[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In August 2012, Part 2: Vertigo & Others – American Vampire, Mad, Lot 13, Masters of the Universe, Fables, Hellblazer, Ghosts, Return To Perdition, The Unwritten, Sweet Tooth, Punk Rock Jesus, Saucer Country, The New Deadwardians, Fairest…

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MAD #518
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US
This year, why not rot your mind with MAD while you rot your teeth with Halloween candy?

LOT 13 #1
Written by STEVE NILES
Art and cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, 1 of 5, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
• A terrifying new horror series from the ghoulish minds of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER)!
• A family making a cross-country move makes a horrifying discovery in an old apartment complex. Can they survive the night?

GEARS OF WAR BOOK THREE HC
Written by KAREN TRAVISS and JOSHUA ORTEGA
Art by LEONARDO MANCO, COLIN WILSON, JULIIUS GOPEZ and POP MHAN
Cover by COLIN WILSON
On sale DECEMBER 26 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The best-selling Epic Games franchise continues with these tales from issues #14-24 featuring the story “Dirty Little Secrets” from best-selling author Karen Traviss that bridges the gap between the Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 video games.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF SKELETOR #1
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art and cover by FRAZER IRVING
One-shot • On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
• Take a look at the twisted origins of Eternia’s most loathsome and terrible villain.
• What horrific events from Skeletor’s secret past defined the evil despot he became?

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 5, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The final chapter of the new blockbuster AMERICAN VAMPIRE miniseries is here! Felicia and Hobbes have chased The Coffin all over post-war Europe, but as the chase comes to a bombastic conclusion, Hobbes’s life hangs in the balance and Felicia faces her greatest challenge alone. This epic conclusion will dramatically change the AMERICAN VAMPIRE landscape!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #32
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:10 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
It’s the penultimate chapter of “The Blacklist.” After these events, things are going to be very bleak for our gal Pearl unless she can find some hope in an unlikely place. This one changes everything – we mean it! We’re talking secrets so shocking we can’t even reveal the real cover!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.

FAIREST #8
Written by LAUREN BEUKES
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Part one of “The Hidden Kingdom,” written by 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning writer Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, STRANGE
ADVENTURES)!
Rapunzel’s fast-growing hair is the least of her problems. Her adopted witch mother thinks she’s a slut, origami birds carrying a sinister message are attacking her window – and now, she has to defy Bigby and Snow’s orders to travel from New York to Tokyo and resolve a mystery from her troubled past. Hungry ghosts, talking cats, vengeful lovers scorned and monstrous yakuza await under the hot neon lights as Rapunzel seeks answers…and vengeance. Don’t miss this exciting jumping-on point to the best-selling Vertigo series which features a star-studded cast of Fables including Frau Totenkinder, Jack of Fables and many others!

FAIREST VOL. 1: WIDE AWAKE TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this first FAIREST TP, collecting issues #1-7, Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love’s kiss. But the thief Ali Baba doesn’t seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? Plus: Briar Rose captured by the Snow Queen! Seven good fairy godmothers and one really bad one! And much more!

FABLES #122
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Guest art by GENE HA
Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
How does fate work in the Fables fictional universe? Find out in this tale full of deadly chases, betrayals, sword fights and skulduggery, as superstar guest-artist Gene Ha guides us through “The Destiny Game.” Also: Bufkin and his “girlfriend” sidekick continue their Ozian adventures in the backup feature painted by Shawn McManus.

HELLBLAZER #296
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Sex and horror in Ireland as urban mage John Constantine – along with his alchemically gorgeous wife Epiphany – finally finds his long lost nephew, an alleged occultist serial killer driven bad by blighted Constantine blood. But what is the secret of the real killer? All will be revealed in Part Four of “The Curse of the Constantines.”

HELLBLAZER VOL. 4: FAMILY MAN TP NEW EDITION
Written by JAMIE DELANO, GRANT MORRISON, NEIL GAIMAN and DICK FOREMAN
Art by DAVID LLOYD, DAVE McKEAN, MARK BUCKINGHAM, SEAN PHILLIPS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new volume collecting HELLBLAZER #23-33, a twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer called the Family Man, who forces the con man mage to make a shattering choice.

GHOSTS #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JOE KUBERT, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, PAUL POPE, CECIL CASTELLUCCI, MARY H.K. CHOI, AL EWING and NEIL KLEID
Art by RUFUS DAYGLO, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, PHIL JIMENEZ, JOE KUBERT, JEFF LEMIRE, JOHN McCREA and AMY REEDER
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:10 Variant edition cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
One-Shot • On sale OCTOBER 31 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for details.
Check out this all-new anthology from some of the biggest talents in the industry! Stories spotlight a space heist on a ghost ship, a spirit who wants to play synthesizer in a techno band, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency and others dark, twisted tales.
With stories and art by some of comics’ greatest talents, this special features a cover by Dave Johnson, and a variant cover by Brendan
McCarthy!

A FLIGHT OF ANGELS TP
Written by HOLLY BLACK, BILL WILLINGHAM, ALISA KWITNEY, LOUISE HAWES and T.D. MITCHELL
Conceived by REBECCA GUAY
Art and cover by REBECCA GUAY
On sale NOVEMBER 28 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS
ANGELS: Guardians. Messengers. Warriors. Fallen.
All these angelic aspects and more are explored in A FLIGHT OF ANGELS, a riveting tale in the tradition of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. A mysterious angel plummets to Earth and lands deep in a dark forest, where his dying body is found by the mystical denizens of this strange place. As the gathered fauns, fairies, hags and hobgoblins debate what to do with him, each tells a different story of who they imagine this celestial creature to be: a hero, a lover, a protector or a killer. Once the stories have been told, a verdict is rendered – and the outcome will leave you breathless. Conceived and stunningly illustrated by fantasy art legend Rebecca Guay (Magic: The Gathering, Veils), A FLIGHT OF ANGELS is written by an all-star lineup of today’s top fantasy talent, including Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in tales that will grip your heart and make your imagination soar.

PUNK ROCK JESUS #4
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 32 pg, B&W, 4 of 6, no interior ads, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A devastating loss pushes Chris to the brink. Feeling betrayed and alone, he begins to research the world that Slate and OPHIS have kept him from his entire life. Armed with new knowledge, a new haircut, and a new attitude, an angry Chris is about to tell the whole world the truth. And it all starts after he discovers a few old records in Thomas’s room…

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS #8
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The notorious Hinchcliffe Case closes, but it may not do so quietly and cleanly. Secrets have emerged that will shake Deadwardian Society to its foundations. That is, if society survives…because the Restless are inside the zone.

SAUCER COUNTRY #8
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A new storyline begins here! Arcadia and her team hit the campaign trail. While she competes to win voters’ hearts and minds, can she use her status as a presidential candidate to gain access to the government’s alien secrets? Don’t miss part one of “The Reticulan Candidate.”

SAUCER COUNTRY VOL. 1: RUN TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by RYAN KELLY, GORAN SUDZUKA and JIMMY BROXTON • Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this first SAUCER COUNTRY TP, collecting issues #1-6 of the series and a story from STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, meet Arcadia Alvarado, Governor of New Mexico and Presidential hopeful, who says she was abducted by aliens. She’s already dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex – and now she’s determined to win the election so she can expose the truth about the aliens – and save the world.

THE SANDMAN VOL. 10: THE WAKE TP NEW EDITION
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by MICHAEL ZULLI, JON J MUTH and CHARLES VESS
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the final Sandman tales from issues #70-75 of the acclaimed horror series, Morpheus makes the ultimate decision between change and death. As one journey for the Endless ends, another begins for the Lord of Dreams and his family. All the pieces come together for the final moments of THE SANDMAN.

THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE WITH VOL. 10 TP
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • FC, 3.375” x 10.3125”, $22.99 US • MATURE READERS
Also offered is this special edition of THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE, which ships with just the new edition of VOL. 10: THE WAKE TP inside.

RETURN TO PERDITION TP
Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS
Art by TERRY BEATTY
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 192 pg, B&W, 5.5” x 8”, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new chapter of the graphic novel series that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie, our hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. Now, he’s going to learn you can’t outrun (or outgun) your past when he’s recruited by the mob as a hit man.

SWEET TOOTH #38
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The End is nearly here. The final apocalyptic clash between Jepperd and Abbot explodes with the fate of Gus and the hybrids hanging by a thread.

THE UNWRITTEN #42
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The land of the dead is just a story, but Tom Taylor is going there anyway on a rescue mission that hasn’t been tried since Orpheus – provided he can get the door to open in the first place. And provided the worlds of story are still there… A hungry vampire and two misfit lovers gather around the campfire in “Live Like Lazarus.”