Soul of the Spectre!

100% TP

Advance-solicited • On sale APRIL 14 • 256 pg, B&W, $29.99 US
MATURE  READERS

Written by PAUL POPE
Art and cover by PAUL POPE

The  edgy, groundbreaking epic from visionary creator Paul Pope is now available in paperback! Collecting all five issues of the hard-hitting miniseries that takes a peek inside a cyberpunk vision of the year 2038, this new volume includes a host of never-before-seen material previously only available in the HC.

 

 

 

 

AIR #19

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

On the hunt for a 100-year-old suitcase, the team ends up in St. Petersburg during their first solo mission in the hyperprax test plane. Tired of having her destiny dictated to her, Blythe decides to take the future into her own hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1

On sale MARCH 17 • 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 JIM LEE

Witness the birth of a brand new species of vampire in this new ongoing series that begins with five extra-sized issues featuring back-to-back stories by exciting new writer Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King! When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by an old enemy (who happens to be a member of the undead), the first American vampire is born... a vampire powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before. Plus... Pearl Jones is a struggling young actress in 1920s Los Angeles. But when her big break brings her face-to-face with an ancient evil, her Hollywood dream quickly turns into a brutal, shocking nightmare.

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #5

On sale MARCH 3 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by SHAWN MCMANUS
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO

The search for the source of the black market magics takes Cinderella and Aladdin to the Fables homeland of Ultima Thule where the fall of the Adversary’s Empire has led to a bloody revolution. Back in Fabletown, Crispin Cordwainer’s new shoe designs inspire a threat from Sheriff Beast.

 

 

 

DAYTRIPPER #4

On sale MARCH 10 • 4 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

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

“Honest and arousing, everything about Fabio Moon’s artwork is sexy – even when it’s dirty and lonely. Once I started reading DAYTRIPPER, I couldn’t put it down!”– Jeff Smith (Bone)
It’s a day of celebration as Brás’ son is born! But why is Brás’ mother at the hospital before him? And when it comes to his family getting bigger, why might he not want to welcome all its new members?

DEMO VOL. 2 #2
On sale MARCH 3 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, B&W,
No interior ads, $2.99 US  MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art and cover by BECKY CLOONAN
The acclaimed series packed with a self-contained story in each issue continues with a shockingly dark tale titled “Pangs!” Frank’s rail-thin, barely eats, lives alone, pukes at the smell of breakfast, works in an office full of idiots, avoids lunch, hates chicken, hates seafood, hates socializing... He’s completely unlike the woman at work he’s becoming obsessed with. Despite all that, though, find out just how disturbingly far Frank will go to win her heart.

 

 

 

DMZ #51

On sale MARCH 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

After the shattering events of issue #49, we start to pick up the pieces with “M.I.A.”, a four-part story taking Matty to a remote and desolate section of the city. With no phone, no computer and no contact at all with any of his friends, what exactly is he doing there, and why?

 

 

 

THE EXECUTOR HC

Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 19 • 200 pg, B&W, 5.5” x 8”, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by JON EVANS
Art by ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by LEE BERMEJO

New from Vertigo Crime, THE EXECUTOR is the story of Joseph Ullen, a retired pro athlete, who returns to his hometown in upstate New York when he’s named executor of his high-school sweetheart’s will. In a search to find out what really happened to Miriam following her mysterious death, Joseph is confronted with his own haunted past and the possibility that the two are connected.

FABLES #94

On sale MARCH 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

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

In this new storyline, Rose Red has finally hit rock bottom. Does she stay there or start the long, tortuous climb back up? We’re hoping for the latter, since this new arc is named after her, and we wouldn’t have much of a story without her. The Farm is in chaos, as many factions compete to fill the void of her missing leadership. And there’s a big magical fight brewing down in the town square, right under her window.

 

GREEK STREET #9

On sale MARCH 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

Terror, madness and the downright irrational collide as the war between the Fureys and the Chinese takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, after escaping Calypso and her pornsters, Eddie and Sandy finally meet their possible savior.

 

HELLBLAZER #265

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and cover by SIMON BISLEY

In this new 2-part storyline, Constantine reluctantly becomes embroiled in a group of anarcho punks who worship a powerful effigy of Sid Vicious. Complicating matters further is an alchemist and a violent group of extreme political fixers. Featuring guest art by Simon Bisley!

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #23

On sale MARCH 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by LUCA ROSSI & SAM KIETH
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS

Here’s Fig, waking up in bed with someone she’d much rather not wake up with. This, of course, leads to an unpleasant and bloody confrontation. What happens when one of the House of Mystery residents tries to kill another? Featuring an urban fairy tale illustrated by Sam Kieth (THE MAXX).

 

JACK OF FABLES #44

On sale MARCH 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM & MATTHEW STURGES
Art by TONY AKINS & ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

Jack Frost and his stalwart owl companion MacDuff take to the skies as Jack’s quest to save a kingdom from the vicious Empyrean nears its conclusion. We hope you like robot attack birds, rayguns and space elevators cause we have it all! Plus, Babe the Miniature Blue Ox: philosopher, poet, hero.

JOE THE BARBARIAN #3

On sale MARCH 17 • 3 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

What menace lurks within the midget submarines of Crater Fjord? What is the shocking secret of The Dying Boy? And what part must Joe play in the prophecies of the threatened Kingdom? All this and Smoot, the world’s biggest dwarf, in the latest chapter of this epic adventure of a boy and his rat.

 

MADAME XANADU #21

On sale MARCH 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

Madame Xanadu and her stark, raving mad sister Morgana are still at odds, leaving 1950s housewife Betty Reynolds more distraught – and more inhuman – than ever.  And Mr. Jones continues his “negotiations” with the New York mob in an effort to aid and abet Madame Xanadu’s investigation.

 

NORTHLANDERS #26

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

“The Plague Widow” part 6 of 8. The settlement, driven half into the ground by crushing isolation and starvation, suffers anew in the brutal hands of Gunborg. Hilda, having been spared much of the recent violence, realizes her survival wasn’t by chance, and what she is expected to pay in return is unthinkable.

SCALPED #36

Resolicit • On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JASON AARON
Art by DAVIDE FURNO
Cover by JOCK

Beginning a brand-new arc focusing on one of the reservation’s most mysterious characters: Red Crow’s right-hand man, Shunka. When Red Crow becomes embroiled in a feud with a rival Native American casino, Shunka is sent to sort out the mess…

 

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 8: THE BLACKHAWK AND THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET GHOST TP

Advance-solicited • On sale APRIL 21 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by MATT WAGNER and STEVEN T. SEAGLE
Art by MATT SMITH, GUY DAVIS & others
Cover by GAVIN WILSON & RICHARD BRUNING

In the latest SMT collection, featuring issues #45-52, Wesley Dodds encounters a brash young pilot called Blackhawk and enters the seedy world of pulp publishing.

THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TP NEW EDITION

Advance-solicited • On sale APRIL 28 • 240 pg, FC $19.99 US

Written by NEIL GAIMAN Art by SAM KIETH, MIKE DRINGENBERG & MALCOLM JONES III
Cover by DAVE MCKEAN

The first volume collecting Neil Gaiman’s seminal horror series is available in a new edition featuring the improved production values and coloring from the Absolute Edition.
In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, collecting issues #1-8, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps Death’s younger brother Dream instead. After his 70-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Morpheus goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings” which introduces the pragmatic, perky Death.

SWEET TOOTH #7

On sale MARCH 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE

As Jepperd hits rock bottom, memories of his chilling past resurface. And Gus finally comes face-to-face with the ominous Dr. Singh, a man at the center of the post-apocalyptic mystery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #18

On sale MARCH 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

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

With the doctor’s killer revealed, Moses is dragged deeper into his own psychosis than ever before, making it more and more difficult to keep it cool as he plots the violent takedown of every enemy he’s made while in the IDP camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE UNWRITTEN #11

On sale MARCH 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by PETER GROSS & JIMMY BROXTON
Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

In a city haunted by its own past, Tom Taylor tries to help a very different kind of tormented ghost – and discovers the many ways the dead can threaten the living.

 

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 4 #3

On sale MARCH 31 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
cover by ALEX ROSS

The Pale Horseman makes his deadly debut! But is he a villain or the Dark Age’s purest hero? Plus, Charles and Royal confront their parents’ killer in Las Vegas, only to see matters take a strange and dangerous new path. Featuring Mirage, the Silver Agent, Honor Guard, the First Family, the Blue Knights and more!

 

THE AUTHORITY #20

On sale MARCH 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Al Barrionuevo
Cover by Marcus To & Sandra Hope

With the Carrier streaking through space beyond their control, the newly configured Authority find themselves on Daemon’s doorstep unable to defend themselves against both incoming hostiles and a growing rebellion from within. With Jack and Christine struggling for control, the team finds salvation in the most unexpected of places.

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #7

On sale MARCH 17 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Story by KEITH GIFFEN & GRANT MORRISON
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by BRIAN STELFREEZE & JOEL GOMEZ
cover by GENE HA

On a world where superheroes are seen as witches, super-science is used to hunt heroes down before they’re given kangaroo trials and then, inevitably, executed. That’s exactly what was done to this Earth’s Apollo, and now that our Authority has arrived, they plan on making things better. But one thing must go right: the two Midnighters they now have can’t end up killing each other.

DANTE’S INFERNO #4

On sale MARCH 10 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE

Beatrice and Lucifer are now married; only the consummation remains. Dante watches in agony as Beatrice pays the ultimate price for his sins and transforms into the Queen of Hell. Things can’t possibly get worse…until Dante encounters his own mother in the Wood of Suicides.

 

 

 

 

EX MACHINA #49

On sale MARCH 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art and cover by TONY HARRIS

It’s the bloody conclusion to “Pro-Life,” and the penultimate issue of this groundbreaking political thriller. Mayor Hundred makes the hardest decision of his career, as the final pieces fall into place for an unforgettable series finale.

 

 

 

 

EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION BOOK 3 HC

Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 19 • 272 pg, FC 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, JOHN PAUL LEON & others
Cover by TONY HARRIS

In this Deluxe hardcover collecting EX MACHINA #21-29, EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE and the EX MACHINA SPECIAL #3, Mayor Mitchell Hundred faces difficult decisions regarding New York City’s drug laws. But will a string of brazen, violent robberies and a shocking suicide affect the the Mayor’s policy? And in a second story set during the New York blackout of 2003, the mayor must deal with a city gone dark.

FREE REALMS #7

On sale MARCH 10 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by J.S. Lewis
Art and cover by Jon Sommariva & Allen Martinez

Saving Queen Valerian’s life launched Dane and Maya into the spotlight. All Maya wants is to return to a life of anonymity, but Dane is looking to parlay his 15 minutes of fame into a lifetime of fortune. He talks Maya into entering the Royal Scavenger Hunt with him, but when they get trapped in a crypt beneath Blackspore Swamp, the adventurers realize quickly that they may not live past the first stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOD OF WAR #1

Resolicit • On sale MARCH 31 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

The blockbuster Playstation game comes to life at WildStorm courtesy of writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS)! Dive into the story behind what makes Kratos, the lead in the video game, a God of War. From his Spartan childhood, to the battles and tragedies that define him, to the war with the gods he currently wages, GOD OF WAR delivers the back-story fans have been clamoring for. And beware anyone who stands in his way...whether they be god, barbarian, or minotaur matters not. Kratos is prepared to destroy all who oppose him!
Prepare for the third installment of the hot videogame franchise in 2010 by picking up this action-packed 6-issue miniseries!

MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #4

On sale MARCH 10 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art by KEVIN WEST & DAVID LAPHAM 
Cover by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO

Now that Ghost is back in the real world, he’s finding it hard to tell what’s real anymore...until a face from his botched mission in Mexico appears. It’s someone he thought long dead. Could this be another hallucination – or something far more sinister? The brutal action continues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESIDENT EVIL #4

Written by Rick Sanchez
Art by Jheremy Raapack & Ed Benes
Cover by Kevin Sharpe

Neuermann Giesel is the cat's meow of Ubelandia's 20-something party scene. So it’s only natural that BSAA Agents Gere and Sugarman wonder why he’s chosen to hang at the remote jungle compound of Fritz Giesel – the CEO of Giesel Industries – instead of at a trendy club. And a tour of the compound turns deadly as the two agents are caught in Neuermann's idea of a T-Virus play date.
Plus don’t miss superstar artist Ed Benes’ 2-page origin story of Agent Mina Gere!

Resolicited • On sale January 13 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

 

 

 

 

 

SPARTA: USA #1

On sale MARCH 3 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by DAVID LAPHAM
Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS
1:10 Variant cover by David Lapham

There’s never been a more American town than Sparta. In Sparta they believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness through treachery, blackmail and murder – just like the Maestro taught them as he learned it from the U.S. President. Sparta is such a great place that no one ever thinks of leaving. It’s been three years since anyone’s tried, and he was never heard from again…until today.
Today, Godfrey McLaine, the greatest quarterback in Sparta’s history, has returned bigger, taller and redder than when he left. He’s also armed with a secret that will expose the rotten core of the American Dream. Award-winning writer David Lapham (YOUNG LIARS, STRAY BULLETS) and artist Johnny Timmons (Wolverine) deliver a unique take on what it means to be an American!

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #3

On sale MARCH 17 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN
Art by DIEGO OLMOS & MATTHEW DOW SMITH
Photo cover

Perpetually caught between Sam and John’s arguments, Dean hits a boiling point and drags his brother out for some good ol’ monster hunting – at the Museum of Natural History! Time for a little bonding over blood! But the boys’ first “hunt” together goes tragically wrong...and has disastrous consequences for Sam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #5

On sale MARCH 24 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by IAN EDGINTON
Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by SIMON COLEBY

The zombie assault has London in shambles and the government panicked! Attempts at containment are failing, and they turn to Holmes and Watson for a last-ditch attempt at stopping the madness. Can they solve the riddle of the undead before a final decision on total annihilation is reached?

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER TP

Advance-solicited • On sale APRIL 28 • 136 pg, FC $14.99 US

Written by MICKY NEILSON
Art and cover by LUDO LULLABI & TONY WASHINGTON 

Collecting the 4-issue miniseries, this epic begins as the Lich King’s plague of death ravages the kingdom of Lordaeron. Hidden away, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb — a blade that will become legend.

WILDCATS #21

On sale MARCH 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Tim Seeley & Ryan Winn
Cover by MARCUS TO & SANDRA HOPE

The war with the Red Blade comes to a dramatic, spectacular finish, as our desperate heroes pull out all the stops to keep the alien invaders from eradicating all life on Earth! Who, if anyone, will be left standing, and what kind of planet will be left for them to try to rebuild?