July 2015 Vertigo Comics Solicits

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There are not a lot of surprises coming up this July for Vertigo, especially considering that we have been waiting all year for a sea change to happen.  Instead, the main incident that we see on July’s solicits is the promised price hike to $3.99 for all comics that were previously $2.99.  This includes American Vampire, Coffin Hill, and Federal Bureau of Physics.  All the other books that were $2.99 have already ended.

The other major additions to the solicitation is the continuation of the Mad Max Fury Road tie-ins, as well as Sandman: Overture #5 Special Edition(as long as it keeps to this schedule).  A number of collections are coming, which you can always expect from Vertigo because even their older books keep sales up at book retailers.  The most notable of these is actually The Children’s Crusade, which collects Vertigo’s only actually crossover event that was completely in the Vertigo universe.  This will be a real treat for die-hard Vertigo fans who have been waiting for this to be collected in a nice volume.  It is also nice seeing a deluxe edition of Sweet Tooth starting, which has been ended for quite some time and is regarded as a modern classic.


THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #5
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale JULY 29 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
This Special Edition will include the entire fifth issue of the new miniseries before coloring, with translucent lettering, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at J.H. Williams’s unique art process. This issue will also include a special process piece interview with Dave McKean, a mini Q&A with Neil Gaiman and other surprises!

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #9
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
RESOLICIT • On sale JULY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
Trapped behind the wall, Felicia and Pearl must run from the horrors they find lurking in Area 51. Whether they make it out alive or become test tube experiments may not be up to them. AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE continues here!

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FREE COUNTRY: A TALE OF THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN, TOBY LITT, ALISA KWITNEY and JAMIE DELANO
Art by PETER GROSS, CHRIS BACHALO, MIKE BARREIRO and PETER SNEJBJERG
Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
On sale SEPTEMBER 23 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
“A long time ago, I wrote the first part of a story, and waited to find out how it middled, then worked with Jamie Delano and Alisa Kwitney on the end. For years people have asked how and when they could read all the story of The Children’s Crusade. I’m glad to say that it’s now been retooled and refinished, and is something both old and new – a forgotten jewel and a new delight.”—Neil Gaiman

For the first time ever, the two-issue miniseries THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE, written by Neil Gaiman, Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano, is collected – and with them, a new chapter written by Toby Litt that completes the tale as Gaiman originally envisioned it.
When several children go missing in a small English town, the Dead Boy Detectives are on the case. A series of strange and unexpected twists takes them to Free Country, a place that dates back a millennium, where children never grow old and are free from the abuse and tyranny of adults. But Free Country is failing, and what it needs is the strength of five innately powerful children – including the young sorcerer Timothy Hunter – to restore their uncanny world to what it once was.

This hardcover collects THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE #1 and THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE #2, written by Gaiman with cowriters Alisa Kwitney and Jamie Delano. A brand-new middle chapter written by DEAD BOY DETECTIVES novelist Toby Litt and drawn by artist Peter Gross (THE BOOKS OF MAGIC, THE UNWRITTEN) completes this compelling tale of ancient history, stolen dreams and lost children. It also features a new introduction by Gaiman, plus new cover art by artist Mark Buckingham (FABLES, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES).

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ASTRO CITY #25
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JULY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
It’s an Honor Guard spotlight with guest artist Jesus Merino: Blessed from birth by powerful forces, Hummingbird’s young life has practically been a fairy tale. But charmed lives come with hidden curses – and her curse may just prove fatal. Luckily, she’s not fighting it alone. Guest-starring Cleopatra, Starwoman, Mermaid, Greymalkin and the other women of Honor Guard.

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ASTRO CITY VOL. 2: CONFESSION HC NEW EDITION
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON and WILL BLYBERG
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale SEPTEMBER 9 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The classic ASTRO CITY epic is back in a new hardcover collecting issues #4-9 and #1/2! Brian Kinney has left his rural home to seek adventure in the big city – Astro City. After working his way into the super hero scene as a busboy and waiter, Brian attracts the attention of Astro City’s vigilante Confessor. Dubbed Altar Boy, Brian becomes the Confessor’s sidekick. While Astro City suffers under the looming threat of a serial killer on the loose and the city government moves to ban super heroes altogether, Brian questions the actions of his mentor. If that weren’t enough, there just may be an alien invasion looming!

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EFFIGY #7
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MIKE NORTON
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
On sale JULY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Behind the vast Eternolos conspiracy is one man: Laurence W. Lauritz; a science fiction author turned cosmic messiah. Witness his humble beginnings in this twisted one-issue flashback courtesy of the creators behind Revival.


EFFIGY VOL. 1: IDLE WORSHIP TP
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MARLEY ZARCONE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
On sale AUGUST 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Former child star Chondra Jackson returns to her hometown of Effigy Mound, OH, to find a seemingly impossible crime: a fresh corpse in an ancient Indian burial site. Even weirder, the murder resembles a scene from an episode of her old TV show, Star Cop, a live-action children’s show about a kid detective. Collects the first six issues of the new series.
Effigy Vol. 1: Idle Worship

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COFFIN HILL #20
Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JULY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
A trap is set for Emma Coffin but she’s not the only ghost in town! The blood-ties of Coffin Hill are more tangled than anyone expects and the time for burning witches has arrived.

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FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #22
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale JULY 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Who controls the past, controls the future.”–George Orwell, 1984


FAIREST VOL. 5: THE CLAMOUR FOR GLAMOUR TP
Written by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In final FAIREST collection featuring issues #27-33, refugees from Fabletown have returned to New York’s Castle Dark, and Reynard travels the mundane world to regale the animals with tales of his exploits, rubbing the other Fables’ noses in his good fortune.

Fairest Vol. 5: The Clamour for Glamour


HELLBLAZER VOL. 11: LAST MAN STANDING TP
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Art by SEAN PHILLIPS, CHARLES ADLARD and WARREN PLEECE
Cover by JAE LEE
On sale AUGUST 12 • 336 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from issues #108-120, Constantine summons sinister beings with terrible consequences. Plus, cattle mutilations in Yorkshire lead John to discover that one of the villagers has become a werewolf, but this case of lycanthropy is only a sign of worse to come…
John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 11: Last Man Standing

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FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #7
Written by DAVE JUSTUS and
MATTHEW STURGES
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
On sale JULY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST
Room 207 at the Open Arms Hotel is sealed shut – just like the lips of anyone who might know what went down in there. But when a high-status Fable turns up at that low-class joint, well, people are gonna talk. And back in 17th-century Salem, a bizarre love triangle seems to be pointed straight for the gallows. Bigby’s learned some harsh lessons about power, corruption, and lies…now it’s time for the final exam!

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THE NAMES TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by CELIA CALLE
On sale AUGUST 19 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
The 9-issue Vertigo miniseries is collected! Kevin Walker is a successful New York trader. He has it all – until the mysterious man called the Surgeon walks into his office. It’s a visit that ends with Kevin Walker’s suicide – and now, Katya, Kevin’s beautiful and deadly wife, must find out who killed her husband, and why – No matter who she has to kill.

The Names


SWEET TOOTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale SEPTEMBER 2 • 296 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In issues #1-12 of the acclaimed series by Jeff Lemire, meet Gus, a human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation after a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, the death of his father has left him alone – until a drifter named Jepperd promises to help him find a refuge for hybrids.

Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition Book One

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DC Comics July 2015 solicitations

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – MAD MAX #1
Written by GEORGE MILLER, NICO LATHOURIS and MARK SEXTON
Art by MARK SEXTON
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale JULY 8 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Max. The warrior Max. Haunted by his past and fated to wander the brutal Wasteland in search of his better self. To do so, Max Rockatansky enters Gastown, the only source of guzzoline for thousands of miles. Here he finds the final piece that he needs to rebuild his Interceptor – the powerful Boss 351 engine. But in order to acquire the fabled V8 in a world where car parts are worth more than a man’s life, Max must survive a gladiatorial battle in a place called…Thunderdome Plus!
From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude series to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues in its penultimate issue!

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD TP
Written by GEORGE MILLER, NICO LATHOURIS and MARK SEXTON
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, LEANDRO FERNANDEZ, TRISTAN JONES, MARK SEXTON and PETER POUND
On sale AUGUST 26 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In a fallen world ravaged by oil and water wars, humanity exists without law or mercy. All those who wander the Wasteland are ruled by a single imperative… survival!
Among them is Max Rockatansky, a Road Warrior haunted by his turbulent past…
“As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken.
It was hard to know who was more crazy…Me…or everyone else?!”
The four stunning tales are collected in a single volume from the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy.
In these preludes to the film, witness the rise of a war hero turned tyrannical warlord known as the Immortan Joe, along with the story of one of his “War Boys,” the indomitable Nux. Plus, follow the journey of Furiosa, Immortan Joe’s most feared Imperator, and witness the cycle of violence and tragedy as the Road Warrior Max Rockatansky fights to rebuild his Interceptor – the vehicle that ensures his freedom!
Finally, exclusively available in print for the first time, the tale of the mighty War Rig and the lives it claimed throughout its wild road battles!

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SUICIDERS #6
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale JULY 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
In the epic conclusion to the opening story arc, the secrets of the Saint of Suicides are finally revealed…in blood and fire! The up-and-comer Straniero finally gets what’s coming to him…and nothing will ever be the same.

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VERTIGO SFX #2
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale JULY 1 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
You can slam a door, and you can slam a fist. You can also slam a person with a wicked insult, or be slammed by a ton of work! Creators as diverse as Meredith Gran, Robbie Thompson, Frank Barberi, Gary Brown and Will Pfeifer give us their take on one of the most powerful sound effects in comics for Vertigo’s latest anthology. Demons, celebrity gossipmongers, online romantics – they’re all about to get SLAMMED! Featuring another knockout cover designed and illustrated by Nathan Fox.

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