The Vertigo Thread

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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

eleven months pass...

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 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) link

My first reaction was, BUT... SEAGUY 3!!

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 19:45 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Been reading <i>The Unwritten</i>, got to Volume 3 and gotdamn this series has gotten good. Issue #17, "The Many Lives of Lizzie Hexam - A Pick-a-Story Book!" is a marvel.

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:40 (four months ago) link

Vertigo was finally euthanised last week btw

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:53 (four months ago) link

I know. I just wanted to enthuse to somebody about this series.
Also, I figure sooner or later DC will have another brainfart and dig the name back up, probably within five years.

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 02:59 (four months ago) link

just noting for thraed posterity!

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 03:09 (four months ago) link

The Unwritten was great for a while, but IMO it went on a bit too long and got a bit too meta (even for a series whose whole premise is about metafiction), Carey should've wrapped it up a bit earlier. Still, it's definitely the best post-90s Vertigo title that I've read.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 07:27 (four months ago) link

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