VERTIGO Solicits (August 2014)

COFFIN HILL #10
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Eve and Detective Frost zero in on the Ice Fisher while the clock runs out on his latest victim’s life. Still jailed for Detective Donovan’s murder, Eve survives a cellblock attack motivated by more than a simple grudge and gets an offer from her new lawyer she can’t refuse! And in Coffin Hill, Patrick Finn’s resentment toward his brother Nate threatens to explode – and without Eve to stand by his side, Nate may not survive!

ASTRO CITY: THROUGH OPEN DOORS TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The first collection from the new run of ASTRO CITY is now in paperback with issues #1-6 of the acclaimed series! As the story begins, a mysterious door appears, heralding the arrival of the Ambassador. But when an ordinary man is caught in a cosmic conflict, it is up to favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, as well as new heroes, to rise to the occasion and save the world! Plus: a look at a woman who uses her super-powers to help bring adventure to the silver screen and more!

ASTRO CITY #14
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
A roadside killer-robot sanctuary and museum? Only in Astro City. Meet Ellie and her very unusual friends. Plus: Samaritan, Cleopatra, Reflex 6 and more!

BODIES #2
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by DEAN ORMSTON, MEGHAN HETRICK, PHIL WINSLADE and TULA LOTAY
Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
With four bodies lying on mortuary slabs, speculation mounts from a century ago to the present day as to the identity of the victim. In wartime Britain and a forgetful future, however, living strangers are causing confusion. A hooker’s kiss, a fine young cannibal, a fascist mob and a suspect who literally falls from the heavens will send muddy ripples through history. The time-travelling serial-killer story heats up!

AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #5
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by MATIAS BERGARA
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The California Gold Rush. Thousands migrate West, and any average Joe could strike it rich with just one swing of his pick. But one unfortunate miner’s attempts to unearth a fragment of gold inadvertently awaken something much worse. Clues to the mystery of the monstrous new villain, the Gray Trader, are revealed in this adventurous one-shot story featuring the stunning artwork of rising star artist Matias Bergara!

DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #8
Written by TOBY LITT
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and RYAN KELLY
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
After Charles and Crystal pledge to help one another in their investigations – no matter the cost – the duo set out to prove that Charles’s father did not murder Charles’s mother, and to find out whether Crystal really can bring her lost friend Rosa back from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Edwin might discover the key to these mysteries – if he can break Tibetan Monk Lobsang out of a trance so deep he stopped breathing in 2012.

FAIREST #28
Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
At the Farm, all the talking animals, birds, and other non-humans discover that to get what they wish for will depend on the luck of the draw. And while a spider in Haven longs for the chance to be with his love, Reynard discovers that his attempts to woo a fairytale princess have earned him a one-way trip to a whole heap of trouble. The final arc of FAIREST continues here!

FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK NINE HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, NIKO HENRICHON, MICHAEL ALLRED and ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
The final battle between the free Fables of the mundane world and the Empire occupying their former Homelands is here, in these tales from issues #70-82! The creatures of myth and fairytale lore have assembled together to finally face the Adversary and his hordes. But victory will not come without a price – who will live and who will die for the fate of the Homelands?

FABLES #143
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
A fight is coming between Rose Red and Snow White, and everybody knows it – except maybe Rose Red and Snow White. The only trouble is, they’ve been pegged as highly magical creatures all of their lives, but the true measure of that magic is only now being revealed. When they do finally throw down with each other, will it be a personal duel, or all-out war involving thousands?

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #13
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
The conclusion of the “Wish You Were Here” story arc! Realities collide, sparks fly and history will come back to haunt Adam!

EX MACHINA BOOK THREE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, JOHN PAUL LEON and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from EX MACHINA #21-29, EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE and the EX MACHINA SPECIAL #3, Mayor Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City’s drug laws. But will a string of brazen robberies and a shocking suicide affect the Mayor’s policy? And in a story set during the blackout of 2003, the mayor must deal with a city gone dark.

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS VOL. 2: WISH YOU WERE HERE TP
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this second FBP volume collecting issues #8-13, agents Rosa and Adam are invited to take part in an experiment that will test their limits and blur their concept of reality. And after a beautiful moment is shattered, Rosa and Adam get to see firsthand why Nakeet is known as the strangest town north of the forty-eight.

HINTERKIND #10
Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by FRANCESCO TRIFOGLI
Cover by GREG TOCCHINI
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
There’s no place to hide for Jon and Prosper when the Graf Orlock and the Vampire Nation are hot for their blood. Meanwhile, there’s a seismic shift of power amongst the Sidhe. Long live Queen Tersia!

PUNK ROCK JESUS DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 360 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS
Sean Murphy’s acclaimed 6-issue miniseries about reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ is now collected in a Deluxe Edition hardcover, with over 100 pages of new, bonus material and new cover art!
J2 causes both outrage and adulation. 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.

THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #8
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
In “Sang” part three, to find the maanim, Sir Thomas must succeed where all other knights have failed. Which isn’t going to be easy when his own identity keeps shifting, and when the story itself seems determined to create a very different hero.

Y: THE LAST MAN BOOK ONE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by PIA GUERRA and JOSE MARZAN, JR.
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale SEPTEMBER 10 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
The first ten issues of the award-winning series written by Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Lost) are collected in this new trade paperback! It’s the saga of Yorick Brown – the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome who searches the world for his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.

THE UNWRITTEN: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE SHIP THAT SANK TWICE TP
“A taut thriller that slyly plays off the real-world mania for imaginary ones.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS, KURT HUGGINS and ZELDA DEVON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
The original graphic novel is now in paperback! Twenty-five years ago Tom’s father, Wilson Taylor, devised his subversive literary masterpiece. Now the blueprint of how a father gave his son vast power in order to accomplish a greater scheme is revealed. Partly told through Wilson’s own journal entries, juxtaposed with Tommy’s swashbuckling deep sea adventures with his trusty companions Peter and Sue, the story is at once a prequel and a parallel story to the ongoing series.

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