DC Comics In March 2009 - Part 3 : Vertigo[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC’s new solicitation info and artwork for comics arriving in stores in March 2009 are here. Part 3: Vertigo (DMZ, Fables, Jack of Fables, Bang! Tango, Haunted Tank, House of Mystery, Hellblazer, Scalped, Young Liars…)

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ABSOLUTE V FOR VENDETTA HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by David Lloyd

Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s powerful epic about loss of freedom and individuality gets the Absolute treatment for the first time in this new, oversized slipcase edition! Taking place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet, V FOR VENDETTA was the inspiration for the hit 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. This amazing graphic novel spotlights a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask and his young protégé as they fight political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil and details a world where political and personal freedoms are non-existent. This new edition features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover in larger format for optimum enjoyment of the stunning art and story that the Portland Mercury called, “Perhaps Moore’s most powerful work.”
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 296 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99 US
MATURE READERS

DMZ #40
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon
“War Powers” part 4 of 4. For all of Parco Delgado’s tough talk, his military posturing, his brazed declarations and his dismissal of his enemies, what’s his insurance policy? What protection does he have to back him up? What the hell has he got buried in the ground in the middle of Central Park? Find out here!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

BANG! TANGO #2
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Howard Chaykin
Dancing back into his life like the wind that bears her name, the colorful Autumn throws ex-hit man Vincente’s world off balance. She’s a force of nature: mercurial, sultry, magnetic. Left to fend for herself in a cold crime world after Vincente disappeared, Autumn made do – but now she’s in trouble. And she thinks he owes her at least one favor for breaking her heart.
On sale March 4 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #32
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland
Part 5 of “Jack’s Big Book of War.” This is the issue where all of the secrets are revealed! It’s like a Sophocles play, but with explosions! In fact, we reveal so many secrets in this issue that we’ve had to hire two new interns at the Fables « Secrets Lab » to dream up new ones. All this in preparation for the “Great Fables Crossover Event” beginning right on this issue’s heels!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HAUNTED TANK #4
Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover by Shane Davis
As the war falls apart around the crew of the Haunted Tank, the old
ghost’s secrets reveal that there are some fates worse than death. Don’t miss out on
the smash series that’s hotter than napalm and more explosive than the most
terrible WMD nightmare!
On sale March 4 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #82
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by David Hahn and Peter Gross
Cover by Mark Buckingham
In this special epilogue to “The Dark Ages” titled “Waiting for the Blues,” Boy Blue is back at the Farm, and he and Rose Red have finally had their no-holds-barred, all cards on the table conversation about love and marriage and the possibilities of finally getting together at long last. But is true love still possible between them – considering all of the trials and tribulations, bizarre sicknesses and rebound romances that have intervened? Or will Rose Red forevermore be waiting for the Blues? Oh yes, on another note, Bigby and Beast fight tooth and claw. It’s all leading up to the “Great Fables Crossover Event” beginning right on this issue’s heels!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #11
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr. and Jim Fern
Cover by Esao Andrews
Sex, suspicions and treachery erupt, and explanations are in order at the House of Mystery. Who is Fig Keele really? Who and what are the Conception? Where is the Space between, and why is this all very bad news for Harry Bailey? Find out here in part 1 of « The Space Between, » featuring a violent history lesson illustrated by Jim Fern (CROSSING MIDNIGHT) with an evocative cover by new regular cover artist painter Esao Andrews (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL).
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER PRESENTS:
CHAS — THE KNOWLEDGE TP
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Glenn Fabry
Collecting the entire five-issue miniseries! With John Constantine away on holiday, cabbie Francis “Chas” Chandler must rely on “The Knowledge” — the system of routes every London cabbie knows — to face an ominous entity from the city’s grim past.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #253
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Confronting the demons of one’s past should be familiar ground for John Constantine. But some vicious memories are so horrible and buried so deep that digging them up could leave no one to pick up the pieces.
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #9
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

 Madame Xanadu’s centuries long origin draws toward its close when the immortal fortune-teller finds herself setting up shop in New York City. As the weird machinations of the Phantom Stranger near full tilt, get ready for revelation, revenge and the final price of unchecked love.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #16
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

 “The Cross + The Hammer” part 6 of 6. Ragnar and his Irish armies appear to be the lone victors of the day as they break the back of Viking rule and finally pin Magnus down in what seems like certain death. But in an unexpected 11th-hour reveal, Ragnar and Magnus both discover that nothing in this battle was ever what it appeared to be.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

THE WITCHING HOUR NEW PRINTING TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art by Chris Bachalo & Art Thibert
Cover by Chris Bachalo

 The moody miniseries by award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH, Hulk, Ultimatum) with art by Chris Bachalo (DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING) and Art Thibert (TRINITY) is available once more in this new printing of a Vertigo classic, featuring a section of sketches by Bachalo.
 The setting is Manhattan, where the mysterious Amanda Collins moves through the troubled lives of ordinary people armed with little more than a blank white business card and a strange, supernatural presence. She’s giving them the chance to change their lives, but the choice they make will depend entirely on the forces that already exist in their hearts. Amanda herself is a mesmerizing presence and, as she works modern magic with the help of a colorful — if not entirely loyal — coterie of followers, another side of her begins to emerge: one that is troubled, powerful and possibly centuries old. At the crossroads of the supernatural and the very real, this book spins bold, provocative tales of sin, magic and redemption.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 160 pg, FC,
$19.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #27
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock
 He’s Dash Bad Horse’s boss and Chief Red Crow’s archenemy, but what do we really know about FBI Agent Baylis Earl Nitz?  This issue, take a peek inside Nitz’s train wreck of a life, littered with ex-wives and lethal grudges, and see for yourself just how far he’s willing to go to take out his enemies.
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED VOL. 4: THE GRAVEL IN YOUR GUTS TP
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Davide Furno and R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
 In the latest SCALPED collection, featuring issues #19-24, Chief Red Crow is doing everything he can to walk the straight and narrow, but how far will he let Mr. Brass push him?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #6
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

 Longing to be with his wife turns to hatred for his enemy as Moses comes down on the Lieutenant of children known as Ilakut like a hammer. And the crucible of violence that erupts burns away the old Moses forever.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #13
Written by David Lapham 
Art and cover by David Lapham
 Are you down on your luck? At the end of your rope and looking for hope? Well look no further than Browning, Arizona for the restart you’ve been seeking. Here in Browning, all your wildest dreams and darkest desires come true. But what’s the price? Guess what? This is free luck! You don’t have to sell your soul or pay a dime! This is your “Life Without Consequences.” Enjoy it while it lasts…
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN – THE DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick, Gorlan Parlov
and Jose Marzan, Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

 DC Comics presents the second hardcover volumes collecting
Y: THE LAST MAN in oversized, hardcover editions.
 In this volume, collecting issues #11-23 of the award-winning series, a Russian spacecraft from the International Space Station returns to Earth carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick’s status as the last living male? Plus, the group runs up against a roadblock in Arizona where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government. Don’t miss the latest volume in the series Entertainment Weekly calls “a seriously funny, nuanced tale.”
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS