Soul of the Spectre!

DOC SAVAGE #2

On sale MAY 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99

Written by PAUL MALMONT
Co-feature written by JASON STARR
Art by HOWARD PORTER & ART THIBERT
Co-feature art by SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by JOHN CASSADAY

“The Lord of Lightning” continues as Doc Savage and his compatriots dig themselves out from last month’s brutal attack on their homes – but in accepting help from Doc’s phenomenal sister, Pat Savage, have they made her a target as well? Written by Paul Malmont, New York Times best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)! And in the JUSTICE, INC. co-feature written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL), Richard Benson and his team of detectives come face-to-face with the dark secrets of their kidnapped friend – and the grief of his family!

FIRST WAVE #3

On sale MAY 5 • 3 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by RAGS MORALES
Cover by J.G. JONES
1:10 variant cover by LEE BERMEJO

Doc Savage and The Spirit have joined forces at last – but can they beat the secrets behind the death of Doc’s father out of the Blackhawks? The Batman just might be two steps ahead of them all! And in the jungles of South America, it’s getting harder and harder for Rima to keep William Littlejohn alive as the forces of the Golden Tree close in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SPIRIT #2

On sale MAY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by MARK SCHULTZ
Co-feature written by HARLAN ELLISON
Art by MORITAT
Co-feature art by KYLE BAKER
Cover by LADRÖNN

In this second gripping issue, Angel Smerti is a lady who gets what she wants – and she wants The Spirit dead! The Spirit’s first encounter with the Golden Tree crime organization will show him that the threat extends far beyond Central City! And in the co-feature, THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE, modern fiction master Harlan Ellison teams with the brilliant Kyle Baker (WEDNESDAY COMICS) to bring an adventure right to the Spirit’s backyard — Wildwood Cemetery!

 

 

 

THE WARLORD #14

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by MIKE GRELL • Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by MIKE GRELL

A horror from beyond the stars has fallen through the rim of the world straight into Skartaris – and the new Warlord isn’t prepared for its power! Will he fail his subjects the very first time he wields his sword?

 

 

HUMAN TARGET #4

On sale MAY 12 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by LEN WEIN & PETER JOHNSON • Art by BRUNO REDONDO, SERGIO SANDOVAL, SIMON COLEBY & CLIFF RATHBURN
Cover by BRIAN WOOD

Based on the new hit series from Warner Bros. TV on Fox! Christopher Chance might have finally undertaken a job even he can’t complete – protecting a client against every organized crime family in Europe!

NEMESIS: THE IMPOSTERS #3

On sale MAY 5 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by IVAN BRANDON • Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by DANIEL LUVISI

Nemesis is on the verge of finding out the truth – the real truth – about his adversaries, and in doing so he hopes to find a cure for what seems to be his increasing mental illness. Is this the moment he’s been waiting for – or the beginning of his final days? Uncover hidden secrets of the DCU in this issue!

JONAH HEX #55

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by VICENTE ALCAZAR • Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

When you’ve lived the kind of life that Jonah Hex has, there isn’t much that can unnerve you. So what is it about a kid named Billy Dynamite that has him so shook up? A tale of epic violence, fisticuffs, tragedy and, yes, dynamite, as illustrated by classic JONAH HEX artist Vicente Alcazar!

 

THE GREAT 10 #7

On sale MAY 5 • 7 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by TONY BEDARD • Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL & ANDY OWENS
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

Everyone’s Kung fu fighting as we shine the spotlight on the Seven Deadly Brothers – one martial artist who can split into seven different people, each of whom is a master of an ancient martial arts technique. But how will one martial artist – or seven – fare against an alien god and horde of Chinese mobsters?

AIR #21

On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art and cover by M.K. PERKER

Blythe’s pilot’s test has been anything but ordinary. She’s discovered a lost manuscript by Jules Verne and traveled back in time to inspire the mysterious author-pilot St. Exupery. But the last leg of her journey proves the most treacherous when she encounters a recreation of one of the most dangerous aviation feats ever attempted.

 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3

On sale MAY 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by SCOTT SNYDER & STEPHEN KING • Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

The era of the American vampire officially begins as Pearl Jones declares war on the powerful coven of vampires that ended her life, and Skinner Sweet declares war on, well, everyone! Scores will be settled in blood in this installment, the third of five over-sized issues featuring stories by author Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King.

DAYTRIPPER #6

On sale MAY 12 • 6 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON • Art by GABRIEL BÁ
& FÁBIO MOON • Cover by GABRIEL BÁ

When life takes us by surprise and makes everyone want to close their eyes, Brás finally gains something he’s been waiting his entire life to find. But he would trade it all to know what happened in Rio

 

 

DEMO VOL. 2 #4

On sale MAY 5 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, B&W, no interior ads, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art and cover by BECKY CLOONAN

In a crappy campground upstate, young Colin is murdered by local youth. Or is he? “Waterbreather” takes the revenge fantasy and twists it around on itself as Colin grows up with a huge secret and crushing guilt – as well as the very acute sensation that he does not belong on the surface of the Earth...

DMZ #53

On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JP LEON

“M.I.A.” part 3 of 4! In his trek through the urban wastelands, Matty runs into some old friends: The Delgado Nation. The campaign was a long time ago, and now Parco’s a war criminal with a price on his head. So what can Matty possibly offer them in exchange for his life?

GREEK STREET #11

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by DAVIDE FURNO

Finally, Mischa faces the man who destroyed her. But will Dedalus kill Eddie? Will Harold Furey regret mutilating Limm? Will the secret of Sandy’s past be revealed? Look for hubris, catharsis and more than a little irony in “Agnorosis,” the final episode of GREEK STREET: BOOK TWO.

FABLES #95

Resolicit • On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS

“Rose Red” part 2 of 5! As trouble brews outside her bedroom window at the Farm, Rose reluctantly pulls herself out of the depression pit and into the heart of war. It’s the former Adversary vs. the newfound Nightmare and the future looks very very dim for the misplaced denizens of Fabletown.

 

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 7: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JACK AND JACK TP

On sale JUNE 23 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM, MATTHEW STURGES & CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by TONY AKINS, RUSS BRAUN & OTHERS •Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

It’s two Jacks for the price of one in this collection of issues #36-40. Jack Frost must make his way to the Imperial Homeworld. Meanwhile, Jack of Fables is slowly transforming into something unexpected – and deadly.

SWEET TOOTH #9

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

Jeppard’s life would forever change the day he met Abbot, Dr. Singh’s deadly muscle-for-hire. It’s a day that’d start his deadly journey toward becoming a heartless killer. A day he’s been trying hard not to remember – until now.

 

 

 

HELLBLAZER #267

On sale MAY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
& STEFANO LANDINI • Cover by SIMON BISLEY

Starting a new arc! John Constantine is a bastard. But just how much of a bastard? Haunted by what he might have done, John struggles to find his feet in a world that seems to have turned against him. Have the gods finally decided to punish our urban trickster?

 

 

 

 

HELLBLAZER: HOOKED TP

On sale June 16 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by SIMON BISLEY,
GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & STEFANO LANDINI •Cover by SIMON BISLEY

In this collection featuring issues #256-260, John Constantine goes to extremes to get his ex-girlfriend back. But will he sink to a new low by using a love potion?

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #25

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MATTHEW STURGES, BILL WILLINGHAM, ALISA KWITNEY, DAVE JUSTUS & PAUL LEVITZ
Art by LUCA ROSSI & JOSE MARZAN JR.
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS

In this special issue, five writers get together to tell one fantastic tale. Join HOUSE OF MYSTERY regulars Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, former Vertigo editor Alisa Kwitney, newcomer Dave Justus, and industry legend Paul Levitz to find out what happens when a single story is passed from one creative mind to the next – each one trying to write the next into an impossible corner. It could be brilliant, it could be utter madness... but it will definitely be interesting!

I, ZOMBIE #1

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $1 US • MATURE READERS

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON •Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED • 1:10 Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE

Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery…and a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain – both to keep from going all “Night of the Living Dead,” and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen’s mind is crowded with the dead person’s thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a mysterious mummy and a dashing young monster-hunter, Gwen is set for adventures beyond imagination! A were-terrier, a swinging ’60s ghost and a pack of paintball blasting vampires complete the cast of I, ZOMBIE.
Written by World Fantasy Award finalist Chris Roberson (CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) with art by Eisner Award-winning superstar artist Michael Allred (X-Statix, Madman), I, ZOMBIE is a monster of a tale with razor-sharp prose and powerful pop artistry.
Don’t miss this special debut issue launching Vertigo’s next monster hit, priced at just $1.00!

JOE THE BARBARIAN #5

On sale MAY 19 • 5 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

Joe, Jack, Smoot and Zyxy plunge from the heights of Inventoria to the ruined Forest City of Yalway. But why is the shattered statue of the long-lost Iron Knight so familiar to Joe? How can the prophecy of the Dying Boy bring this once powerful kingdom back to its former glory? And what unknown, terrible creature from the Outer Darkness has King Death sent forth to do his terrible bidding? Is this the end for one of the companions?

MADAME XANADU #23

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MATT WAGNER • Art by AMY REEDER & RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by AMY REEDER

The sisters fight to the death. Will Mr. Jones arrive in time to help Madame Xanadu escape her sister’s wrath – or will Morgana find the artifact she needs to bring on the coming holocaust and her rise to power? Find out in the action-packed conclusion to “Broken House of Cards.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHLANDERS #28

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

The final issue of “The Plague Widow” sees Hilda and Karin faced with an impossible choice and a leap of faith. The brutal Russian winter closes in like a vice, and salvation could just as easily be a death sentence for one of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVOLVER HC

On sale July 14 • 192 pg, two color, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MATT KINDT • Art and cover by MATT KINDT

REVOLVER is an original graphic novel by acclaimed writer/artist Matt Kindt (Super Spy, 3 Story: The Secret History of The Giant Man) that’s a tale of two worlds — and how both test a man to his limits. Stuck in a dead-end job with a boss he can’t stand and a materialistic girlfriend, Sam rises from a late night of barhopping to discover his whole world has changed. Literally.
An avian flu outbreak has killed millions, the nation’s infrastructure has crashed and a dirty bomb has destroyed Seattle. Forced to go on the run, Sam awakes to a normal world the next day – and to chaos again the day after that. A single constant between the two worlds will undo all the damage, if he can find it – but that seems impossible. In one world, anything goes. In the other, he’s out of danger and sleepwalking through life. So Sam’s got an even bigger problem: Which world to choose?

SCALPED #38

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JASON AARON • Art by RM GUERA • Cover by JOCK

Don’t miss this special Vietnam War flashback issue featuring a surprise main character – one whose legacy looms large in the world of SCALPED, but whose story has never been told...until now.

 

SHADE THE CHANGING MAN
VOL. 3: SCREAM TIME TP

On sale June 30 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by CHRIS BACHALO, BRYAN TALBOT, MARK PENNINGTON & RICK BRYANT • Cover by JAMIE HEWLETT

Shade and Kathy George conclude their dangerous journey into the heartland on the trail of the deadly American Scream in this new SHADE collection featuring issues #14-19 of the acclaimed series.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #20

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JOSHUA DYSART • Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

Barely clinging to sanity and hunted by Karamojong cattle raiders, Moses finds himself physically and psychologically under siege in a hidden village of the exiled and deformed – a village that may very well exist only in his mind.

THE UNWRITTEN #13

On sale MAY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

New storyline! Tom Taylor is back in London hoping to connect with his father at the launch of his new novel. But he’s not the only one: The Cabal has sent their hit man to kill Wilson Taylor if he appears. And as other monsters converge on Tom, he starts to realize that he’s walked into not one trap but two...

THE AUTHORITY #22

On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by TOM TAYLOR • Art by MIKE MILLER • Cover by PETE WOODS

Acclaimed writer Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion) takes the helm for a 4-issue arc. The Authority’s journey through space on The Carrier’s unknown mission continues. Their mysterious voyage takes an even more terrifying twist than anything they’ve experienced so far when they discover stowaways of the worst possible kind. Facing a hideous mutiny by overwhelming odds, only one person can possibly save them. But will this reluctant hero break his own vow and return to action?

 

 

 

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR BOOK 1 TP

On sale JUNE 23 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99

Written by GRANT MORRISON & KEITH GIFFEN
Art by GENE HA, JONATHAN WAYSHAK, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JOEL GOMEZ, DARICK ROBERTSON & TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA

The heroes of The Authority are stranded on an Earth where their powers barely work — and they’re mere comic book characters. How will they find their way back home? Collecting THE AUTHORITY #1-2 and THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #3-7.

 

 

 

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #9
On sale MAY 19 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Story by KEITH GIFFEN & GRANT MORRISON
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by DAVID WILLIAMS
Cover by GENE HA

The Authority has been traveling from reality to reality trying to find their way home. They’ve been attacked by rapacious space parasites and alternate versions of themselves and even had to sacrifice an entire world to survive. But they’ve never encountered something as strange as the Midnighter as a used car salesman. JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL co-writer J.M. DeMatteis joins Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen to create the oddest Authority tale yet!

A GOD SOMEWHERE TP

On sale JUNE 2 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JOHN ARCUDI
Art and cover by PETER SNEJBJERG & BJARNE HANSEN

“The most human take on the ‘Super Hero’ story I have ever seen. This is the book that shows just how good a writer John Arcudi is.” — Mike Mignola
“It is our first real Super Hero tragedy in the classic sense of the term, and although we may flinch, writer John Arcudi does not.” — Dennis O’Neil
After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no ordinary human could understand. This original graphic novel written by John Arcudi (B.P.R.D., WEDNESDAY COMICS) charts the arc of Eric’s evolution from man to…something else, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.

DANTE’S INFERNO #6

On sale MAY 12 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE • Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE

Dante has reached the end of his journey. But does he arrive a conquering hero to save the soul of his beloved Beatrice? Or a damned, corrupted shadow of himself, changed forever by his ordeal in the Inferno?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANTE’S INFERNO TP

On sale JUNE 30 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE • Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE

Collecting all six issues of the hit comic based on the EA video game! Dante Alighieri is reimagined as a holy warrior who has returned from the Crusades to find his beloved fiancée Beatrice murdered. When her soul is ensnared by Lucifer, only Dante has the strength to open the gates of Hell and save her. But at what cost?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #2

On sale MAY 19 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by REBEKAH ISAACS
Cover by FIONA STAPLES

The acclaimed writer of DMZ and NORTHLANDERS takes his first creative stab at the WildStorm Universe! To call the superpowered girl known as Bliss “edgy” is a massive understatement. Like all the DV8 kids. she’s a creature with primal powers and in her case, she’s the giver of either pain or pleasure. Now, as the “goddess” Bliss to an all-female band of warriors, she sees potential in her adopted tribe and sets out to tip the balance of power in their favor. Don’t miss part 2 of this 8-issue miniseries telling the story of how eight teenagers ruled a world.

FREE REALMS #9

On sale MAY 12 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by J.S. LEWIS • Art and cover by JON SOMMARIVA
& ALLEN MARTINEZ

A map found in the bottom of a crypt has led Dane and Maya deep inside a series of caverns filled with chugawug outlaws and deadly traps. Then, just when it looks like their luck is about to turn, Maya flies into danger and it’s up to Dane and a monstrous friend to get her out.

 

 

 

 

GARRISON #2

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, 2 of 6, FC, $2.99 US

Written by JEFF MARIOTTE
Art and cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

The fan-favorite writer of Angel and the sensational artist on Zorro bring their unique flavor to WildStorm! The mystery surrounding Garrison’s identity intensifies as clues only raise more – and scarier – questions and set two intelligence agents at each other’s throats. Did we mention LOTS of action, and a shocker of an ending?

 

 

 

 

GEARS OF WAR BOOK ONE TP

On sale JUNE 9 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JOSHUA ORTEGA • Art by LIAM SHARP • Video game cover

The best-selling video game franchise adaptation, now in trade paperback! Follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in their battle against the Locust in this new collection of GEARS OF WAR #1-6!

 

 

GOD OF WAR #2

Resolicit •On sale MAY 26 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MARV WOLFMAN • Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO • Cover by ANDY PARK

The comic adventures of Kratos continue! The Gods have chosen human champions and set them up in a battle to the death! Ares’ champion, Kratos, is now a young captain in the Spartan army and he leads his men on a quest they most likely won’t return from...a quest that takes them to battle Poseidon’s deadly underwater monsters!

RESIDENT EVIL #5

On sale MAY 26 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by RICARDO SANCHEZ • Art and cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK

Agents Sugarman and Gere barely escaped death at the talons of Neuerman Giesel’s enhanced bio-weapons, and their unit is down to just a few soldiers. Low on ammo, they’ve discovered Giesel’s secret and stand ready to take the fight to him. The only thing standing in their way is the army of T-Virus infected zombies pouring out of the jungle…

SPARTA: USA #3

On sale MAY 5 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written byDAVID LAPHAM • Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS & ALLEN MARTINEZ

Godfrey McLaine has begun gathering an army to battle the Maestro in an attempt to wrest control over Sparta! First, however, he must make an unlikely ally in reigning quarterback Johnny Franks, who’d like nothing more than to kill Godfrey with his bare hands. It’s always darkest before the dawn, and it’s pitch-black in the picturesque American town of Sparta right now!

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #5

On sale MAY 19 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN • Art by DIEGO OLMOS
Photo cover

The Winchesters get a major break in their hunt for John Dee, but how much closer are they really to the Yellow Eyed Demon? And can Sam and John put aside the growing rift between them to work as a team for one final mission? This senses-shattering penultimate issue is a shocker!

WILDCATS #23

On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by TIM SEELEY & RYAN WINN • Cover by PETE WOODS

In their quest to locate the Earth’s new Doctor, Battalion and Ladytron enter the heart of darkness – a psychiatric institution left unattended since Armageddon. And this place houses one of the deadliest minds in the WildStorm Universe! Also: someone’s building an army on Earth, and one of the newest WildCATS plans to challenge it single-handed! It’s part one of the 3-part “The Protectorate!”