Vertigo and Young Animal Solicits for March 2017

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Note: We will be combining the Vertigo and Young Animal solicitations from here on out.

For March, things are pumping away on the surprise hits from Young Animal and the new string of ongoing series from Vertigo.  The big talking-about books from Vertigo is dominated by Savage Things #1, a new miniseries from Justin Jordan and Portland-based artist Ibrahim Moustafa.  This is directly in line for Vertigo’s recent priority that past several years, creating well-crafted genre miniseries from leading comic names.  This, along with Josh Williamson’s Frostbite are a sign that Vertigo may be stealing back some of its thunder from Image.

It is also good to see Vertigo’s continuing commitment to re-releasing its classics from the past, this time the dark miniseries from Grant Morrison The Filth.  The Lost Boys miniseries will also be putting out its final issue this month, which is the top of our pile.

At Young Animal the four titles are continuing forward, and many of us are waiting to see what books they are going to add to the line-up now that they have proven their sale power.  The Director’s Cut edition of Doom Patrol #1 is going to be released, a DC staple nowadays that gives you a look at the art process.

Vertigo

SAVAGE THINGS #1
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Twenty-five years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be chaos agents who went on to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice.
Too bad it didn’t work.
Now a rogue band of the worst monsters the world has ever known is cutting a swath of terror across the United States, threatening not just a disruption of the peace but to expose secrets their handlers never wanted to come to light. The only way to stop them is to call back the only man who ever walked away from them. His code name is Abel, and he’s not afraid of getting his hands bloody.
This new eight-issue miniseries from writer Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode) and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes) features the action of the Jason Bourne movies with the gruesome horror of classic grindhouse!
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, 1 of 8, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

ASTRO CITY #43
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled. This story was previously scheduled to appear in issue #42.
At long last, it’s the origin of the Gentleman! Lord Saampa and his Serpent Cult strike in the U.S.…but are they here to serve their scaly god, or to save a soul? And either way, can the Gentleman stop them? Plus: Another incarnation of Astro City’s counterculture champions—this time, one you’ve seen before!
RESOLICIT • On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #7
Written by DAVE JUSTUS and MATTHEW STURGES
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Cover by TULA LOTAY
Variant cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
FABLES legends return! Guest artist Mark Buckingham joins the creative team for a closer look at the revelations of FABLES #150. Feathertop meets with Maddy to collect his newest and most volatile recruit from the Totenkinder Memorial School of Magic: a powerful Mundy turned Fable. But as Maddy reveals more of the young warlock’s checkered history, a shadow is cast on his future as a Shadow Player.
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

CLEAN ROOM #17
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by WALTER GEOVANI
Cover by JENNY FRISON
The barrier between the known world and what lurks beneath crumbles as the Entities’ true malevolence is unleashed on the world, and the moment Astrid Mueller has been preparing for comes with a wave of fire from above. The death that reaches for you may be coming from the mirror!
On sale MARCH 29 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNFOLLOW #17
Written by ROB WILLIAMS
Art by MIKE DOWLING
Cover by MATT TAYLOR
History is reversed. The world has changed. Larry Ferrell has seen to that. As confusion reigns across the globe, deep in the Venezualan jungle, the remaining members of the 140 put down their smartphones and pick up their rocks. Only one can come out of this alive.
On sale MARCH 29 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE LOST BOYS #6
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
Cover by TONY HARRIS
Things have gone from bad to worse as the true plot of the Blood Belles has been revealed. Stakes are high, but they’ll need to be brought low if Sam, Michael and the Frog Brothers want to get out of this predicament. The comic book sequel to the cult classic vampire movie comes to a bloody conclusion!
On sale MARCH 8 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 6, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #16
Written by RICHARD KADREY
Art and cover by LEE GARBETT
The power struggle in Hell persists as Rosemary emerges from the sidelines to work the system, and Lucifer accepts aid from an unlikely ally. But this is no charitable act, and Lucifer won’t be permitted to forget the favor. Meanwhile, Arabelle faces her toughest case ever as the search for
Gabriel’s heart takes her to demonic realms she never could have imagined.
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK 14 HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, ANDREW PEPOY, RUSS BRAUN, BARRY KITSON and GARY ERSKINE
Cover by DANIEL DOS SANTOS
In these tales from FABLES #130-140, Rose Red, as the human avatar of Hope, is inspired to gather her own knights and re-form the Round Table right on the Fables’ farm. Who will be her new recruits? As she tries to pull everyone together, a certain dead man has left his remains on the coroner’s table. A new era begins as knights arrive from every corner of countless worlds—but is Snow White destined to bring it all crashing down?
On sale APRIL 12 • 264 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” $39.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE FILTH TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHRIS WESTON and GARY ERSKINE
Design cover
One of Grant Morrison’s most imaginative series features a heady brew of big ideas, exotic locales and bizarre action, starring prosthetically outfitted dolphins in scuba gear and a hard-smoking communist chimpanzee. This new trade paperback collects the entire thirteen-issue series plus bonus materials!
On sale APRIL 19 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Young Animal

CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #6
Written by JON RIVERA
Art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
Variant cover by BRENDAN MCCARTHY
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
The end of the beginning is here! Cave Carson and company must battle through hordes of Fungus Beasts to prevent EBX from awakening the ancient being known as the Whisperer. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, how can a spelunker, a vigilante and a college sophomore defeat an ancient evil? Don’t worry, because Cave Carson has a plan! Whether it’s a good plan remains to be seen…
On sale MARCH 15 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

DOOM PATROL #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT
Written by GERARD WAY
Art by NICK DERINGTON
Cover by GERARD WAY
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
Get the inside scoop on one of the year’s most talked about debuts! Experience DOOM PATROL #1, presented in its original raw pencil form, along with behind-the-scenes details including preliminary art, process material and more!
RESOLICIT • On sale MARCH 1 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US • MATURE READERS

MOTHER PANIC #5
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by SHAWN CRYSTAL
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
While hunting a new target, Mother Panic may have found her first ally in the strange and enigmatic Pretty. But nothing involving Gather House is ever what it appears to be. Can Pretty really be trusted? And what exactly is going on in Violet Paige’s basement?
On sale MARCH 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL #6
Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI
Art by MARLEY ZARCONE
Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Variant cover by MARLEY ZARCONE
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
When Shade took over Megan’s body, Megan had to go somewhere—and that she did. The displaced Earthling flew across the galaxy and back, and now that she’s home, Megan is pissed! It’s alien invader versus teenage bully in the climactic conclusion of our first arc!
On sale MARCH 1 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

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