DC's Vertigo Imprint to Relaunch in August 2018

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DC Entertainment will relaunch Vertigo in August 2018 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the influential mature-readers imprint.

Co-Publisher Jim Lee made the announcement today during DC's "Meet the Publishers" panel at New York Comic Con, saying the event will involve well-known creators both writing and curating titles. However, he offered no additional details.

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"It's coming next August," he teased, "and that's all I can say."

Launched in 1993 by editor Karen Berger with such existing DC titles as Swamp Thing, The Sandman, Hellblazer, Animal Man and Doom Patrol, Vertigo later became home to such acclaimed comics as Preacher, Transmetropolitan, 100 Bullets, Lucifer, Y: The Last Man, Scalped and Fables.

Once considered the home for creator-owned comics, Vertigo in more recent years has had to contend with the rise of Image Comics, and changes both in the industry and within DC Entertainment. Berger stepped down as executive editor and senior vice president in 2012, and was succeeded by Vertigo veteran Shelly Bond, who departed the company less than four years later, with her position eliminated amid a "restructuring."

Mark Doyle, the former Batman group editor who began his DC career with the imprint, was promoted in May to executive editor of Vertigo. He'll oversee the relaunch.

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