[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2012, Part 2: Vertigo & Others: Fables, Fairest, Hellblazer, Mad, American Vampire, Saga of the Swamp Thing, iZombie, Scalped, Scapeman, Unwritten, Sweet Tooth, Punk Rock Jesus…

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DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by CHRIS BACHALO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, MARK PENNINGTON, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, COLLEEN DORAN, DAVE McKEAN and JEFF JONES
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now in DC’s acclaimed deluxe format, this new hardcover collects all things Death, including DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3, plus extras including “Death Talks about Life” AIDS pamphlet, stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the short story “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book, SANDMAN #8 and #20, and art from the DEATH GALLERY!

THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by KELLEY JONES, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, MATT WAGNER, DICK GIORDANO, GEORGE PRATT, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, SHAWN McMANUS, COLLEEN DORAN, BRYAN TALBOT, GEORGE PRATT and STAN WOCH
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 520 pg, B&W, 11.5” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects issues #21-39 of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, with annotations by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Dracula) to all the historical and literary references contained in the series. This edition includes the now legendary SEASON OF MISTS storyline, as well as A GAME OF YOU.

FAIREST #6
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The concluding chapter of “Wide Awake”! Jonah Panghammer, bottle imp extraordinaire, had a plan: Ali Baba would find a treasure so rich he could give up thieving. Briar Rose would wake up and be allowed to go home. The Snow Queen would finally realize what her life could be like without the evil empire. And Jonah himself would be free to go his own way for once. Too bad Hadeon the Destroyer showed up to ruin everything.

FABLES #120
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Things look grim for Snow White and Bigby Wolf’s lost cubs. Mount-batten is gone. Ranger Mike Danger is in pieces. Dare is injured, with no way to get help. So how can he rescue his sister? Monty’s cryptic last words aren’t any help: “Use the one thing in Madland that isn’t a toy.”

HELLBLAZER #294
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and
STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part two of “The Curse of the Constantines,” another murder raises John Constantine’s suspicions that his long-lost nephew is a sadistic killer. After a weird séance with his late sister Cheryl, Constantine travels to Ireland, finds more writing on the wall and meets a peculiar cult that seems to have been expecting him.

NEW DEADWARDIANS #6
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Inspector Suttle returns to London and the perils of Zone-B. Can he trace the mysterious artist whose esoteric symbology haunts the murder to the artists and poets of Whitechapel? The streets of the Bright Quarters are dangerous, and this time, the Quenchmen are out for the blood of young intruders asking awkward questions…

THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE SET
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • FC, 3.375” w x 10.3125” h x 6.75” d • $199.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: A version of this slipcase containing only THE SANDMAN VOL . 10: THE WAKE TP NEW EDITION will be made available at a later date.
This beautiful slipcase set includes all ten individual trade paperback volumes of Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning fantasy series.
This set features the entire New York Times best-selling graphic novel series featuring painstakingly recolored pages for the Absolute Editions, plus box art by Dave McKean.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Felicia and Hobbes are on the trail of the most dangerous vampire of all time. As they close in on their prey, their pursuit takes them behind the Iron Curtain where they enlist a very different kind of vampire to help them on their crusade…

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 3 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ, SEAN MURPHY and
RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 288 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 and SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5! Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker, while Skinner Sweet has plans of his own! And in Europe, Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Romania in search of a rumored vampire cure.
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #30
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 Variant cover by JOCK
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. See the Previews order form for details.
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Hunting vampires is thirsty work, but Skinner and Pearl must control their bloodlust as they cross more names off the vampire blacklist. Meanwhile, Henry’s life hangs in the balance! The next AMERICAN VAMPIRE epic continues in “The Blacklist” part three.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 2 TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, SHAWN McMANUS and others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE and JOHN TOTLEBEN
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting 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 and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.

iZOMBIE #28
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
All questions are answered in this final issue! Will Gwen make the ultimate sacrifice before Xitalu consumes every soul on Earth? Will Gavin and Spot make up before it’s too late? Will Ellie and Frankenteen find true love? Will Horatio get his original hair color back? With art and colors by Eisner Award nominees Michael and Laura Allred!

SCALPED #60
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
RESOLICIT • On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
IT ALL ENDS HERE.

SWEET TOOTH #36
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The end begins here! Sweet Tooth and Jepperd finally arrive in Alaska and come face to face with the origins of both Gus and the plague that wiped out humanity. But as the militia bears down on them, their deadliest battle is still ahead. Part 1 of the final storyline, ”The Wild Kingdom,” begins now!

PUNK ROCK JESUS #2
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale AUGUST 8 • 32 pg, B&W, no interior ads, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The media circus around baby Chris reaches fever pitch as he performs his first “miracle” – but all may not be as it seems. Meanwhile, Thomas begins to question OPHIS’s methods, and young Gwen discovers exactly what it means to raise the new Messiah as the whole world is watching.

SAUCER COUNTRY #6
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this special stand-alone issue, discover the history of the UFO myth in all its brilliant, contradictory, terrifying detail. Real-life stories, extraordinary theories and some horrifying conclusions abound. Meanwhile, Arcadia’s team is in place to kick off her presidential campaign, but her enemies are circling too…

THE UNWRITTEN #40
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
An evening with Tom Taylor turns into a date with armageddon as the extremist Church of Tommy hijacks the proceedings. Didge and Danny ride to the rescue, Tom confronts his own legend, and a very dangerous story comes out to play. The exciting conclusion to the latest chapter of the Hugo and Eisner Award nominated series!

SPACEMAN #9
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, 9 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“It’s over, Orson… Over!” Vertigo’s noir-fi series comes to an end as Orson’s life crumbles around him – but everything’s not as bad as it seems. No, gentle reader… it’s much, much worse. Earth sucks. Mars, though…

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU, VOODOO CHILD #6
Written by SELWYN SEYFU HINDS
Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD
Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Before he was Dominique’s faithful soul familiar, Black Benny was a prizefighter and drummer in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century…until an accidental death, a widow’s rage and a lonely goddess put him on the wrong side of the death god, Baron Samedi – the side that can get a soul cursed for all eternity.

MAD #517
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale AUGUST 22 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Quick, before summer ends – read this issue of MAD! Then, when you’re back in school, you can tell your teachers that you did lots of reading over the vacation.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN and RUY JOSE
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US
• ADAM sets out to reclaim the power of HE-MAN and find TEELA and MAN-AT-ARMS.
• SKELETOR releases his minions to destroy Adam and keep him from finding his fellow Masters.

FRINGE: BEYOND THE FRINGE TP
Written by JOSHUA JACKSON, JHONEN VASQUEZ and others
Art by BECKY CLOONAN, JORGE JIMENEZ, TOM MANDRAKE, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Cover by DREW JOHNSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the entire original, digital-first series never before in print!
A tale from Fringe star Joshua Jackson explores key events between seasons 3 and 4, Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan tell the story of Nina Sharp’s robotic arm, and five more tales from beyond the Fringe!

DIABLO #5
Written by AARON WILLIAMS
Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US
• Staalbreak’s future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks
in the miniseries’ finale.
• Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary!
• Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague!
• Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!

PRINCE OF CATS TP
Written by RONALD WIMBERLY
Art and cover by RONALD WIMBERLY
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
This hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as “the Prince of Cats”) and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, PRINCE OF CATS is a mix of urban drama, samurai action and classic Shakespearean theater…all written in iambic pentameter!
Don’t miss this original graphic novel written and illustrated by Ronald Wimberly (SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM)!