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Vertigo Comics is back, and it's bringing the devil himself along

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Fans of The Sandman's version of Lucifer can rest easy. After the reveal of a television adaptation that looks like it's borrowing the name only, Vertigo Comics is giving the devil his due and a lot more this fall. The decline of Vertigo seems to have been greatly exaggerated.

With the conclusion of longstanding Vertigo series like Fables and Hellblazer, the imprint has been left with a mere seven titles, one of which is the nearly finished The Sandman: Overture. After announcing no new series for a year, speculation was high that DC Comics was quietly shuttering its "adult" line of books. But last night Vertigo blasted those rumors apart, with the reveal of 12 new series whose first issues will hit shelves over three months this fall, with a talent lineup including greats like Gail Simone, Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke, as well as high-profile newcomers to comics like Holly Black, co-creator of the Spiderwick Chronicles series.

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