SDCC: Vertigo Adds 12 New Titles to Its Fall Lineup

Thu, July 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm PDT | Updated: July 9th, 2015 at 6:00pm

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Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

In addition to continuing series "American Vampire," "Astro City" and"Suiciders," DC Comics' creator-driven imprint Vertigo will launch twelve new titles from both Vertigo veterans and creators new to the line, including Darwyn Cooke, Gilbert Hernandez, Mike Allred, Holly Black, Lauren Beukes and Gail Simone. At their Comic-Con International panel on Thursday, Vertigo announced the titles and creative teams for the series, which will debut over a three-month period starting in October.

"This is a groundbreaking rollout for Vertigo and all 12 new titles represent the imprint at its core: smart and irreverent stories that will take you someplace stranger," stated Shelly Bond, executive editor of Vertigo. "I can't be more excited about the diversity of projects and creative teams we have lined up, from Vertigo veterans to a powerhouse of new voices and rising art stars."

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FROM LEFT: Covers for "The Twilight Children" #1, "Survivor's Club" #1, "Clean Room" #1 and "Art Ops" #1.

October will see the launch of "The Twilight Children" #1 by Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke; "Survivors' Club" #1 by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly; "Clean Room #1" by Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt; and "Art Ops" #1 by Shaun Simon and Michael Allred.

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FROM LEFT: Covers for "Unfollowed" #1, "Slash & Burn" #1, "Red Thorn" #1 and interior art from "Jacked" #1.

This November, "Unfollow" #1 by Rob Williams and Mike Dowling; "Slash & Burn" #1 by Si Spencer, Max Dunbar and Ande Parks; "Red Thorn" #1 by David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick; and "Jacked" #1 by Eric Kripke and John Higgins will arrive at retailers.

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FROM LEFT: Covers for "The Sheriff of Baghdad" #1, "New Romancer" #1, "Lucifer" #1, "Last Gang in Town" #1.

In December, "Sheriff of Baghdad" #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads; "New Romancer #1 by Peter Milligan and Brett Parson; "Lucifer" #1 by Holly Black and Lee Garbett; and "Last Gang in Town" #1 by Simon Oliver and Rufus Dayglo will hit the shelves.

"When Shelly Bond offered me an opportunity to launch something new at Vertigo, I took that as a chance to fast talk her into collaborating with Gilbert Hernandez, one of the world's great cartoonists," Darwyn Cooke said in a press release. "'The Twilight Children' has me excited in a way I haven't felt since I started work on Parker. To enter Gilbert's world and help him bring this remarkable story to Vertigo and our readers...well, I'm gushing, it's an honor."

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FROM LEFT: "Clean Room" #2 cover, interior art from "Jacked" #1 and promotional art for "Last Gang in Town," "Lucifer," "Sheriff of Baghdad" and "Slash & Burn."

The panel was also set to include a farewell video from "Fables" creator Bill Willingham, with issue #150 -- the last issue of the long-running series -- set for release later this month.

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