The Return Of Vertigo (Details & Interviews)

So Vertigo hasn't been up to much since Flashpoint happened and they lost some of there top characters to the DCU and then Karen Berger leaving but they have finally started making tracks with a slate of new books being announced as well as some older ones being relaunched, hopefully this will get the publisher back on track and back at the cutting edge of comics. In case you missed the announcements here they are:

  • HINTERKIND – Decades after “The Blight” all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers and she’s not alone … all the creatures of myth and legend have returned and they're not happy. After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of her Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. An epic fantasy adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, HINTERKIND is written by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Francesco Trifogli, and debuts this October.

  • THE DISCIPLINE – Launching this December, THE DISCIPLINE is a dark, erotic thriller about a privileged young woman named Melissa who is thrust into a centuries old battle between good and evil. She begins an affair with a mysterious man named Orlando who opens her eyes to a sexually sinister world she never knew existed. Through this ritualistic seduction (“The Discipline”), Orlando unlocks Melissa’s inner power and then enlists her into a shadowy war that has been fought for centuries. THE DISCIPLINE comes to you from writer Peter Milligan and artist Leo Fernandez.
  • DEAD BOY DETECTIVES - Spinning out of the pages of Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN, two dead British school boys star in their own monthly series and solve crimes in the 21st century with the help of a new female accomplice. Premiering in November, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is written by noted British novelist Toby Litt with layouts and painted covers by Mark Buckingham (FABLES).

  • SUICIDERS – Hitting the spinner rack this December, this new series marks the incomparable Lee Bermejo’s (JOKER; BATMAN: NOEL; BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH) debut as an ongoing series comic book writer and artist. SUICIDERS follows the lies of two futuristic boxers – one on top of the world, the other trying to fight (and kill) his way there. Set in Los Angeles after “The Big One,” “Suiciders” is the wildly popular reality sport that contestants are literally dying to be a part of … and to be the best, you have to murder the best.
  • COFFIN HILL – When she was 15, Eve Coffin summoned a darkness that had been buried since the Salem Witch Trials. Now Eve’s back to harness the evil that destroyed her friends and is slowly taking over the sleepy town of Coffin Hill. This is a series full of magic, madness and murder via a twisted family of New Englanders. Arriving in stores this October, COFFIN HILL combines the talents of artist Inaki Miranda (FAIREST: THE HIDDEN KINGDOM) with writer Caitlin Kittredge, a young, dark fantasy author whose writing includes the Nocturne City, the Black London, and the Iron Codex series of novels – which include the recently published titles Dark Days and The Mirrored Shard.
  • THE WITCHING HOUR – Just in time for Halloween, this anthology-style one-shot collects short stories exploring witchcraft written and drawn by some of the most talented veterans and newcomers in the business – including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Lauren Beukes, Emily Carroll, Matthew Sturges, Shawn McManus, Tula Lotay and many more. And of course, how could you talk about all of the exciting projects on Vertigo’s plate in 2013 without discussing the highly anticipated SANDMAN prequel miniseries from writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III?

Not only will there been new series but the return of a few old ones:

  • In their coverage, THE NEW YORK TIMES announced that THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will officially launch on October 30. The miniseries will be published every other month, with a special, oversized issue (including interviews, rare artwork, and more) hitting stands in between the release of each new issue.“The most peculiar thing for me about returning to ‘Sandman’ is how familiar it all feels,” Gaiman told THE NEW YORK TIMES. As for Williams’ art? “They are the most beautiful pages I have ever seen in periodical comics,” Gaiman continued. “I ask him to do the impossible, and he gives me back more than I asked for.”
  • This month, Tom Strong is back! Drawn by original Tom Strong co-creator and artist Chris Sprouse and written by British writer Peter Hogan, this sci-fi adventure takes readers to TERRA OBSCURA!The lives of Tom’s daughter Tesla and her unborn child both hang in the balance, and there’s nothing Tom can do to save them…until he remembers the one thing that just might. To find it, he and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy.

Not only that but there is some great new books already announced that will be getting there first, second and third issues:

  • When the Honor Guard charges into battle, they’re not alone. They’re backed by a crack support staff, from researchers to threat assessment teams to hotline switchboard clerks. And when one young woman gets the job offer of a lifetime, it opens the way to a world of wonder, of possibilities—and possibly, the greatest mistake of her life. The return of the acclaimed series continues, with a closeup look at the humans behind the super humans.

ASTRO CITY Written by: Kurt BusiekArt by: Brent AndersonCover by: Alex RossColor/B&W: ColorPage Count: 40U.S. Price: 3.99On Sale Date: Jul 10 2013

  • A new species has been discovered at the bottom of the ocean, and as a result people are dying. Is it the missing link? Or a link to something even bigger? Marine biologist Lee Archer and her crew have to find out before things get much, much worse…

Written by: Scott SnyderArt by: Sean MurphyCover by: Sean MurphyVariant Cover by: Dustin NguyenColor/B&W: ColorPage Count: 32U.S. Price: 2.99On Sale Date: Jul 31 2013

  • South-of-the-Border intrigue heats up as a mysterious nun shows up at the monastery where Lono has been hiding out. It doesn’t help that she’s a lot sexier than most nuns have a habit of being...

Written by: Brian AzzarelloBackup Written by: Eduardo RissoCover by: Dave JohnsonColor/B&W: ColorPage Count: 32U.S. Price: 2.99On Sale Date: Jul 17 2013

  • It started small: temporary gravity failures, time reversal loops, entropy reversals. With much fanfare a new government agency was formed with a mandate “to prevent and protect.” Its official title: The Federal Bureau of Physics. Humans, if nothing else, adapt to the changing parameters of their existence. What was extraordinary soon became ordinary, a part of people’s daily lives. They move on and do what people have always done: survive. But even that new status quo is now under threat. Things are getting worse, and it falls to Special Agent Adam Hardy and his FBP team to figure out what’s going on, before it’s too late…

Written by: Simon OliverArt by: Robbi RodriguezCover by: Nathan FoxVariant Cover by: Nathan FoxColor/B&W: ColorPage Count: 32U.S. Price: 2.99On Sale Date: Jul 31 2013

Also if you would like to read some interviews about the up coming books here are some links:

Vertigo, a DC Comics Brand, Is Rebuilding With 6 New Series - NYTimes.com

Williams III Talks "Batwoman," Readies "The Sandman: Overture" - Comic Book Resources

MTV Geek – Writer Peter Hogan Shares The Sci-Fi Details of ‘Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril’ [INTERVIEW]

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36 Comments
Posted by Decoy Elite

Super excited about a lot of these titles, Vertigo always brings out some great concepts. Also anything Sandman is sure to be interesting. Thanks for the info man.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@decoy_elite: Pretty excited for all these books really. When I started reading comics I came for the superheroes but I stayed for Vertigo. Yea no problem, I never see much talk about new Vertigo stuff on the Vine so I thought I'd just get it out there.

Posted by Xwraith

I thought this was going to be about Count Vertigo.

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Posted by Decoy Elite

@jonny_anonymous: Yeah, great work on this blog btw, really well done and well ordered.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@xwraith: unfortunately not sorry

@jonny_anonymous: Yeah, great work on this blog btw, really well done and well ordered.

Thanks man, stuff I post is almost never well ordered lol

Posted by akbogert

This is really intense, haha.

Thanks for this. Definitely will check some of these out.

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Posted by akbogert

@jonny_anonymous: oh, it's just intimidating how many good-looking books I've never heard of. All that info at once.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@akbogert said:

@jonny_anonymous: oh, it's just intimidating how many good-looking books I've never heard of. All that info at once.

lol well Vertigo is launching tons of new books but it's kind of getting ignored on Comic Vine so I thought I'd share

Edited by Immortal777

Who cares.

I DO!!!!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by akbogert
Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@akbogert: I'm gonna try and post Vertigo updates regularly now, hopefully pepole check them out lol

Edited by JediXMan

I'm really excited for Sandman.

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Posted by Saren

Suiciders seems interesting. I like Bermejo's art but I've never read anything he's written.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jedixman: as you can see by my avatar so am I, I think J.H Williams is the absolute perfect artist they could have chosen for that book.

Suiciders seems interesting. I like Bermejo's art but I've never read anything he's written.

Batman Noel was pretty good

Posted by Strongarm

Hinterkind seems legit

Posted by Ciriel

Super excited about a lot of these titles, Vertigo always brings out some great concepts. Also anything Sandman is sure to be interesting. Thanks for the info man.

Vertigo is amazing

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Hinterkind seems legit

Yea it sounds pretty interesting

Posted by Strongarm

@jonny_anonymous: No humans, plenty of mythical bestiaries

its time that comics got more versatile

Posted by TDK_1997

A lot of these look and sound pretty interesting.So from what it looks like I will be getting like half of them . :D

Edited by RustyRoy

Time to ditch DC and go Vertigo.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@strongarm: the more mythical beasts the better

@tdk_1997 said:

A lot of these look and sound pretty interesting.So from what it looks like I will be getting like half of them . :D

yea they do, what do you think looks the most interesting?

@rustyroy said:

Time to ditch DC and go Vertigo.

a wise choice lol

Posted by Strongarm

@jonny_anonymous: I want to see variety, hopefully a gryphon that does not suck

Edited by Billy Batson

Interested in The Discipline and Hinterkind the most but Collider and Coffin Hill sound promising as well.

BB

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@strongarm: Yea I hope they do a good mix and not just the same old Greek/Norse ones

Interested in The Discipline and Hinterkind the most but Collider and Coffin Hill sound promising as well.

BB

I love the art on Coffin Hill but out of the new books I'm most interested in Dead Boy Detectives, I read a online interactive short story by Toby Litt and I enjoyed it so hopefully this will be good as well.

Posted by Strongarm

@jonny_anonymous: Eastern ones, and not limited to japan

India and the southeast

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@jonny_anonymous: Eastern ones, and not limited to japan

India and the southeast

Yea India ones would be cool, I'd like to see some African ones as well

Posted by Strongarm
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Posted by kuonphobos

I checked the first issue of The Wake and found too much that seemed to be a rip off of the recent faux documentary Mermaids: The Body Found for my liking.

Hinterlands seems very interesting to me but I am wondering how it will differ from Fables other than the "post-apocalyptic" setting

Posted by tupiaz

It is only Sandman, Astro City, Wake and 100 bullets I'm Interested in. Nothing on the list makes me go wild.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@ciriel said:

@decoy_elite said:

Super excited about a lot of these titles, Vertigo always brings out some great concepts. Also anything Sandman is sure to be interesting. Thanks for the info man.

Vertigo is amazing

this is a true statement

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Just gonna add some new Sandman: Overture art