Last year, Vertigo started doing anthologies again (STRANGE ADVENTURES & THE UNEXPECTED) and we’re all having a blast putting them together. Ok, that’s not entirely true. Frankly, they’re a pain in the butt because there’s so many moving parts...eight different writers, artists, colorists and letterers working for six different editors. Yikes! But they’re still the best place to debut new talent and also reconnect with some of our long-time collaborators. We try hard to find a mix of both so that you, the reader, will be willing to give it a try.
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.
Sex and violence. The Greek dramas were epic tales filled with unforgettable characters, bloody betrayals and, yes, more sex and violence than even an HBO original series.
So the great part of being an editor is that you never know what will pop up in your inbox on any given day. the below are just a few of the super cool surprises that I received in the past few days. I won’t pick a favorite...but don’t let that stop you!
peace & hair grease,
-- greek street goes greek? anyone reading GREEK STREET knows it’s a modern re-telling of Greek dramas...but this pencil page by DAVIDE GIANFELICE from issue #8 looks like the past has become the present. what!?
Greek mythology and its multitude of characters is the basis for GREEK STREET. From Agamemnon to Oedipus Rex, to Zeus, Aphrodite, Dionysus and Medusa, the characters in Greek mythology are very vibrant and, in many ways, relatable even today.
A shocking new drama unfolds on the stage of GREEK STREET. Disturbed wayward Eddie and visionary Sandy are on the run...and they're headed for London where Dedalus is investigating a suicide. Issue #6 “The Cassandra Complex” is part 1/4 of an intense new storyline.
Check out the cover by Davide Furno:
Author, Peter Milligan takes you backstage of GREEK STREET:
GREEK STREET is a rich and complex performance with many strange and sometimes frightening characters. So I thought I’d invite you backstage, so you can get of pants-down look at the actors in what is a very personal project for me.
CURSING AND NUDITY
The legends of Sven of Orkney, ‘Sven the Returned’ hark through the ages. Until one day, after years of peace and exhile, a group of young Vikings appear on his shore. Sven is back in NORTHLANDERS #20!
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In an in-depth conversation with CBR News, Karen Berger discusses Vertigo’s success in 2009, the imprint’s plans for 2010, and why she believes Vertigo is delivering the best work in the industry.
METRO NY features THE NOBODY
SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE talks about Vikings and NORTHLANDERS “The Cross and the Hammer.”
Lot’s happened this week. Here's a roundup of those not to be missed.
LARGEHEARTED BOY posts Jeff Lemire's fantastic music playlist for THE NOBODY. In his introduction Jeff writes, “I've always preferred sad songs. They don't make me sad, they just make me "feel more." Now, that's something I can totally relate to. Check it out!