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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!”
By Joe Grunenwald Vertigo’s first convention panel of their 25th year was held yesterday at ECCC. Executive Editor Mark Doyle was joined onstage by Joshua Williamson (Death Bed), and the Mother Panic: Gotham: A.D. team of Jody Houser and Ibrahim Moustafa. Doyle kicked things off by outlining his goal for the hour: to talk about where […]
New images and details about the return of the Dreaming to the DCU.
You can’t keep a great franchise down – the utterly beloved Sandman universe is coming back from DC with The Sandman Universe – four titles that will be overseen by creator Neil Gaiman but written by other writers. The four book mini-imprint will deal with supporting characters and concepts from Gaiman’s Sandman-i-verse starting with a […]
Who is Antonio Luna? He’s definitely insanely rich. He’s fought monsters, traveled through incredibly inhospitable terrain and is, in all probability, actually insane. He calls himself an adventurer, but nobody has ever heard of him. And with all these incredible feats in his back pocket, you’d think somebody would have written a book about the man already! Enter Valentine […]