To celebrate the 25th anniversary of DC’s Vertigo imprint, DC will relaunch the line and give it the new name DC Vertigo. The revised imprint will
launch seven new titles; four in the fall and the other three next year. In
September Border Town from Eric M. Esquiviel and Ramon Villalobos will debut.
The series will tell the story of a crack in the border between worlds that
causes monsters of Mexican folklore to spill out into the tiny town of Devil’s
Fork, Arizona. October brings Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo’s Hex Wives, about a
conspiracy of men brainwashing a witch coven. November brings Bryan Hill and
Leandro Fernandez’s American Carnage, about a biracial but white-passing FBI
agent named Richard Wright going undercover in a white supremacist group.
December brings Zoe Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez’s Goddess Mode, which focuses on a
young woman who does tech support in a future where humanity’s needs are done by
a godlike AI. The 2019 titles are: High Level, from Rob Sheridan and Barnaby
Bagenda, is about a selfish smuggler hundreds of years in the future who has a
bounty on her head and has to deliver a child to the titular High Level, a
mythical city at the top of the world; Tina Horn and Mike Dowling’s Safe Sex is
a dystopian sci-fi thriller about a group of sex workers fighting for their
right to love in a world whose government monitors and regulates sexual pleasure
and Second Coming by Mark Russell and Richard Pace which has God sending Jesus
to Earth to learn from the superhero known as Sun-Man, the described “varsity
quarterback that God never had.” But Jesus instead decides to spend His time
here to set things right.