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Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and DUSTIN NGUYEN Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE On sale MARCH 13 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS In this new AMERICAN VAMPIRE collection, Skinner Sweet, Pearl and company return to Hollywood in the ‘50s during the Red Scare. In a time when America was on the lookout for the next Communist threat, was the real danger far more insidious? Plus: Retired vampire hunter Felicia Book gets called back into action to kill the most powerful vampire of all time. Collecting #28-34 of the monthly series, plus the 5-issue miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and TOM VEITCH Art by CHAS TRUOG, MARK FARMER and STEVE DILLON Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS Continuing Buddy Baker’s surreal adventures, this volume features stories from ANIMAL MAN #27-37! In these tales, Animal Man becomes trapped in a prehistoric jungle in his bathroom, saves his daughter from the villainous Notational Man, and explores the mystery of the dead birds that seem to be everywhere.
Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO Art by R.M. GUERA and JASON LATOUR Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE 1:25 Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH On sale JANUARY 30 • 48 pg, FC, 3 of 5, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Order Form for details. • The adaptation of the screenplay for award-winning director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film continues! • This is the only way to read the entire, uncut story, including scenes that may not appear in final film! • Django and Dr. Schultz search for Django’s wife and encounter a ruthless plantation owner!
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN Art by JILL THOMPSON, VINCE LOCKE, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others Cover by DAVE McKEAN Advance solicited • On sale JUNE 19 • 520 pg, B&W, 11.5” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS In THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3, Leslie Klinger provides historical insights into issues #40-55 of THE SANDMAN, along with THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and “How They Met Themselves” from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and STEVE LEIALOHA Cover by MARK BUCKINGHAM On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS So Snow White is finally getting an arc of FABLES named after her? That’s too bad, since it always means the title character is about to be put through the ringer. And she has to go through these trials and tribulations alone, because Bigby is off learning to drive (which leads to its own harrowing implications). But she’s made of pretty stern stuff, our Snow, and she’s never been a wilting flower in the face of adversity, so let’s see what she’s made of.
Written by LAUREN BEUKES Art by INAKI MIRANDA Cover by ADAM HUGHES On sale JANUARY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Dark history and high court intrigue are revealed as Rapunzel hatches a desperate plan to steal Tomoko’s soulfire back from the conniving shogun Ryogan. There’s murder, scheming, poisonings, safe-cracking, vengeful ghosts, treachery revealed in porcelain and a terrible, bloody invasion.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI Cover by SIMON BISLEY On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS In part 2 of “Death and Cigarettes,” it’s the funeral to end all funerals! Epiphany finds herself alone, in basic black, mourning the loss of her husband, urban occultist John Constantine.
Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS In this collection of the 8-issue miniseries, nearly every member of upper class, post-Victorian England has voluntarily become a vampire in order to escape the lower classes – who are all zombies! Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who’s got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead!
Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by MIRKO COLAK Cover by RYAN KELLY On sale JANUARY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Michael desperately needs to know what’s causing him to slip between different realities. To save his sanity, he and Arcadia must return to the places of his childhood, and survive a terrifying encounter with “The Things at The Bottom of The Garden.” Don’t miss the done-in-one tale featuring art by Mirko Colak (Conan)!
Written by MIKE CAREY Art and cover by PETER GROSS Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU On sale JANUARY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS As the old stories die, new stories wake and stretch — without Leviathan to rein them in. And detective Didge Patterson gets pulled into a messy homicide case that brings together a strange, young boy with a wicked imagination, a pack of zombies and one very hungry vampire journalist.