At San Diego Comic Con, in the Vertigo Defy Panel, Bill Benis announced a new November book for Vertigo, The Kitchen.
Set in the 70’s and the reference is to Hell’s Kitchen with a high concept dealing with the wives of Irish Gangsters. They decide they want to take over “the racket” but when their husbands get out of jail, things may not work out like they expected. It’s the world of New York, the Summer of Sam. Olly Masters, a young British creator is making his debut, more or less, and when Benis heard the pitch, he wondered “why hasn’t anybody done this before”. It’s not just “another gangster story”, he said. It’s a “clean, fun, hard-boiled lead”, he said. Bond pointed out a Vertigo trait of the “unexpected angle” that they are looking for in publishing books.