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Title: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: AmazingThor on April 09, 2007, 05:16:56 AM
Anyone else think Vertigo is the happening thing?

Y the last Man
DMZ
Loveless
100 Bullets
Fables

IMHO, Vertigo is putting out the best comic titles. I love adult-themed, creator-owned comics. No cheesy tie-in or gimmicky crossovers.
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: BathTub on April 09, 2007, 06:08:14 AM
V for Vendetta is the only Vertigo one I think I have.
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Jubilee on April 09, 2007, 02:35:53 PM
Anyone else think Vertigo is the happening thing?

Y the last Man
DMZ
Loveless
100 Bullets
Fables

IMHO, Vertigo is putting out the best comic titles. I love adult-themed, creator-owned comics. No cheesy tie-in or gimmicky crossovers.

What about Top Cow and Image? Gen 13 was all right but I loves me some Sara and Lara action.
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: kylrbeez on April 11, 2007, 06:56:09 AM
i read some of the sandman, swamp thing, then hellblazer, i actually have like 100 issues straight of hellblazer, but as soon as they started to switch writers left and right, it wasnt the same after the "hard time" story so i stopped collecting it afterwards. preacher on the other hand, i collected from the first issue until the last issue, its an amazing book and read, i heard they making an HBO series based on the book, now thats blasphemy >:D
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Hebs on April 11, 2007, 10:21:29 AM
I think Vertigo is DC's solution to gaining bigger readership from non-superhero comic book fans.   

I have trouble staying with the issues though - miss one, then two, then wait for the trade to come out....

Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2007, 11:08:00 AM
I have trouble staying with the issues though - miss one, then two, then wait for the trade to come out....

Same here.  Vertigo seems almost designed for TPBs though. 
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: gbeenie on April 12, 2007, 08:28:26 AM
Isn't the current run of American Splendor at Vertigo?
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Johnny Unusual on May 09, 2007, 08:08:17 PM
Yeah, and I believe they're reprinting the old material too.

Frankly, I'm a big fan of Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, though at times it's hard to understand.  Particularly Vol. 3.  At the end I was like "what the Hell just happened".  Luckily four and five were relatively easy to follow (though I have no idea that the Telephone Avatar was supposed to do).
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 25, 2010, 04:26:06 PM
If you like comic books (and you probably do) and you want to vote for the top 50 comic books, then go here and vote for that:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,17258.0.html
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: TeamRAD on February 27, 2010, 03:00:27 PM

I know this thread was here before I started my account and had to triple-check...there's a Vertigo thread but w/o any mention of Preacher?!!

Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 03, 2010, 06:51:50 PM
Shame that.  I just picked up volume 4 today.  Great series.
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: TeamRAD on March 03, 2010, 10:12:13 PM

Great series, for sure. I found its irreverence so contagious, and man, Custer's grandmother scared the bejeezus out-of-me in Book 2! And Jesus knows how to throw a happening party!!

I own the entire series, and it's right up there w/ Pilgrim and Runaways as my favorites. Preacher is rock 'n' roll.

Oh god, the amount of giggling upon discovering Allfather D'Aronique was bulimic.... *facepalm*

Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 07, 2010, 11:30:40 AM

Great series, for sure. I found its irreverence so contagious, and man, Custer's grandmother scared the bejeezus out-of-me in Book 2! And Jesus knows how to throw a happening party!!

I own the entire series, and it's right up there w/ Pilgrim and Runaways as my favorites. Preacher is rock 'n' roll.

Oh god, the amount of giggling upon discovering Allfather D'Aronique was bulimic.... *facepalm*



Until the End of the World is probably my favorite book of the series, RAD!   :highfive: 
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Tripe on March 16, 2010, 10:34:26 AM
Love Vertigo but really only as a source for Trades.
Title: Re: Comic Books: Vertigo
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 02, 2010, 06:01:29 AM
With special exception, all comics I get are trades.  I just picked up a vertigo book called Young Liars.  I don't know if it's any good, but it looks interesting and it'll be a nice read for the long weekend, along with The first volume of Buffy, the last volume of 52 and the sixth volume of (http://Jonah Hex).