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DC Trying To Give This Vertigo Thing Another Shot

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, June 07 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Trying To Give This Vertigo Thing Another Shot

The publisher is relaunching the imprint with 7 new titles.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Vertigo Comics is a shell of the company it used to be during its heyday in the '80s and '90s. DC has continued to publish books under the fading imprint with three titles releasing in June (Astro City #52Deathbed #5, and Motherlands #6). But for its 25th anniversary, DC is trying to breathe new life into the imprint with seven new titles bringing back veterans and new creators alike. Overseeing the line is Mark Doyle, who took the position of DC Vertigo executive editor last year.

"It's time to rebuild DC Vertigo," Doyle said in a statement. "We're returning to our roots by spotlighting the most exciting new voices in comics, as well as bringing new voices to comics. From the corners of television, games, music, activism, podcasting, comics and more, all of our creators are passionate and have something to say. These sophisticated stories have amazing new characters and vast worlds to explore. That's what it has always been about for me — new stories, new voices, new possibilities. We're creating a new generation of DC Vertigo classics for readers of all genres."

The new series, as announced by DC, are:

Border Town by Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos


When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil's Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on "God-dang illegals." With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it's up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what's REALLY going on. (September)


Hex Wives by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo


"The women are too powerful. They must be tamed." A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it's only a matter of time before the women remember their power... (October)


American Carnage by Bryan Hill andamericancarnage.jpg


In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent. (November)


Goddess Mode by Zoë Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez


In a near future where all of humanity's needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it's one young woman's horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality. (December)


High Level by Rob Sheridan and Barnaby Bagenda


Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler with a price on her head is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned. (2019)


Safe Sex by Tina Horn and Mike Dowling


A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government. (2019)


Second Coming by Mark Russell and Richard Pace


God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right. (2019)

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