[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In February 2011, Part 2: Vertigo – Aaron And Ahmed, American Vampire, The Bronx Kill, Demo, DMZ, Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, Jack Of Fables, House of Mystery, The House of Five, iZombie, Hellblazer, Northlanders, Sweet Tooth, Unwritten, Scalped…

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AARON AND AHMED HC
Written by JAY CANTOR
Art and cover by JAMES ROMBERGER

“What causes terrorism?”
After his fiancée dies on 9/11, the question plagues Aaron Goodman. It makes him give up his career as a doctor to become an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay. It leads him to meme theory, as he wonders if there could be a cold science behind the conversion of people into suicide bombers. And ultimately, it brings him to Ahmed, a Gitmo prisoner who promises the answers to all of Aaron¹s questions, and in the process, he’ll take Aaron from Guantanamo Bay to the jihadist camps in Pakistan, back to Ground Zero in New York City.
But where do Ahmed’s real loyalties lie? From where did that loyalty spring? To answer that, Aaron will have to reexamine everything he believes, and stare down one of the most compelling questions of the 21st century.
MacArthur Prize fellow and novelist Jay Cantor (Krazy Kat, Great Neck) has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Ingram Merrill, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as accolades from every major print publication. Now, along with James Romberger (THE BRONX KILL), the acclaimed artist whom comics legend Jim Steranko has described as “fearlessly ambitious,” the two focus their considerable talent, insight and vision in one unforgettable and pressingly relevant graphic novel.

On sale APRIL 6 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

In this lost tale of Skinner Sweet, it’s 1924 when the first American vampire crosses paths with a Wild West show featuring some old pals and enemies from his outlaw days – and he is not happy. From the dying West to flying biplanes, we see how Skinner adjusts to life in the 20th century. Featuring stunning art by Danijel Zezelj (NORTHLANDERS, LUNA PARK).

On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

THE BRONX KILL TP

“This is prime pulp, with clockwork timing and mood to spare.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“One of those rare perfect gems that has you grab total strangers and rant…“You have to read this.”
– Ken Bruen (Once Were Cops, The Guards)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JAMES ROMBERGER
Cover by LEE BERMEJO

Literary writer Martin Keane has a police officer father he can barely stand — and his latest book has received scathing reviews. Then, just as Keane is starting on a new book he hopes will help him work through his family issues, Martin’s wife suddenly disappears without a trace. And as people start to suspect that Martin might be responsible, he senses there’s more going on than meets the eye. He’s sure there are clues to her abduction that he’s overlooking, ones that can perhaps be found in the novel he’s obsessively writing. As Keane and his father investigate the disappearance, he’ll find the truth is much more shocking than he thought in a twist no one could ever see coming.

On sale MARCH 30 • 184 pg, 5.5” x 8”, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

DEMO VOL. 2 TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art and cover by BECKY CLOONAN

“A character-driven drama…Wood proves himself to be a master of done-in-one storytelling.” – IGN

The Eisner-nominated, critically acclaimed project by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan returns in this collection of the second six-issue miniseries. Don’t miss these new stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss and the joy of finding their way in life while dealing with their unexpected super-powers.

On sale MARCH 23 • 160 pg, B&W, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

DMZ #62
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JP LEON

“Free States Rising” continues as the final battle in this Second American Civil War kicks off in a big and bloody way. Matty Roth’s newest mandate, to be the world’s eyes and ears, is a heavy burden to bear, and every associate from recent years, both good and bad, is coming out of the woodwork.

On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER #1
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by SHAWN MCMANUS
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO

Hot on the heels of her breakout miniseries CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE, Fabletown’s favorite secret-agent and bon vivant Cinderella is back on the job again in an all-new 6-issue miniseries, alongside writer Chris Roberson and artist Shawn McManus!
Someone is killing sorcerers out on the Farm, and all signs point to Cinderella’s archnemesis from the old days. The only problem is, Cinderella has always believed that her nemesis has been dead for years. So who is the assassin from Cinderella’s past – the only person who ever came close to defeating her? Find out in the pages of CINDERELLA: FABLES ARE FOREVER!

On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #50
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM & MATTHEW STURGES
Art by TONY AKINS & ANDREW PEPOY and RUSS BRAUN & JOSE MARZAN JR.
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

This is it! This is where it all happens! You’ve been waiting – nay, pining – for this 50th issue of JACK OF FABLES, and, brother, who could blame you? Does Jack Frost slay Jack Dragon? Does Jack Dragon eat his own kid? Will the Page Sisters rebuild the Great Library? Will Gary finally get to sing a show tune on Broadway? We don’t know, because its contents are so secret, even WE aren’t allowed to read it, but they tell us that the answers to all these questions will be provided. It’s oversized, with extra pages, extra action, extra drama, and extra Babe, the Miniature Blue Ox! And you have our personal guarantee that not every single character will die! Oh, and one more small thing we should mention – it’s the final issue of the series. Enjoy!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US MATURE READERS

FABLES #102
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS

This issue begins a 5-part story called “Super Group!” Now why, oh why, in this crazy mixed-up world would we saddle an important funny-book series that has, in 100 issues so far, never had anything to do with Super Heroes with a title like that? And why has snotty little Pinocchio suddenly got it into his head that he needs to design tight-fitting costumes for a carefully selected small team of Fables? In fact, why was the little brat caught looking over his own comic book collection, mumbling things like, “We can call him Werewolf Man, and he can be the Golden Knight, and she can be called The Green Witch?”
To quote master Fables illustrator Mark Buckingham: “What the bloody [censored] is going on here?”

On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #34
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by WERTHER DELL’EDERA and ULISES FARINAS
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS

The Pair of the Conception have been a shadowy entity in Fig’s life for some time now. In this issue, we see where a Pair sleeps, where a Pair works and how a Pair kills. We also see what Keele has really been up to all this time and what happens when poor Abel gets so fed up that he just can’t stand no more! Featuring a ghastly tale illustrated by red-hot artist Ulises Farinas (Motro).

On sale FEBRUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

THE NEW YORK FIVE #2
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by BRIAN WOOD & RYAN KELLY

Everyone has secrets, and Riley’s are well documented! But what about the other girls in
THE NEW YORK FIVE? In this second issue, Merissa and Lona deal with ghosts both at home in Queens and coming into JFK on the red-eye…

On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, B&W,
no interior ads • $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

iZOMBIE VOL. 1: DEAD TO THE WORLD TP
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

“iZombie is flat out my favorite new title this year…
The main cast is really fun and have solid voices, and the recurring set pieces give the series a welcoming feel, more like a favorite TV show than a typical monthly.” – CBR/COMICS SHOULD BE GOOD

The first five issues of this smart detective series that mixes urban fantasy and romantic dramedy is collected, with a story from the HOUSE OF MYSTERY HALLOWEEN ANNUAL #1.
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her own memories, but in the process she becomes consumed with the thoughts and personality of the dead person – until she eats her next brain. Gwen sets out to fulfill the dead person’s last request, solve a crime or right a wrong. Our zombie girl detective is joined by her best friend, Eleanor, who happens to be a swinging ’60s ghost, a posse of paintball-blasting vampires, a smitten were-dog and a hot but demented mummy.

On sale MARCH 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

iZOMBIE #10
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

Gwen finds herself confronted with someone from her past – someone she barely remembers – but quickly discovers that she’s forgotten more than she ever realized, and that her life is about to become very, very complicated. Meanwhile, Ellie tries out a new ghost trick, the monster-hunters and the vampire girls face off, and Amon the mummy and Galatea the mad scientist remember old times. All this and more in the penultimate chapter of iZOMBIE’s sophomore arc!

On sale FEBRUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #276
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by SIMON BISLEY

In this stand-alone story, a property developer plans to bulldoze Constantine’s long-time Brixton home! Constantine discovers more about the whiz kid who wants to desecrate his sanctum sanctorum and the freaky world of High Frequency banking – a world of algorithmic machines that cheat time. Finding the dismantled reality of cutting edge banking not so different from his own world of the occult, Constantine risks bringing forth an ancient and dangerous druid who has taken refuge in a splintered reality…

On sale FEBRUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: ORIGINAL SINS TP NEW EDITION
Written by JAMIE DELANO and RICK VEITCH
Art by JOHN RIDGWAY, TOM MANDRAKE, RICK VEITCH, BRETT EWANS and others
Cover by JIM LEE

The very first Hellblazer collection is back in a new edition that includes John Constantine’s early appearances in SWAMP THING #76-77 along with HELLBLAZER #1-9. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER collections that put all his adventures in reading order, capturing Constantine at his youthful, anarchic best.

On sale MARCH 2 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #37
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by SIMON GANE
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

A new storyline kicks off with “The Siege of Paris!” This is a grunt’s-eye view of the famous event, a relatively unsung chapter in Viking history, where hundreds defended against thousands, and political maneuvering was as important as the clash of the shield wall. Featuring the gorgeous art of Simon Gane (DARK RAIN: A NEW ORLEANS STORY).

On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #18
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

After the explosive conclusion of “Animal Armies,” Jepperd and his new traveling companions begin a long trek north in search of answers in this stand-alone issue. But as the first snowfall of the year hits, mistrust and fear threaten to tear the group apart before they even get started!
This story will be presented in a special, horizontal storytelling format.

On sale FEBRUARY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 3: DEAD MAN’S KNOCK TP

“A taut thriller that slyly plays off the real-world mania for imaginary ones.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Spellbinding . . . a fast-paced supernatural horror story . . . engrossing and exciting.” — BOING BOING

Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS and RYAN KELLY
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

The third volume of the critically acclaimed, New York Times best-selling series, collecting issues #13-18. This volume includes “Dead Man’s Knock,” featuring the launch of the long-awaited new Tommy Taylor novel. A scheme by the Unwritten cabal to bring its author out of hiding works with dramatic results, leading to a momentous confrontation between Tom and Wilson.
Plus, learn the truth behind Lizzie Hexam, Tommy’s mysterious benefactor, in an amazing, interactive tale that lets the reader choose the story’s path.

On sale MARCH 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #22
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS & VINCE LOCKE
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

Tom’s accidentally broken the novel Moby-Dick,
and he’s looking for a way out. What he finds is a path into a whole different ocean, with more trouble
(and more whales) than he could possibly imagine.
And remember that endless stairway from issue #2? Well, now we get to see what it’s for…

On sale FEBRUARY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

SCALPED #46
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK

Officer Falls Down endures a bizarre captivity at the hands of the mysterious Catcher while inmate Lawrence Belcourt finally gets a face-to-face meeting with Chief Red Crow.

On sale FEBRUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION BOOK FIVE HC
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA, GORAN SUDZUKA and JOSE MARZAN JR.
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

In this final Deluxe Edition hardcover collecting Y #49-60, Yorick and Agent 355 prepare for their ultimate quest to reunite the last man with his lost love, while the person, people or thing behind the disaster that wiped out half of humanity is revealed. Then, Yorick Brown’s long journey through an Earth populated only by women comes to its dramatic, unexpected conclusion.

On sale APRIL 27 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS