Yesterday, at Comic Con International in San Diego, DC Entertainment imprint Vertigo announced an unprecedented line-up of new creator-owned titles coming this October.
With no less than twelve new #1’s set to release over twelve consecutive weeks starting this October, the new slate of titles includes such creators as Darwyn Cooke, Gilbert Hernandez, Michael Allred, Holly Black, Lauren Beukes and Gail Simone, among others.
Shelly Bond, executive editor of Vertigo said “This is a groundbreaking rollout for Vertigo and all 12 new titles represent the imprint at its core: smart and irreverent stories that will take you someplace stranger. I can’t be more excited about the diversity of projects and creative teams we have lined up, from Vertigo veterans to a powerhouse of new voices and rising art stars.”
Artist Darwyn Cooke added “When Shelly Bond offered me an opportunity to launch something new at Vertigo, I took that as a chance to fast talk her into collaborating with Gilbert Hernandez, one of the world’s great cartoonists. THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN has me excited in a way I haven’t felt since I started work on Parker. To enter Gilbert’s world and help him bring this remarkable story to Vertigo and our readers…well, I’m gushing, it’s an honor.”
You can check out the full list of titles – along with some cover artwork – below. Take a look, then let us know which one of these is piquing your interest.
THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN #1 (Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke)
SURVIVORS’ CLUB #1 (Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ryan Kelly)
CLEAN ROOM #1 (Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt)
ART OPS #1 (Shaun Simon, Michael Allred)
UNFOLLOW #1 (Rob Williams, Mike Dowling)
SLASH & BURN #1 (Si Spencer, Max Dunbar, Ande Parks)
RED THORN #1 (David Baillie, Meghan Hetrick)
JACKED #1 (Eric Kripke, John Higgins)
SHERIFF OF BAGHDAD #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)
NEW ROMANCER #1 (Peter Milligan, Brett Parson)
LUCIFER #1 (Holly Black, Lee Garbett)
LAST GANG IN TOWN #1 (Simon Oliver, Rufus Dayglo)
Keep your eyes peeled for more details on these titles as they become available.