DC in April 2008 (Part 3 – Vertigo)

22 janvier 2008 Non Par Comic Box


Click here for a list of the comics published in april ‘08


Written by Rebecca Donner
Art and cover by Inaki Miranda
When Danni and her mom move in with her mom’s alcoholic boyfriend, Danni develops a fierce crush on Haskell, her soon-to-be stepbrother, who’s a hardcore environmentalist. Desperate and confused, Danni wrestles with what she’s willing to sacrifice as she confronts first love, family secrets and the politics of ecoterrorism set against the lush backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.
Author Rebecca Donner is also a playwright, screenwriter/director and sings in a rock band. She’s currently working on her third novel.
Artist Inaki Miranda’s beautifully detailed illustrations have appeared in the multiple Eisner Award-winner FABLES and in 2000AD.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 4 • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

Written by Ross Campbell
Art and cover by Campbell
Surfer Girl Brody just got her leg bitten off by a shark. What’s worse? Jake, her shark of an ex-boyfriend, is back and when it comes to Brody’s couch, he’s not budging. It’s up to Brody and her BFF Louisa to embark on the roadtrip from hell, narrowly escaping weird hitchhikers and shark-infested nightmares, to get Jake out of their lives forever. This time it’s personal!
Two-time Eisner nominee Ross Campbell (Wet Moon, The Abandoned) puts punk rock on paper with his brutally honest characters and perversely lush artwork.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

amsplr2-cv1_solicit.jpgAMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #1
Written by Harvey Pekar
Art by David Lapham, Chris Weston, Dean Haspiel, Hilary Barta, John Lucas, Zachary Baldus and Ed Piskor
Cover by Philip Bond
In 2006, comics legend Harvey Pekar brought his unflinching tales of ordinary life to Vertigo with an all-new run of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, the comic that, 30 years earlier, rose “from the streets of Cleveland” and changed how we look at comics. Often imitated but never duplicated, Pekar proved that he still has the power to “make mundane reality seem like the highest drama” (Entertainment Weekly) in his critically acclaimed Vertigo series.
Now, Harvey Pekar is back with an all-new series of AMERICAN SPLENDOR, featuring his funniest, most poignant, somber and uplifting stories from the complex life of an ordinary man.
Once again, the Vertigo AMERICAN SPLENDOR pairs Harvey with some of the most exciting, innovative artists currently in comics, including in this special premiere issue, David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, Stray Bullets), Chris Weston (THE FILTH, Fantastic Four), Dean Haspiel (THE QUITTER, Brawl), Mike Hawthorne (THE UN-MEN, Queen and Country), John Lucas (THE EXTERMINATORS) and other luminaries from both the mainstream and indie worlds.
In this issue, they join Harvey to chronicle his battles with stubborn sofas, short sighted magazine writers, treacherous front doorsteps and many more obstacles for Harvey to overcome in his pursuit of a fulfilling and meaningful existence.
“Pekar’s ability to find the exceptional in the everyday has matured and blossomed over time.” — Publisher’s Weekly
On sale April 2 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

100b-cv90_solicit.jpg100 BULLETS #90
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
The countdown to the series finale continues! As Remi Rome’s role in the war comes to fruition, we get a glimpse into the so-called life of Pip – the young G with nothing to lose and even less to gain.
On sale April 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

crosmid-cv18_solicit.jpgCROSSING MIDNIGHT #18
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia
Cover by J.H. Williams III
Full-on war has begun in Part 2 of “The Blade in the Soul.” Toshi and Kai have both made their sacrifices to lead the two kami armies into an apocalyptic fight to the death.  But it may take a lot more than a massacre to determine the fate of the
Hara twins…
On sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

dmz-cv30_solicit.jpgDMZ #30
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood
“Blood in the Game” Part 2. After years in the DMZ, Matty Roth has been faced with numerous challenges, but for the first time ever, he’s faced with rejection, as his story on a revolutionary named Delgado is rejected by all news agencies. Rejection he can handle, but it’s a surprise phone call that just might send Matty over the edge.
On sale April 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

exter-cv28_solicit.jpgTHE EXTERMINATORS #28
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas    Cover by Philip Bond
Part 1 of “Bug Brothers Forever.” The bug-god Atan (returned to Earth in the form of Henry’s depraved ex-partner AJ) and his army of Mayan Hissers begin a massive attack. They need one last key to open the mysterious box — and the Bug Bee Gone boys have got it. As the Hissers lay waste to Los Angeles, Henry, Stretch and the crew steel themselves for what could be their final, heroic stand.
On sale April 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

fabl-cv72_solicit.jpgFABLES #72
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
Concluding the 2-part “Skulduggery.” Cinderella’s back in action doing a dirty job to pay off an old debt…and this is one shoe that fits! But when the forces of the Empire drag out the heavy ammo, can she dodge bullets like she dodges potential suitors?
On sale April 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

jack-cv22_solicit.jpgJACK OF FABLES #22
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
1883 was the year in which the scrofulous outlaw known as « Smiling Jack Candle » and his gang of desperadoes roamed the Western Territories, robbing and pillaging as they went. None durst stand up to the miscreant, until the day that a grim-countenanced stranger — a sheriff from back East who carried no gun — rode out to face him down. What happened next, you ask, and why does this sheriff seem so familiar…?
On sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

vgofc-cv1-solicit.jpgVERTIGO: FIRST CUT TP
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by various
Sample the premiere issues of seven Vertigo series for under $5! Dip into the critically acclaimed series ARMY@LOVE, CROSSING MIDNIGHT, DMZ, THE EXTERMINATORS, JACK OF FABLES, LOVELESS and SCALPED, with stories by some of comics’ most popular writers and artists including Brian Wood, Bill Willingham, Brian Azzarello and many others. in this hefty low-priced volume.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 7 • 168 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS

nola-cv5_solicit.jpgNORTHLANDERS #5
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Every story has a beginning, and in this issue learn how Sven came to be, from his humble beginning as a child slave to his time spent with the Slavs and Russians to the returned hero we met in issue #1.
On sale April 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

lvls-cv24_solicit.jpgLOVELESS #24
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Marcelo Frusin
In the final chapter dealing with the future of Blackwater, we check in with Foley, now an old man being released from prison for a murder he may or may not have committed. Has time changed him, or does he still hold a grudge for the hand he was dealt?
On sale April 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

hlb-cv243_solicit.jpgHELLBLAZER #243
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Part 1 of the 2-part “The Mortification of the Flesh.” There is a room at the heart of the Vatican known as The Confessional, where any act may be committed without fear of guilt or sin. Here, the temptations of the flesh are drawn out and expunged through indulgence. But when something goes horribly wrong, a priest with a terrible secret is forced to turn to an outsider for help … an outsider named John Constantine.
On sale April 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

scal-cv16_solicit.jpgSCALPED #16
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
“Dead Mothers” Part 4 of 5. Things aren’t getting any easier for Dash Bad Horse or Chief Red Crow in their separate murder investigations, especially once they both start butting heads with wild west throwback Wooster Karnow, notorious sheriff of White Haven, Nebraska.
On sale April 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ylia-cv2-solicit.jpgYOUNG LIARS #2
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by Lapham
You may think you know everything there is to know about Danny Noonan. You may think he’s just a normal, gun-toting, angst-ridden kid with a hot girlfriend who has a bullet in her brain. Well, you’d be wrong.
Before he was all that, Danny Noonan was a normal, angst-ridden kid without all those other things. Then he met Sadie.
And something so wonderful happened to him, it could only end in unimaginable horror.
On sale April 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
A shocking secret from the labs of Castle Arcane somehow reemerges in Aberrance. In something out of the world’s most twisted buddy movie, Kilcrop must team up with Cranius to investigate how the macabre “Magna Mater” got there and how to stop it. But as usual, Cranius has a sinister agenda all his own.    “Intriguing! A book to watch!” — Comics Buyer’s Guide.
On sale April 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

vugr-cv7_r1_solicit.jpgTHE VINYL UNDERGROUND #7
Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Ryan Kelly
Cover by Sean Phillips
Ex-celebrity playboy Morrison and his team of crack investigators celebrate a seemingly speedy victory in solving their latest case — until a visitor from beyond the grave shows up and puts them on a completely different track.
On sale April 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS