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Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and MATEUS SANTOLUCO • Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale MAY 2 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS In this title collecting issues #6-11 of the hit series, it’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl must learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to the ones in Sin City.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Guest art by ROGER CRUZ Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Calvin Poole survived the “Ghost War” in the Pacific, but he returns to America with a secret: He’s now an American vampire like Skinner and Pearl! And when he travels to a small town in Alabama to see his brother, he learns he’s not the only one with a secret. The 2-part tale“The Nocturnes,” starts with incredible guest-artist Roger Cruz!
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by LAN MEDINA, STEVE LEIALOHA and CRAIG HAMILTON New cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM On sale MAY 9 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US• MATURE READERS It’s a new edition of the classic first FABLES collection featuring issues #1-5 of the awardwinning series, with updated trade dress! This first FABLES volume introduces Fabletown, and the murder mystery of Snow White’s party-girl sister, Rose Red. It’s up to Bigby, Fabletown’s sheriff, and a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to determine if the culprit is Bluebeard, Rose’s ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber. This new edition features a brand-new painted cover by Mark Buckingham, as well as the short FABLES comic from PETER & MAX, presented here for the first time in color! VERTIGO
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA Backup story art by SHAWN McMANUS Cover by JOAO RUAS On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS In part three of “Cubs in Toyland,” we clear up a little problem with the title. It’s called “Cubs,” plural, “in Toyland” but so far it’s only poor Therese who’s trapped there. How do we fix this? Enter the daring young cub named Dare! He’s found a back door into the lost land with the help of one clockwork tiger. He’s determined to rescue his sister, and as the military folks say, “Who dares wins!”
Written by ED BRUBAKER Art by WARREN PLEECE, RICHARD CASE, JAY STEPHENS and CAMERON STEWART Cover by PHILIP BOND On sale MAY 16 • 392 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS In this stylish science fiction epic from award-winning writer Ed Brubaker, a drug-dealing car thief must discover the secret behind his visions to save the world. Twenty years after the devastating Cataclysm, society has been separated into sectors in which the rich are able to enjoy machine-generated weather and sunlight while the poor are forced to live an eternally dank and dark existence. Banished to the dismal Sector 5, the angst-ridden Beezer discovers that the corrupt city police are hunting him because of his experiential visions of a pre-apocalyptic world. Now Earth’s reluctant savior must learn his true origin and the meaning of his visions before he is captured and killed. For the first time, Vertigo collects the entire sixteen-issue run of DEADENDERS, along with a tale from WINTER’S EDGE #3.
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art and cover by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING Cover by ADAM HUGHES On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Okay, so Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love’s kiss. But hold on! The thief Ali Baba doesn’t seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? We proudly present thrills and chills – and since the Snow Queen is involved, we do mean chills – along with mathematical proof of what does and does not constitute true love.
Written by ANTHONY BOURDAIN and JOEL ROSE Art and cover by LANGDON FOSS On sale JUNE 27 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS Don’t miss this original graphic novel from Anthony Bourdain, renowned chef, New York Times bestselling author (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the Emmy-winning hit travel show No Reservations and the brand new series The Layover! Co-written with Joel Rose (LA PACIFICA, Kill Kill Faster Faster) this stylized send-up of food culture and society features spectacular detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss. In a not-too-distant future of food obsessed L.A., where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurant, Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef arrives in town with strong ideas of his own. It’s a bloody culinary war of epic proportions, and in the end, no chef may be left alive!
Written by DENISE MINA Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI Cover by LEE BERMEJO On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, FREE! MATURE READERS RETAILERS: Please see the Previews order form for pricing information. Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, don’t miss this FREE advance look at the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling thriller! This opening chapter introduces the dark mystery of the Vanger family, as disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to uncover the truth behind a teenage girl’s disappearance over forty years ago. But before Blomkvist can take on the case, he’s going to be thoroughly investigated by hacker extraordinaire Lisbeth Salander...
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS The First of the Fallen wants the soul of London gangster Terry Greaves – and Terry blames John Constantine for an attack on his strip club. Can Constantine avoid a beating? And how will he placate the angry spirit of his dead sister? Lost souls, sentimental psychopaths and a plan to mess up an old enemy collide in “Another Season in Hell,” part 4.
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Guest art by JIM RUGG Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Kennedy, leader of the Dead Presidents, is in the spotlight as we travel back to the 1970s, when she was new to life as an undead secret agent. Investigating some weird business surrounding a rock band takes an unexpected turn – revealing secrets that will have serious repercussions in the present day for our zombie heroine, Gwen.
Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Someone is killing the dead! Inspector Suttle’s investigation continues as he pursues the identity of the victim and attempts to determine the method of murder. But he must work circumspectly, because the answers he is seeking are literally matters of life and death, and they will rock the very cornerstones of Deadwardian Society.
Written by BRIAN WOOD Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final issue • MATURE READERS “The Icelandic Trilogy” concludes with “Waygone,” rounding off the epic, centuries-spanning tale of the Haukssons, Iceland’s notorious organized crime family, also bringing Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed series to an end.
Written by NEIL GAIMAN • Art by MARC HEMPEL, D’ISRAELI, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, CHARLES VESS and others • Cover by DAVE McKEAN On sale MAY 2 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS A new edition of the classic title reprinting issues #57-69 of THE SANDMAN and “The Castle” from VERTIGO JAM, with pivotal events that laid the groundwork for the finale of THE SANDMAN.
Written by PAUL CORNELL Art and cover by RYAN KELLY On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Arcadia Alvarado is the Governor of New Mexico, she’s running for President, and she just released a bombshell: She was abducted by aliens. As her campaign tries to deal with this startling new information, they must seek help from a disgraced Harvard UFO-ologist who might not be completely sane. The West Wing meets The X-Files in an adventure through the strange and fascinating world of UFO mythology.
Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Only three more issues of SCALPED left! And no one is safe. Most especially Dash Bad Horse, as all of his sins finally CATCH up to him.
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO Art by EDUARDO RISSO Cover by DAVE JOHNSON On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 9, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Orson is on the run from the cops with the kidnapped Tara. And things just got worse with a bounty hunter on his tail who has a connection to Orson’s life on Mars.
Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS With Jepperd held captive in the woods, it’s up to Gus to save the day. But can our little antlered boy rise to the challenge? “Unnatural Habitats” roars to its shocking conclusion – and not all of our heroes will make it out of the dam alive!
Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by PETER GROSS and RUFUS DAYGLO Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS The war of words is over, and the aftermath is worse than anyone could have imagined. A great tide of chaos is sweeping through all the places that never existed, overwhelming old friends and enemies alike, and sparing neither man nor...rabbit?
Written by SELWYN SEFU HINDS Art by DENYS COWAN and JOHN FLOYD Cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Still reeling from her bloody introduction to the supernatural horrors of New Orleans, Dominique gains an unexpected ally when she’s rescued by the shade of a long-dead prize-fighting jazz drummer. Finally, she begins to make sense of her insane new reality. But between her and the truth, there’s a whole mess of trouble: New Orleans’ lost souls, the unearthly hunters of an enraged demigod, and the descending blade of a killer in the shadows.