DC Comic In December 2009: Vertigo[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comic In December 2009, Part 3: Vertigo. Daytripper, Air, DMZ, Greek Street, Cinderella, Madame Xanadu, Fables, Jack of Fables, Human Target, Hellblazer, Preacher, Unwritten, Unknow Soldiers, Young Liars

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DAYTRIPPER #1
Written by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon
Art by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá
Cover by Gabriel Bá
They were two of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 stars to watch. They’ve won multiple Eisners and have worked with the top names of comics and pop culture from Joss Whedon (Sugar Shock) and Mike Mignola (BPRD: 1947) to Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy) and Matt Fraction (Casanova).
Now, Brazilian wonder twins Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are back writing and drawing in a hauntingly lyrical series set in their native Brazil. With DAYTRIPPER, they follow in the tradition of Craig Thompson, Paul Pope and David Mazzucchelli – cartoonists at the top of their game making comics about the quiet moments that ask big questions. Brás de Oliva Domingos is an obituary writer with a famous father, a career he hates, and tons of questions. How does a person become a successful writer? How does a man get out of his father’s shadow? But those concerns will dwarf the surprise he’ll find in the first issue – a twist both he and readers will never see coming, which will grow into a mystery about the meaning of life itself.
On sale December 9 • 1 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #16
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover and M.K. Perker

Amelia tracks Zayn to Siberia and learns more about his mysterious
absence than she bargained for. Back in Amsterdam, Blythe struggles with the demons of her addiction. Can Amelia patch things up between them in time to
save Blythe’s life?
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #48
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon
« Hearts and Minds » part 4 of 5! The USA, in the name of global stability, is abandoning all manner of negotiation, peace talks, ceasefires and diplomacy and moving forward unilaterally in its goal of a nuclear-free Manhattan. But surely this was an eventuality that Parco Delgado saw coming a mile off, right? Hey, where is Parco, anyway? And in the middle of the violence, Zee and Matty reunite.
On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREEK STREET #6
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Davide Furno

“GREEK STREET roars out of the gate, asserting itself fairly quickly as something special.” – NEWSARAMA

“The book has a great atmosphere…sex, violence, mystery, and…all the makings to be a good – even great – underworld drama.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS

“A reminder that some stories are too true and too dangerous to ever die. GREEK STREET crackles with Promethean fire.” – Grant Morrison

A shocking new drama unfolds on the blood, tear and fluid-stained stage of Greek Street as disturbed mother-killer Eddie and aristo visionary, Sandy, try to get to London where Dedalus investigates a suicide and an urban witch tries to get through to a monster. Part 1 of “Cassandra Complex,” the all-new storyline to the intense and irreverent GREEK STREET.
On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Chrissie Zullo
The jet-setting adventures of super-spy Cinderella kick into high gear when she travels to Dubai to stop a smuggling ring that’s trafficking illicit magicks from the Homelands. But when she encounters a magic-lamp-wielding Fable on a secret mission of his own, Cindy finds herself torn. Is he friend or foe?
On sale December 2 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #18
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

Caught in a catfight foretold millennia past, Madame Xanadu’s immortality is put to the test. And she finds the only thing worse than an innocent housewife possessed by the devil is a housewife possessed by her first and fiercest rival.
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #91
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by Joao Ruas
Hell hath no fury like Geppetto scorned, and he’s about to prove that to the Fables community! The puppet master has a hunch concerning the source of true power in the forest, and it’s not who you’d expect. After a long talk with the mysterious Grandfather Oak, Gepetto has an offer for the Fables – and it may be one they can’t refuse.
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #41
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
New storyline! A new era for JACK OF FABLES begins in earnest when Jack Frost and his wooden owl MacDuff find themselves in a strange new world – a world with giant millipede mounts, ancient space elevators and ray guns that go zish! But things really get interesting when a scantily clad witch leads Jack to an ancient temple containing one of the most powerful weapons ever crafted: The Fulminate Blade.
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HUMAN TARGET TP
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Edvin Biukovic and Javier Pulido
Cover by Tim Bradstreet

Collecting the Vertigo title that inspired the upcoming Fox TV series! Christopher Chance makes his living by turning himself into a human target. A master of disguise, he cunningly takes on the appearance and persona of men and women with contracts out against them. But when a routine assignment to impersonate an African-American minister with a bounty on his head goes south, Chance finds himself caught between a lethal assassin and a vicious gang war. After the assignment changes his life completely, Chance’s next adventure takes him into the world of Hollywood as he impersonates an aging actor to find a missing boy and flirts with the idea of leaving his dangerous life behind him.
This volume collects the original 4-issue Vertigo HUMAN TARGET miniseries with art by Edvin Biukovic along with the follow-up, standalone, 96-page HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT OGN with art by Javier Pulido (ROBIN: YEAR ONE).
Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

PREACHER BOOK TWO HC
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Steve Dillon
Cover by Glenn Fabry

In this new hardcover volume collecting PREACHER #13-26,
Jesse Custer, along with his girlfriend Tulip and their Irish vampire friend Cassidy, head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then Jesse flies to France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the forces of the mysterious organization known as The Grail.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 368 pg, FC, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM HC
Written by Jamie Delano
Art and cover by Jock

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of John Constantine, Jamie Delano – the very first HELLBLAZER writer – returns for a new original graphic novel! Joining him for the occasion is fan-favorite artist Jock (THE LOSERS), who – for the first time ever – uses the meticulous techniques he’s developed for his Eisner-nominated covers to illustrate a gripping horror story tailor-made for the 21st century.
When an alluring Muslim woman catches Constantine’s eye, she also brings trouble clattering to his doorstep: a bombing in a London museum, mysterious ancient Sumerian artifacts, an unearthly creature running rampant with renegade intentions… To protect his life and freedom, Constantine embarks on a desperate trail sprawling from the back streets of London to the detainment centers of contemporary Iraq – where the man who’s seen everything will see modern-day terror like he’s never imagined.
Don’t miss a Sneak Peek at HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM on the Vertigo Blog at http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 128 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #262
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley
Something wicked haunts the slums of Mumbai. But that’s not Constantine; he’s in India to seek the purity of spirit that might re-unite him with the girl he blames himself for killing – only to find his life in the hands of a girl he almost killed.
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi and Michael Wm. Kaluta
Cover by Esao Andrews
Cain has finally found his house. Harry is losing himself. Peter Keele has murder on his mind. The death toll has climbed. And all around, the ghosts of the City in the Space Between are closing in. Fig stands to lose everything she loves in the final chapter of « The Beauty of Decay.” Featuring a short story illustrated by HOUSE OF MYSTERY classic alumnus Michael Wm. Kaluta (MADAME XANADU).
On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 3: THE SPACE BETWEEN TP
Written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham and Chris Roberson
Art by Luca Rossi, Gilbert Hernandez, Neal Adams, Ralph Reese, Sergio Aragones, David Hahn and Eric Powell
Cover by Esao Andrews

The characters trapped inside the House of Mystery finally discover how and why they’ve been imprisoned there in this newest HOUSE OF MYSTERY volume collecting issues #11-15. This title includes issue #13, with art by comics superstars Neal Adams, Gilbert Hernandez and others.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #23
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
“The Plague Widow” part 3 of 8. « Deathships » haunt the Volga – floating mass graves, Viking ship crews struck down by the plague in transit. They present an irresistible temptation to the quarantined town: precious cargo there for the taking if only a volunteer could be found to risk infection and pull the ship to shore. But the plague’s been hard on everyone, and to a boatload of dying Vikings, they could be thinking the same thing.
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #4
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

Both the desperate and the hopeful fill the long, hard road through the wasteland in Vertigo’s very different epic by award-winning creator Jeff Lemire. Everyone’s looking to survive another day, and now they’re beginning to see the young boy from the woods as the only means to that end….
On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #15
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson
The series featured in the New York Times kicks off “Dry Season,” a murder mystery in three acts. Moses tries to settle in an IDP camp in hopes of capturing some sense of his past. But a brutal murder sends him spiraling into the dark underground of the refugee population.
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS VOL. 3: ROCK LIFE TP
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
In this final volume collecting issues #13-18, obsession grows and Loreli’s life is in extreme danger. But are Annie’s actions noble or sinister? As events spiral out of control, Danny stumbles upon the ultimate secret — one that changes everything not only for himself and Sadie, but for the entire world.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #8
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“A single taste will hook readers right off…ambitious, exciting… A-” – The Onion

Tommy Taylor has affected the lives of millions, winding his way into their dreams and fantasies. But sometimes dreams and fantasies are a poisoned cup. In the prison of Donostia, innocence meets experience with tragic results…
On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS IDENTITY TP
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“A wish-I’d-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world.” — Brian K. Vaughan, Y: THE LAST MAN

“Fascinating…one of the brainiest and most interesting comics of the year.” — Wired

Tom Taylor’s life was screwed from the word go. His father created the mega-popular Tommy Taylor boy-wizard fantasy novels. But dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom that fans constantly compare him to his counterpart, turning him into a lame, Z-level celebrity.
When a scandal hints that Tom might really be the boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious, deadly group that’s secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, to all the places in world history where fictions have shaped reality.
From Bill Willingham to Ed Brubaker, from the LA Times to Ain’t It Cool News, THE UNWRITTEN has won over fans, critics and pros. Now, don’t miss the first collected edition featuring the first five issues of the overwhelmingly acclaimed Vertigo series.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 144 pg, FC,
$9.99 US • MATURE READERS