Three minute long Constantine trailer released

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPE2oBnzROY The first three minute look at Constantine, the upcoming NBC series based on the Hellblazer comics, has been released and there is good and there is bad. I liked the callouts to actual comics, like the insect covered call of the very first issue, and the angel winged Mannym as played by Harold Perrineau. […]

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C2E2: Vertigo Titles Merge Horror, Science Fiction, and History

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by David Fairbanks   John Cunningham hosted C2E2’s Vertigo: Defy panel featuring Scott Snyder, Lee Bermejo, Greg Lockard, and Amy Chu. Snyder is eager to return to American Vampire with Second Cycle, saying “Taking a break sucked. We had always planned to take a break because Rafael [Albuquerque] had stuff he wanted to finish, and I […]

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Sandman Overture Delayed until 2014

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With the first issue out, Sandman Overture’s second issue has been pushed back until next year by DC. Planned to be released bimonthly, it appears that creative delays will hold back the next issue until 2014.

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Rob Williams and Simon Colby Launch The Royals: Masters of War

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Joe Hughes at Comics Alliance has the launch details for a new 6-issue miniseries at Vertigo next year, The Royals: Masters of War. Written by Rob Williams and drawn by Simon Colby, two names familiar to anybody who’ve been following 2000AD over the last few years, the miniseries will give super powers to the Royal […]

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Rob Thomas working on iZombie Show for CW

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Deadline have announced that Rob Thomas, the creator of shows like Veronica Mars and Party Down, will next be moving onto a TV adaptation of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred’s iZombie. Written for Vertigo Comics, the series focused on Gwen, a zombie-woman who can pass for human so long as she eats a nice brain […]

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The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Coffin Hill Interview Special

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s interview special, Kate Fitzsimons talks with writer Caitlin Kittredge about her book – Vertigo‘s new gothic horror comic Coffin Hill, co-created with artist Inaki Miranda. Meanwhile guest […]

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Seaguy Eternal: The Script, It Lives! And Morrison’s Full Answers on Seaguy.

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After I reported in The Guardian yesterday that Seaguy Eternal had been written and was hopefully due for release next year, there was a little bit of confusion. Artist Cameron Stewart had not received the script, and some comic sites jumped on this. And then the script arrived!

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The Unwritten to End in November; Relaunch in January

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Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ series The Unwritten, one of Vertigo’s longest running books, will be going on a two month break after November, to be relaunched in 2014 with a new issue #1.

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‘Collider’ Changes Name to ‘Federal Bureau of Physics’ Due to IP Claim

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Unexpectedly, Vertigo have today explained through MTV Geek that Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez’s (excellent) new series Collider is due to change its title. After one issue of being called Collider, the series will now be called ‘FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics’ for issue #2.

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Wednesday’s Review Slate: Skybreaker, Liberator and Tom Strong

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This week’s review slate once more races backwards and forwards through time – we’ve got Skybreaker #3, which came out a short while back, along with an issue of Liberator that had bunnies on the front cover, as well as Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1.

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Interview: Peter Hogan on the return of Tom Strong!

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Tom Strong is a comic for those who love adventure stories. Or sci-fi. Or pulp characters. Or ace women heroes. Or space sagas. Or future tales. Or family stories. Heck, Tom Strong is for everyone!

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SDCC ’13: The Vertigo panel

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Yesterday’s Vertigo panel began with John Cunningham introducing a large panel featuring Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond, editors Will Dennis and Mark Doyle, artist Mark Buckingham and writers Sean E. Williams, Mark Andrekyo, Scott Snyder, Simon Oliver, and Jeff Lemire. Everyone came to this panel with something to prove, and the new ambitious titles backed up the confidence. Warning: spoilers […]

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Flip Me, Dave McKean’s Returned to Sandman

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Neil Gaiman and JH William III‘s prelude series Sandman: The Overture is likely going to be a very big presence over the next few months, but one of the most exciting parts of their revival of Gaiman’s classic Vertigo series is that original cover artist Dave McKean will be returning for a new run. True […]

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Gerard Way Pitched a Batman Series to Vertigo

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Breaking news from Twitter! Well, sort of. Gerard Way, writer for Umbrella Academy and the upcoming Fabulous Killjoys, is currently sharing artwork from a Batman pitch he once made to DC. Called ‘Kingdom of the Mad’, this would apparently have come out via the Vertigo imprint. For whatever reason it’s not currently a go-project, but […]

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What are DC’s 25 most ‘essential’ graphic novels?

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This May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have […]

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5 Recent Graphic Novels You Don’t Want to Miss

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These graphic novels have been chosen because they were all released in the past 6 months and equally combine qualities of well-crafted concepts and remarkable artwork to create solid visual narratives. They aren’t the only great graphic novels that have been released in recent months, but they are notable, and worth considering as near-misses if […]

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