― Οὖτις, Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link
Speaking of proto-Vertigo mature readers titles, I just remembered that a collection of Del Close and John Ostrander's Wasteland was hinted at a while back but has apparently disappeared into the ether. That's a bummer.
― I really like the acting, dialogue and especially the scenes (Old Lunch), Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:34 (one year ago) link
would for sure be a lesser reading experience in collection
― we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link
A few of these are now being published by Dover, of all people, who have also rescued some other lovely, earlier comics works from neglect: http://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-graphic-novels-and-comics-graphic-novels.html
― Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:55 (one year ago) link
Oh sweet, thanks for the tip.
I have that Puma Blues collection. Or a Puma Blues collection. If it's Dover, I never noticed.
― A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 June 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link
If it's the 2015 one with the new ending, that's the Dover one.There's only one Vertigo book in that lineup, really - Mercy was a Touchmark refugee, but probably came along with the Seekers rights when they were dealing with deMatteis.
― kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Thursday, 28 June 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link
Yeah, that's the Puma Blues edition I have. It's a nice big hardcover, which is not what I generally associate with Dover.
Delano's World Without End was a proto-Vertigo DC mature readers title.
― A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:27 (one year ago) link
The Charyn/Boucq graphic novels are all essential, esp The Magician's Wife - just a shame the page size is smaller than on the original Catalan translations.
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:31 (one year ago) link
It ain't been what it once was for many a moon, but still...RIP(?) Vertigo.
Fucken DC, man...
― Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 23:04 (three months ago) link
If true, it feels inevitable, but still sad.
And that 25th Anniversary celebration book didn't even materialise!
― Duane Barry, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 01:06 (three months ago) link
My first reaction was, BUT... SEAGUY 3!!
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:45 (three months ago) link
I'm sure Morrison will be given carte blanche to do whatever he wants to do under the regular DC banner, but I'm not sure he'd want to given the changes they made to creator contracts a while back.
I mean, there's not much material change, as whatever little wisp of Vertigo currently remaining doesn't in any way resemble what it was back in the day, and since (as far as I can tell) the Vertigo-esque/Vertigo-lite stuff they've been publishing lately (eg Gerard Way's Young Animal stuff, the Sandman-verse titles) are unaffected. Even though the line has been a bloated drunken shut-in for most of its existence, I still mourn for the impact it had in its sleek and jaunty youth.
― Howlin' Oates - 'Wang Can't Dang for That (No Can Doodle)' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:54 (three months ago) link
I think the last Vertigo comic I bought before Seaguy was the third issue of The Invisibles. Inbetween was my “comics, they ARE just for kids” snooty teenage phase.
TBH, as a kid, Vertigo’s biggest draw was the extra boobs in SHADE.
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:01 (three months ago) link