‘Batman’ Writer Peter Milligan Pens ‘The Names’ For Vertigo

Today on the latest episode of DC All Access, they announced a new title in the form of The Names. Since then, more details have been made available. This 8 issue Vertigo mini-series follows the wife of trader Kevin Walker after his supposed suicide and will be written by Peter Milligan (Batman, Batman Confidential, Detective Comics) and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez.

DC/ Vertigo describes it as:

THE NAMES is a dark, contemporary thriller set in the world of Big Money: hedge funds, leveraged buyouts, market raids, flash crashes. High-end finance that can ruin entire economies, run by a cabal of the world’s richest (and sickest) people.

Now, it’s up to Katya Walker – the beautiful and deadly wife of the late Kevin – to take on this hidden power structure and find out who killed her husband, and why. No matter what it takes. No matter who she has to kill.

It’s The Wolf of Wall Street meets Kill Bill. And heaven help the 1%.

The Names #1 is in stores September 3.


Source: Vertigo

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