From The Editor’s Desk: Karen Berger on Peter Milligan
March is the month of Milligan or Milligan is the march of the Month
Whichever way you look at it, for all you Peter Milligan fans out there (and I am first in line, though I have to fight off many!) there are sensational stories galore every week of the month from one of Vertigo’s first and finest.
March 3rd: GREEK STREET #9: The world of Greek Street often feels very self-contained — almost a street out of time — but this issue, all the horrors of the real world circa 2010 rear their ugly, bloody heads when a terrorist plot unfolds inside the Furey's club...with explosive results. Meanwhile a vision of Sandy’s that we saw all the way back in issue #1 finally gets played out...but not in the way she saw it... With art by Davide Gianfelice
March 10th: GREEK STREET Volume 1: BLOOD CALLS FOR BLOOD
Finally the first collection of the mind-blowing modern mythological series featuring a cast of characters that will either touch your soul or shock you senseless. Nobody writes a beautifully layered tale rife with suspenseful mystery and human emotion better than Milligan. If you’re one of many readers who “wait for the trade” here it is: Present-day London adrift with Oedipus as Eddie Rex, Cassandra as Sandy, Agamemnon as Lord Menon plus many more, all entwined in this urban horror drama that’s like EASTENDERS meets THE WIRE. With art by Davide Gianfelice.
March 17th: THE BRONX KILL: A Vertigo Crime original graphic novel that crime authors are raving about! A dark history and darker secrets plague Martin Keane, a struggling writer from a family of policemen whose life begins to unravel when his wife goes missing. A generational saga with a truth more shocking and monstrous than Martin could ever imagine, is all finally revealed on a lonely stretch of godforsaken land aptly named the Bronx Kill. With special excerpts from Martin’s novel, this thrilling graphic novel gives you an extra dose of Milligan’s prosaic flair. With art by James Romberger
March 24th: HELLBLAZER #265: Constantine lives up to his true punk calling in NO FUTURE when he reluctantly becomes embroiled with a group of anarchic punks who worship a powerful effigy of Sid Vicious. With guest art by the one and only Simon Bisley.
March 31st You’ll need this week to recuperate!