Vertigo Comics’ Suiciders is a series that is a bit of a sleeper. It is not talked about nearly enough, especially when you consider that it is written and drawn by the mighty Lee Bermejo. It’s weird, dark, and absolutely beautiful, which should come as no surprise to anybody who is familiar with Bermejo’s past work. Balancing brutal bloodsport with hardboiled mystery, the series continues to impress.
Suiciders #3 hits comic shops and digital platforms this Wednesday, April 22, and if you have not already checked out this series, now is the time. Peep our exclusive preview below, then get thee to a comic shop and pick up this beauty for yourself. Maybe add the series to your pull list while you’re at it. Because getting a monthly dose of Bermejo in your inbox is always a welcome treat.
Here’s a brief description of issue three to wet your whistle:
“After an investigative journalist is mysteriously killed on his glittering estate, the darkest secret of the Saint is about to be revealed. Meanwhile, the young challenger Straniero begins his bloody climb out of the hardscrabble streets of Lost Angeles.”
Here is the official series synopsis:
“When the “big one” finally hit the West Coast, Los Angeles was left in ruins. And when the U.S. government decided to cut the city loose, things went from bad to worse. To survive, L.A. did what it does best: It turned survival into entertainment.
Now, thirty years later, the city of New Angeles is thriving once more thanks to the blood sport known as Suiciders – a TV series that combines the spectacle of hand-to-hand combat with elaborate, high-tech obstacles that test each competitor’s ability to survive. But these competitors have an edge: They’ve been freakishly enhanced by drugs and technology. The results are both marvelous and monstrous, as the man called The Saint begins to rise above his fellow Suiciders. In the post-apocalyptic city of New Angeles, killing isn’t just a crime – it’s entertainment.
Suiciders is a dark, post-apocalyptic epic that tells the story of a strange, brutal world, written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo, the #1 New York Times best-selling writer/artist behind Joker, Batman: Noel, Luthor and Before Watchmen: Rorschach.“
Will you be picking up Suiciders #3? Let us know in the comments below.