hell breaking loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City.
On sale SEPTEMBER 8 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #23
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
In the hands of the men who created his fractured psyche, Moses is ready to assume his role as a super soldier in service of a shadowy government agency. But on one condition: Bring back ostracized CIA agent in exile Jack Lee Howl. Get ready for secrets revealed, mysteries unlocked and old warriors reunited.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS