Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM Nov13

Vertigo Comics’ TRILLIUM

Trillium Vertigo Comics Script and art by Jeff Lemire Let’s start with the obvious. Jeff Lemire is a genius and we should all be in awe of his greatness. To achieve an ounce of his talent is to achieve become one with the Gods of Story. Long may they reign. He is amazing, his work is amazing, and everything he can do is amazing. OK, that’s out of the way. “Trillium.” To put it quickly, its amazing. How to accurately describe “Trillium?” It’s a beautiful sci-fi, time travel, reality bending epic that stretches what can be done with comics. Two journeys taking place at once. Time could be linear or...

COFFIN HILL Volume 1: FOREST OF THE NIGHT

COFFIN HILL: FOREST OF THE NIGHT Caitlin Kittredge, Inaki Miranda 2014 Vertigo Comics COFFIN HILL is the kind of comic that made me fall in love with vertigo comics. With some of my favorite titles wrapping up or already done it makes me happy to see a new series from vertigo that I can’t live without. It’s a comic about a girl from a family of privilege who leaves whom and returns after becoming a hero cop. It’s a story about a family in a small town with secrets and a dark history. It’s a tale of misspent youth that leads to regrets later in life. It’s gothic, it’s creepy and it’s wonderful. Here’s the paragraph Vertigo uses...

PREACHER #1 With Kate (and Dan) Nov21

PREACHER #1 With Kate (and Dan)

K: Dude, everything I see on your nerd websites… D: I TOTALLY CLEARED MY BROWSER HISTORY!! K: … I said your NERD websites (ick!). D: …Oh… right. K: All of the buzz on the Internets seems to be about AMC developing a PREACHER TV show. Isn’t that the 700 Club? D: Uh, no. This is a comic and, god willing, a TV show that Pat Robertson will never, ever, read or watch. ::Pulls PREACHER: GONE TO TEXAS off the bookshelf:: K: ::looks at cover with 2 tough looking men and a woman in a halter top walking over dead bodies:: This doesn’t look like anything I read in Sunday school. I think that’s the book that may have led Jim Bakker astray. D: It sure...

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of: Daytripper Sep05

Best Comics You’ve Never Heard Of: Daytripper

It’s difficult to convince non-comic readers that comics are works of art. To them, they’re just “funny books” to appeal to the lower class. It’s impossible, they think, for a book to truly be able to evoke feeling and respect out an “actual” reader. To that, I present “Daytripper.” This book is a work of true beauty. Created by brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, they use their talents to tell the life of a rather simple man. Each issue tells an out-of-chronological-order time in the man’s life and ends with an ending. That might sound weirdly phrased but it’s true. The end of each issue should end the series. But Moon and Ba keep it going...

Crimespree on Comics: Sweet Tooth Aug22

Crimespree on Comics: Sweet Tooth

Vertigo Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Post-apocalyptic stories are a dime a dozen. They’re showing up in all forms of media and they’re starting to get repetitive. So, when one comes along that showcases an original idea by a voice that deserves to be heard it’s set to blow up in a big way. That is what you get with “Sweet Tooth.” It all starts with a boy with antlers. He and his father live in a small cabin away from the “sinners” of the world. After the disease wiped out most of the population of Earth the remaining people hid, succumbed or went “Mad Max.” The world became a very dark and dangerous place. But, in the small cabin...