Supernaturally tinged comics like Sandman, Hellblazer, and Lucifer have long been staples of Vertigo's roster. Next month, the publisher will debut their newest ghostly series, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child by author Selwyn Seyfu Hinds and artists Denys Cowan and John Floyd.
The first issue doesn't hit stores until March 21, but we've got an exclusive six-page sneak peek right here. You can find more previews of Vertigo's upcoming comics, like Paul Cornell's science fiction series Saucer Country, in the free Vertigo 2012 sampler at comic shops tomorrow. Here's the plot synopsis:
New Orleans is the most haunted city in America: a town of centuries-old ghosts and newly drowned spirits; where vampires, voodoo spirits and loups-garous make their home. Ruling over this all are the powerful Voodoo Queens, whose influence stretches into politics, business and crime as they maintain a delicate balance between the mortal and supernatural worlds.
But in the aftermath of Katrina, all that has changed, for someone or something has murdered the Voodoo Queen and most of her court. The number one suspect is Dominique Laveau, a grad student at Tulane who is about to discover that her entire life has been a lie. Now, Dominique must forge alliances with those out to kill her while seeking to uncover the truth behind the royal murders, as she is ultimately forced to deal with a destiny she could never have imagined.