What Vertigo titles do you recommend giving this holiday season?

I’d recommend the latest issue of SCALPED cuz nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a gritty crime comic about a meth-addicted, under-cover FBI agent with a heroin junkie for a girlfriend, a murdered mother, and a pretend job as an enforcer for the local Mob boss who would not hesitate to kill him if he found out the truth. God bless us all...everyone!” –Will Dennis

Who's your favorite femme fatale?

Vertigo Crime has officially launched!

In honor of the publication of FILTHY RICH by Brian Azzarello and artist Victor Santos and its femme fatale Vicki, I’d like to pose a question to all Vertigo GRAPHIC CONTENT readers.

Who’s your favorite femme fatale and why? Brigid O'Shaughnessy in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon? Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct? Phyllis Nirdlinger in James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity? Vivian Rutledge in Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep?

Let the conversation begin!

Tonight: Brian Azzarello at Bergen Street Comics

And don't forget:

Join Brian Azzarello at BERGEN STREET COMICS
470 Bergen Street (between Flatbush and 5th Avenues) Brooklyn
on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00 pm
to celebrate the launch of VERTIGO CRIME
and his new graphic novel FILTHY RICH with art by Victor Santos

Today's AM NEW YORK features a story on VERTIGO CRIME on page 14 called "Crime book genre gets 'Filthy.'"

From the Editor’s Desk: Will Dennis

Blame The Killer Inside Me.

It’s spring of 1991 -- well, really winter since I was living in Ithaca, NY where it’s warm likes two weeks out of the year -- there was a big recession on, a war in Iraq, I was only working part-time (some things never change, right? jk) and I’m standing in an independent bookstore and this scary-ass face is staring back at me. It’s the cover to The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. Never heard of him. But loved the jacket design (Day-Glo orange stripes with black type and a creepy black lizard on it) and so I picked it up.

One night only: BRIAN AZZARELLO appearing in NYC at BERGEN STREET COMICS

Join Brian Azzarello at BERGEN STREET COMICS
470 Bergen Street (between Flatbush and 5th Avenues) Brooklyn
on Wednesday, August 19th at 6:00 pm
to celebrate the launch of VERTIGO CRIME
and his new graphic novel FILTHY RICH with art by Victor Santos

About FILTHY RICH:
FILTHY RICH is a glitz and grunge love story about an unsuspecting, washed up ex football player from New Jersey and a cunning, rich, party girl, chock full of sex, violence and back stabbing ego maniacs with criminal intentions.

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