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Vertigo reveals May covers + ‘Mystery’ project

It must be close to the time of the month that DC Comics releases their solicitations, as yesterday the company revealed a bunch of artistic changes to their May titles and today Vertigo posted several covers for their “new” May books. (Does this new wave of Vertigo books have a name, BTW? “The New 4″ doesn’t have the same ring to it that the “New 52″ has, but it does feel like they’re trying to push it as its own “thing.”)

Kevin posted previously about the Fairest #3 cover by Adam Hughes, and you can find the full covers for Saucer Country #3, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #3 and The New Deadwardians #3 after the jump.

But wait–there’s more!

DC Comics gave Blastr details and a Mike Allred variant cover for an anthology book coming in May, Mystery in Space. You might remember their previous anthologies, The Unexpected and Strange Adventures, which respectively contained previews of Dominique Laveau and Spaceman in addition to other short stories by a variety of creators. No word yet if this one will provide a first look at a new series, but the creative line-up is impressive. It will contain stories written and drawn by Paul Pope and Mike Allred, as well as new stuff from science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor and Michael Wm. Kaluta, Robert Rodi and Sebastian Fiumara, Ann Nocenti, Fred Harper, Andy Diggle, Davide Gianfelice, Steve Orlando, Francesco Trifogli, Ming Doyle and more. The regular cover will be drawn by Ryan Sook.

Saucer Country #3 by Ryan Kelly

New Deadwardians #3 cover by I.N.J. Culbard

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child cover by Rafael Grampa



haha, that Ryan Kelly Saucer Country cover is awesome.

Thank you, Vertigo for keeping me interested in comic books.

I hope we get more anthologies in the future named after old DC titles, the last two were pretty fun and Mystery in Space looks cool too . I wonder if it has to do with re-newing copyright on the names?

More Rafael Grampa please.

Judge Fred MANSON

February 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

I really love the Voodoo Child cover!!! The art is totally awesome!!!

I wanted to do this title, but when I have seen that the trade is scheduled for the Fall, I will wait for it. BUT, in my tiny ill head, I am thinking that if I do not show my interest in this title in buying the singles, it can be canceled like the late excellent Greek Street… How I miss this title…

I am not afraid about the popularity of the Fairest: it is a Fables spin-off title, so it will work well. For Saucer country, I do not know. The New Deadwardians is the kind of story that I regularly read in the weekly British anthology comic mag, 2000 AD.

But for Dominique Laveau: The Voodoo Child, I am hardly thinking about it…

Could you help me, please? Should I do the singles AND the trade or just the trade? I am totally lost there…

When you really like something, esp if it’s quirky, I feel like you have to support it asap.

I’ll be getting the singles.

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