REVIEW: ‘Pretty Deadly’ #5

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Kelley Sue DeConnick
Artwork by Emma Rios
Color Artwork by Jordie Bellaire
Lettering by Clayton Clowes

Kelly Sue Deconnick has proven herself to be one of the most versatile writers working today; her super hero work at Marvel is among the most innovative of their current offerings. However it’s her supernatural horror/ western Pretty Deadly that is breaking new ground among the independent mavericks.

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REVIEW: ‘Sandman: Overture’ #2

(Vertigo/DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Neil Gaiman
Artwork by J.H. Williams III
Cover B by Dave McKean

In a world built of monuments to instant gratification there are still some things that are worth waiting for. Sandman Overture #2 is one of those things.

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REVIEW: ‘Animal Man’ #29

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Jeff Lemire
Artwork by Travel Foreman, Jeff Lemire
Color Artwork by Lovern Kindzierski, Jose Villarrubia
Lettering by Jared K. Fletcher

Jeff Lemire has taken us on a twenty-nine issue journey with one of the most enigmatic super heroes of all time, Animal Man. Since his first appearance in Strange Adventures #180 forty-nine years ago, Animal Man has presented perhaps the most diverse power set imaginable and that has opened the door to a nearly limitless pool of potential premises and plots. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Trillium’ #5

(DC Comics/Vertigo, 2014)

Written & Illustrated by Jeff Lemire
Lettered by Carlos M. Mangual

I’ve been putting off writing about Trillium for months now. I was going to review #1 but it had already been claimed for review by the time I got in touch with Cory if I remember correctly. With each issue that I’ve read I’ve felt less and less inclined to write about the engaging, estranging, frustrating, atmospheric, experimental beast that is Trillium, one of the most interesting comics of 2013. Continue reading

REVIEW: “Federal Bureau of Physics” #2

(DC/Vertigo Comics, 2013)

Review by John Monaghan

Writer: Simon Oliver
Artist: Robbi Rodriguez
Colours: Rico Renzi
Letters: Steve Wands

Collider had to change its name after issue one because someone else had that name locked down. So here’s Federal Bureau of Physics / Collider #2.

Whereas issue #1 was concerned with building up and alleviating tension throughout and providing a bit of context for the series, issue #2 steadily builds up tension Continue reading

REVIEW: “Trillium” #1

(DC Comics / Vertigo, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY:  Jeff Lemire

Jeff Lemire is one of the most unique voices in comics today. Perhaps best known for his other Vertigo title, Sweet Tooth, Lemire is now building quite a body of Super-Hero work with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice League Dark and working with Geoff Johns on Justice League of America, contributing integral chapters of the Trinity War event. Continue reading

NEWS: Shelly Bond Promoted and more!

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Long-time Vertigo Editor Shelly Bond has been promoted to Executive Editor of the imprint for DC.  Having previously worked on many important and successful titles (including comics such as ‘Fables’, ‘the Invisibles’, and ‘Sandman: Endless Nights’) over the years, leaving outgoing Exec Editor Karen Berger to comment: “I look forward to reading many great comics and graphic novels from these three for many years to come. Vertigo is in the best of hands.”

Also promoted within Vertigo were Will Dennis, now the Group Editor, and Mark Doyle, promoted to Editor!  Big moves at Vertigo, for sure!

MORE INFO can be found here:

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/post-karen-berger-vertigo-changes.html

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