DC Comics relaunches Vertigo imprint with new titles

CNET | 6/8/2018 | Bonnie Burton
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The Mexican mythology comic Border Town will fight both monsters and racism.

When Vertigo launched as a DC Comics imprint 25 years ago, the world was a different place and Neil Gaiman's Sandman would reign as the new king of comics.

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So it seems fitting that to celebrate Vertigo's 25-year anniversary, the company is going through a transformation of sorts, starting with brand new comics.

This fall, in addition to the previously announced Sandman line, Vertigo will debut seven new comic book titles showcasing original stories about sex workers, white supremacists, witches, AI tech support employees and even Jesus.

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"It's time to rebuild DC Vertigo," DC Vertigo executive editor Mark Doyle said in a statement on Thursday. "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. We're creating a new generation of DC Vertigo classics for readers of all genres."

Comic book creators like Mark Russell, Mike Dowling, Mirka Andolfo and Ramon Villalobos will be part of the new projects, but Vertigo is also introducing new voices to its roster by recruiting Nine Inch Nails art director Rob Sheridan, sex ed podcaster Tina Horn and video game developer Zoe Quinn, according to the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

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Here are the new titles coming in the fall:

Border Town by writer Eric M. Esquivel (Adventure Time) explores what would happen if an army of Mexican folklore monsters invaded a small Arizona town with only high school misfits to save the day.

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