VERTIGO CRIME now in paperback!

VERTIGO CRIME now in paperback!

By DCE Editorial Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
“Wonderfully dark little stories that impressed the heck out of me,” says MTV/Splashpage about FILTHY RICH by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS / JOKER) and artist Victor Santos and DARK ENTRIES by Ian Rankin and artist Werther Dell’Edera. Both are now available in paperback! Praise for FILTHY RICH 15266_120x180 “Sleazy, steamy, and full of familiar noir touchstones. . . . Gripping. . . . Azzarello’s script is clever and nasty, and Victor Santos’ art captures every lingering stare and wicked smile. A-“ –THE ONION “It’s pitch-perfect retro noir with a delightfully pulpy and sexy aftertaste.” -USA TODAY/Pop Candy “Set in the days when men were men and women were menaces, it’s filled with booze, brads and brutal black and white art. . . . With FILTHY RICH, crime fans will get their money’s worth.” –MAXIM Magazine “There's sex, drugs and videotape. Also booze, violence, betrayals, double-crosses and just about everything else one associates with hard-boiled, brass-knuckles crime fiction. . . . [Santos] depicts the mean streets of Jersey -- and its meaner inhabitants -- just the way we expect them: dark, edgy and brutal.” -SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE “FILTHY RICH is a fantastic way to kick the new line off. . . . All the elements you’d want to see are here. . . . Azzarello has brought his A-game and the narration and dialogue are rock solid. . . . Santos does a great job working in black and white. The use of light and shadow here is masterful, and he’s definitely someone to keep an eye out for. . . . A taut crime thriller that barrels right through to its ending. FILTHY RICH is definitely worth picking up.” –AINT IT COOL NEWS “Chock-full of tough guys, femme fatales, sex, blood and money, "Filthy Rich" is squarely in hard noir, Mickey Spillane territory.” --RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER “With moody art by Victor Santos, FILTHY RICH pours delight from every page. It’s dark as the shadows and as dirty as the alleys.” –OKLAHOMA GAZETTE “All fans of noir will enjoy Brian Azzarello's Filthy Rich, and those who also love graphic novels even more so. Victor Santos makes the seedy streets and clubs of New York come alive with his illustrations.” – MYSTERY SCENE Praise for DARK ENTRIES 15265_120x180 “If you love the many great genre titles that DC/Vertigo has put out over the years -- everything from Sandman to Preacher to the just-concluded 100 Bullets to the latest hit mindfuck Air -- then you're probably eagerly awaiting the company's new line of dark thriller graphic novels . . . they look terrific. . . . Enter the strange world of Dark Entries, in which occult detective John Constantine battles a reality TV show house gone very, very bad.” –FEARNET "Rankin and Dell'Edera dial up a very clever, very modern new take on the old haunted house story. Recommended for anyone who hates reality television as much as John Constantine does!" - Brian K. Vaughan “Dell'edera's work is expressive and crisp, done almost entirely in sharp pure black inks with barely a hint of shading in sight, with an elegance to horror sequences that's far more Dante than slasher film. Possibly the best Hellblazer work in years and a strong ghost story in its own right.” –PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “A brisk, enjoyable read. Dell'Edera amps up the horror aspects of this book with his spare yet evocative illustrations. Rankin provides shivers, masterful sleuthing, and some truly touching moments that could only play out in the life of damned savior John Constantine.” –BOOKSLUT “Rankin is one of the world's best crime writers. . . . An intriguing locked-room mystery with a supernatural twist.” –THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE “Rankin, a crime novelist, has a few tricks up his sleeve. . . . A decent, gory yarn.” –THE ONION “Complicated mayhem in the guilty-fun "Hellblazer" manner.” -SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE