DC Comics is relaunching Vertigo

DC Comics is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a relaunch and rebranding of their Vertigo line. Vertigo is DC’s mature reading line of books that delve deep into the dark corners of the comic book medium.

Vertigo series have won the comics industry’s Eisner Award, including the “best continuing series” of various years (The Sandman, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Y: The Last Man and Fables). Several of its publications have been adapted to film (such as Constantine, A History of Violence, Stardust, and V for Vendetta) and episodic television (such as Constantine, iZombie, Lucifer, and Preacher).

Executive Editor Mark Doyle will oversee a line-wide Vertigo relaunch and rebranding aimed at injecting new life into the once-revolutionary imprint.

Check out some of the new titles below:

Border Town

Writer: Eric M. Esquivel (Adventure Time)

Artist: Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk)

Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain

Release Date: September 2018

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.

 

Hex Wives

Writer: Ben Blacker (co-creator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour)

Artist: Mirka Andolfo (Wonder Woman)

Colorist: Marissa Louise

Release Date: October 2018

“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…

 

American Carnage

Writer: Bryan Hill (Postal)

Artist: Leandro Fernandez (The Old Guard)

Colorist: Dean White

Release Date: November 2018

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.

 

Goddess Mode

Writer: Zoë Quinn (Crash Override, featured in People’s “25 Women Who Are Changing the World” and Forbes’ “30 Under 30”)

Artist: Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen)

Colorist: Rico Renzi

Release Date: December 2018

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.

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High Level

Writer: Rob Sheridan (former art director for Nine Inch Nails, co-creator of the Year Zero alternate-reality game)

Artist: Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men)

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.

Release Date: TBD 2019

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.

 

Safe Sex

Writer: Tina Horn (host/producer of Why Are People Into That? podcast, writer/journalist/lecturer in sexual education and activism)

Artist: Mike Dowling (Unfollow)

Release Date: TBD 2019

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.

 

Second Coming

Writer: Mark Russell (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles)

Artist: Richard Pace (Imaginary Fiends)

Release Date: TBD 2019

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.