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Oct 14, 2015

Y: The Last Man is one of the most acclaimed and beloved comic book series of the 21st century. The Vertigo Comics title launched in 2002 and ran for 60 issues. Now The Hollywood Reporter reports that a TV series adaptation is in the works over at the cable network FX. Writer Brian K. Vaughan, who co-created the comic book with artist Pia Guerra, is attached to produce and co-write the series. More




Reviews

May 04, 2016

Art is quite literally alive in this story. The Art Ops version of protecting the Mona Lisa from a potential art theft was to free her from the canvas and place her into something like witness protection, a life of bagging groceries. More

Hinterkind: The Waking World

Written by Ian Edginton, Art by Francesco Trifogli

Sep 19, 2014

Mankind has been all but wiped out by a deadly plague. Former metropolises-New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others-have been reduced to pocket colonies of survivors, and Mother Nature has reclaimed the cement and concrete. More

Astro City: Through Open Doors

Written by Kurt Busiek, Art by Brent Eric Anderson

Jul 15, 2014

The most recent addition to Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City series, Through Open Doors once again returns readers to the eponymous metropolis where everyday citizens interact with heroes—and villains—on a regular basis. More

Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night

Written by Caitlin Kittredge; Art by Inaki Miranda

Jun 27, 2014

Coffin Hill, the new creator-owned series from horror/fantasy writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Inaki Miranda (Fairest, Judge Dredd), is one of those comics that has more ideas than it knows what to do with. More

Sep 12, 2013

Saucer Country (written by Paul Cornell and illustrated by Ryan Kelly) tells the story of Arcadia Alvarado, the governor of New Mexico, who is abducted by aliens and then decides to run for President. More

Trillium (Issue #1)

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

Aug 09, 2013

The first chapter of Jeff Lemire’s (Animal Man, Justice League Dark) highly anticipated new series for Vertigo, Trillium issue #1 is a promising start for what could turn out to be a terrific story. More

The Annotated Sandman

Writer (original story): Neil Gaiman; Annotator: Leslie S. Klinger

May 28, 2012

In theory, treating the first 20 issues of The Sandman as an object of literature seems a fine idea. After all, it’s a fantastic read, and Neil Gaiman’s stories are steeped in mythology and history that has come before (as is most of the best literature). But the flip side of an annotation is that the focus is taken off the art and put on to the process and the surrounding ephemera. Seeing some of how the sausage is made, as it were. More

American Vampire Volume 3

Writer: Scott Snyder; Artists: Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, Danijel Zezelj

Apr 16, 2012

American Vampire Volume 3 collects issues 12-18 of the ongoing series from Vertigo as well as the American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest mini. The contents are nothing short of stunning. More

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child #1

Written by Selwyn Hinds; Pencilled by Denys Cowan; Inked by John Floyd; Colored by Dave McCaig; Lettered by Clem Robins; Cover by Rafael Grampá

Apr 03, 2012

Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child is the third new book that Vertigo dropped in March. It’s an the comic book equivalent of a Fabergé egg; nearly every panel, character detail, and narration caption are just so. More

Saucer Country #1

Written by Paul Cornell; Pencilled & Inked by Ryan Kelly; Lettered by DC Lettering; Colored by Giulia Brusco & Ryan Kelly; Cover Color by Dave Stewart

Mar 20, 2012

The impending exits of Northlanders and Scalped will leave big holes in Vertigo’s publishing line. Saucer Country seems to be a fairly worthy (albeit much less bloody) successor to those titles. More

Fairest #1

Written by Bill Willingham; Pencilled by Phil Jimenez; Inked by Andy Lanning & Jimenez; Colors by Andrew Dalhouse; Lettered by Todd Klein; Cover by Adam Hughes

Mar 12, 2012

Talk about false advertising! Bill Willingham’s latest Fables spinoff series, Fairest, purports to center on the misadventures of female characters such as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, and Briar Rose. But a female character doesn’t show up until page 13! More

A.D.D.

Written by Douglas Rushkoff; Art and cover by Goran Sudžuka & José Marzán, Jr.

Feb 08, 2012

A.D.D. The title doesn’t stand for Attention Deficit Disorder. Instead, readers are introduced to a futuristic society that obsess over a group of teen gamers known as The Adolescent Demo Devision. More

iZombie vol. 2: uVampire

Writer: Chris Roberson; Artist: Michael Allred

Aug 31, 2011

The second collection of iZombie still has all the elements that made the first collection great, but that may be what’s working against it at this point. The tale of Gwen, a zombie whose day job is that of a gravedigger, and her hoary host of friends and acquaintances, should not seem mundane. But this second volume, while still quite good, doesn’t break much ground, and, in fact, gets a little mired. More

99 Days

Written by Matte Casali; Art by Kristian Donaldson; Cover by Lee Bermejo

Aug 16, 2011

In 99 Days, Los Angeles Detective Antoine Boshoso Davis is constantly vexed by his nightmares of a Rwandan boy about to commit a grisly act of murder that no child should commit or even witness. More

Vertigo Resurrected: Finals

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Jill Thompson

Mar 28, 2011

Knox State University is a college just like any other—Greek life, a winning football team, and, oh yeah, deadly final projects. Originally published as a four issue series in 1999, the heavily satirical tale—not for the faint of heart— is collected here in one volume for the first time. More

Noche Roja

Written by Simon Oliver; Art by Jason Latour; Cover by Lee Bermejo

Mar 04, 2011

Writer Simon Oliver (The Exterminators, Gen¹³) and artist Jason Latour’s (Daredevil: Black and White, Scalped) killer noir Noche Roja is a hard-boiled example of how Vertigo’s sub-imprint can truly make old genres fresh again. More

Daytripper

Art and Writing by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon; Coloring by Dave Stewart; Lettering by Sean Konot; Cover by Gabriel Bá

Feb 17, 2011

Daytripper is the extremely poignant story of the famous Brazilian writer Brás de Oliva Domingos. Essentially, each chapter takes a year from his life and showcases how each moment in anyone’s life is present because you never know when you’ll kick the bucket. More

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 4

Written by Alan Moore; Art by Stephen Bissette, Rick Veitch, John Totleben, Stan Woch, Tatjana Wood and others; Original Series Cover Art by Stephen Bissette & John Totleben

Feb 08, 2011

The latest Saga of the Swamp Thing hardcover edition (issues #43-50) would have easily received a higher rating if it weren’t for the faded newspaper-style paper quality. I know it’s recycled paper stock, but the colors and inks make this seem like a book that’s been sitting on my shelf for a few years instead of a brand-new edition. Regardless of this fact, Book 4 is a riveting and metaphysical trip. It’s also the culmination of Alan Moore’s year-long “American Gothic” storyline that he built up in previous volumes. More

Hellblazer (Issue #275)

Story by Peter Milligan; Pencils by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini; Colors by Trish Mulvihill and Lee Loughridge; Letters by Sal Cipriano; Cover by Simon Bisley

Feb 02, 2011

Several comic book series have their main protagonist getting hitched (Spider-Man and Superman come to mind). It’s typically a straight story, aside from some big mishap or a villain showing up to ruin the momentous occasion. In the Hellblazer universe, a chapel hosting John Constantine and Epiphany Greaves’ nuptials, of course, morphs into the demon Nergal’s “theatrical” battleground. More

Y: The Last Man (The Deluxe Edition: Book Four)

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudžuka, José Marzán Jr., Zylonol, and Clem Robins; Covers by Massimo Carnevale

Dec 08, 2010

This fourth deluxe hardcover (issues #37-48) of Y: The Last Man begins with the journey Yorick Brown’s male Capuchin monkey Ampersand took since the last collection (issues #24-36) of the Eisner Award-winning series. The little guy’s genes may prove to be the solution to ending the worldwide gendercide, and much of the drama centers on ensuring his safety. Book Three saw writer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Ex Machina, Runaways) hitting a few narrative speed bumps and cul de sacs, but here he starts stepping on the gas. More

A Sickness in the Family

Written by Denise Mina; art by Antonio Fuso

Nov 01, 2010

One of the Vertigo Crime original hardcovers, A Sickness in the Family sets a compellingly creepy mood. The focus is on the Usher family, who may look normal and even enviable on the surface, but cracks in the family facade offer a view at selfishness, philandering, corruption, and disappointment. More

The Green Woman

Written by Peter Straub and Michael Easton; art by John Bolton

Oct 21, 2010

The main character of The Green Woman, an original graphic novel published by DC/Vertigo, has evidently been around for a while in scribe Peter Straub’s novels. That may have been half the problem with this book; the narration awkwardly flips between not enough information and too much spoon-feeding. The story jumps around in time quite a bit as well, opening the door to confusion. More

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1

Wrttien by Alan Moore

Feb 01, 2009

When British writer Alan Moore took over Swamp Thing in 1983, the title was a formulaic monster comic on the verge of cancellation. DC, thus, gave Moore free reign to revamp the series as he pleased, even though he was largely untested by American comics companies. What Moore ended up creating was way ahead of its time, and his work on Swamp Thing has had an influential impact both on comic writers and the potential of the medium. More

Nov 01, 2008

You would think that being the last man on Earth would have some advantages, the obvious one being all the women you could potentially sleep with (unless you were the last man on Earth and gay, now that would suck). But the reality may be much darker than that, if Y: The Last Man is any predictor. More