DC Comics' adult imprint Vertigo made an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con that a dozen new comic book series will launch for 12 consecutive weeks this fall.
Known for pushing the envelope in horror, scifi and crime thriller genres, the new titles will join the lineup that includes continuing series American Vampire, Astro City and Suiciders, all to be released in the fall.
The announcement was made during a Thursday evening panel that included Holly Black, Darwyn Cooke, Gilbert Hernandez and Michael Allred, among others.
"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," said Vertigo executive editor Shelly Bond in a press release. "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."
Writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and artist Lee Garbett are bringing the devil back to the pages of comics with their fresh take on Lucifer.
The Lucifer series was originally written by Mike Carey, and was a character spin-off from the one that appeared in The Sandman, which ran from 2000 to 2006. The character has now been adapted into a Fox TV series, and is played by Tom Ellis.
Black and Garbett's series will include Lucifer finding God dead — with his angelic brother Gabriel being blamed for the crime.
"If Lucifer can prove his innocence, not only will his sins be forgotten — but he'll be welcomed back into Silver City," the synopsis from the LA Times reads.
A new four-issue mini-series called The Twilight Children by Gilbert Hernandez and artist Darwyn Cooke will kick off the fall releases, which run from October to December. Following the story of the main character Tito – a female "town hottie" who is emotionally driven and volatile – Hernandez will present a humanistic view of people and their flaws, much like we see in the real world.
"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," stated Cooke in the press release. "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."
October's lineup includes The Twilight Children #1, Survivor's Club #1 (Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ryan Kelly), Clean Room #1 (Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt), and Art Ops #1 (Shaun Simon, Michael Allred).
In November, the titles Unfollow #1 (Rob Williams, Mike Dowling), Slash & Burn #1 (Si Spencer, Max Dunbar, Ande Parks), Red Thorn #1 (David Baillie, Meghan Hetrick), and Jacked #1 (Eric Kripke, John Higgins) will be released.
The new fall comic series premieres will wrap up in December with The Sheriff of Baghdad #1 (Tom King, Mitch Gerads), New Romancer #1 (Peter Milligan, Brett Parson), Lucifer #1 (Holly Black, Lee Garbett), and Last Gang in Town #1 (Simon Oliver, Rufus Dayglo).
Via: Bleeding Cool
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