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By Jessica Dunlap
Friday’s Berger Books panel showcased the new titles coming in the imprint’s second wave.
She Could Fly is about a young girl who becomes obsessed with another girl capable of flight and the mystery surrounding her death. The series is written by Christopher Cantwell (the co-creator of Halt and Catch Fire), drawn by Martin Morazzo, and colored by Miroslav Mrva. The first issue is available now.
The Seeds is a noir/sci-fi/thriller miniseries that deals with obsession, trying to survive in a tech-free world, and the romance between a human woman and an alien trying to collect the essence of humanity. It is the first creator-owned work for collaborators Ann Nocenti and David Aja, and the first issue will be available in August.
The Alcoholic, written by Jonathan Ames and illustrated by Dean Haspiel, is being re-released for its tenth anniversary. Originally edited by Karen Berger when she worked at Vertigo, this new version will have additional essays and illustrations when it goes on sale in September.
Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery, also originally released as a Vertigo book, is currently on its second printing as a Berger Book offering. Written by Mat Johnson and illustrated by Warren Pleece, it follows reporter Zane Pinchback as he investigates a murder while passing as a white man in the South. The prequel miniseries, Incognegro: Renaissance, also by Johnson and Pleece, examines the origin of Pinchback as an “incognegro” investigator. The fifth and final issue is now on sale.
Mata Hari, a miniseries based on the eponymous historical figure, is written by Emma Beeby, illustrated by Ariela Kristantina, and colored by Pat Masioni. The fifth and final issue will be released next month and the collected graphic novel will be available next year.
The Originals, by Gave Gibbons, was another book originally published by Vertigo. Its Berger Books release is the “essential edition” and includes additional artwork and notes. It is currently available.
Olivia Twist, a gender-swapped version of Dickens’ classic novel about an orphan, will go on sale in September. The four-issue miniseries is written by Darin Strauss and Adam Dalva, illustrated by Emma Vieceli, and colored by Lee Loughridge.
LaGuardia, by Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford, is set in an alternate universe where interstellar aliens have to pass through an NYC airport very similar to one from our reality. The protagonist of the miniseries is a pregnant doctor named Future. Why has she returned to New York? Find out when the first issue goes on sale in October.
Invisible Kingdom, by G Willow Wilson and Christian Ward, is a sci-fi adventure that also deals with faith, religion, and capitalism. The first issue will be released in March 2019.
The hardcover of Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts will be released in October. The horror anthology will include new recipes created by Bourdain and art from Vanesa Del Rey, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Paul Pope, and Mateus Santolouco.
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  1. I like that a lot of these are mini-series; makes it easier to sample and commit to a series in floppy format, probably one or two of them

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