DC In November 2008 Part 3 – Vertigo

18 août 2008 Non Par Comic Box

Story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation and art by P. Craig Russell
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
Variant cover by P. Craig Russell
 In honor of the 20th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s landscape-altering series THE SANDMAN, one of Gaiman’s most frequent collaborators, Eisner and Harvey Award-winner P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS), inimitably adapts Gaiman’s prose story the SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into a sequential, 4-issue comics event! Released 10 years ago, THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS was a prose novella accompanied by illustrations from Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano. Winning the 1999 Bram Stoker Award and the 2000 Eisner Award, it told the tale of a humble young monk and a magical, shape-changing fox who find themselves romantically drawn together.
  As their love blooms, the fox learns of a devilish plot by a group of demons to steal the monk’s life. With the aid of Morpheus, the King of All Night’s Dreamings, the fox must use all of her cunning and creative thinking to foil this evil scheme and save the man that she loves.
 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
P. Craig Russell). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 5 • 1 of 4, 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #97
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
 As the series finale gets ever closer and the body count rises, we see the fallout of the summit between Graves, Javier and Augustus and get a glance at the coming war that will no doubt see more major players die in the deadly game of The Trust. Will anyone be left standing at the end of it all?
On sale November 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #4
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
 After escaping from Narimar against all odds, Blythe’s boss at Clearfleet Airlines takes her to a high-stakes business summit in Mexico City. She discovers the corporation out to buy Clearfleet has a secret agenda – one that involves an old enemy and the feathered serpent she’s been seeing in her dreams.
 Retailers please note: Check the Previews Order Form for a special ordering incentive.
On sale November 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine
 Hopelessly lost in Big Finger’s psycho-database, Magoon falls into the clutches of Dong, the ruthless industrial spy. Meanwhile, Loman executes a perfect double-cross (or is it a triple?) of his own. And as Stelaphane goes under the knife, Woyner and Frick finally view the video from the future – only to have its haunting message change their lives forever.
On sale November 5 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #36
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Kristian Donaldson
Cover by John Paul Leon
 “The Island” Part 2 of 2. The mysteries of Staten Island are revealed to Matty Roth, who quickly realizes things are worse than he was told. And when the situation goes from bad to worse, the secluded residents naturally turn on the “visitor” who just happened to show up in the thick of it. Looks like Matty chose the wrong time to pay a visit.
On sale November 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & José Marzan
Cover by Brian Bolland
 “Jack’s Big Book of War” part 1 of 5. Jack has returned to the Golden Boughs not as a prisoner, but as its Commander in Chief! It’s the beginning of an all-new storyline in which lives will be lost, pigs will appear magically and other things will happen that are so unbelievable, your head would quite literally explode if you were to read about them in condensed blurb form.
On sale November 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins, Russ Braun and others
Cover by Brian Bolland
 Jack hits the road in seach of a lost city of gold in this new collection featuring issues #17-21. Aided by his sidekicks Paul Bunyan, Humpty Dumpty, Gary the pathetic fallacy and the mysterious Hillary Page, Jack’s in for the adventure of a lifetime!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 10 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy and Peter Gross
Cover by James Jean

 This issue’s theme: What’s in the box? What’s in the box that Freddy and Mouse have discovered in their lost kingdom, and what’s in the box that Bigby and Fly have delivered back to Frau Totenkinder in Fabletown? What’s in the box being buried up at the Farm, and finally, how is that causing everything to come loose in Fabletown and beyond? The answers aren’t what you’ll expect in part 2 of this 5-part story.
 Also in this issue, check out the second chapter of a 5-part back-up tale by Peter Gross, which began in FABLES #77.
On sale November 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

 “The Cross and The Hammer” Part 2 of 6. Aware of Magnus’ presence, Ragnar sends a band of soldiers to try and figure out exactly what his enemy is up to. Magnus wastes no time in killing them, but one escapes and reports of a child accompanying Magnus, which Ragnar looks to take advantage of . . . by any means necessary!
On sale November 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by David Tischman
Art by Glenn Fabry & Gary Erskine
Cover by Glenn Fabry

 Private lives and public expectations are tearing the Mates apart. Crusader reveals a hip, ’70s-style island HQ in hopes of keeping the heroes together. But it’s a call from space that rallies the team. Back in the present day, Nick and Ethel discover a 35-year-old secret hidden among the lunch boxes and action figures of the world’s biggest collection of Mates memorabilia.
On sale November 19 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi & David Petersen
Cover by Glenn Fabry

 The creepy basement in the House of Mystery doesn’t hold your average trinkets and cast-aside items. In fact, among the bits catalogued you’ll find the diary of « Cain, » one stained and bloody bed sheet, chains of assorted lengths, something slick and wet grinding over the stones, a maze and a minotaur. It’s chapter 2 of “Love Stories for Dead People” and you’ll never look at basements the same way again!
 Plus, Bill Willingham and artist David Petersen (Mouse Guard) deliver a tale of dark delights.
On sale November 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matt Wagner
Art by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
Cover A by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend
Cover B by Frank Quitely

 Featuring fan-favorite Death from THE SANDMAN! Madame Xanadu wagers her immortality in a game of chance against the Endless. What will be in the cards? Find out in this extraordinary chapter of Wagner’s and Hadley’s Vertigo smash-hit.
 Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that can be ordered separately. Cover A is by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend. Cover B is by Frank Quitely. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale November 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

 The mystery surrounding the new Unknown Soldier deepens as Moses awakes with his face covered in bandages and his mind filled with military tactics and knowledge. But how does rogue CIA agent Jack Lee Howl tie in to the mission of this new Unknown Soldier?
On sale November 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Glenn Fabry
 The demon Tuma’el stands poised to take control of London’s very soul. Chas Chandler must save the city, and at the same time, rediscover his own place in his beloved London. Look out next month for HELLBLAZER #250, a holiday special like no other!
On sale November 5 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
 “The Gravel in Your Guts” Part 3 of 4. Young Dino Poor Bear returns to the spotlight, while Chief Red Crow tries to pull himself out of the cycle of violence that his life has become. At the same time, Poor Bear finds himself just starting down that same dark road.
On sale November 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
 The acclaimed urban noir graphic novel from David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, Stray Bullets) is now available in paperback. What starts as a childish bid for her father’s affections turns into nail-biting suspense when a young girl named Mia falls into a world of crime, lies and gritty realism!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 17 • 160 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart and Ryan Kelly
Cover by Sean Phillips
 Writer Si Spencer (Torchwood) presents the paranormal byways of London in this final volume containing issues #6-12 of the horror-noir series. When ritual killings invade England, it’s up to supernatural sleuths to crack the mystery!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 31 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
 From the creator of Stray Bullets comes this rip-roaring, hardcore urban adventure comic! When young Sadie gets a bullet lodged in her brain, it sets her group of friends on an insane ride where nothing is what it seems! Featuring an introduction by rockstar and Eisner Award-winner Gerard Way!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 24 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham�
Art and cover by David Lapham
 Driven by his quest to restore Sadie’s sanity, Danny tracks down the one person in the world who may be able to help – her mother. And he’s called upon to make either the most noble gesture or the biggest mistake of his life. The hideous secret behind the Brown Bag Empire is revealed, and it’s too absurd to take seriously. But if the revelation is true, is it any more insane than the mentally addled killer known as Tweezers?
On sale November 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS