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Vertigo Comics for June 2013
By Hervé St-Louis

May 13, 2013 - 17:04



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TRILLIUM #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and covers by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, 1 of 8, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
It’s the year 3797, and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a strange species on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space. It’s the year 1921, and renowned English explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of the Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties. Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story; It’s the LAST love story ever told.
Trillium is an 8-issue series that combines rich historical adventure and mind-bending science fiction into a sprawling, unconventional love story by Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH, CONSTANTINE, ANIMAL MAN).
This amazing miniseries kicks off with 28-pages of story in a flip-book with two covers and two separate but connected stories!

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FABLES EnCyLOPEDIA DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by JESS NEVINS with commentary by BILL WILLINGHAM and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Art by VARIOUS
Wraparound cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 256 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”,
$39.99 US • MATURE READERS
From Aladdin to Zephyr, THE FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA is a must-have reference guide to the hidden history of every Fables character from Bill Willingham’s multiple award-winning series. Written by noted academic scholar Jess Nevins (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Companion) with artwork by FABLES luminaries including cover artists James Jean, Joao Ruas and series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, the FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA provides rich historical information about each character as well as his/her first appearances and respective role within creator/writer Bill Willingham’s imaginative Fables mythos. Willingham and series artist Mark Buckingham provide fun facts and anecdotes along the way. Featuring an exquisite wraparound cover by noted FAIREST cover artist Adam Hughes, the FABLES ENCYCLOPEDIA is a deluxe hardcover that’s essential for every FABLES reader, old and new.

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FABLES #132
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
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 Rose’s new recruits?

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FAIREST #18
Written by SEAN E. WILLIAMS
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI and PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale AUGUST 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
As the title promises, part 4 of “The Return of the Maharaja” is chock-full of “Death and Dismemberment.” Tensions come to a head between Nathoo and Buldeo in the expedition camp when the Dhole mount another attack, while the Maharaja and Nalayani face their ultimate fate in The Village of the Dead.

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THE UNWRITTEN #52
Written by MIKE CAREY and BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by PETER GROSS and MARK BUCKINGHAM
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
In “The Unwritten Fables,” part 3 of 5, Mister Dark finds an ally—someone who hates Tom Taylor more than he ever could, and knows where to hit him so it hurts the most. But as Mister Dark realizes the opportunity he’s been offered, the stakes go from high to terrifying for Tom and the Fables refugees.

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ASTRO CITY #3
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale AUGUST 14 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
In the midst of all-out battle between Honor Guard and the Skullcrushers in the mountains of Ecuador, we see the human cost, as HG support staff member Marella Cowper wades into the middle of it. Why is she there? What will she find? And why does she consider it all her fault? The award winning ASTRO CITY continues to explore life in a superhuman world. Featuring the second half of a diptych cover by Alex Ross.

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100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #3
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale AUGUST 21 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Brother” Lono must fight his animal urges for revenge after Sister June and Father Manny make a gruesome discovery on the grounds of the orphanage. But every dog has his day…

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 4 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by JORDI BERNET, RAFAEL
ALBUQUERQUE, ROGER CRUZ and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now in trade paperback, AMERICAN
VAMPIRE VOL. 4 collects two epic tales: “The Beast in the Cave,” about Skinner Sweet’s involvement in the brutal Indian Wars, and “Death Race,” about 1950s vampire hunter Travis Kidd! Collects issues #19-27 of the smash-hit series!

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JEFF LEMIRE, GREG RUCKA, GAIL SIMONE, GABRIEL BA, FABIO MOON and others
Art by BECKY CLOONAN, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, JEFF LEMIRE, GABRIEL BA, FABIO MOON, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, DECLAN SHALVEY and others
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale AUGUST 7 • 80 pg, FC, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS
You are cordially invited to a party—to die for! This special features eight amazing stories set in the world of American Vampire, with “lost tales,” new characters and old favorites. Don’t miss these stories brought to you by series creators Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, as well as other awesome comics talent like Becky Cloonan (BATMAN), Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (DAYTRIPPER), Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH), Greg Rucka (The Punisher, BATWOMAN), Gail Simone (BATGIRL) and many more!

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THE WAKE
DIRECTOR’S CUT #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale AUGUST 28 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
“There’s something down there…”
A special behind-the-scenes look at Vertigo’s newest hit series. THE WAKE is a strange, epic tale with so much more broiling below the surface than meets the eye. This “Director’s Cut” will reprint the first issue, plus a variety of bonus features like character designs, script pages, black and white art and more to give you a glimpse of the creative process.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED #7
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO
Adapted by REGINALD HUDLIN
Art by R.M. GUERA and JASON LaTOUR
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale AUGUST 21 • 48 pg, FC, 7 of 7, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
Here it comes: The shattering conclusion of the ultimate uncut adaptation of the Oscar® winning western from Quentin Tarantino—which now runs to a seventh smashing issue!

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COLLIDER #2
Written by SIMON OLIVER
Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
Cover by NATHAN FOX
On sale AUGUST 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
They call it a “Bubbleverse.” Not quite an alternate reality but a pocket universe—like a soap bubble forming on top of another soap bubble—that mirrors our own. People from our world are trapped inside, and FBP field-agents Adam and Jay volunteer for a daring rescue mission before a devastating collapse. But things are not what they seem: There’s a traitor in the Federal Bureau of Physics, and things are falling apart…

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NEIL YOUNG’S GREENDALE TP
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Legendary singer-songwriter, musician and activist Neil Young brings one of his most personal albums, GREENDALE, to comics. In the fall of 2003, as the nation gallops into war, a politically active teenaged girl named Sun lives, loves and dreams in a California town named Greendale. And when a Stranger comes to town — a character whose presence causes Greendale to, well, go to hell — she’ll find herself on a journey both mystical and mythical.

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PREACHER BOOK TWO TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 368 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new trade paperback collecting PREACHER #13-26, Jesse Custer, his girlfriend Tulip and their vampire friend Cassidy head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then Jesse flies to France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into battle against the forces of the mysterious organization known as The Grail.

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TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #2
Written by PETER HOGAN
Art and cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale AUGUST 28 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Tom Strong and Val Var Garm have reached Terra Obscura, but the help they sought is still out of reach. New Lancaster has been devastated, and their investigation is met with resistance from a local mob of anti science-hero vigilantes.



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