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Being fans of anything that DC Comic’s Vertigo line puts out, we are excited to find ourselves not only enjoying the current titles available this 2012 but also the new titles that are headed our way this coming March. In fact, those lucky enough to have picked up the free Vertigo Preview 2012 issue will find that Vertigo has four new titles that – in our opinion – has what it takes to become fan favorites.

Hitting the shelves this March are Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child, The New Deadwardians, Saucer Country and FABLES spin-off, Fairest. Each title, judging by the preview issue, fits right in with Vertigo’s line of titles perfectly and yes, FABLES fans, Fairest definitely sounds like a big hit already. Here’s what you can come to expect from the four titles:

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS

With art by “At The Mountain of Madness” artist I. N. J. Culbard and written by “Resurrection Man” author Dan Abnett, The New Deadwardians in an intriguing eight-part vampires versus zombies tale told in an alternate version of London, England during the post-Victorian era. In the story, the upper class have volunteered to become vampires while the lower class citizens become flesh-eating zombies.

The preview introduces us to Chief Inspector George Suttle who wakes up in his home to a disturbing home invasion that sets the tone perfectly for a title with a zombie and vampire twist. Just by the preview alone we can tell the storytelling and the fantastic artwork will make this a rewarding reading experience for those who have a taste for a different kind of supernatural tale.

We come to expect The New Deadwardians #1 on sale on March 28.

DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD

Written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds with artwork by Denys Cowan (of “The Question” fame), Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is a new series that is soaked in that deliciously mysterious New Orleans flavor that makes this series such an intriguing one. One taste of the preview and we were already asking for the whole meal as we are thrown into the Big Easy in its most interesting and tragic times.

The story finds college student Dominique Laveau in a New Orleans that has been crippled by Katrina. She finds herself looking for answers in the tomb of an ancestor that carries her same name when suddenly she is transported to the aftermath of a slaughter. The newly deceased are all members of the court of the Voodoo Queen but there’s a single survivor and he turns his attention to Dominique!

This New Orleans bourbon-flavored supernatural tale will become available on March 21 as Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1 hits store shelves.

FAIREST

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” This is a question that will be answered in Fairest, a sort of spin-off from the FABLES series. FABLES fans will recognize the characters as writer Bill Willingham and the amazing artistic talents of Phil Jimenz, Andy Lanning and Adam Hughes.

Fairest finds FABLES characters Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Queen, Rapunzel, Snow White, Rose Red and Thumbelina together as the FABLES women take center stage. In the preview we read we find a familiar “prince of thieves” and his small genie companion who promised him a different kind of riches. As it turns out, it is more than our young prince imagines.

Fairest #1 is expected to go on sale on March 7.

SAUCER COUNTRY

Those who know Paul Cornell’s body of work whether it be “Demon Knights” or “Doctor Who” know that this talented writer is certainly more than capable of bringing us a story worth sinking our teeth into and even more so when he’s backed up by our favorite “The New York Five” artist, Ryan Kelly. What we get is Saucer Country, a tale of politics and alien abductions.

Meet Arcadia Alvarado, the Mexican-American Governor of the State of New Mexico, who has her eyes set on the White House as the first female President of the United States. On the road, however, she is suddenly flooded by memories of a nightmarish encounter of the third kind. Are there aliens from another planet? What does the government know about alien abductions like her case? The only way to find out is to become President and so she sets out to win with a vengeance.

Space aliens and politics make strange but interesting bedfellows as Saucer Country #1 on March 14.

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Marvel is pleased to announce that Halo: Fall Of Reach – Boot Camp #1, from Brian Reed and Felix Ruiz is on sale now! Travel back to the origin of Master Chief with the tale of John, the boy who would one day become the greatest human warrior the galaxy has ever known. Humanity is on the brink of galactic civil war and one woman, the brilliant Dr. Catherine Halsey, understands the terrible price that must be paid in order to ensure the survival of mankind. Witness the birth of a legend, the warrior who will come to be known as Master Chief, in Halo: Fall Of Reach – Boot Camp #1!


HALO: FALL OF REACH — BOOT CAMP #1 (JUL100514)
Written by BRIAN REED
Art & Cover by FELIX RUIZ
17 & Up …$3.99
ON SALE THIS WEEK!

© 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, 343 Industries, the 343 Industries logo, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox logos, are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com

Our Take: Marvel had us at “the birth of a legend, the warrior who will come to be known as Master Chief …” As massive Halo fans as well as admirers of the graphic novels, Fall of Reach – Boot Camp looks right up our alley.

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Now get your first look at the stunning new variant cover to the hotly-anticipated Incognito: Bad Influences #1, from superstar artist Sean Phillips! Eisner Award-winners Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips return with the most hard-hitting, super hero noir series of the century, as Zack Overkill heads deeper into the criminal underworld for one final mission that’ll change his world forever. Don’t miss an issue of the sequel to the series that Esquire called “the rebirth of comic book noir” as Incognito: Bad Influences #1 hits stores this October!

And get caught up on the Eisner-winning original limited series in Incognito TPB, on-sale now!

INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES #1 (JUL100652)
INCOGNITO: BAD INFLUENCES #1 PHILLIPS VARIANT COVER (JUL108169)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Covers by SEAN PHILLIPS
Mature Content/No Ads…$3.50
FOC—9/16/10, On-Sale—10/6/10

INCOGNITO TPB (SEP090494)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art & Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
Mature Content …$18.99
ON SALE NOW

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

OUR TAKE: This looks to be yet another tasty slice of pulp fiction pie with coffee just the way we like it … dark as sin. We look forward to this noir comic.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Force: Sex And Violence #3, from acclaimed X-Force scribes Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost along with acclaimed artist Gabriele Dell’Otto. The conclusion to the sexiest, bloodiest X-Force adventure is here! Wolverine and Domino make their last stand against the Assassin’s Guild. Can the mutant heroes survive long enough to find some alone time? Find out in X-Force: Sex And Violence #3!

And for fans who missed out on X-Force: Sex And Violence #2, X-Force: Sex And Violence #2 Second Printing Variant hits store shelves this September!

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #3 (JUL100647)
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Parental Advisory …$3.99
On-Sale – 9/9/10

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL108104)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Parental Advisory …$3.99
FOC – 9/2/10, On-Sale – 9/22/10

X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUN108118)
Written by CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST
Art and Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
Parental Advisory …$3.99
ON SALE NOW.

OUR TAKE: If you haven’t caught the first two issues of this series, you are seriously missing out of one of Wolverine’s most violent (and actually very sexy) story. The chemistry between Wolvie and Domino is so scorching hot that it will make you look at these two in a whole new way.

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Marvel is pleased to present your first look at X-Men #3 by the jaw-dropping creative team of Victor Gischler and Paco Medina. After back to back sell-outs, the red-hot Curse of the Mutants story continues! In a desperate attempt to end the vampire outbreak, the X-Men do the unthinkable – they resurrect Dracula! Will the former Lord of the Vampires play nice with Cyclops’ plan to take down Xarus? Find out this September in X-Men #3.

X-MEN #3 (JUL100621)
X-MEN #3 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (JUL100622)
X-MEN #3 MEDINA VARIANT (JUL100623)
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled by PACO MEDINA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by PACO MEDINA
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC – 8/19/10, On Sale – 9/9/10

To find a comic shop near you, call 1-888-comicbook or visit www.comicshoplocator.com

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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