DC In November 2008 Part 3 – Vertigo

HAUNTED TANK  #1
Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover A by Joe Kubert
Cover B by Henry Flint
 The Haunted Tank is back in action, but this time it’s an M1 Abrams in modern-day Iraq! African American tank commander Jamal Stuart has his 21st century war ride in full battle rattle and is ready for anything – anything except the whistling-Dixie combat guru ghost who shows up uninvited!
 Of course, this isn’t the first time the spirit of Confederate Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart has helped guide a tank. In times of war he makes himself available to assist his descendants in battle. Jamal Stuart, meet your forefather! It’s the newest chapter in the legacy of a long-time DC icon from writer Frank Marraffino (The Dark Goodbye) and artist Henry Flint (OMEGA MEN).
 Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that can be ordered separately. Cover A is by Joe Kubert. Cover B is by Henry Flint. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS #2
Story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation and art by P. Craig Russell
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
Variant cover by Mike Mignola
 In the timeless realm of Japanese myth, the King of Dreams has told the fox how to save the life of the human she loves. It’s simple: To protect him, she has to die in his place. In the uncertain realm of dreams and nightmares…
 Continuing the adaptation of best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s prose story THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into sequential format by master storyteller P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS), this issue also features a variant cover by fan-favorite artist Mike Mignola (Hellboy)!
 Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Yuko Shimizu), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mike Mignola). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 3 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #98
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

 Two issues to go! As the end swiftly approaches, new alliances form and old scores finally settle…it’s not going to be pretty.
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #5
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
 Who is the man in the flying machine? What is Clearfleet hiding? And what are the Etesians and Vector Energy so desperate to get their hands on? All questions are answered, as Blythe sets off on an adventure that will change the way she sees the world – and Zayn – forever.  Retailers please note: Check the Previews Order Form for a special ordering incentive.
On sale December 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DOLLAR TP
Written by Harvey Pekar Cover by Dean Haspiel
Art by Darwyn Cooke, David Lapham, Chris Weston, Dean Haspiel, Ty Templeton, Darick Robertson and others
 More moving moments from the life of the essential everyman! Harvey Pekar returns with the second Vertigo volume of his AMERICAN SPLENDOR series. Harvey moves into his senior years and finds that he may be able to cope after all.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 7 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS

FABLES #79
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham, Andrew Pepoy and Peter Gross
Cover by James Jean
 Freddy and Mouse may have erred by opening the big stone box containing not the treasure they’d hoped to find, but one of the great old powers that the Empire had locked away ages ago. With the Empire now gone, many of the great old powers are free again. So, the question needs to be asked: Did Fabletown lose the war by winning it?
On sale December 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ARMY@LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #5
Written by Rick Veitch
Art by Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine
Cover by Rick Veitch
 The moment of truth finally arrives for Loman, Switzer and Flabbergast. And as Magoon lies bleeding, Healey’s dreams of riches and fame die with him. But in the wake of the mind-blowing message from Stelaphane’s future self, does anything really matter anymore?
On sale December 3 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #29
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & José Marzan
Cover by Brian Bolland
 The siege is on! In Part 2 of the status quo annihilating storyline, « The Siege of the Golden Boughs, » Bookburner’s army storms the gates and the fight begins in earnest! After this issue, the JACK OF FABLES universe will never be the same! Of course, whenever even the most minuscule event happens, the universe isn’t technically « the same » afterward, but you get what we mean. Go buy it!
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #37
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon
 “War Powers” part 1 of 4. The status quo’s tossed out the window as Matty, back from his misadventure in Staten Island, finds Parco Delgado in office as provisional governor of the City of New York. This first issue of the “War Powers” 4-part arc rips through Parco’s first 100 days at breakneck speed redraws what you know about DMZ.
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREATEST HITS #4
Written by David Tischman
Art by Glenn Fabry & Gary Erskine
Cover by Glenn Fabry
 The Mates race into space and attack the Ilian mothership – but will even the combined super-powers of the world’s great super-team be enough to stop an alien invasion? Thirty years later, Nick and Ethel look for that answer in a dusty storage locker. Whatever happens next, we need to get it in one take.
 Plus: a surprise guest appearance by one of the original Mates!
On sale December 24 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #8
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi and Henry Flint
Cover by Glenn Fabry
 Down in the basement, some bad things have come to call, and Fig finds herself face-to-face with the diegetically impaired Miranda in part 3 of “Love Stories for Dead People.” Meanwhile, Harry tells the story of his first days in the House, and who showed up to chase away the nightmarish stowaways in « The Bartender’s Tale, » illustrated by Henry Flint (HAUNTED TANK).
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #7
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
 You can’t escape the past! Fast forward in Madame Xanadu’s past as she returns to England after a millennium in exile. Reduced to a much lower state of affairs and telling fortunes in London’s notorious Whitehall district, her tarot readings foresee the brutal multiple murders of several prostitutes – a series of crimes the newspapers credit to the self-named “Jack the Ripper”!
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 1: ROOM AND BOREDOM TP
Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi, Ross Campbell, Sean Murphy, Zachary Baldus, Steve Rolston and Jill Thompson
Cover by Sam Weber

“This is the next Vertigo pillar to watch!”
 — Wizard

 Welcome to the House of Mystery! Filled with peculiar, otherworldly characters from all walks of life, this series from Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and Bill Willingham (FABLES) focuses on five people trapped in the reality-warping House of Mystery, a supernatural bar where tales are the legal tender and only the finest storytellers are patrons! But how – and why – they’re stuck inside is all just a little piece of the puzzle in this first volume, which collects issues #1-5 of the all-new acclaimed series and special bonus material.
Advance solicited; on sale January 14 • 128 pg, FC $9.99 US
MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #250
Written by Brian Azzarello, Jamie Delano, Dave Gibbons, China Miéville and Peter Milligan
Art by Eddie Campbell, Rafael Grampá, David Lloyd, Giuseppe Camuncoli and others
Cover by Lee Bermejo

 Happy Christmas and happy 250th issue! An all-star creative cast leaves five new holiday tales under the tree in this oversized holiday special. See what the season has in store for the always-naughty, never-nice John Constantine. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right?
On sale December 17 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #13
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

 Hunter meets hunted when Ragnar and Magnus come face to face. The calm and studied demeanor of Ragnar is put to the test while Magnus, who has always justified his systematic campaign of executions as patriotism, wonders if he can rationalize the violence ready to erupt.
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

TOKYO DAYS, BANGKOK NIGHTS TP
Written by Jonathan Vankin
Art by Seth Fisher and Giuseppe Camuncoli & Shawn Martinbrough
Cover by Seth Fisher and Giuseppe Camuncoli

 Two tragicomic tales of cultures in collision. When Americans venture abroad, they find that their assumptions about everyday life don’t fit in a backpack. Collecting eight issues of the critically heralded VERTIGO POP!, written by Jonathan Vankin and featuring Eisner-nominated art by Seth Fisher (GREEN LANTERN: WILLWORLD) as well as Giuseppe Camuncoli and Shawn Martinbrough (BANGKOK), TOKYO DAYS, BANGKOK NIGHTS presents a journey to the far side of the world where Americans learn that they may be neither ugly nor innocent, but they still have everything to lose.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 21 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #3
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

 Taken hostage, Moses and several children march deeper into the Ugandan bush. Now, the pacifist doctor’s only chance of surviving will be to embrace the mysterious soldier that lurks inside of him…and turn fully to the path of violence.
On sale December 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
 MATURE READERS

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK ONE HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Stephen Bissette, Dan Day and John Totleben
Cover by Stephen Bissett and John Totleben

 Writer Alan Moore’s seminal horror series is now published in hardcover for the very first time — including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, in which Moore wraps up the previous storyline and sets the stage for the groundbreaking tales that were to come.  Collecting SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20-27, this first volume features the stories that put Moore on the comics map in the 1980s thanks to his unique narrative style and deconstructive storytelling. Created by a freak accident, Swamp Thing believed he was once scientist Alec Holland — but when he discoveres his true nature, it shatters his universe and sends him on a path of discovery and adventure.
 Featuring the art of Stephen Bissette and John Totleben, this groundbreaking work features mind-blowing, genre-defying stories starring the rich, complex character that Neil Gaiman called “The No. 1 New Classic Monster” in Entertainment Weekly.
Advance solicited; on sale February 11 • 208 pg, FC $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #24
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera�
Cover by Jock

 « The Gravel In Your Guts » comes to its shockingly violent conclusion. The dark roads Chief Red Crow and fledgling criminal Dino Poor Bear have been traveling finally bring them together – with haunting repercussions for both.
On sale December 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #10
Written by David Lapham�
Art and cover by David Lapham
 What do a smelly public bathroom, a pregnancy test, a pile of cocaine and a small box with a bow have in common? We could tell you but you might not be able to handle it. Danny could barely take it and you know how twisted he is. This is Big C’s life on the wild side. Find out where it all went horribly wrong for the Young Liars right here.
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS