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Vertigo Announces Strange Adventures #1

Some of the greatest writers of our time get together in May.

Vertigo has just announced the release of Strange Adventures #1 for May. The comic will gather some of the greatest comic book writers of our time, including Peter Milligan, Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. That right there should be enough to grab your attention. 
 
What will the comic be about? From the far reaches of space to the not so distant future, Vertigo will bring you a collection of 8 ten page science fiction short stories as only Vertigo can do them. 
 
To make this even sweeter, the Eisner award-winning team of 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso reunite to bring you the first chapter of their upcoming new series SPACEMAN. 
 
Check out the cover by Paul Pope. There will also be a variant cover by Mark Buckingham. Be sure to let your local comic shop know that they must order a copy of this series for you.
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Posted by ComicMan24
Posted by Krakoa

I am definitely going to have to get this, but I hope it's not as disappointing as Weird Worlds #1 was. 

Posted by humanfly26
Posted by ComicMan24
@humanfly26: He has a twin brother? No way!!! :P
Posted by NightFang
@ComicMan24 said:
"He has a twin brother? No way!!! :P "
Lol, I think he was joking and its good to see Ultra the Multi-Alien back in comics.
Posted by ComicMan24
@NightFang: I know. Hence the :P lol
Posted by tonis

find this to be great news, always love the old sci-fi of the golden and silver age. Would be nice to see a revival of that genre in comics.

Posted by aztek_the_lost

Vertigo already did a Strange Adventures miniseries (four issues) back in 1999 with contributors like Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Brian Azzarello. Of course, I'm excited for this one because it involves Milligan (who's one of the best writers in the industry) and Snyder and Lemire who I'd love to see more of besides their current babies at Vertigo so I can have a more full-rounded opinion on their writing. 
 
Also, Paul Pope FTW! 
 
Although, this confuses me because last year Vertigo announced it was no longer doing DC-related stuff...this has DC written all over it....since it was one of their longest titles (but then again so was House of Mystery which is still ongoing at Vertigo...confusing stuff)

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Posted by goatman2112

Ultra has always been one of my favorite C-list characters so it's good to see this

Posted by NightFang
@ComicMan24 said:
" I know. Hence the :P lol "
Oh, my mistake, lol.
Posted by ComicMan24
@NightFang: No problem.
Edited by thechessclub

Either that's the variant or you mixed up the names in the last paragraph=] Paul Pope's stuff is a little bit unmistakable

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@thechessclub said:
" Either that's the variant or you mixed up the names in the last paragraph=] Paul Pope's stuff is a little bit unmistakable "
yeah...the cover makes me think of Buckingham, looks like his Snow White's face there 
 
although...Paul Pope's variant cover for American Vampire didn't seem as "unmistakable" as his interior art always has been IMO
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Posted by JonesDeini
@humanfly26 said:
" @ComicMan24 said:

" Isn't that Ultra the Multi-Alien? "

 
If it's not him, it's his twin brother :-)
 

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For a second there I thought that was Metamorpho. I was like "They can use DC characters again?!" but sadly tis not the case. 
Posted by G-Man
@thechessclub: @aztek the lost: I'm just going with what Vertigo said...
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Posted by aztek_the_lost
@G-Man said:
" @thechessclub: @aztek the lost: I'm just going with what Vertigo said... "
I understand but if you had to go off your own judgment, you'd assume that cover is Buckingham, right? doesn't it look similar to his Fables work?
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Posted by aztek_the_lost
@G-Man: actually scratch that, I know it's Buckingham, I can see his signature...I was looking for it in the bottom right but it's on the left
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Posted by Mumbles

sweet

Posted by GraveSp

I'm just glad to see Vertigo publishing more stuff.

Posted by Billy Batson

yay!

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Posted by turoksonofstone
Posted by Yumulu

Strange Adventures gonna be awesome, maybe, anyway the cover look good, so does the potential writers.
 
Not caring about Spaceman.

Posted by Dark Noldor

This will be the best release in May, no doubt about it
Great writers and excellent artists too, like Eduardo Risso

Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir
Posted by Darkchild

epic!!! def picking this up

Posted by thechessclub
@aztek the lost said:
" @G-Man: actually scratch that, I know it's Buckingham, I can see his signature...I was looking for it in the bottom right but it's on the left "
Yeah, I saw that too=P *Jumping High Five for being kick ass detectives!*
Posted by guuthulhu

Awesome! I love serialised books like that where each issue is it's own story and sci-fi is my favorite genre, next to horror. Can't wait to get my hands on this.

Posted by JonesDeini

Mos def looking forward to this!

Posted by thechessclub

But to actually comment on the topic at hand..I'll be picking this up at the very least for the Pope cover. Then if it strikes my fancy, I'll get the rest. This sort of thing is right up my alley too what with the Mysteries in Space feel to it...