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Vertigo plans deluxe Death, new Ronald Wimberly OGN in late 2012

Prince of Cats

DC Comics unveiled their plans for collections, trades and original graphic novels yesterday for late 2012, both for the DC line (which included the Amethyst news) and for Vertigo. In addition to collections of ongoing titles like The Unwritten and the upcoming Saucer Country, the Vertigo list included a few items of note:

  • Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland, which was supposed to be out last fall but was delayed until September 2012, has now been pushed back to November 2012.
  • Just in time for Halloween is a deluxe edition that collects the various Death miniseries that Neil Gaiman wrote during his epic run on Sandman. It includes both The High Cost of Living and The Time of Your Life, as well as the Death-centric stories from Sandman #8 and #20. It also includes a bunch of shorter stories, like the Death tale from the 9/11 book DC put out and the infamous public service announcement piece about the proper way to put on a condom, starring Death, John Constantine and a banana.
  • And in September Vertigo will release an new original graphic novel by Ronald Wimberly, who drew Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm and some other books for Vertigo. I’m not sure exactly what the book is about, but Wimberly has a Tumblr set up where he is posting art, like the piece up top.



I’m guessing from the “prince of cats” line and the sig. in the corner that it’s a reimagining of Romeo and Juliet, which I could be totally on board with. The art looks nice.

Where are the Vertigo Resurrected titles? DC SUCKS

Interesting to see the Death Deluxe HC appear even after the Absolute Death was released. The deluxe edition was on Amazon for months before it was canceled in favor of the Absolute edition. I never bought the Absolute because of the high price, but I might bite on the deluxe hardcover at a discount. I already have trade paperbacks of the main stories.

“Where are the Vertigo Resurrected titles? DC SUCKS”

This isn’t a complete list of solicitations, so I wouldn’t get worked up just yet.

i hope they do Sandman Deluxe HC I can`t by the Absolute because of the high price.

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