Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight #168 by Phil Hale
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Hellblazer: Freezes Over TP by Tim Bradstreet
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin, Guy Davis, and Steve Dillon; cover by Tim Bradstreet
In stores May 14. Reprinting issues #157-163 of the series, HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER collects the “…Freezes Over” storyline illustrated by Marcelo Frusin (HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS) as well as the one-shot “… And Buried?” illustrated by Steve Dillon (PREACHER) and the 2-part “Lapdogs and Englishmen” illustrated by Guy Davis (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE). In these three episodes, after another unwelcome meeting with FBI Agent Turro, Constantine continues his journey through America’s back roads.
Award-winning, hard-boiled writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) returns for another collection of his run on HELLBLAZER and continues to bring John Constantine to vivid life in the company of vicious men.
Reprinting issues #157-163 of the VERTIGO series, HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER collects the “…Freezes Over” storyline illustrated by Marcelo Frusin (HELLBLAZER: GOOD INTENTIONS). Also included is the one-shot “…And Buried?” illustrated by Steve Dillon (PREACHER) and the 2-part “Lapdogs and Englishmen” illustrated by Guy Davis (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE) under a cover by Tim Bradstreet.
In these three episodes, after another unwelcome meeting with FBI Agent Turro, Constantine continues his journey through America’s back roads. After participating in a tense encounter at a snowed-in roadhouse - where the differences between myth and reality are chillingly illustrated - he finds himself thinking back to the past, when magic was still more of a sideline than a curse and the costs of dealing in it were only beginning to make themselves known.
And don’t miss May’s HELLBLAZER #184, written by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) and illustrated by Frusin, for the first of three linked stories that provide a great jumping-on point for new readers. In “he Wild Card,” John encounters an old friend in Brazil and is drawn into a game of poker…a game with terrifyingly high stakes.
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HELLBLAZER: FREEZES OVER is a 168-page VERTIGO trade paperback and is suggested for mature readers. It arrives in comic-book stores May 14 with a cover price of $14.95 U.S.
Barnum! HC by Niko Henrichon
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Niko Henrichon
In stores May 28. Circus showman P.T. Barnum becomes a secret agent for the U.S. government in this original VERTIGO graphic novel. When brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla and a cadre of the world’s richest men plot to destroy America, Barnum and his right-hand man Bailey assemble a team of the wildest circus freaks on the planet to moonlight as government secret agents.
According to P.T. Barnum, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” So is it any surprise that Barnum hoodwinked the American public by leading a secret life as an agent for the U.S. government?
Audacious co-creators/writers Howard Chaykin & David Tischman (AMERICAN CENTURY, SON OF SUPERMAN) and artist Niko Henrichon (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT DREAMS…BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) join forces to bring audiences BARNUM!, a 128-page VERTIGO hardcover graphic novel that takes a provocative look into the double life of master showman P.T. Barnum.
When brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, the mind behind such revolutionary concepts as radio transmission and wireless communication, teams with a cadre of the world’s richest men with a plot to destroy America, the government calls on P.T. Barnum to intercede.
Barnum is aided by his right-hand man, Bailey - at once his best friend and adversary - and a team of the wildest circus freaks on the planet, including a teenaged human fly, a midget strongman, a sword-swallowing rubber man, a man-hating mesmer, an empath who can speak to animals, and the legendary Siamese twins Chang and Eng. All have unique performing abilities and the private passion to put their talents to good use as undercover government operatives. Barnum and his group fly in space-age airships and whirligigs, use the first computer to navigate giant missiles, and go toe-to-toe with some of the nastiest gangs in New York. Will that be enough to stop Tesla and his cohorts?
BARNUM! is historical fiction in the spirit of Wild Wild West and THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN that’s knee-deep in circus freaks, science geeks and political espionage. And if P.T. Barnum’s involved, this adventure is guaranteed to be the Greatest Show on Earth!
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BARNUM! is a 128-page original VERTIGO graphic novel edited by Shelly Bond and is suggested for mature readers. It arrives in comic-book stores May 28 with a cover price of $29.95 U.S.