DC Comics In July 2009 - Part 3 : Vertigo[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In July 2009 – Part 3 : Vertigo – Greek Street, Fables, Jack of Fables, Air, DMZ, Hellblazer, House of Mystery, Bang! Tango, Madame Xanadu, Northlanders, The Unwritten, Scalped, Unknow Soldiers, Young Liars…

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GREEK STREET #1
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Kako

You’re a boy from the hood. You’re brought up rough in a children’s home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. Then at 18 you decide to track down your mother. Within hours of finding her, she’s lying naked and dead at your feet. So you run to Greek Street.
And that’s when your troubles really begin…
Boasting a cast of sexy strippers, murderous gangsters, body-snatching mad women and a disturbed young girl who can see the future, GREEK STREET is Peter Milligan’s reimagining of those brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece – bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods – played out on the mean streets of modern-day Red-Light London.
Milligan – best known for his super-smart Vertigo work like SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, HUMAN TARGET and now HELLBLAZER– joins forces with illustrator Davide Gianfelice (NORTHLANDERS) to create an epic ongoing series that’s both familiar yet completely new and always with the bloody, visceral edge that makes it a Vertigo book. Take a trip to GREEK STREET where the old stories are not through with us yet.
On sale July 1 • 40 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. ONE HC
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Craig T. Hamilton
Cover by James Jean

For the first time ever, Bill Willingham’s acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning series FABLES is presented in a deluxe hardcover edition collecting issues #1-10. When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. When Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it’s up to Fabletown’s sheriff, the reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to find the killer. Meanwhile, trouble of a different sort brews at the Fables’ upstate farm where non-human inhabitants are preaching revolution – and threatening Fabletown’s carefully nurtured secrecy.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30
7.0625” x 10.875”, 264 pg, FC, $29.99 US, MATURE READERS

FABLES VOL. 12: THE DARK AGES TP
Written by Bill Willingham
Artist by Mark Buckingham, Mike Allred, Andrew Pepoy, Peter Gross and David Hahn
Cover by James Jean

The 12th volume in the best-selling, award-winning FABLES series collects the epic from issues #76-82 of the acclaimed monthly series. If you’ve ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown’s secret Manhattan location, prepare to be thrilled. Pinocchio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Also in this volume, you’ll find the 4-part story featuring Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn’t seem very reasonable at all.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #86
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jim Fern & Craig T. Hamilton
Cover by Joao Ruas

Meet Dunster Happ, the most important Fable you never knew. If our friends in exile at The Farm knew even a fragment of what humble Dunster knew, they’d be in a lot less trouble right now. Mr. Happ’s just one of a cast of thousands in this issue where we explore Mister Dark’s past and how he ended up in that magical box in that faraway fortress so that two hard-luck mercenaries could come along one day and set him free. Featuring the guest art team of Jim Fern (CROSSING MIDNIGHT) and Craig T. Hamilton.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #36
Written by Chris Roberson
Art by Tony Akins
Cover by Brian Bolland

Featuring an untold tale of Jack’s past drawn by guest artist Tony Akins and written by guest-scripter and novelist Chris Roberson (HOUSE OF MYSTERY #13)! “Jack ‘n’ Apes” is the exciting true story of the time our hero found himself in equatorial Africa in nothing but his underpants, was taken prisoner by a bunch of talking apes, and in no time had set himself up as their king. That’s right, monkey fans, Jack was the real king of the jungle, so accept no substitutes. Kreegah!
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #11
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Blythe’s first test flight in Clearfleet’s new hyperprax plane doesn’t go as she planned. Dogged by a strange illness, she arrives at Sky 1 disoriented and off her guard before meeting an old friend who has a secret she is totally unprepared to hear. But is he trustworthy? Blythe may find out
too late…
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #43
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by John Paul Leon
« No Future » continues, tracking the inner workings of the DMZ’s notorious death cult from its more mindless and random street actions to the more sophisticated operations that betray its thug exterior.  After witnessing the crash-landing that placed Matty in the city in the first place, our anonymous street killer starts questioning the ultimate point of the organization.
On sale July 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

BANG! TANGO #6
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Howard Chaykin
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…A drop-dead gorgeous transsexual has the criminal underworld wrapped around his/her finger. And her ex-hit man ex-boyfriend is in for even more surprises in the stunning conclusion to this sexy, shocking and incomparable Vertigo series.
On sale July 1 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #257
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Simon Bisley

There are worse things than being embroiled in a romantic quadrangle – or maybe there aren’t if you’re in love with John Constantine. But this time, calling him a lady-killer just might be cutting too close to the bone.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #15
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi & David Hahn    Cover by Esao Andrews
Harry’s true identity, Fig’s heritage, Rina’s heartbreak, a dragon’s unrequited love and the Thinking Man’s Army all converge in a very small space in this shattering conclusion to « The Space Between ». And somewhere in there we manage to squeeze in « Jordan’s Movie Idea with the Gorillas and Sh*t, » illustrated by  David Hahn (BITE CLUB, FABLES).
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MADAME XANADU #13
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
A young daughter pleads for Madame Xanadu to use her powers of sight to investigate deeper into her father’s mysterious death. But the family secrets Madame Xanadu digs up are the kind that no one truly wants brought to light. Generations of deceit can charge a heavy toll, and the fortune-teller will discover why it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Northlanders #19
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
« The Shield Maidens » concludes its blood-drenched telling of Thyra, Grettr, and Lif – three wives of slain Danish warriors who seek revenge on their killers. The myth of the Valkyries, the idyllic figures who guide dead warriors to Valhalla, is shattered by the stone-cold reality of love lost.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #3
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

Tom Taylor travels to the place where Frankenstein was conceived – the same place his father wrote the first Tommy Taylor book.
And, of course, that can’t be just an innocent coincidence…
Continuing the acclaimed new series from the award-winning LUCIFER team of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen)!
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #31
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by RM Guera
Cover by Jock
FBI Agent Nitz finally has what he’s dreamed about for years: an eyewitness who can put Chief Red Crow away for murder. Unfortunately, the only thing standing in his way just happens to be his own undercover agent, Dash Bad Horse. Part two of the pivotal new arc « The Gnawing » offers more surprises and plenty more bloodshed.
On sale July 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 3: YEAR OF THE BASTARD NEW EDITION TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson & Rodney Ramos    Cover by Jae Lee
In this new edition of volume three, now featuring issues #13-18 of the hit series, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of fame and escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. Armed with only his demented mind, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex and unwelcome celebrity with disastrous results.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER # 10
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson
It’s a day in the life of an American celebrity activist in Africa, as worldwide box office star Margaret Wells befriends a man whose face is covered in bandages. What the actress doesn’t know is that the survivor is Moses Lwanga, a man she once deeply respected – a man who’s come to kill her.
On sale July 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS #17
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham
Danny suffers the horrible effects of looking through the hole in the wall, causing a rift between himself and Loreli. Loreli turns to Danny’s archrival, Puss-Bag, for comfort, which leads to a night of violence and horror. And history repeats itself as the spider’s plan is revealed…
Retailers please note: this issue’s story was previously scheduled to appear in issue #16.
On sale July 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 1: HAUNTED HOUSE TP
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

“UNKNOWN SOLDIER could be a new Vertigo classic.” — The Onion
“A story with teeth, unafraid to confront some horrific truths about the world we live in, Joshua Dysart’s UNKNOWN SOLDIER is a comic that genuinely matters.” — Garth Ennis

“This is an immensely brave, intelligent and ruthless piece of work. You need to read it.” — Warren Ellis

Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it’s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center of this. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what’s wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses’ connection to past bandage-wrapped warrior?
HAUNTED HOUSE collects the first six issues of the Eisner Award-nominated UNKNOWN SOLDIER series – don’t miss it!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS