From The Editor’s Desk: Karen Berger

From The Editor’s Desk: Karen Berger

By DCE Editorial Friday, January 13th, 2012

Ontogenesis or Onto Genesis? That Mike Carey is awfully clever, not only when it comes to creating catchy titles for storylines, but for also crafting a series month-in-and-month-out, with co-conspirator Peter Gross, that is a prime example of why Vertigo publishes the best comics around. Where else can you find a comics story that takes you back to the birthplace of our incredible medium and most importantly to meet Miriam Walzer, a comics writer and artist who uses Greek myth as a parable to an adventure story starring the deliciously strange, The Tinker? Miriam is one of the best realized characters I’ve read in any story, and I wish we could see more of her someday. And where else can you be transported back to the magical borough of Brooklyn (even if this story does take place during the Depression!) and walk the tree-lined streets of Flatbush, take a stroll through Prospect Park and ponder the universe while gazing through the spires of the Brooklyn Bridge? Plus there’s an unlikely, but passionate romance, a mysterious murder plot, and a very odd case of sibling rivalry. As an editor working here for many years on so many amazing stories, it’s so hard to choose favorites, but the On To Genesis storyline in THE UNWRITTEN volume 5, on sale this week, is definitely on that list. For fans of THE UNWRITTEN who wait for the trade to read the entire story, you will continue to be captivated. And for those who haven’t yet read this book, this is a perfect time to be swept away. Here are a few of my favorite pages, plus a spectacular cover by Yuko Shimizu, no doubt inspired by the great Fritz Lang! See you next week, Karen