Although the details are scant, The New York Times briefly reports DC Comics will start a new thriller imprint next summer.
Called Vertigo Crime, the mystery and crime-story line will be a subimprint of Vertigo Books — something that may be newsworthy in itself. I don’t recall seeing a previous reference to “Vertigo Books.” But given the imprint’s recent focus on graphic novels, it certainly makes sense.
Expect more details to emerge from Comic-Con.
Update: PW Daily reports the line will launch with two titles, one from 100 Bullets writer Brian Azzarello and the other from Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin. More details will be released tomorrow.