Vertigo Launches New Series in March

Vertigo's got some good stuff on tap in March. Good stuff in the way of four new comics, covering everything fairy tales to UFOs to Voodoo Queens and the undead.

On March 7, writer Bill Willingham starts a Fables spinoff called Fairest. Each storyline will explore the secret histories of one character, from Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzel, Cinderella to The Snow Queen, Thumbelina to Snow White and more.

The first six-issue arc follows Briar Rose after she was stolen away by the goblin army in Fables #107. Phil Jimenez lends his talents to pencil the tale with Andy Lanning on inks and Adam Hughes on covers.

One week later (March 14) has Saucer Country arriving in stores. The dark thriller features Arcadia Alvarado, the Mexican-American governor of New Mexico, faced with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. She's about to start campaigning as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. The work features writer Paul Cornell and illustrator Ryan Kelly.

March 21 sees the release of Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and illustrated by Denys Cowan and John Floyd (covers by Rafael Grampá). New Orleans has its share of hauntings guided by the leadership of the Voodoo Queens, but all that changes post-Katrina.

Now, Dominique Laveau is suspected of killing a Voodoo Queen and must clear her name while finding out who's actually responsible.

Finally, The New Deadwardians is from writer Dan Abnett and illustrated by I. N. J. Culbard. The upper classes of post-Victorian England have become vampires to escape the lower classes, who are all zombies. Chief Inspector George Suttle is the lonely detective investigating murders in a world where everyone's already dead.

Full press release below.

This March Vertigo will launch three new ongoing comic book series and one mini-series. From fairy tales, to UFOs to Voodoo Queens and the undead, there’s something for everyone. Please contact me if you would like to receive a review copy or arrange an interview. I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy!

On March 7, New York Times best-selling, award-winning writer Bill Willingham begins a FABLES spin-off series starring some of the fairest in the land. Balancing horror, humor and adventure, each FAIREST (Vertigo / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99) storyline will explore the secret histories of one character, from Sleeping Beauty to Rapunzel, Cinderella to The Snow Queen, Thumbelina to Snow White and more.

The first 6 issue arc follows the misadventures of Briar Rose after she is stolen away by the goblin army in FABLES #107. Fan-favorite artist Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, THE INVISIBLES) returns to Vertigo to pencil the opening storyline with inks by Andy Lanning and award-winning artist Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN, BATGIRL) on covers.

On March 14 comes SAUCER COUNTRY (Vertigo / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest written by Paul Cornell (DEMON KNIGHTS, ACTION COMICS, Doctor Who) with art by Ryan Kelly (NEW YORK FIVE, NORTHLANDERS).

Arcadia Alvarado, the Mexican-American Governor of New Mexico, dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex, is about to toss her hat into the ring as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the most volatile political climate ever. But when a nightmarish encounter leads her to believe she was "abducted by aliens," Arcadia has to become President in order to expose the truth—and maybe save the world.

On March 21 comes DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD (Vertigo / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99) written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, former editor-in-chief of The Source magazine, award-winning author, journalist and TV producer, with art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION) and John Floyd with covers by Rafael Grampá.

New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds.

But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie. Now, Dominique must forge alliances with those out to kill her while seeking to uncover the truth behind the royal murders, as she is ultimately forced to deal with a destiny she could never have imagined.

On March 28 comes THE NEW DEADWARDIANS (Vertigo / mini-series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), brought to vivid life by fan-favorite writer Dan Abnett (RESURRECTION MAN, LEGION LOST) with art by newcomer I. N. J. Culbard (At The Mountains of Madness).

In post-Victorian England, nearly everyone of the upper classes has voluntarily become a vampire to escape the lower classes who are all zombies. Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who's got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead!

But when the body of a young aristocrat washes up on the banks of the Thames, Suttle's quest for the truth will take him from the darkest sewers to the gleaming halls of power, and reveal the rotten heart at the center of this strange world.