Vertigo Returns With Politically Charged, Ripped From The Headlines Episodes of Law And Or..er.. Comics!

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Vertigo is back! Officially rebranded as DC Vertigo, the famous adult aimed label is bringing with it some very original stories set against some very familiar headlines, just in time for it’s 25th anniversary!! 

“It’s time to rebuild DC Vertigo. We’re returning to our roots by spotlighting the most exciting new voices in comics, as well as bringing new voices to comics. From the corners of television, games, music, activism, podcasting, comics and more, all of our creators are passionate and have something to say. These sophisticated stories have amazing new characters and vast worlds to explore. That’s what it has always been about for me—new stories, new voices, new possibilities. We’re creating a new generation of DC Vertigo classics for readers of all genres.” claims DC Vertigo’s Executive Editor, Mark Doyle

Following the new Sandman Universe titles in August, DC Vertigo is releasing 7 new titles that seem to straddle the line between the usual Vertigo weirdness and a Fox News Special report.

September gives readers who love a good NPR This American Life examination of Joe Arpaio while playing Magic: The Gathering it’s…

Border Town
Written by Eric Esquivel Art by Ramon Villalobos Colors by Tamra Bonvillain
When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on.

 

In October, we get a crossover story about that time The Stepford Wives met The Coven.

Hex Wives
Written by Ben Blacker Art by Mirka Andolfo Colors by Marissa Louise
A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power…

 

Wonder what John Grisham’s take on Rachel Dolezal would be? Than in November, you can pick up…

American Carnage
Written by Bryan Edward Hill Art by Leandro Fernandez Colors by Dean White
In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent.

 

Video games, female empowerment, AI’s that run the world… ok, this one sounds pretty good. December brings…

Goddess Mode
Written by Zoe? Quinn Art by Robbi Rodriguez Colors by Rico Renzi
In a near future where all of humanity’s needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality.

 

Later, in 2019. (That’s the year the comic comes out, not the time this comic is set in)

HIGH LEVEL
Written by Rob Sheridan
Art by Barnaby Bagenda Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self- interested smuggler with a price on her head is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned.

New Legislation has always been a great basis for comic book stories, so in 2019 we get…

SAFE SEX
Written by Tina Horn
Art and colors by Mike Dowling
A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government.

 

What Vertigo… Ahem, DC Vertigo, title set would be complete about a series that thumbs their nose at God and Superheroes in once comic? Also, in the far future of 2019 (Again, the year the comic comes out, not the time this comic is set in… I think)

SECOND COMING
Written by Mark Russell Art by Richard Pace
God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful Super Hero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right. Lawrence Taylor Authentic Jersey