Vertigo Group Solicits (January 2015)

EFFIGY #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MARLEY ZARCONE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
1:13 Variant cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
After a sex-tape scandal, former Hollywood child star turned Z-lister Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, IL, to find a seemingly impossible crime – a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective.
As Chondra starts to investigate, she stumbles upon a bizarre cult that worships celebrities as eternal effigies. And these cult members aren’t just worshiping – they’re also ritually sacrificing anyone who defies their veneration of the beautiful and famous. Chondra’s probe takes her on a terrifying tour of burial mounds across the world, from Stonehenge to the Nazca Lines of Peru. But what is the link between the cult, Chondra’s hometown, and her own bloodline? Will Chondra become the hero detective she played as a child…or is she in fact the cult’s unwitting messiah?
Written by rising star Tim Seeley (BATMAN ETERNAL, GRAYSON, Revival) and illustrated by Marley Zarcone (Black Circle, MADAME XANADU), EFFIGY is a twisted murder mystery and conspiracy tale that examines celebrity, godhood, and the price of fame.

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FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #1
Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS
Art by STEVE SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
1:13 Variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale JANUARY 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST
Even before the first issue of FABLES, there were stories to be told, shadowy avenues to explore, and lives hanging in the balance! Bigby Wolf has seen plenty in his time as Sheriff of Fabletown…but nothing can prepare him for this…
It all starts with a simple domestic disturbance. But when Bigby learns that his old nemesis, the Woodsman who has an axe to grind, is part of the scene, things go downhill fast. And how will Bigby and Snow White keep their heads long enough to crack the case when they get caught up in a grisly murder mystery?
Vertigo’s first-ever digital-first series, FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US is a gripping adaptation and expansion of the smash-hit video game from Telltale Games, and an official prequel to Bill Willingham’s bestselling FABLES! Written by FABLES alum Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and Dave Justus (HOUSE OF MYSTERY), with art by Stephen Sadowski (JSA), Shawn McManus (FABLES/FAIREST), and Travis Moore (JSA ALL STARS)!

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FABLES #148
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY
Backup story art by TERRY MOORE
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
At long last Rose Red learns the truth about her mother, her sister and herself. This is why they’re so magical. This is why all of that wild magic is affecting their lives now. And this is why one will ultimately have to kill the other. Apparently that’s what siblings in this family do. Plus: Terry Moore illustrates the backup feature, “The Last Story of Beauty and the Beast.”

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FAIREST #33
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
This final issue of FAIREST features a special stand-alone story written by Bill Willingham! Don’t miss the return of fan-favorite maniac Goldilocks, with art by Meghan Hetrick (BODIES, BATMAN ETERNAL, THE JOKER’S DAUGHTER) and a special horizontal format cover by Adam Hughes!

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ASTRO CITY #19
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Rated T
As her career may be ending, Quarrel looks back at her earliest days as a super hero, including the roots of her on-again/off-again romance with Crackerjack. Plus: Honor Guard and the Omega Rangers!

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ASTRO CITY: PRIVATE LIVES HC
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and GRAHAM NOLAN
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 11 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from ASTRO CITY #11-16, get to know the assistant to one of Astro City’s newest and most powerful mystic heroes, the Silver Adept. Plus, we take a look at the Gentleman Bandit as he continues his life of well-dressed crime as a member of the Menagerie Gang, and meet the proprietor of a roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum. But the Broken Man isn’t done with our town yet, and he spies on both the Dancing Master and Starbright – a teen super hero whose destiny is entwined with that of his greatest foe!

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Trapped behind the wall, Felicia and Pearl must run from the horrors they find lurking in Area 51. Whether they make it out alive or become test tube experiments may not be up to them. AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE continues here!

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BODIES #7
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by DEAN ORMSTON, PHIL WINSLADE, MEGHAN HETRICK and TULA LOTAY
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale JANUARY 28 • 32 pg, FC, 7 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Coppers undercover, coppers under lovers, coppers on drugs and genocide uncovered. The penultimate tick of the tock before the courtroom dock, the future shock, the hangman’s drop and the doomsday clock.

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FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #17
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale JANUARY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
With the universe tearing apart at the seams, Adam is faced with a choice: either watch from the sidelines or join forces with a man he cannot trust.

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HINTERKIND #14
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
One world dies, and another is born. As the various armies of the Hinterkind – vampires, centaurs, elves and more – sense their time has come and begin to mass their forces for all-out war, there is a glimmer of hope for peace in the form of one Prosper Monday. Who, or what, is she really?

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THE NAMES #5
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by CELIA CALLE
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now a 9-issue miniseries! Flaherty’s brain has been destroyed by The Surgeon’s scalpel – and Philip’s brain is just as blitzed by the sight of Katya’s naked body – as the psychopath called The Surgeon closes in. Sex, violence, enigmatic Dark Loops, dark hearts and a devastating twist turn everything on its head in this issue!

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THE KITCHEN #3
Written by OLLIE MASTERS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
On sale JANUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Kath and Raven continue to solidify their bloody hold over the rackets of Hell’s Kitchen, and we get a glimpse into their childhood – and what it was like being rival siblings of the toughest Irish gangster in New York.

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VERTIGO QUARTERLY: BLACK #1
Written by Mary H.K. Choi, Francesco Francavilla, Tom King, Jeff Lemire, Steven T. Seagle , Si Spencer and more
Art by Francesco Francavilla, John Paul Leon, Jeff Lemire, Will Morris, Fabio Moon and more
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One shot • On sale JANUARY 28 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
BLACK is back for the final issue of the CMYK Quarterly. We’ve got some of comics’ top writers and artists coming at you with bold statements and dark accents. Join us as we celebrate VERTIGO’s favorite color and the anthology that’s been bringing it all year long.

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WOLF MOON #2
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JEREMY HAUN
Cover by RYAN KELLY
On sale JANUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
How do you hunt a werewolf if a different person becomes the monster with every cycle of the moon? The Wolf continues to elude Dillon, and now the trail is going cold. Hoping to uncover some clues, Dillon turns to a reclusive expert on werewolf legends, and what he learns crushes any hope of ever destroying the creature.

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OCEAN/ORBITER DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by COLLEEN DORAN, CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
Cover TBD
On sale MARCH 18 • 264 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Two classic science fiction epics written by Warren Ellis are collected together for the first time! In OCEAN #1-6, U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane must learn what lies under Europa’s half-mile-thick mantle of ice. And in the original graphic novel ORBITER, a long-missing space shuttle crash lands on Earth to unlock a mystery that will unfold deep in outer space.

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HELLBLAZER VOL. 10: IN THE LINE OF FIRE TP
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art and cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these never before collected stories from HELLBLAZER #97-107,
Constantine comes to the aid of his downstairs neighbor, a dimwitted, epileptic giant whose home is haunted by a persistent ghost. Plus, John’s affinity with the supernatural spoils a soccer game when a demon that thrives on hooliganism shows up.

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