The Tom King and Mitch Gerads interview

Dan: Tom King, your previous career as a former operative for the CIA has become the stuff of legend among the Comic Book Community. Has SHERIFF OF BABYLON – a book about post-Saddam Husain Iraq – always been a book you’ve wanted to write? Or is it a case of art imitating life? Tom King: In all honesty, I didn’t really want to write directly about my CIA stuff. I don’t know, it felt a little cheap somehow and maybe I also kind of didn’t want to spend time in that world for all those PTSD guilt reasons. But, Vertigo had come to me asking for a crime series and this setting just seemed to fit; there was so much to explore here, which is the...

Unfollow, Wonder Woman and Grayson Reviewed May20

Unfollow, Wonder Woman and Grayson Reviewed

UNFOLLOW Vertigo Comics Vertigo has over the years put out some amazing comics. Some of them don’t make the big splash I would expect them too and seem to fall through the cracks for some reason. I’m hoping this one really grabs people because it’s a great idea and a lot of fun. Using the popularity of social media this story has the founder of a Twitter like network messing with people on his deathbed. Eighteen million dollars will be dived between 140 randomly picked people. If any of them die, their share goes to the survivors. Human nature being what it is of course the 140 are all on a hit list, because who wants to share when you can...

The Kitchen, Midnighter, Constantine Reviewed

  THE KITCHEN Vertigo I’m a sucker for good mob stories and this is a wonderfully fresh twist on the 70s mob. The wives of gangsters have become “prison widows” after their mobbed up husbands go to the joint. Not willing to sit back and hope things will work out they step up and start doing what their husbands did, and they do it well. Eventually they move up and start stirring up shit with other gangsters. As you might guess, things get a little nuts a bit violent. Written brilliantly by Ollie Master and drawn by Ming Doyle THE KITCHEN is a book that is hard to put down and like the Godfather, a book that I want to reread often. If...

DC Trade Editions Round up Jul15

DC Trade Editions Round up

Here’s a few reviews of some of the recent trade collections from DC and Vertigo. Some really great stuff coming out from DC so expect more reviews soon! AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY DC Comics Originally released as a mini-series in 1985 I actually read this when it first came out. I’ve always been a fan of the golden age DC heroes, though a lot of the actual stories from that time don’t make for the best reading for fans used to modern comics. This is a great chance to enjoy the characters in a more modern setting while Earth 2 was still the original incarnation. The premise is pretty cool, Batman has passed away and before his...

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD coming to Veritgo Feb14

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD coming to Veritgo

Vertigo, the innovative, boundary-pushing imprint of DC Entertainment, will collaborate with Mad Max: Fury Road director, producer and co-writer George Miller on two upcoming projects based on the film. The first is a Deluxe Edition hardcover entitled MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: INSPIRED ARTISTS, in which sixty-five top artists will create art inspired by the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. The second is four comic book stories that follow four main characters of the film and tell their prelude stories leading up to the film’s opening scene. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: INSPIRED ARTISTS will contain double-page spreads from 65 visionary artists bringing their...