You can really stock up deep with some long running titles in this set
And Venditti’s uncle was a part of it
Where has Daniel gone?
Just ahead of Vertigo’s big Fall relaunch, one of their current titles comes to a close…
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Vertigo, one of the great, industry changing imprints, is getting a relaunch and a rebrand after a few years of going dark as mostly a vehicle for licensed comics. Executive editor Mark Doyle (who got his DC start at Vertigo) will oversee the line which will comprise seven new titles, encompassing “modern, socially relevant, […]
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
Looking back, Berger could see how the idea was very much in Shelley Bond’s and Vertigo’s interests. “The thing about Grimm Fairytales, the real fairytales, are that they are frick’n scary and bloody,” she said. “There is something domesticated about them nowadays… And I think most people today have their ideas of fairytales because of Disney.”
“You can count the comic book editors on one hand who are so influential to the medium and whose vision for their material is so strong that they really define a brand that gives the audience that kind of confidence. And one of them is here to my left, Karen Berger.”
“Here’s an imprint for you, and you, and you!”