The big news from DC’s All Access Panel about the Vertigo imprint will make your head spin! Several announcements came out of this panel at the Emerald City Comic-Con, for both new books and old.
The most notable announcement was for a new eight issue sequel to Vertigo’s critically acclaimed 100 Bullets title. Written by Brian Azzarelo and drawn by Eduardo Risso, the new series is titled Brother Lono. Azzarelo and Risso were the previous creative team for 100 Bullets, which ran from 1999-2009 and won an Eisner Award. Brother Lono will be colored by Trish Mulvihill and lettered by Clem Robbins. Dave Johnson, who had cover duties for Azzarello and Risso’s Spaceman, will do cover art for the new series as well.
During the panel, Bill Willingham spoke on Fables #129, the end of his Snow White storyline. More on the issue should be revealed at the Official West Coast Fables Panel, but Willingham teased the readers with a cover that shows Snow White decked out in battle gear with a sword and rifle on her shoulders. Willingham hinted, however, that the cover could be misleading and suggested that the sword might actually be “rammed deep into her shoulder.” We will have to wait until May to find out though.
More details were revealed for the previously announced Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy Vertigo book The Wake. The series has been in development for more than a year, and it is slated to be released in June. Snyder described the series premise as “There’s a discovery at the bottom of the ocean that unlocks the mysteries of the sea. There’s a post-apocalyptic element, horror, and more science-fiction.” He also stated that this book was “definitely different from anything you’ve ever seen from us.” It looks as if The Wake could be an exciting new surprise for readers.
In the Q&A portion of the panel, Mark Doyle, the editor of Vertigo, replied to a question about Vertigo characters in the DCU. It seems that there are “no more plans” for transference of characters between the New 52 and Vertigo, since the old characters work well in the New 52.
Vertigo seems to be headed for a wild but fun ride with the new books and killer creative teams, so hang on tight.