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Topic: Vertigo (comics)

  Vertigo (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vertigo publishes stories aimed at a more matureaudience.
Vertigo was founded in the wake of DC's successful "mature" comics of the late 1980s, beginning with Saga of the Swamp Thing and continuing with Watchmen, Hellblazer and The Sandman.
In an era when almost all of the big names in comics were artists, and most companies were pushing the art over story (such as the well known Image Comics), Vertigo was unique in pushing writers to the forefront.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vertigo_(comics)   (561 words)

 Vertigo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vertigo (medical), a form of dizziness or "spinning" effects that may be a result of a balance disorder
Vertigo (comics), an imprint of graphic novels and comic books published by DC Comics and intended for more mature audiences
Vertigo (Marvel Comics), a supervillain who can cause feelings of vertigo in other individuals
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vertigo   (261 words)

 Vertigo Tarot Review
Vertigo is a stunning deck, and the online scans do not really capture the rich colours of the cards.
Vertigo is often described as dark, but I would say this quality is derived from its introspective and commanding nature rather than any morbid or negative tones.
I'm a Vertigo Comics fan, and I was thrilled to see this deck reissued.  Dave McKean's art is lovely and evocative, very dark and full of symbolism while still leaving the reader a lot of room to wiggle and interpret.
www.aeclectic.net /tarot/cards/vertigo/review.shtml   (706 words)

 Tangled Web UK Review - Vertigo Visions by Vertigo Comics May 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Vertigo Visions assembles some of the best artwork from the Vertigo imprint, culled not from the panels that make up the comics themselves, but from cover art, special "gallery" issues, and trading cards and other ephemera associated with the line.
Because so much attention is lavished on these aspects of comics, the result is a very handsome volume that may not, however, be entirely indicative of the general quality of Vertigo art.
Even devotees of Vertigo are unlikely to have seen all of this art before, and the art that is familiar can be better appreciated without the various bits of cover typography and bar codes normally attached.
www.twbooks.co.uk /reviews/jrussell/vertigovihbkjr.html   (498 words)

 Charlie's Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Vertigo is a line of comics labeled for “Mature Readers,” because of its adult themes, sci-fi, horror and occult titles.
When the Vertigo line spun off from DC in the early ‘90’s what it intended was a place for comic fans to find complex and in-depth pieces of fiction told in comic book form.
Not only did they accomplish this (Vertigo is one of the most critically acclaimed line of comic books today), but they also, by chance, became the best place to find well written original gay and lesbian characters in comics.
home.earthlink.net /~cgage/writings/faze/vertigo.html   (574 words)

 eG - Features - Comix Supplement: Comix for Grown Ups
While some comics geared towards mature audiences can be more violent and sexually explicit than the “all ages” titles, rarely is that all there is to the book.
Industry giant DC Comics was one of the first major companies to start its own line of comics for mature readers.
Where the success of a superhero comic is most often a result of the art, the most successful mature titles rely on strong writing for their sales.
www.ucalgary.ca /~gauntlet/eg/features/stories/20010405/supp04.html   (676 words)

 Vertigo Comics FAQ
Essential Vertigo #1-7 original series #21-27 SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING Essential Vertigo original series #28-34, #8-15 Annual 2 LOVE AND DEATH The Essential Vertigo reprint also included a brief "Crisis on Infinite Earths" reference that was cut from the LOVE AND DEATH collection.
Vertigo's e-mail address for letters of comment is DCOVeMail@aol.com Letters should include the sender's home address, and it helps if you tell them whether you want your home and/or e-mail address printed.
THE KINDLY ONES -- #57-69 and "The Castle" from Vertigo Jam 10.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/comics/vertigo.html   (2158 words)

 Roscoe’s Comics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In The Cemeterians by Gilgrim, SLG’s newest comic book series, readers will learn that the answer to that seemingly-rhetorical question is “Nobody.” A rag-tag group of monsters and misfits led by a sexy mad scientist, the Cemeterians must keep the world safe from evil-doing baddies.
We learn in this comic book that she is his ex-wife who wants to get together with him again, and try the relationship thing with him once more.
The man in the fl robe who was observing her closely while she was inside the cylinder at the end of the last comic book reappears.
www.arellis.net /roscoescomics   (2114 words)

 Amazon.com: The Books of Magic: Books: Neil Gaiman,Roger Zelazny,John Bolton,Scott Hampton,Charles Vess,Paul Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Even many of the more experienced comics readers might have a hard time placing two of the four major magical protagonists, Mister E and Doctor Occult (who actually is one of DC's oldest characters, having been created many decades ago before slipping into obscurity).
Often, this is done for purposes of historical revisionism, which is for the good, since the accretion of rank silliness and sloppily conceived plots in the thousands of DC comics over the years has resulted in many mutually contradictory character origins and universal histories, not to mention a lot of gross stupidity.
(I've noticed that all hip English characters in the comics have to share a loathing of the perceived horrors of Thatcherism, which arguably was the economic salvation of the UK, but again I digress.) Constantine is one of the most feared occult characters in the DC universe, even though he's actually one of the weakest.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1563890828?v=glance   (2037 words)

 FANBOY PLANET.com .: rs-shadechangingman :.
Whether they changed a lot is up for debate (the Indies and the Underground comics from the 60s and 70s were certainly "serious" and had been tackling taboo subject matter for years before Vertigo), but one has to say that Vertigo brought with it a new sensibility to mainstream comic books and to DC Comics.
While Milligan admits as much in the comic, taking nearly half of the collection to do so was too much, not to mention that his ultimate conclusion on who shot JFK reeks of sloppy writing.
Copyrights and trademarks for existing entertainment (film, TV, comics, wrestling) properties are held by their respective owners and are used with permission or for promotional purposes of said properties.
www.fanboyplanet.com /comics/rs-shadechangingman.php   (1028 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Vertigo Visions: Artwork from the Cutting Edge of Comics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Pioneer of the now-thriving alternative comics scene, the Vertigo imprint has become the industry standard-bearer of innovative tales of fantasy, horror and mystery.
Alongside the literate and sophisticated storytelling, Vertigo's success is in no small part down to the vivid and eclectic artwork, always compelling and consistently defying convention.
If your comics are bought on the strength of the hypnotic pull of cover art, then this book will clearly satisfy your appetite.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1840231823   (563 words)

 Steven Seagle - It's a Bird - Superman Logo for DC Comics/Vertigo
When noted comic book writer Steven Seagle finally gave in and agreed to write for the legendary Superman, he did so on his own terms: as a frail, vulnerable human being searching for strength.
Friedrich adds, "the writer is really struggling to find his muse within the Superman ethos which has painful associations with his childhood — reading comic books while sitting in hospital waiting rooms.
Vertigo, the character "Superman," the distinctive likeness thereof, the Superman "S" logo, "It's a Bird" are Copyright © 2004 – DC Comics.
www.charette.org /features/2004/itsabird.html   (464 words)

 A Small Victory: death, destiny and vertigo comics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The thing that originally drew me to Vertigo (besides Neil Gaiman) was the covers of their comics.
I've spent a good portion of the past few years submerging myself in the world of dreams, staring wide-eyed at the subculture of politics and media and riding out to the Alamo wtih a vampire.
The original owners of the comic store I used to live near took the liberty of adding it to my standing order when it came out because they knew it was something I'd like.
www.asmallvictory.net /archives/003502.html   (900 words)

 RftFP: History of DC/Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
DC has been consistently one of the two/three biggest comics publishers for, ooh, eons.
Along the way, Vertigo has remained firm in their commitment to producing high-quality entertainment for those that are tired of superheros, and wish for something a little.
MMM is a trademark of Wyvern Comics and is used with permission.
www.maths.tcd.ie /local/JUNK/mmm/Vertigo/history.html   (516 words)

 Vertigo: First Taste Review - Silver Bullet Comics
Of the six comics included here, 3 come from series still being published; 1 is related to a new series featuring the same characters; 1 comes from a series that ended last year; and the last is part of a 3-issue mini-series.
Then again, maybe Vertigo is turning the Death character into a franchise.
As a means of introducing new readers to the wider world of comics, it’s a complete success.
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /reviews/111322078881086.htm   (636 words)

 Vertigo Comics information and related industry information from Hoover's
Vertigo Comics' profile is suggested for mature readers.
Such is the warning printed on comics published by the adult imprint of DC Comics.
Vertigo's comics, which have a rabid fan base, include the revenge fantasy 100 Bullets; Fables, about exiled fairy tale characters living in modern day Manhattan; and Y: The Last Man, concerning a plague that has killed all but one of the world's men.
www.hoovers.com /vertigo-comics/--ID__116569--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (373 words)

 Comic-Book Superstore: Super-Heroes: Vertigo Comics: Sandman
The Sandman Companion isn't a comic book -- but it's a book that no Sandman reader is going to want to be without.
Too many publishers put together a hastily-assembled compilation of sketch pages, maps, charts, brief interviews, mainstream articles and photos and pass it off as a "companion." Hy Bender has raised the bar by producing a book that deserves a place on the shelf right next to the Sandman tales themselves....Wonderfully done.
All comics, characters, and related indicia are copyright © their respective creators, unless otherwise indicated.
www.zianet.com /comic-booksuperstore/dc/sandman3.html   (1103 words)

 Vertigo titles request - The Superhero Hype! Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Vertigo comics is the most brilliant idea DC comics has created.
Whoever thought up Vertigo is a genious (and I know who thought of the idea of Vertigo)!.
This doesn't just apply to a singly vertigo comic, this goes across the board with the books I've read but the thing I like most is the attention to detail.
www.superherohype.com /forums/showthread.php?t=81868   (575 words)

 Crisis on Earth-612
The comic book is narrated by Cain and Abel, noted residents of the Vertigo Dreamlands, which establishes a further connection with Earth-612.
Two of them are based on Captain Marvels that Marvel Comics has published, and a third is inspired by the android Captain Marvel published by MF Enterprises in 1966, all in DCU Captain Marvel costumes.
The Vertigo influence is obvious; however, this comic book crossover was published by Marvel, not DC, and is therefore not included.
www.geocities.com /schablotski.geo/Earth612.htm   (3966 words)

 COMICON.com: THE HUSTLER # 20 The Good Old Days of Vertigo
It's been a mish mosh of New Age, various comics about Witches, Hellblazer hasn't had a true regular writer in some time, Swamp Thing is a gory mess that seems to be looking for something resembling a storyline.
But all too often, the Vertigo titles simply play the shock and awe card and simply don't have the daring storytelling evidenced from the creators legacy when Vertigo was really making head spin.
It should be noted that a year after Swamp Thiing moved into the Vertigo imprint, a little known british writer named Mark Millar was given his big break when he was handed the title (he co-wrote his first four issues with mentor Grant Morrison).
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=36&t=003427   (2773 words)

 Interview with Dan Schaffer (Dogwitch, Indigo Vertigo) - The Comics Review Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
DS: Most of my artistic influences are from outside of comics, but if we’re talking about technical influences, people who have influenced the craft itself rather than any artistic direction, then I think it’s fair to say that most of my early influences were from 2000AD artists.
Comics are the best way to do that on your own in a room with the minimum amount of materials.
Really, I fucking love comics, but I think a healthy industry would be able to support a lot more than what’s seen in the top 100 sales lists.
www.thecomicsreview.com /forums/showthread.php?p=1478   (2435 words)

 Sequential Tart: A League Apart (vol VI/iss 4/April 2003)
For me, Vertigo was never an imprint where I felt appreciated as a woman; it was about being appreciated as an adult.
At Vertigo I got comics that were just as good as — and in many cases light years more adavanced than — the popular horror, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and "drama" novels I liked to read when I wasn't reading Great Literature.
But, at the end of the day, Vertigo is about being an imprint with a wide variety of non "alt" comics stories that appeal to those with adult tastes.
www.sequentialtart.com /archive/apr03/art_0403_5.shtml   (786 words)

 Comic-Book Superstore
The book spotlights outstanding artwork that has appeared under the famed Vertigo imprint since it was launched by DC Comics in 1993.
Well-known and much-beloved for giving intelligent grownups comics they can read in public, DC's Vertigo line has devoted as much energy to its art as to its stories.
Alisa Kwitney is a novelist and former Vertigo editor.
www.zianet.com /comic-booksuperstore/dc/0-vertigo-index.html   (256 words)

 Technorati Tag: Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Vertigo Frequently Asked Questions
The Essential Vertigo reprint also included a brief "Crisis on Infinite Earths" reference that was cut from the LOVE AND DEATH collection.
DC's official site has a Vertigo section, submissions guidelines, and forms to subscribe or send letters of comment.
Vertigo Sites on the WWW, collected and described by Tamara Hodge.
socrates.berkeley.edu /~kts/vertigo/vertigo_faq.html   (2279 words)

 Comic Artists Direct
Marketing an entire line of comic books to adults was a major shift in the comic book landscape, as important as Stan Lee's writing for adults in the 1960s and Heavy Metal magazine's American release in the 1970s.
But Vertigo thrived and is still alive today, even after the departure of Karen Berger, one of my all time favorite editors.
With the release of Vertigo comics, the unique opportunity presented itself to release miniseries to adults.
www.comicartistsdirect.com /articles/vertigo.html   (811 words)

Indigo Vertigo wasn’t created with the usual method; it was approached from the inside out, from the bottom up.
To communicate by presenting a story and an idea on an emotional and intuitive level, allowing the reader to discover and interpret the secrets and messages woven into the book on their own terms.
And, obviously, I’m interested in lending some weight to the idea that the comic book format is a platform that can and should be used imaginatively and without restriction.
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=36;t=004138   (1217 words)

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