DC Comics March 2013: Vertigo Solicitations
Vertigo March 2013 Releases!
Here are the March 2013 Vertigo imprint solicitations courtesy of DC Comics.
Written by DENISE MINA
Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale MAY 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Vertigo presents the concluding volume of the official graphic novel adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!
In Book 2, the mystery of Harriet Vanger’s disappearance deepens as crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the indomitable Lisbeth Salander join forces to crack the decades-old case. Together they uncover a twisted secret that may end up costing them their lives.
Don’t miss the gripping conclusion to one of the most thrilling books of all time!
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale APRIL 3 • 224 pg, B&W, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new title collecting the 6-issue miniseries — with ten new story pages!
Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all – let alone the Son of God. And what effect will this all have on Gwen, the young woman who is selected, through an American Idol-style process, to be the mother of the new Messiah?
All this leads to the hiring of Thomas McKael, the clone’s bodyguard and a former IRA operative with a turbulent past who must protect the new Messiah—a baby who captivates the world but grows up to become an angry teenager.
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale MARCH 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In part 3 of “Snow White,” the newly established Fabletown in the former Castle Dark continues to yield dark secrets. Ruthless Prince Brandish locks one of Fables’ beloved princesses in a tower with no way out. And in Haven, Beast cooks up a scheme involving Geppetto and the Blue Fairy while Flycatcher enjoys a nice, relaxing bath—only to find more than a rubber duckie with him in the tub.
Written by LAUREN BEUKES
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MARCH 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the conclusion of “The Hidden Kingdom,” will Rapunzel discover what happened to her long-lost children—or will the Japanese Fables have their final, bloody revenge? Lies, secrets and betrayals fold into each other like origami in the finale to Lauren Beukes’ and Inaki Miranda’s acclaimed story arc!
Written by DAN ABNETT, MATT KINDT, DAMON LINDELOF, PETER MILLIGAN, TOBY LITT, RAY FAWKES, SIMON SPURRIER, TOM KING and GAIL SIMONE
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, JEFF LEMIRE, M.K. PERKER, VICTOR SANTOS, JORGE CORONA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, TOM FOWLER, I.N.J. CULBARD and others
Cover by EDUARDO RISSO
1:10 Variant cover by JAE LEE
One-shot • On sale MARCH 20 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
Let’s do the time warp again! It’s time for another fantastic Vertigo anthology filled with spectacular sci-fi stories. Robots, deep space and lots of time travel twists by a bevy of comic greats and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire bring us a blast from DC’s past, plus another installment of the “Dead Boy Detectives” from Toby Litt, Buckingham and Victor Santos, Matt Kindt presents a stirring story of man vs. machine—and so much more!
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO
Art by R.M. GUERA and JASON LATOUR
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS
RESOLICIT • On sale MARCH 27 • 40 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
• The adaptation of the screenplay from award-winning director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film continues!
• Django and Dr. Schultz take a big risk against impossible odds inside the stronghold of slave owner Calvin Candie.
• This is the only way to read the entire, uncut story, which contains scenes that may not appear in the final film!
Written by JAMIE DELANO and GARTH ENNIS
Art by SEAN PHILLIPS, STEVE PUGH, DAVE McKEAN, WILL SIMPSON, MARK PENNINGTON, MALCOLM JONES III, TOM SUTTON and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 24 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
This new edition of a classic HELLBLAZER collection features several tales never before collected, including a look at John Constantine’s rough and tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills. Then, in early stories from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis, John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it’s his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine’s
door. Collecting HELLBLAZER #34-46.
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art and cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale MARCH 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
On election night, Arcadia’s chances of reaching the highest office in the land are too close to call…just like Prof Kidd’s chances of holding on to his sanity. In Part Two of “President’s Day,” our heroes are forced to ask: Whose side are the flying saucers on?
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale MARCH 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Orpheus in the Underworld” part 1! Still on his quest to bring Lizzie back from the dead, Tom Taylor has made it as far as Hades—but he’s left his memories behind in the waters of Lethe. Now he’s face-to-face with the king of the underworld, who’s got his own sinister agenda and no good reason to offer Tom an Orpheus deal…
- The Comic Book Critic