Complete Vertigo Comics Solicits for March 2016


Coming into March, the big announcement is the first issue of the second Suiciders miniseries. This brings back the original team from Suiciders for Kings of HELL.A., which is earlier in this world’s timeline.  Hopefully this shows that Suiciders will return again and again as a miniseries.  It is also the sixth issue for those ongoing comics new to Vertigo in October, which means they end the first primary arc that will be collected later in the trade paperback.  Generally, March sees us in the middle of a regular release schedule without too much in the way of new announcements.

Of course, Vertigo is continuing to release Deluxe Editions of older comics, this month including Scalped Deluxe Edition 4, Fables Deluxe Edition 12, and the first volume of the Absolute Edition of Preacher.

SUICIDERS: KINGS OF HELL.A. #1
Written by LEE BERMEJO
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI and LEE BERMEJO
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Variant cover by JAMES HARREN
On sale MARCH 30 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A whole generation has grown up since the Great Quake, and people like Trix and her brother Johnny don’t know what life was like before New Angeles crumbled. Suffice to say, they’ve learned how to make the most of living inside the walled city, and particularly within their ’hood. Johnny is the leader of the Kings of HelL.A., a street gang ready to protect its turf against any and all comers—though Johnny may have taken things too far when he crossed Leonard, a former Suicider known as the Coyote. Things are about to get a whole lot more violent.
Meanwhile, Trix is finding love in the arms of Johnny’s best friend, and their star-crossed romance is going to bring trouble of an entirely different kind.
The second chapter in Lee Bermejo’s acclaimed SUICIDERS series shows us a completely different side of life in New Angeles. Joining Bermejo for KINGS OF HELL.A. is artist Alessandro Vitti (RED LANTERNS), whose kinetic style perfectly fits SUICIDERS’ brutal landscape.

ASTRO CITY #33
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Steeljack and Cutlass rekindle old memories, and more, as they plumb the depths of Astro City’s demimonde to try to clear her name. And, more ex-villains are getting in trouble. Plus: Introducing the Fix-It Man—and the indescribable threat of Retro Rocky’s Superbistro.


Astro City Vol. 12: Lovers Quarrel
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale APRIL 20 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new ASTRO CITY paperback, the spotlight falls on Quarrel and Crackerjack as they face a real crisis: what does an aging crimefighter do when time starts to take its toll? Plus, a look into Quarrel’s origins—and the end of the line for one of Astro City’s most stalwart heroes. And what’s a talking gorilla to do when he’s always wanted to be a drummer in a rock ‘n’ roll band? That’s right, you go to Astro City. Collects ASTRO CITY #18-21 and #23-24.

THE DARK AND BLOODY #2
Written by SHAWN ALDRIDGE
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by TYLER CROOK
On sale MARCH 9 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Something evil is lurking in the woods, and Armed Forces veteran Iris Gentry is pretty sure it’s laying in wait to punish him for his past sins. Given his current job running illegal liquor, he can’t turn to the law for help, and they probably wouldn’t believe him anyway. That leaves Iris all alone to defend his family when the malevolence shows up on his doorstep wearing a familiar face.

ART OPS #6
Written by SHAUN SIMON
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Take a trip back in time to the sensational 1970s—the Me Decade of op and pop art—in this two-part tale of ART OPS! Learn the true story behind the original Art Operative team and what happened between Gina and Reggie’s father in part one of “Modern Love,” featuring sizzling art by guest-artist Eduardo Risso.

“CLEAN ROOM gives horror a fresh, new sheen. Twisted thrills guaranteed.”—Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus mysteries

CLEAN ROOM #6
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by JON DAVIS-HUNT
Cover by JENNY FRISON
On sale MARCH 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Chloe discovers the brutal truth behind her fiancé’s suicide and faces a visit from someone called the Surgeon who intends on using his scalpel for…different reasons. And Astrid proves herself to be both friend and foe in this chilling end to the first arc.

FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US #15
Written by MATTHEW STURGES and DAVE JUSTUS
Art by ERIC NGUYEN, SHAWN McMANUS and TRAVIS MOORE
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
On sale MARCH 9 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS • DIGITAL FIRST
Bigby has all the pieces to solve the case, but Bloody Mary—or rather, a lot of Bloody Marys—will use those pieces to carve him to ribbons. And in the backup tales, our villains have a conversation with a dead king, and strike the bargain that changes everything.


Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Twelve
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and others
Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS
On sale MAY 18 • 328 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US MATURE READERS
In these stories from issues #101-113, Mister Dark has risen again, more powerful than ever. The Fables are down to their last defenses—looks like it’s time for Super Fables! But what happens when the tights and capes are stored away? Bigby and Snow White’s cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death.


Absolute Preacher Vol. 1
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JULY 6 • 736 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $150.00 US • MATURE READERS
PREACHER #1-26 are collected in this new Absolute edition! Merging with a bizarre force called Genesis, preacher Jesse Custer possesses the power of “The Word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters! Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and hard-drinking vampire Cassidy, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country to find God.


Scalped Deluxe Edition Book Four
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA, DANIJEL ZEZELJ, DAVIDE FURNO and JASON LATOUR Cover by R.M. GUERA
On sale MAY 4 • 352 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $29.99 US MATURE READERS
In this collection featuring issues #35-49, those Chief Red Crow trusts most find themselves in difficult positions. His right-hand man is embroiled in a murder investigation, while his mentor challenges him for tribal leadership. And a Vietnam War flashback introduces Dash’s father, who returns to the rez under the shadow of a major scandal.

JACKED #5
Written by ERIC KRIPKE
Art by JOHN HIGGINS
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Last issue? No drugs. This issue? ALL THE DRUGS! Join us for a long trip over a short distance as Josh faces every terrible thing he can imagine…and a few actual bad guys. He might make it out with his sanity intact, but we wouldn’t bet on that!

LAST GANG IN TOWN #4
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by RUFUS DAYGLO
Cover by ROB DAVIS
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6 $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now that the gang has passed their first tests and sewn the seeds of sedition among the London populace, it’s time to disrupt the Queen’s Silver Jubilee good and proper. Back in 1977, the streets will shake and the whole of England will be upended by their scheme, but what kind of implications will that have for our thieves in the present day?

LUCIFER #4
Written by HOLLY BLACK
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MARCH 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
The Devil must face some demons of his own as Lucifer and Gabriel travel through the Dreaming to meet some old “friends” in the Japanese underworld. Meanwhile, Medjine finally decides what to do with her bottled buddy, the archdemon Azazel.

NEW ROMANCER #4
Written PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by BRETT PARSON
On sale MARCH 9 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Romantic and brilliant coder Lexy Ryan finally gets her wish: a St. Valentine’s dinner with her dream lover, Lord Byron. But dreams rarely work out the way we want, and when Mata Hari leads her army of cheating husbands onto the Golden Gate Bridge, jaded fantasy quickly turns to full-scale nightmare. Taken prisoner, Lexy and her father clash as the horrible truth about Lexy’s mother’s death is revealed, while Incubator ice-queen Angel gives Byron a terrible ultimatum.

RED THORN #5
Written by DAVID BAILLIE
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
Cover by CHOONG YOON
On sale MARCH 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Red Cap Franint meets her newest admirers, and Thorn meets the God of Lost Faith. Isla and Tarek decide to work together and we get a look inside one of Belatucadros’s Upstart Gods. Glasgow has never looked better.

THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON #4
Written by TOM KING
Art by MITCH GERADS
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale MARCH 2 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
This cover previously appeared with the solicitation for issue #3.
The danger is mounting, but Chris is no closer to finding out who killed his trainee than he was when this whole mess started. After their enemies make attempts on the lives of Nassir and his wife, the Iraqi couple seeks asylum in Chris’s barracks, leading to a gathering of all the principle players when Sofia arrives to tell Chris a shocking secret.

“Quality characterization goes hand in hand with a solid premise.”—IGN

SLASH & BURN #5
Written by SI SPENCER
Art by MAX DUNBAR and ANDE PARKS
Cover by TULA LOTAY
On sale MARCH 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
As the Sparky Club body count rises and the list of suspects dwindles, Rosheen is all too aware of the motives fueling this fire—and the most effective way to put it out. But can murder ever be justified? Find out in the explosive climax to the first arc of this exciting new series.

“With a mixture of compelling story and breathtaking art, SURVIVORS’ CLUB continues its solid start.”
—Popcultureuncovered.com

SURVIVORS’ CLUB #6
Written by LAUREN BEUKES and DALE HALVORSEN
Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
On sale MARCH 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Simon, Alice, Kiri and Teo take a road trip to a bad, bad place. Chenzira’s on a solo mission to find hell’s arcade. Akherzombies attack! Mr. Empty hitches a ride. Teo discovers the horror of Lady Bone’s nest…and all is not what is seems.

UNFOLLOW #5
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by MIKE DOWLING
Cover by MATT TAYLOR
On sale MARCH 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Why does a talking leopard hate The Lion King? Why is Akira’s wedding dress suddenly black? It’s man vs. human nature in this issue! While the numbers of the 140 begin to go down, the Likes begin to go up. Factions form as blood begins to spill. And when our newly hunted 140 characters return to their normal lives, there’s really only one sensible course of action—throw the mother of all parties!

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