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Unknown Soldier #25: In this short-lived series' final ending, Moses infiltrates Joseph Kony's compound, stabs him in the face. Then he still has to deal with the child soldiers:

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As was discussed in the most recent edition of House to Astonish, Vertigo had their lowest sales month on record in January 2012. Happily though, they're launching 4 new series soon, including a Fables spin-off with art by Adam Hughes ).

The one that caught my eye, out of the series released in the digital preview, was Saucer Country, by Ryan Kelly (artist of Local, which really is a fantastic book, and of New York 4 and 5), and written by Paul Cornell, of Action Comics, Demon Knights, Captain Britain and MI:13 et al.

Nicking the solicit text from Espanolbot's post you get

Arcadia Alvarado, the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States, says she was "abducted by aliens."
As the Mexican-American Governor of New Mexico, she's dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. She's about to toss her hat into the ring as a candidate for President in the most volatile political climate ever.
But then...a lonely road and a nightmarish encounter have left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories. And now she has to become President. To expose the truth – and maybe, to save the world.
Arcadia's quest is at the heart of this new monthly series from writer Paul Cornell (DEMON KNIGHTS, ACTION COMICS, Doctor Who) and artist Ryan Kelly (NEW YORK FIVE, NORTHLANDERS). With the help of her quirky staff, Arcadia will pursue the truth of her abduction into danger, mystery and awe. SAUCER COUNTRY is a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest.

There's a small house ad and two pages from the preview underneath. It comes with a warning for discussion on domestic abuse
Saucer Country )
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So, along with Superman Secret Identity being re-released earlier in magazine form, DC re-released My Faith in Frankie.

I strongly recommend that you shell out some cash money for it, if you haven't read it already.

It's a proto-Minx book about a young woman with her own personal God - Jeriven, the God of the Heart's Fires.

Origin story ahoy )
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I started a series of Minx posts with my snippet of the Re-Gifters and now I'm going to continue with some of New York 4/New York Five. Just as the first Minx book wasn't actually a Minx book, so the last Minx book is also published by Vertigo.

New York Five is the sequel to New York Four and is from the creative team that made the lovely Local (more of which at a future date)

Brian Wood writes and Ryan Kelly draws. Kelly's art is amazing. His figures are good and expressive, but his backgrounds are amazing. I've been told by New Yorkers that you could take a page of NY5, and find it in the city. There's certainly a massive level of detail that I don't remember seeing in pretty much any other book.

NY4 is the story of four freshmen at university in NYC, sharing an apartment in their first semester. NY5 is the story of their second semester.

The girls )
And then a scene of the girls out and about in NYC )
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Sorry guys, no Bat-rogue here. I just wanted to share one of my most favorite, lesser known Vertigo comics, that I took a look at off a whim and fell in love with and dreamt about.

Enigma, by Peter Milligan.

There is a lot I cannot in good faith spoil in this post, but mostly this works around how, when you don't grow up around the usual social constructs, you tend to see the world a lot differently.

This post would be about an unnamed man sees the world, because he pretty much.... grew up in a well in Arizona. And got godlike powers simply because nothing told him he couldn't have them.

I have a great great weakness for theological/mythological subversion.

God held me in the sky, and she dropped me into the world.  )
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Ah the story continues! This section covers issues 2 and 3, and warning this section contains emo,gaynst,whining,wtf and bathtub angst. Not kidding. As the story continues we open to a The story opens to a cameo to a Sandman character entering a bar, by the way for some reason the golem from the wake is after them for well evil magic.
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Vertigo is one the only comic imprints I can say has some of the most overrated titles of all time. I'm not saying Overrated as in over popular just in the fact that a lot of them get over hyped to high heaven and we gloss over some of the major flaws or just say a comic is good without really looking at it.I will admit to over hyping Sandman to plenty people and a lot of my friends love it, except Jerry but he's a ass anyway. The reason I bring up Sandman is because recently I came into possession a longbox filled with nothing by Vertigo Titles and found a delightfully bad Sandman spin off. This one has never been reprinted and I hope it stays that way.I present for your enjoyment and pain, the Girl who would be Death!
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Back with some more Scalped. When we last left off, Catcher had just left Officer Falls Down to bleed out on a mountain because he discovered that Catcher had a hand in Gina Bad Horse's death. While this issue is a continuation, we don't see Falls Down this issue. Instead, the story shifts to Dino Poor Bear to focus on his burgeoning relationship with Carol Ellroy. While the relationship has been ambiguous ever since Carol left Dashiell Bad Horse to clean up from her drug addiction and put him behind her, things take a heartbreaking turn when Dino realizes what Carol really thinks of him. I'll let the scans speak for themselves.

You gotta sin to get saved. )
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Fulfilling my final request post for 2010.

Last time, we saw the fight between Frau Totenkinder and Baba Yaga (in disguise as Red Riding Hood). After being thoroughly trounced, Baba Yaga was imprisoned deep within the Woodlands Main Office, a large, dungeon-esque tesseract.

And there she stayed for quite awhile, until the recent events of Mr. Dark being unleashed, which led to all of Fabletown being demolished. This had the side-effect of cutting off the Office from its portal back to the Mundy world.

Now, Bufkin the Flying Monkey Librarian, Frankie the Monster Head, the Magic Mirror, and dozens of severed Wooden Soldier heads are all that stands between hundreds of imprisoned evils (including Baba Yaga) and freedom.

What's gonna happen? (WARNING: NSFW nekkid boobies, ahoy. Both young and old)

Thou shalt not suffer a (wicked) witch to live... )

Dial-up warning. 1 page from Fables #78, 4 pages from #87, 3 from #88, 3 from #89, 3 from #90, and 3 from #91.
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Fulfilling my second holiday request, this series of posts is dedicated to [personal profile] ravenous_raven.

Be fairly warned, if you haven't read any of Bill Willingham's Fables (WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?), here there be spoilers. Also, I'm not gonna waste too much time explaining who every single person is and what they're about. There's Google and Wikipedia for that ;)

Must be the season of the witch... )

6 and 3/4 pages from Fables #27 behind the cut.
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Lizzie Hexam is one of three main characters in Mike Carey and Peter Gross's Vertigo-published series The Unwritten, which began in 2009.

She didn't start out as a main character - although she has definitely become one - but she was present in the series right from issue #1.

She is awesome because she's the catalyst for a great deal of the action that takes place in the first four issues. She asks thoughtful questions, is resourceful and enigmatic, saves the life of main-character-from-the-start Tom Taylor - the son of a writer (missing when the story starts) who wrote a popular series of novels centered around a boy wizard named Tommy Taylor - at least once, and is generally great. She's also a London-dwelling character from a Dickens novel.


Notes:
- The post might be slightly NSFW due to some of the language in the scans.
- Also, I apologize for the quality of one of the scans which I made myself. I'll get a better-quality one up as soon as I can. For now I just hope that what's going on is clear enough to be understood.

Lizzie is someone who certainly knows how to make an entrance. )

Long story short: Lizzie is a fascinating character. She's important to the story of The Unwritten, and Mike Carey and Peter Gross are clearly willing to spend time and effort on her, which is awesome by itself. I can't wait to get the third trade in January March to pick up where I left off!

Scans used in this post )
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Four pages from Jack of Fables #48, featuring the return of the greatest trickster that ever was.

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Towards the end of the 20th century, Ellis wrote a John Constantine story called "Shoot," which DC canned. As Ellis explains it: "Years ago, I wrote a brief run on the DC Vertigo horror comic JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER. Brief, because I wrote a horror story therein called SHOOT. SHOOT was about schoolyard slayings in the United States. It was completed before Columbine happened, but scheduled to appear not long after. The regime at DC Comics at the time decided that it could not be released in its completed form. I refused to go along with the changes they wanted to make. They decided not to publish the book at all. I quit."



This week, DC finally published the story, as the lead in VERTIGO RESURRECTED, a 100-page anthology of rare Vertigo stories.

Four pages. )
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Four pages from Fables #99. The pieces are setting in place for what looks to be a huge blowout in #100...



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Greetings True Believers!

One of my current favorite series is Vertigo's Northlanders. It's a great series about characters and events during the Viking Age. Great history, great art and storytelling. Check it out!

This is one of my favorite arcs. It's about the Viking raid on the monastery of Lindisfarne (Which is considered to mark the beginning of the Viking Age.

The story revolves around a young boy who lives near the monastery. Sometimes children dream of running away and joining the circus but others have darker dreams......



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Whatever happened to the prisoners of the Golden Boughs? (Or, more accurately, "What will happen to them?" seeing as how the book is set in the future these days.)

Four pages... )

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