Complete Vertigo Solicits for February 2016

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For February, the main thing to focus on is the first issue of a new series, The Dark and Bloody.  This is the first new series coming directly after the massive release of twelve new titles for Vertigo’s last quarter of 2015.  This is a bit surprising since there are already so many new books, but it is exciting as it shows Vertigo’s commitment to having staying power.  Astro City #32 stands out as the longest current running series on Vertigo, with the vast majority of Vertigo titles at this point being four issues or less.  This is also the last issue of The Twilight Children, the miniseries from Darwyn Cook and Gilbert Hernandez.  The Twilight Children seems to be the best reviewed of all the new Vertigo series, so it is unfortunate that this is only a short miniseries rather than an ongoing series of adventures.
As part of its ongoing release of Deluxe Editions of older books we get a new volume of Sweet Tooth and 100 Bullets, right in time for upcoming announcements about a possible film adaptation.  Fables: A Wolf Among Us will be at #14, so for us that thought it would be a brief miniseries are hanging on since it is the last we have of the Fables universe.
THE DARK AND BLOODY #1
Written by SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by TYLER CROOK
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Guns, moonshine, monsters—there’s a lot going on in the backwoods of Kentucky. Iris Gentry is a war veteran who returned from Iraq to find his options for supporting his family limited. Since they live in a “dry” county, Iris has turned to running moonshine for his former ranking officer—meaning the men now share crimes at home and abroad. You see, back in their combat days, Iris’s regiment got involved in something they shouldn’t have, and now a deadly, otherworldly consequence has come looking for vengeance.
THE DARK AND BLOODY is a haunting new horror series by writer Shawn Aldridge (Vic Boone) and artist Scott Godlewski (Copperhead), with covers by Tyler Crook (Harrow County).
ASTRO CITY #32
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
A look in at Steeljack, and how he’s been getting by the last few years. When he’s hired by a femme fatale from his past, he’ll wind up in deep trouble, with no one to turn to. Part 1 of a 3-part sequel to “The Tarnished Angel,” one of ASTRO CITY’s most popular stories.
ART OPS #5
Written by SHAUN SIMON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
After learning the devastating power of his art arm, Reggie Riot must decide if now is the time to take responsibility for his decisions and aid the dwindling remnants of the Art Operatives to rescue Mona from the cubist criminal Scarlet in the stunning conclusion to the first arc, “How to Start a Riot”!
CLEAN ROOM #5
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover by JENNY FRISON
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Astrid Mueller is scared for the first time as she struggles to tame a Clean Room gone wildly out of control. Meanwhile, her cult followers take the recruitment process to a whole new level. And Chloe faces demons more horrible than even her own hallucinations.
JACKED #4
Written by ERIC KRIPKE
Art by JOHN HIGGINS
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, 4 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Josh Jaffee has been a superhero just long enough to make some powerful enemies—but the worst one might be his own growing addiction. Caught between vengeance-seeking drug lords and crippling withdrawal, what will Josh sacrifice to get his next fix?
NEW ROMANCER #3
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by BRETT PARSON
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 12, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
It’s the most romantic time of the year! Yes, that time when Casanova tries to have Lord Byron for dinner, Lexy discovers something shocking inside the mysterious Incubator building and infamous spy Mata Hari tries to reunite with a long-dead lover. Meanwhile, Lexy’s nemesis enlists the services of Byron’s daughter, Ada Lovelace, while Raj goes to even more desperate lengths to save his floundering dating start-up. All this and a candlelit dinner on the Golden Gate Bridge in the special Valentine’s Day issue!
LAST GANG IN TOWN #3
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by RUFUS DAYGLO
Cover by ROB DAVIS
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 32 pg, 3 of 7, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The Silver Jubilee is coming to London, but Ava has more than a street party and a free commemorative souvenir in her sights. Only now she and her gang of urchins and reprobates are on the radar of a local crime boss with ties to Buckingham Palace, and if there’s one thing the Queen won’t stand for, it’s dissent.

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MARCH 30 • 496 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final trade paperback collecting issues #81-100, more members of The Trust fall, and one family head reaches out to a semi-retired Minuteman for help. And learn the last dark truths as secrets are revealed about what really caused this war.
FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #14
Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS
Art by STEVE SADOWSKI, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST
With all the villains gathered at the Crooked Man’s HQ, Bigby has a hell of a fight on his hands. But now that he’s found the real killer, the Wolf isn’t about to let his prey escape in one piece. And in the backup tales, discover the true nature of the Silvering, as Aunty Greenleaf shows up to demonstrate just how dark the “dark arts” can get!
LUCIFER #3
Written by HOLLY BLACK
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Finding little assistance in Hell, Gabriel and Lucifer continue their quest to uncover their Father’s murderer. Next stop: The Dreaming. Meanwhile, Azazel, a former Archduke loyal to Beelzebub, finds himself in the hands of an unlikely savior, an orphaned thirteen-year-old girl named Medjine.
RED THORN #4
Written by DAVID BAILLIE
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by CHOONG YOON
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Travel to a walled Moroccan city by the sea, where you’ll meet Tarek, a boy who’s been drawing maps his whole life—maps of places that don’t exist. Get a glimpse of what Thorn was up to in 410AD, and watch as a castle is magicked out of thin air onto a hill in the middle of Glasgow. Witness how Isla discovers how awful Red Cap wine tastes before seeing the most gorgeous double-page spread of the year, as we thunder toward the terrible revelations that will soon bring our first arc, “Glasgow Kiss,” to a close.
SHERIFF OF BABYLON #3
Written by TOM KING
Art by MITCH GERADS
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The epic, brutal crime tale continues. In the power vacuum left after the American invasion of Iraq, no one is safe. Christopher, Sofia, and Nassir attempt to navigate this dangerous landscape to find the story behind a mysterious dead body. But as they get closer to the truth, and to each other, the bombs start to fall.

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, NATE POWELL and EMI LENOX
Cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale APRIL 6 • 304 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US
MATURE READERS • In these tales from SWEET TOOTH #13-25, Gus learns that the path to freedom can be deadlier than captivity. Plus, Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd to hunt for the missing girls as the tension between the two continues to grow.
TRILLIUM #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS
The first chapter of the last love story is back in this new, $1.00 reprint!  In the year 3797, botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station, while in the year 1921, explorer William Pike leads an expedition in search of the lost temple of the Incas. Though separated by thousands of years and millions of miles, these two souls will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe.
SLASH & BURN #4
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by MAX DUNBAR and ANDE PARKS
Cover by TULA LOTAY
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The past continues to flare up in Rosheen’s face, fanning the flames of chaos that threaten to incinerate her carefully constructed cover. Innocent childhood indiscretions and messy grown-up gropings collide in a blaze of feathers, funerals, fracking and flamingos.
SURVIVORS’ CLUB #5
Written by LAUREN BEUKES and DALE HALVORSEN
Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Harvey is a captive audience for Alice’s creepy childhood stories. Simon tries to figure out the bloody message from his missing parents. Kiri and Teo play show-and-tell with their monsters and Chenzira gets too deep into the mind of a video game.
UNFOLLOW #4
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by MIKE DOWLING
Cover by MATT TAYLOR
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The rules of the game have been stated, and now the bloodbath begins! Per Rubinstein’s instructions, RaVan is recording it all. Plus, we learn that some of the 140 are a little more well equipped than others. It’s tough to update social media with no fingers…
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