[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In February 2012, Part 2: Vertigo & Others – Hellblazer, Shooters, Uncharted, iZombie, Northlanders, Scalped, The Unwritten, American Vampire, Spaceman, Mad Magazine, End of Nations, Gears of War, Supernatural, Astro City…

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MAD MAGAZINE #514

Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots
On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Forgot to get your honey something for Valentine’s Day? Why not give the gift of MAD! And don’t be surprised when it comes flying right back at you!

END OF NATIONS #4
Written by RICARDO SANCHEZ
Art by YVEL GUICHET
Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 4, $2.99 US
The climactic finish to the series based on the highly anticipated, free-to-play strategy game from Trion Worlds. With nothing to lose and everything on the line, Shane carries out a desperate plan to bring down the Order’s mighty Typhoon Gun.

GEARS OF WAR #22
Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by POP MHAN Cover by COLIN WILSON
On sale FEBRUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The Coalition of Ordered Governments has ceased to exist – its refugees find themselves forced to live like the tribal Stranded they once despised. Delta Squad, now based on an aging carrier, struggles to defend the refugees. Meanwhile, Adam Fenix takes desperate steps to find a way to destroy the virulent Lambent.

SUPERNATURAL #5
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by GRANT BOND Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale FEBRUARY 1 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US
“Emma of The Isles” continues with our beautiful heroine revealing a deep, dark secret, casting her entire history with Sam in a new light. Meanwhile, Dean is killing evil halfway across the landscape, but to little effect. A more drastic plan of action is required – something the Winchesters couldn’t have planned for!

ASTRO CITY: SHINING STARS TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 14 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
A new title starring the adventures of Astro City’s most popular heroes, collecting ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN #1, ASTRO CITY: ASTRA #1-2, ASTRO CITY: SILVER AGENT #1-2 and ASTRO CITY: BEAUTIE #1.
Astra Furst, a third-generation super hero of Astro City, is graduating from college. It’s a time of friends and family, new opportunities, changing relationships – and danger! Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more on a graduation night nobody’s ever going to forget!
Also in this volume: at last, the full story of the Silver Agent’s fateful journey through time is revealed – including his origin, his greatest battles and his ultimate fate. Plus, Samaritan has his annual dinner with the Infidel, and Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn’t know who she is. Now, she’s determined to get answers.

UNCHARTED #4
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL and POL GAS
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale FEBRUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US
Continuing the series based on the best-selling PS3 game! With the real enemy revealed, Drake and Chloe are on the run in the center of the earth and on their way to the lost city of Agartha! But deep in the darkness…something is watching them.

SHOOTERS HC
Written by ERIC S. TRAUTMANN and BRANDON JERWA
Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
On sale APRIL 18 • 144 pg, B&W, 6.875” x 9”, $22.99 US MATURE READERS
Today’s battlefield isn’t just about the uniformed soldier in service to his country; there’s also the contractor, who answers to the corporation. Call them mercenaries, soldiers-for-hire, or private military operators, they are a new breed of combatant in today’s conflicts.
SHOOTER is the story of Terry Glass, a warrior whose spirit and soul has been hardened in countless battles. When a horrible accident shatters his world, Glass finds himself waging a private war on several fronts – against his career, his marriage, and ultimately, his faith.
Written by Eric S. Trautmann (CHECKMATE, Red Sonja, Flash Gordon) and Brandon Jerwa (G.I. Joe, Battlestar Galactica, Highlander), and drawn by Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Underground, Whiteout, ROAD TO PERDITION: ON THE ROAD), SHOOTERS tells a story of modern warfare that will stay with you forever.

HELLBLAZER #288
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
John Constantine has been to hell before, but this time it’s for real. Our London chancer must gamble with a powerful adversary, while in the land of the living Epiphany draws blood and Gemma regrets toying with the feelings of gangster Terry Greaves. The line between Hell and Earth fades in part 2 of “Another Season in Hell.”

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #24
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale FEBRUARY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
A drag race to the death comes to a fiery end, a sworn enemy’s identity is finally revealed, and lots of blood is spilled. It’s 1955 in America and teenagers have gone wild and bloodthirsty in “Death Race” part 3!

SPACEMAN #4
“Insanely original.” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

“Exceedingly impressive. Bleak…creepy.” – io9

“A snowball of excitement and tragedy all rolled into one great comic.” – IGN

“If someone were to review the new Vertigo Comics series SPACEMAN in the future when the book is set, it might go something like this: ‘Oh em gee. Vertigo duz it agin. Awsum.’” – USA TODAY/Comic Hub

“A richly realized creative world. . . an immediately engaging central character. . . strong, confident story-telling.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY/Shelf Life

“SPACEMAN #1 is obviously a ‘must buy.’ Azzarello’s playful¬ness with language is taken to a whole new level here. Rating 4.5/5 stars.” – COMIC BOOK RESOURCES

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale FEBRUARY 29 • 32 pg, 4 of 9, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS
On the run and running out of time, Orson’s life can’t get any worse – until a bounty hunter gets on his tail. Trouble is, this ain’t no ordinary detective. He’s a spaceman, too. Don’t miss the series that H.G. Wells calls “the comic I wish I was alive to read!”

BLACK ORCHID DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by DAVE MCKEAN
On sale APRIL 4 • 168 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Before introducing the modern version of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote this dark tale that reinvented a strange DC Comics Super Hero in the Vertigo mold. Featuring spectacular painted art by Dave McKean, the 4-issue BLACK ORCHID miniseries is now collected in hardcover for the first time.
After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, destined to avenge her own death. Now, as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile human memory and botanical origins, she must untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the Amazon rainforest, this book takes the reader on a journey through secrets, suffering and self-rediscovery.

FABLES #114
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The most harrowing epic since the series’ inception starts when Snow and Bigby’s cub Therese receives a Christmas gift from an unknown admirer. This red plastic boat may hold the key to a deep, disturbing secret that will incite a series of soul-crushing events for the denizens of Fabletown.
This 8-issue storyline will boast a backup feature that follows Bufkin’s (mis)adventures in Oz painted by fan-favorite Shawn McManus which will be a great entry point for new readers.

100 BULLETS BOOK TWO DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 11 • 416 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from issues #20-36, Agent Graves presents an attaché case with a gun and 100 untraceable bullets to Milo Garrett, a small-time private dick who’s just out of the hospital after losing an argument with his car’s windshield.

iZOMBIE #22
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale FEBRUARY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Things in Eugene, Oregon, are about to get crazy! Who is Gwen’s mysterious rescuer? Why is Spot tied up in a basement? What plans are Ellie the ghost girl and Claire the vampire making in Dixie’s diner, and can Frankenteen figure out how to use a public restroom in time? And just what have Dixie and Gramps the chimp been doing in Spot’s apartment? Look for all the answers in “Repossession” part 4!

DMZ VOL. 11: FREE STATES RISING TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and SHAWN MARTINBROUGH
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale MARCH 28 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US MATURE READERS
As Matty Roth covers the battles on the ground, old allies and enemies resurface and Matty must prove that after all he’s been through that he is a changed man. Will the choices he makes reflect this? Collecting issues #60-66 of the acclaimed series!

NORTHLANDERS VOL. 6: THOR’S DAUGHTER TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by SIMON GANE, MATTHEW WOODSON and MARION CHURCHLAND
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale MARCH 14 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
In this epic from issues #37-41, a foot soldier called Mads gives us a grunt’s-eye view of the Siege of Paris, where hundreds defended against thousands, and political maneuvering was as important as the clash of the shield wall.

NORTHLANDERS #49
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
“The Icelandic Trilogy,” continues with part 8 of 9, titled “Wealth.” Civil war rages and the independence of Iceland hangs in the balance. During what was called the Age of The Sturlungs, the Haukssons toil in the background, in secret, always plotting, never giving up.

SCALPED #56
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
On sale FEBRUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
The searing final arc starts here in “Trail’s End” part one. Beginning months after last issue’s shocking finale, we pick up with the citizens of the Prairie Rose Rez, some of whom have found a peace they never could have imagined, while others are in more trouble than ever – with at least one person plotting his next move from behind bars.

SWEET TOOTH #30
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale FEBRUARY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
After last issue’s startling revelations at The Dam, the girls struggle to survive as Jepperd learns the truth about Project Evergreen. But can he make it back in time to save them? And even if he does, how will he get inside the impenetrable Dam? “Unnatural Habitats” amps up and heads toward a stunning conclusion you’ll never see coming!

THE UNWRITTEN #34
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and M.K. PERKER
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Tom has fought his way through to the holy of holies, where the Cabal’s high council sits in judgment over the world. But stripped of his magical powers, he’s just one man against a vast machine – and against the even more sinister power that lurks behind it.

THE UNWRITTEN #34.5
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale FEBRUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
On the battlefields of the First World War, old myths die and new ones are born: The Crucified Soldier. The Comrade in White. The Corpse Factory. The Poison Rain. As the balance between reality and fiction tilts crazily in the crucible of war, a young Wilson Taylor has an experience that will change his life forever.