This morning’s NY Times story on Vertigo’s six new titles only managed to have room to mention four of them. However if you look at the picture of executive editor Shelly Bond above, you can see a bunch of stuff including the cover to something called Coffin Hill. The art style is pretty distinctive, sort of a Brandon Graham-y/Becky Cloonan-y look. Another cover is seen at the bottom of the photo.

Any guesses, people?

UPDATE: DC has released info on all six 1/2 new series! The artist was the amazing Dave Johnson, although the middle one looks like a variant cover.


o   HINTERKIND – Decades after “The Blight” all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers and she’s not alone … all the creatures of myth and legend have returned and they’re not happy. After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of her Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. An epic fantasy adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, HINTERKIND is written by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Francesco Trifogli, and debuts this October.


o   THE DISCIPLINE – Launching this December, THE DISCIPLINE is a dark, erotic thriller about a privileged young woman named Melissa who is thrust into a centuries old battle between good and evil. She begins an affair with a mysterious man named Orlando who opens her eyes to a sexually sinister world she never knew existed. Through this ritualistic seduction (“The Discipline”), Orlando unlocks Melissa’s inner power and then enlists her into a shadowy war that has been fought for centuries. THE DISCIPLE comes to you from writer Peter Milligan and artist Leo Fernandez.


o   DEAD BOY DETECTIVES – Spinning out of the pages of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN, two dead British school boys star in their own monthly series and solve crimes in the 21st century with the help of a new female accomplice. Premiering in November, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is written by noted British novelist Toby Litt with layouts and painted covers by Mark Buckingham (FABLES).

o   SUICIDERS – Hitting the spinner rack this December, this new series marks the incomparable Lee Bermejo’s (JOKER; BATMAN: NOEL; BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH) debut as an ongoing series comic book writer and artist. SUICIDERS follows the lies of two futuristic boxers – one on top of the world, the other trying to fight (and kill) his way there. Set in Los Angeles after “The Big One,” “Suiciders” is the wildly popular reality sport that contestants are literally dying to be a part of … and to be the best, you have to murder the best.


o   COFFIN HILL – When she was 15, Eve Coffin summoned a darkness that had been buried since the Salem Witch Trials. Now Eve’s back to harness the evil that destroyed her friends and is slowly taking over the sleepy town of Coffin Hill. This is a series full of magic, madness and murder via a twisted family of New Englanders. Arriving in stores this October, COFFIN HILL combines the talents of artist Inaki Miranda (FAIREST: THE HIDDEN KINGDOM) with writer Caitlin Kittredge, a young, dark fantasy author whose writing includes the Nocturne City, the Black London, and the Iron Codex series of novels – which include the recently published titles Dark Days and The Mirrored Shard.



o   THE WITCHING HOUR – Just in time for Halloween, this anthology-style one-shot collects short stories exploring witchcraft written and drawn by some of the most talented veterans and newcomers in the business – including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Lauren Beukes, Emily Carroll, Matthew Sturges, Shawn McManus, Tula Lotay and many more.

Plus here are better versions of the amazing Sandman work by JH WIlliams.




  1. My guess – “Coffin Hill” is an obvious anagram of “Flinch Foil”, which, based on the cover, leads me to believe that the series will be about a strong, masked female protagonist who fights frightening supernatural menaces (in addition to pursuing her career as a fencing instructor), written by Joe Hill and illustrated by a different artist each issue! :)  Seriously, I have no idea, but I’m excited about all the new Vertigo titles coming out. Go, Vertigo!

  2. Maybe the author is just bad at math. That article also states that The Beat is run by Marc-Oliver Frisch. Don’t know how much I can trust it.

  3. Post-apocalyptic Fables rip-off.

    Post-apocalyptic Hunger Games rip-off.

    Supernatural 50 Shades of Grey rip-off.

    I can’t believe I ever thought Vertigo was running out of ideas.

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