[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In June 2011, Part 2: Vertigo & various – American Vampire, DMZ, House of Mystery, Northlanders, Hellblazer, iZombie, Revolver, Sweeth Tooth, Scalped, The Unwritten, Cinderella, Fables, Return to Perdition, Astro City, Mad Magazine, Deus Ex, Gears of War, X-Files/30 Days…

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MAD MAGAZINE #510
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
School’s out, so now’s the time to forget everything you learned this year. Reading MAD should help!
On sale JUNE 15 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

ASTRO CITY: LIFE IN THE BIG CITY NEW EDITION HC AND TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and WILL BLYBERG
New cover by ALEX ROSS
The original ASTRO CITY miniseries is back in a new edition, simultaneously available in hardcover and trade paperback with new cover art by Alex Ross!
Welcome to Astro City, a shining city on a hill where super heroes patrol the skies. Each chapter in this collection is a stand-alone story highlighting different aspects or characters in the Astro City world. The city’s leading super hero tries to be everywhere at once, and berates himself for every wasted second as he longs for just a moment of his own. A small-time hood learns a hero’s secret identity and tries to figure out how to profit from the knowledge. A beat reporter gets some advice from his editor on his first day on the job. A young woman tries to balance the demands of her family with her own hopes and desires. Despite the fantastic settings, the characters in these slice-of-life stories feel like real people, and that gives the stories real power.
Both on sale AUGUST 24, 192 pg, FC • HC: $29.99 US • TP: $17.99 US

DEUS EX #5
Written by ROBBIE MORRISON
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE and SERGIO SANDOVAL
Cover by JIM MURRAY
Adam Jensen closes in on his former ally Durant…but who’s pulling the psycho cyborg’s strings? Is this all a feint to undermine Sarif Industries? If so, who’s behind it? Based on the acclaimed video game!
On sale JUNE 15 • 5 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

GEARS OF WAR #18
Written by KAREN TRAVISS • Art by JULIUS GOPEZ
Cover by COLIN WILSON
Best-selling author Karen Traviss continues to explore the years prior to “Emergence Day.” As Marcus Fenix fights what turns out to be the last battle of the Pendulum Wars, his father, Adam, perfects the devastating weapon known as The Hammer of Dawn. Peace is coming to Sera, but neither father nor son is optimistic about its longterm prospects.
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE • Art by HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
Sheriff Thomasina Lindo and the rest of Tranquility’s super-powered inhabitants face a new crisis: Fury’s return! Mayor Fury’s murder trial ended in an acquittal when the star witness refused to testify. Now he’s coming home to the town he loves, but a powerful foe has other plans for him and the entire town. Collects the six-issue miniseries!
On sale JULY 20 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

X-FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT TP
Written by STEVE NILES and ADAM JONES
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Two of the most popular horror properties of the last two decades collide in this harrowing six-issue adventure of epic proportions. When evidence of a cannibal killer in Alaska draws the attention of the FBI, Mulder and Scully draw the less-than-glamorous assignment. But all is not as it seems. Not only has the long seasonal darkness begun to fall, but there’s something unnatural going on. And how is a chilling, mysterious black ship connected to the murders? Co-published with IDW Publishing.
On sale JULY 6 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

RETURN TO PERDITION HC

“Collins has an outwardly artless style that conceals a great deal of art.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Collins is a master.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS
Art by TERRY BEATTY
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
A new chapter in the acclaimed graphic novel series that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie!
The setting is America in the early 1970s, and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn’t know that his father’s real name was Michael O’Sullivan, and is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he’s recruited by the mob as a hitman, he’s going to learn the hard way that you can never outrun (or outgun) your past.
On sale AUGUST 24 • 192 pg, B&W, $19.99 US, 5.5” x 8” • Mature Readers

ROAD TO PERDITION TP NEW EDITION
Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS
Art and cover by RICHARD PIERS RAYNER
A new edition of the enthralling crime noir about revenge, morality and family loyalty!
Michael O’Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as the chief enforcer for an Irish mob family. But after O’Sullivan’s eldest son witnesses one of his father’s hits, the godfather orders the death of his entire family. Barely surviving an encounter that takes his wife and youngest son, O’Sullivan and his only remaining child embark on a dark and violent mission of retribution against his former boss. Featuring accurate portrayals of Al Capone, Frank Nitti, and Eliot Ness, this book offers a poignant look at the relationship between a morally conflicted father and his adolescent son who both fears and worships him.
On sale AUGUST 3 • 304 pg, B&W, $14.99 US, 5.5” x 8” • Mature Readers

ROAD TO PERDITION 2: ON THE ROAD TP NEW EDITION
Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS
Art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ, STEVE LIEBER and JOSEF RUBINSTEIN
Cover by STEVE LIEBER and JOSEF RUBINSTEIN
Set between the chapters of the original ROAD TO PERDITION, this new edition of the PERDITION sequel collects three stories. In “Oasis,” Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, forcing him to hide out in a small town. The story continues in “Sanctuary” as the O’Sullivans seek a hiding place from the bounty hunters on their trail. And in “Detour,” Michael O’Sullivan heads for a showdown with a kingpin’s heir whose history – and destiny – is entangled with his own.
On sale AUGUST 3 • 296 pg, B&W, $14.99 US, 5.5” x 8” • Mature Readers

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1
Written By SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
1:10 Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
From the pages of the red-hot Vertigo series comes a five-issue spinoff miniseries!
It’s World War II in Nazi-occupied Romania as vampire hunters Felicia Book and Cash McCogan (last seen in the critically acclaimed AMERICAN VAMPIRE story “Devil in the Sand”) go behind enemy lines with the secret organization known as the Vassals of the Morningstar in search of a rumored vampire cure. But their haunted, twisted past with Skinner Sweet makes the mission more difficult than they imagined.
Superstar artist Sean Murphy (JOE THE BARBARIAN) joins Scott Snyder to tell a story of horror and history, expanding the American Vampire mythology in a way that changes this story forever.
On sale JUNE 8 • 1 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #16
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
The “Ghost War” rages on in the Pacific, and things don’t look good for our heroes when something terrible crawls out of the caves of Taipan. Meanwhile, the U.S. Marines strike, and Henry’s unit is caught in the middle. Plus: the truth about Skinner’s plan is revealed!
On sale JUNE 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

DMZ #66
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Zee Hernandez has always been the soul of the city, and the one person who could keep Matty’s ego in check – most of the time. In her final solo issue of the series, we check back in with Zee, last seen in issue #59, and discover what secret she’s been holding on to all this time.
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #38
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by LUCA ROSSI, DAVID LAPHAM and JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
Byzantium Mack’s granddaughter, Lotus Blossom, is a violent and cunning would-be conjuror. Now, she’s taken over the House of Mystery and turned it into something…strange. But not everyone is taking this lying down. And why is Harry sleeping with – well, we can’t say who.
On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER #5
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by SHAWN MCMANUS
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
Cinderella barely survived her last encounter with her longtime nemesis, and if she’s going to come out on top the next time they meet she’ll need a lot of luck. But once she and Ivan Durak have tracked the assassin from Switzerland’s icy mountains to the simmering heat of the Deadly Desert of Oz, Cinderella discovers that her luck might have
just run out.
On sale JUNE 15 • 5 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

FABLES #106
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
“Super Team” part five. Well, we tried to warn you. Bigby and the North Wind finally threw down and poor Bigby didn’t stand a chance. We would have loved to come up with some clever, magical way our favorite Lord of Wolves beat his dad in a knockdown, dragout, mano-a-mano fight to the finish, but there was simply no way. Sorry. We tried, and we couldn’t do it.
Oh, also the barrier keeping Mister Dark out of Haven falls, leaving the kingdom entirely unprotected from his wrath.
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

FABLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. 3 HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, TONY AKINS and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Cover by JAMES JEAN
When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly reappears in these stories from issues #19-27, she’s welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells espionage and subversion. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes?
On sale AUGUST 10 • 232 pg, FC, $29.99 US • Mature Readers

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 9: THE END TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM and MATTHEW STURGES
Art by TONY AKINS and ANDREW PEPOY • Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Jack Frost embarks on the greatest quest in a career of great quests: to kill a dragon. Of course, he doesn’t know the dragon he’s after is his own father. Meanwhile, the Page Sisters find a new purpose in life: restoring the Great Library. Collecting JACK OF FABLES #46-50.
On sale JULY 13 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US • Mature Readers

NORTHLANDERS #41
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by MARIAN CHURCHLAND
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
Set in the desolate Hebridean islands, a young woman, newly orphaned, steps into her late father’s rather large and intimidating shoes. In her teens and in command of the largest army in the region, will she fail to lead – or will she live up to the title “Thor’s Daughter”? Featuring gorgeous artwork by Marian Churchland (Beast, Elephantmen, HOUSE OF MYSTERY).
On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

NORTHLANDERS VOL. 5: METAL TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, FIONA STAPLES and BECKY CLOONAN • Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
Collected from issues #29-36: When blacksmith Erik liberates Ingrid from her corrupt, Christian missionary captors, they set out to live by the “old ways,” hoping to find something they can feel is their own. The Church won’t let them go so easily, though, and sets out to bring them back by any means necessary.
On sale JULY 6 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #280
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GAEL BERTRAND • Cover by SIMON BISLEY
When John Constantine gets a call from his niece Gemma telling him she’s summoned a demon, he hurries to her aid. But Gemma is nursing a grudge against her uncle, believing him responsible for an assault. The truth is, Gemma Masters has always felt like a Constantine – and now she plans to kill off that Constantine part of her for good.
On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

HELLBLAZER: BLOODY CARNATIONS TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, SIMON BISLEY and STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY
Haunted by memories of striking Epiphany, John cuts off his thumb and enlists help from Shade the Changing Man. Plus: Old friends and demon foes converge for the royal wedding of the century when the U.K.’s perpetual bachelor gets hitched! Collecting issues #267-275.
On sale JULY 27 • 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Mature Readers

iZOMBIE #14
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
In part two of “5 Brains, 5 Months,” enter a world that’s strange even to a zombie girl detective: the world of competitive skeeball! While Gwen is busy with the unfinished business of the latest brain she’s eaten, Ellie tests her new ghost powers, while Spot continues going underground. And in the “Dead Presidents” backup, we visit the headquarters of V.E.I.L. and meet the mysterious head of the team.
On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

REVOLVER TP

“It’s introspective, topical, it looks gorgeous from a design and art standpoint.” — AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

“A tight plot, believable characterization and well-executed art means that Matt Kindt’s won again.” — COMICS ALLIANCE

Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by MATT KINDT
REVOLVER is a tale of two worlds and how both test a man to his limits.

“I lie down here; I wake up there.”
“I lie down there, I wake up here.”

The acclaimed original graphic novel is now available in trade paperback!
Stuck in a dead-end job with a boss he can’t stand and a materialistic girlfriend, Sam rises from a late night of bar-hopping to discover his whole world has changed. Literally. An avian flu outbreak has killed millions, the nation’s infrastructure has crashed, and a dirty bomb has destroyed Seattle. Forced to go on the run, Sam awakes to a normal world the next day – and to chaos again the day after that. A single constant between the two worlds will undo all the damage if he can find it – but that seems near impossible. In one world, anything goes. In the other, he’s out of danger and sleepwalking through life. So Sam’s got an even bigger problem: Which one to choose?
On sale JULY 6 • 180 pg, Two color, $19.99 US • Mature Readers

SWEET TOOTH #22
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
“Endangered Species” continues as Gus and Jepperd discover the dam and the amazing secrets it holds. But when Jepperd and Walter Fish butt heads, it threatens to tear the group apart. Meanwhile, Singh and Johnny come face to face with the foot soldiers of the mysterious “Haggarty,” and new secrets of “Project Evergreen” begin to surface.
On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

VERTIGO RESURRECTED: THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: PETREFAX #1
Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by STEVE LEIALOHA • Cover by PASCAL ALIXE
Petrefax, the young undertaker from THE SANDMAN: WORLDS’ END, strikes out from the Necropolis in search of work — only to find just staying alive is a full-time job! From the 4-issue miniseries written by Mike Carey (THE UNWRITTEN).
On sale JUNE 22 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • Mature Readers

SCALPED #50
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA, DEAN HASPIEL, DENYS COWAN, IGOR KORDEY, JILL THOMPSON, TIMOTHY TRUMAN and others
Cover by JOCK
This landmark fiftieth issue features two special stories, one detailing the long bloody history of scalping and scalphunters, and the other spotlighting the founding of the Prairie Rose rez as seen through the eyes of Dash Bad Horse’s ancestor, His Many Bad Horses. Don’t miss this all-star celebration of all things SCALPED!
On sale JUNE 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN BOOK FIVE HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and MATT WAGNER
Art by P. CRAIG RUSSELL, YOSHITAKA AMANO, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, FRANK QUITELY, MILO MANARA and others • Cover by DAVE MCKEAN
The latest oversized deluxe slipcased SANDMAN hardcover collects the Eisner Award-winning THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS plus DREAM HUNTERS (both the prose novella and the comics adaptation) and the hard-to-find SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE, featuring Wesley Dodds!
Advance-solicited • On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 512 pg, FC, $99.99 US • Mature Readers

THE UNWRITTEN #26
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
The hammer goes down, the auction starts, and lot number 100 is Tom Taylor. Who’s going to be bidding, and what do they want him for? Tom hopes he never finds out – but he’s out of options, in the hands of his enemies, and locked in a sensory deprivation tank that’s terrifyingly familiar…
On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Mature Readers