Peter Milligan’s New Vertigo Title ‘The Names’

Vertigo announces ‘The Names’ by Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez, coming this September, an 8-issue miniseries starring a widow called Katya Walker. She is on a mission against the world’s 1%, where the series is described as “The Wolf of Wall Street” meets “Kill Bill”. Story centering on Katya as she seeks to take on the world of high-end finance run by a cabal, she hopes to discover who killed her husband and why.

Milligan provided some insight into the series also showing off some of Fernandez’ fine interior art – in the latest edition of DC All Access.

This is called ‘The Names,‘” Milligan said in March. “It deals with the world of high finance (among other things) but in a very bloody, revengeful kind of way. It’s also being drawn by the brilliant Leo Fernandez.




Her search becomes her journey into this secret organization called The Names,” he continued. “The Names is a financial organization that pretty much controls a huge chunk of the financial world.”

Milligan further told DC All Access. “She was married to a banker twice her age. The opening scene in the book is someone coming in and seeing this banker — her husband — and telling him, ‘Now you’ve got to jump out of your window.’ He persuades him for reasons we don’t know yet to jump out of this 20-story high window. Katya gets news that her husband has committed suicide. She doesn’t believe for one minute that her husband’s committed suicide. The story becomes her search for the truth: who killed him and why did they kill him.

Feel free to check out the entire interview and other goodies from the latest DC All Access.



British writer Peter Milligan is one of the founding scribes of VERTIGO. Named an Entertainment Weekly “It” writer, Milligan is the author of SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, HUMAN TARGET, GREEK STREET, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.


Source – CBR, DC Comics