SDCC 2015: DC Comic’s Vertigo Imprint Launches 12 New Series Starting October 2015! Bulk Are Brand-New Concepts By The Industry’s Top Creators!

Parallel to San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) International 2015, DC Comics announced a Vertigo imprint revival with 12 series the bulk of which are brand-new series with brand-new characters and concepts. The exception is Lucifer which is likely being timed with the new Fox TV series.

DC Comics’ Vertigo related press release and teaser are is below.


    VERTIGO ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED LINE-UP OF NEW SERIES FOR FALL

    DC Entertainment’s creator-driven imprint, Vertigo, kicked off Comic-Con: International: San Diego with an impressive Fall slate consisting of 12 new #1s set to release over 12 consecutive weeks beginning in October. The announcement came on their panel Thursday evening when comic book and literary heavyweights joined the ranks including Darwyn Cooke, Gilbert Hernandez, Michael Allred, Holly Black, Lauren Beukes and Gail Simone, among others.

    Vertigo, best known for its bold storytelling, will continue to push the boundaries of genre fiction – horror, fantasy, crime thriller, scifi – with these new releases.

    “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,” stated Shelly Bond, executive editor of Vertigo. “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.”

    “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 renowned artist Darwyn Cooke. 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.”

    Vertigo The Twilight Children Vertigo Survivors' Club Vertigo Clean Room Vertigo Art Ops

    OCTOBER
    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)

    Vertigo Unfollow Vertigo Slash and Burn Vertigo Red Thorn Vertigo Jacked

    NOVEMBER
    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)

    Vertigo The Sheriff of Baghdad Vertigo New Romancer Vertigo Lucifer Vertigo Last Gang In Town

    DECEMBER
    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)


The Vertigo comics imprint is rounded out by three ongoing series:

  • American Vampire
  • Astro City
  • Suiciders

That makes Vertigo DC Comics’ New 15. 😉

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