Thanks to all who participated in this one. There were a lot of good zingers, most of you going for menstrual cycle jokes. The winner for this round is CoreyJ. Congrats, you win volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. Please DM me with your address. To see his winning one-liner hit the jump. Make sure you stay tuned for more contests coming up soon! READ MORE
Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire” has been on hiatus for the past couple of months, but Vertigo has some special plans for the book this summer. HeroComplex reports that Vertigo is planning to release “American Vampire Anthology” this August. The 80-page comic will feature eigth stories from DC all stars, including Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and more. The anthology follows up the release of the “American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell” one-shot issue from Snyder and Albuquerque in June. READ MORE
Last week, Scott Snyder wrapped up his epic 18-issue run on Swamp Thing. Prior to Snyder’s venture with Alec Holland, Swamp Thing was hadn’t had a solid storyline for years. Now, Swamp Thing is a key figure in the DCU, and his mythology is richer than ever. Although Snyder is done with the character, the series has thrived since the beginning of the New 52, returning the most loveable monster in the DCU to horror fans.
Scott Snyder chatted with Bloody-disgusting about his feelings on concluding “Swamp Thing”, his new horror series “The Wake” from Vertigo, bringing psychological horror to Superman, and his deep love for horror films. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
A can’t miss event, Hellblazer #300 weaves together a fitting end to John Constantine’s journey. Never meant to fade away, the “Hellblazer” series heads to some interesting new places before its final pages. Readers are in for one last batch of revenge, black magic, and crooked deals. READ MORE
Truly, the end of an era, as Vertigo’s longest running title comes to an end with issue #300. Thanks for all the good times, Mr. Constantine. See you in the DCU! READ MORE
Despite all the debate over John Constantine’s switch into the DC Universe, it’s happening. DC Comics just released the first preview of the new series, Constantine, written by Robert Venditti with art from Renato Guedes. Check out all the details below and the 5-page preview, courtesy of DC’s blog. READ MORE
Inventive as a murder mystery story and unique as a horror story, The New Deadwardians is a downright enthralling reading and an alluring visual experience. Delivering one of the most unique vampire/zombie stories of the decade, horror fans will undoubtedly appreciate Dan Abnett’s genre sensibilities. This is a fresh take on the living dead, which will make readers rethink what they already know about the undead and bloodsuckers. READ MORE
We’ve known about “The Unwritten” and “Fables” crossover for a while, but this morning the first preview image was released. Below you can check out the Peter Gross and Mark Buckingham illustration promo for the event. The image shows the meeting Tommy Taylor and Bigby Wolf. READ MORE
When Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth first started in 2009 from Vertigo Comics, it was easy to draw parallels between it and titles like “The Walking Dead” and “Y: The Last Man”. It offered another post-apocalyptic settings with a strong character driven narrative. But once Lemire established his premise, it was clear he was telling a different type of end-of-the-world story. After setting up the desolate American landscape and exposing the central characters, “Sweet Tooth” became more than a story of survival and morality. It transformed into a bona fide mystery laced with themes of family, loss, and fatherhood. “Sweet Tooth” comes to an end on January 9th with issue #40, and it marks the end of one of the most charmingly original series of the past decade. READ MORE
Tarantino’s latest western blood-bath took over theatres last week. If you haven’t seen Django Unchained, go do that now. Also released was issue #1 of the comic adaptation from Vertigo, which almost religiously follows Tarantino original script, including scenes not in the film. Below is a sweet look at one of the variant covers for issue #2. READ MORE
After the departure of Karen Berger, everyone was keen to find out who would fill in her big shoes. DC Entertainment announced today that Shelly Bond is that person. Bond is responsible for editing books like “Fables” an “The Invisibles”. Joining her are Will Dennis, who has been promoted to Group Editor and Mark Doyle who has been promoted to Editor. See the lengthy official press release after the jump full of details and quotes. READ MORE
DC Comics issued a press release today announcing that Karen Berger, Executive Editor of DC Vertigo and Senior VP at DC Comics, has resigned after a more than twenty years with the publisher. Karen had a huge hand in releasing some of DC’s most noteworthy titles and bringing in their biggest talents including Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano, Mark Buckingham, Peter Milligan, Mike Carey, China Mieville, and too many more to name. She’s a pioneer of horror at DC, helping with books by the likes of “Swamp Thing”, “Sandman”, and “Hellblazer”. Read on for the skinny. READ MORE
Vertigo confirmed on their blog this morning that the second, and concluding chapter of Vertigo’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo adaptation is set for release on May 1st, 2013. The adaptation of Stieg Larrson’s hit novel is written by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Andrea Mutti. The graphic novel is the second installment in a planned six-volume adaptation of Larsson’s “Millennium” novel series. Check the cover art by Lee Bermejo after the break. READ MORE
DC and Vertigo have been testing the waters recently by bringing back several anthologies for one-and-done issues, including “Strange Adventures”, “Ghosts”, and “Young Romance”. The publisher announced through MTV Geek that they will also be reviving Time Warp, a less well-known sci-fi anthology. Hit the jump for the list of contributors. There are some big names on board for this one. READ MORE
As promised, Vertigo Comics has released their TV ads for book one of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which was released last week. The two ads are essentially the same, one running 15 seconds, the other 30 seconds. The latter ad proudly displays a rather ignorant quote from Vogue that reads, “Lisbeth Salander is a superhero for grown ups,” referring to the lead character. Apparently, I’m not a grown up. But, hey, it’s still comics advertised on TV! Check them below. READ MORE
Out in stores now, Vertigo Comic’s Ghosts #1 contains a batch of incredibly memorable short stories in the Halloween-themed anthology (Review here). First off, the Rowland and Paine Detective Agency, from Neil Gaiman’s Dead Boy Detectives, returns once more in Toby Litt/Mark Buckingham’s “Run Ragged.” In a brand new case, Charles and Edwin, kid gumshoes, are on the search for a missing cat, who just happens to be a ghost. The anthology also includes the Paul Pope/David Lapham’s sci-fi extravaganza, “Treasure Lost.” In their ultimate space heist, pirates aboard the Ghost Ship are planning to steal the riches of the wealthy Steven Clan.
Bloody Disgusting sat down with Paul Pope, Mark Buckingham, and Toby Litt to discuss their entries in “Ghosts” #1 and what it means to create a unique ghost story in sequencial art. Check out the interviews after the break. READ MORE
Ghosts #1 is a highly enjoyable horror anthology that brings in together a creative nine memorable tales. By playing around with themes of the supernatural and the paranormal, readers have a collection of ghost tales that focus on the fear of the dark. This roundup of bone-chilling tales features a space heist on a ghost ship, a ghost-for-hire haunting agency, and a pair of ghost private detectives. Just reading one of these tales will put you right back in the Halloween spirit. The book also includes Joe Kubert’s last story, which alone makes it worth a purchase. READ MORE
As we told earlier today, Jeff Lemire is working on his second project with Vertigo called “Trillium”. The book takes place in the distant future and works within the sci-fi genre. All details inside with art. READ MORE
Scott Snyder and Rafael Alburquerque will be taking a definite break from “American Vampire” after issue #34. They will be getting ahead of the series, which will time jump to the ’60s.
During the hiatus, Snyder will be working on The Wake with artist Sean Murphy. Snyder says, “A horror, sci-fi story with post-apocalyptic elemlents that begins with a terrifying discovery about human evolution, and it takes place at the bottotm the ocean. It explores sea myths, such as sirens and seas serpents, all the things we are in awe of and terrified of the ocean.” This maxi-sized 12 issue miniseres will be coming out next spring. More Vertigo news below, with a teaser for “The Wake”. READ MORE
Scott Snyder has been working to revitalize the vampire genre for the past few years with American Vampire, and it’s amazing how he’s still able to come up with so many new ideas for the blood-suckers. The book began with Stephen King as a co-writer, and it’s grown into a beast under Snyder’s guidance. This week’s “American Vampire” #31 continues the Skinner and Pearl team-up mystery. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that while fans were asking Gail Simone about doing a creator-owned series for the Vertigo branch of DC Comics, she left an ambiguously coy, yet hopeful, answer:
“What an interesting question.
It’s almost happened several times, but it didn’t work out, in the past.
That’s all I can say at the moment!”
While it’s not a “yes”, it’s definitely not a “no”, and it looks like we may hear an announcement from Vertigo sometime in the coming months. READ MORE
We’ve heard it all before, but this might be the real deal. Vulture reports that New Line Cinema is finally taking a step toward an ambitious adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s ever-popular comic series, Y: The Last Man. The project has been in development for almost a decade now so it’s hard to believe, but apparently the production company was quite pleased with the script drafted by former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.
Vulture also reports that they have already begun seeking out director candidates, but no word of who yet. READ MORE
Everyone and their brother has a hard-on for Scott Snyder’s work on “American Vampire”. It’s an expansive world of vampire lore that keeps on building. Snyder is about to kick off the second spin-off mini series alongside famed “Batman” artist, Dustin Nguyen, titled Lord Of Nightmares. While I try to uphold my journalistic integrity for the most part, I cannot contain my excitment for this five-part mini-series. The last “American Vampire” mini “Survival Of The Fittest” won multiple awards, and the bar has been set. Expect nothing but the best from this one. Check out the first few pages after the jump. READ MORE