At PW, Rachel Deahl scoops a new Vertigo Crime imprint from DC:
As thousands of fans and industry professionals prepare to descend on San Diego for the annual Comic-Con, DC has unveiled a new offshoot of its edgy, celebrated Vertigo imprint, Vertigo Crime. The new line, dedicated to crime titles, will launch in 2009 with two lead titles, one by Ian Rankin and another by Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets). For Scottish crime writer Rankin, the forthcoming DC title will mark his first foray into comics. A rep from DC, who said the house would have more details to share tomorrow, confirmed that, despite the launch of Vertigo Crime, Vertigo itself will continue to publish crime titles.
Like Minx before it, this new line has been a poorly kept secret for well over a year. Much-respected editor Will Dennis is the driving force behind the line, and from what we’ve heard over our ham radio, you can expect many of his stable of creators to be contributing. More as it develops.