With the August solicits coming next Monday afternoon, The Beat can exclusively reveal the Vertigo side of what’s to hit stores that month. Take a look below at some of the exciting developments taking shape in the worlds of Astro City (G-Dog!!!), Fables (the final issue of Everafter!), and more!
ASTRO CITY #47
Written by KURT BUSIEK • Art by MIKE NORTON • Cover by ALEX ROSS
Meet G-Dog, possibly ASTRO CITY’s most unusual superhero ever. Half man, half dog—but who’s running the show? The answers will change a life, reveal another hero’s deepest secrets, and possibly, just possibly, save the world. Oh, who are we kidding…they’ll definitely change the world. Do you see that handsome face? Also featuring Honor Guard, with guest art by Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug).
On sale AUGUST 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
SAVAGE THINGS #6
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN—Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA—Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Cain has been murdering his way across New York City, and Abel has been one step behind him the whole time. As he and Kira take out the last of Black Forest’s thugs, and get nearer to Cain himself, they can’t help but think that maybe he’s been luring them to exactly where he wants them—which is far from where he’ll end up causing the worst damage.
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, 6 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND THOSE BELOW #2
Written by JOHN RIDLEY • Art and cover by GEORGES JEANTY
The conflict with political radicals that took one man’s life sits heavy with Jason. Accusations that, by continuing to be the superhero the American, he’s become a pawn for the government have taken on a new sharpness as the Civil Rights movement of the 1970s gains an added urgency. This call to do what’s right is one that his former ally Amber Waves has already answered by taking matters into her own hands and using her powers to protest injustice—and she’s already paying the deadly cost as the police and Federal agents attack her where she lives. The sequel to the hit comics series continues, crafted by writer John Ridley (TV’s American Crime and Guerrilla).
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES #12
Written by DAVE JUSTUS and LILAH STURGES—Art by TRAVIS MOORE—Cover by TULA LOTAY
This is the end of the fairy tale. Will anyone live happily ever after? Will anyone live, period? While the Shadow Players face down the big guns of the Lone Star State, Feathertop calls in a favor to resolve the crisis at the school. But will Mundy-turned-Fable Bobby Speckland ever be the same after his reeducation? And will the rest of the team survive to see another mission? Find out here, in our fateful—and fatal—final issue!
On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE
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