If you’re a fan of digital comics, VERTIGO, and good deals, today is a red letter day for you. DC Entertainment’s new app featuring all VERTIGO digital titles is now available for download on the App Store. The app (free to download) will feature popular VERTIGO titles like THE SANDMAN, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, PREACHER and Y: THE LAST MAN, as well as many others.
But wait, there’s more! If that weren’t incentive enough to download the app, those who do will have access to a three-day in-app sale on all THE SANDMAN digital comics for $.99 per issue. THE SANDMAN (written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman) has been described by Norman Mailer as “a comic strip for intellectuals.” A mix of dark fantasy and mythology, THE SANDMAN is a series where historical drama, contemporary fiction and legends come together to tell what is arguably one of the most original comics books in the modern era.
DC Entertainment has timed the VERTIGO app release to four new series that will be debuting this month (one title each week). The first series to release is FAIREST, a spin-off of FABLES by New York Times best-selling and award-winning writer Bill Willingham. FAIREST promises to balance horror, humor and adventure while exploring the “secret histories” of some of the fairest characters in the land, from Sleeping Beauty to Thumbelina. Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN, THE INVISIBLES) will be drawing the first six issue story arc which follows Briar rose, Ali Baba and the Snow Queen.
“Making all of our digital titles available in one downloadable location provides readers even more accessibility to our vast array of ground-breaking stories. What’s better than that? I can’t wait to get the app on my phone.” said Karen Berger, executive editor, VERTIGO. “With four new series launching in March, this is the perfect time for fans to download the VERTIGO app and keep coming back each and every week.”
“As the digital landscape becomes increasingly crowded, this stand alone app underscores DCE’s commitment to growing and spotlighting Vertigo by directly addressing its unique reader base,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. “Vertigo fans can now access same day digital content faster and more conveniently on their iOS devices.”
Here’s a list of the other new VERTIGO titles that will be available the same day digitally this month:
- SAUCER COUNTRY (VERTIGO / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest written by Paul Cornell (DEMON KNIGHTS, Doctor Who) with art by Ryan Kelly (NEW YORK FIVE).
- DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD (VERTIGO / ongoing series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a high octane story set in New Orleans that blends the mortal and supernatural worlds, written by former editor-in-chief of The Source magazine, award-winning author, journalist and TV producer Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, with art by Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan (THE QUESTION) and John Floyd with covers by Rafael Grampá.
- THE NEW DEADWARDIANS (VERTIGO / mini-series / 32pg. / Color / $2.99), a murder mystery set among the world of the undead in post-Victorian era London, brought to vivid life by writer Dan Abnett (RESURRECTION MAN) with art by newcomer I. N. J. Culbard (At The Mountains of Madness).
Click here to visit the App Store and download the new VERTIGO App.
Previews of all four new series are available for viewing here: http://www.vertigocomics.com/2012/02/08/graphic-connection-vertigo-preview-2012