Well, it clearly worked for Superman Unchained. The Sandman: Overture is getting a double page interior foldout splash in the first issue. We’re getting Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny as well as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and more…
That and full details on the new comics, Coffin Hill, The Hinterkind and The Witching Hour, here are Vertigo’s solicitations for October 2013.
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Cover A by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Cover B by DAVE McKEAN
1:100 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:200 B&W Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 36 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $5.99 US
Twenty-five years since THE SANDMAN changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back!
THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE heralds New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman’s return to the art form that made him famous, ably abetted by artistic luminary JH Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), whose lush, widescreen images provide an epic scope to The Sandman’s origin story. From the birth of a galaxy to the moment that Morpheus is captured, THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature cameo appearances by
fan-favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Merv Pumpkinhead and, of course, the Dream King’s siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction and Destiny.
“People have often asked me what happened to Morpheus to make it possible for him to be captured in THE SANDMAN #1,” Gaiman said. “And now they get to find out. And finding out, they get to learn secrets of the Endless that I’ve kept to myself for 25 years. Family secrets. And I should warn you: one of the Endless dies on page five.”
The first issue of this 6-issue, bimonthly miniseries features a stunning double-page interior foldout.
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.
COFFIN HILL stars Eve Coffin, a rebellious, teenage lowlife from a high-society family with a curse that goes back to the Salem Witch trials.
Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward—and one knows that Eve is responsible.
After a stint as a Boston cop that ends in a bullet wound and unintended celebrity, Eve returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago in the woods was never contained. It continues to seep through the town, cursing the soul of this sleepy Massachusetts hollow, spilling secrets and enacting its revenge.
Set against the haunted backdrop of New England, COFFIN HILL explores what people will do for power and retribution. Noted novelist Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Black London series, brings a smart, mesmerizing style to comics. Artist Inaki Miranda (FABLES) brings his dynamic storytelling to COFFIN HILL, following an acclaimed run on FAIREST.
“Men go and come, but Earth abides.”— Ecclesiastes 1:4
Decades after “The Blight” all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers, and she’s not alone…The Hinterkind have returned.
From the last, lost corners of the world they come, a myriad menagerie of myth and magic…but these aren’t childhood fairytale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long-simmering hatred for those who drove them into the shadows: The human race!
After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of their Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. Or how hungry it has become…
What secrets hide in Astro City’s past? And what does the Broken Man fear? Take a look into the days before Astro City was renamed as you meet the Blasphemy Agency, watch Dame Progress battle Mister Cakewalk, and learn what lies behind the mask of Lord Saampa, the Serpent’s Tongue, in a trio of revelatory adventures. Hints, portents, and mysteries unfold, as the Broken Man’s story is explored.
Word is out that Lono has gone soft. And when his animal instincts aren’t sharp enough to alert him to a traitor in his midst, his kinder nature will be deadly…but maybe not for him!
THE WITCHING HOUR #1
Written by KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, LAUREN BUEKES, CLIFF CHIANG, MATTHEW STURGES, TOBY LITT, ANNIE MOK and more
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, CLIFF CHIANG, SHAWN McMANUS, EMILY CARROLL, STEVE BEACH and more
Cover by JENNY FRISON
1:13 Variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO
One-shot • On sale OCTOBER 2 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
The secret spell to controlling the universe is contained in this anthology! Also included are nine new supernatural tales by a coven of the best writers and artists VERTIGO could cram into 70 pages. Practice witchcraft with VERTIGO and destroy all men!
This interlude issue takes place in Bigby Wolf’s favorite hunting forest, which is the Platonic ideal of the deep dark woods. In fact, it’s so perfect in every detail, it can’t possibly exist in real life. Rather, what we should have said is, it can’t possibly exist in this life. But it would fit nicely as a heaven for wolves in the afterlife. And so it is.
Charming is in for the fight of his life, the results of which will ripple through the FABLES universe, in this thrilling conclusion to “The Return of the Maharaja”!
The big finale of “The Unwritten Fables” is here! The survivors of Fabletown have launched their final assault on Castle Dark—and been broken. Their king is dead and their champions defeated. But the battle’s not over until the wicked witch says it is, and Frau Totenkinder still has plans for Tom Taylor and Boy Blue. Unfortunately, the cure she has in mind is even worse than the disease…
FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK EIGHT HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 232 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from FABLES #60-63 and 65-69, Flycatcher is drawn into the spotlight as he discovers the truth about his own past as the Frog Prince.
EX MACHINA is the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first super hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. But the adventure really begins when Mitchell retires from crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City. This title collects EX MACHINA #1-11, plus bonus features.
The remaining members of S.M.A.S.H. go up against dozens of bikers in a battle over much-needed humanitarian supplies. But not even help from Tom Strong and all their gods can keep the entire convoy safe.
Don’t miss this new printing of the miniseries took super heroics to their most risqué. Murder, sex, amorality—anything is permissible with the suit on. THE EXTREMIST follows three ordinary people who succumb to the allure of a mask and all the power that comes with it, creating a shocking exploration of the nature of freedom and sexuality.
Science, betrayal and intrigue! With the BubbleVerse collapsing around them, who will get out alive and live to tell the tale? The opening story arc of Vertigo’s strangest new series comes to a conclusion, and things will only get stranger from here…
After her mind-altering encounter with William, the wounded soldier from 1921, Nika is flung back to the far future, where she must face the repercussions of her actions. But will she be able to make sense of what’s happening to her in time to stop Earthlab’s genocide of the indigenous alien tribe? And can she find her way back to William?
There have been hints that Lee Archer’s struggle at the bottom of the ocean will have much, much bigger ramifications. A flooded future…an impact on evolution…and more.
Now, we finally find out. If you think you know what THE WAKE is about, this issue changes everything.