Karen Berger on STRANGE ADVENTURES

Karen Berger on STRANGE ADVENTURES

By DCE Editorial Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Over the next several days we'll be publishing posts about some of the short stories and their creative teams included in STRANGE ADVENTURES #1. I asked Senior VP, Executive Editor Karen Berger to start us off and here's what she has to say: Hi Everyone, Make sure you check out STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, on sale today-- It’s a great and weird anthology as only Vertigo can produce! SADVv2_Cv1.indd This 80 page comic showcases an awesome mix of some of your favorite V writers and artists, plus it debuts a bunch of new and original talent. Editing the book has been a joint effort by many of us who reside along the dark, undulating halls of Vertigo way, and this week we’re each going to blog a bit about the stories we edited. First up: Me! Our lead story is CASE 21: A gripping tale set far in the future, but in a familiar place called New Brooklyn (the best borough ever!) It’s about an underground society whose citizens strive to soar to the towering elite in the skies above, and where ubiquitous tattoos are more than what they seem. It’s brought to you by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, an acclaimed music journalist, author, documentary producer and dazzling djay and illustrated by Denys Cowan, artist extraordinaire of THE QUESTION, and one of the founders and artists of Milestone Media, who draws the best skyscraper perspectives around. Bound to really give you vertigo...! These guys totally deliver the goods in this kick-off story, so stay tuned for more from them at Vertigo in the VERY near future. PARTNERS: A dark and sensitive tale (just like the writer :) about two friends and their odd relationship. Written by the one and only Peter Milligan, and making his American comics debut Belgian artist, Sylvain Savoia. Sylvain is also the artist of MARZI, an incredible memoir written by Marzena Sowa about growing up behind the Iron Curtain, which we’ll be publishing this fall. Sylvain is a consummate storyteller, and a terrific artist, and we’re so pleased to be showing off his work here at Vertigo. Tomorrow: More inside scoop on some very strange stories.