Vertigo Week-In-Review: March 16

We like to stay busy over here at Vertigo, and our guess is that our readers are the same way. So, you’ve probably missed out on some of the big Vertigo news to hit the website this week. That’s okay, we understand. But we still want you to be informed. Informed people are interesting people. They’re attractive people. And we want our readers to be interesting and attractive. (We’d also like them to be very wealthy and take us on all-expenses-paid cruises to the islands, but we’ll settle for two out of three.)

 

From the Editor's Desk: Will Dennis

So, I'm writing this while sitting on jury duty in King's County (that's Brooklyn to those who don't know!) Supreme Court. I just got called to the empanelling room and the lawyers are trying to find us a room to do the "voir dire" ...we've been wandering through this antique building for twenty minutes and everyone is well pissed off. Not the best start for the attorneys or their clients.

DC Comics receives 14 Eisner nominations, the most of any publisher

The Eisner Awards announced their 2011 nominees today. DC Comics received the most nominations of any publisher, with fourteen nominations (and three shared nominations).

Without further ado, here are the DC Comics and Vertigo nominees:

BEST NEW SERIES:
American Vampire, by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo/DC)
iZombie, by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred (Vertigo/DC)
Superboy, by Jeff Lemire and Pier Gallo (DC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DC COMICS DROPS prices on $3.99 titles; MOVES TO $2.99 price point for ongoing COMIC BOOK series

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New York, October 7, 2010– Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.

ROBERT HARRAS NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, VP DC COMICS

New York, NY, September 27—Robert Harras has been named Editor-in-Chief, VP, DC Comics, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio. Harras will oversee editorial for DC Comics, DC Universe, MAD Magazine and Vertigo and will be based in New York City, reporting directly to the Co-Publishers. Harras becomes the company's first Editor-in-Chief in nearly 10 years since the position was held by Jenette Kahn from 1981 to 2002.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DC COMICS LAUNCHES DIGITAL PUBLISHING

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ONLINE SALES AND DC COMICS APP FOR IPHONE®, IPAD® AND IPOD® TOUCH LAUNCH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 WITH UNPRECEDENTED RETAILER AFFILIATE PROGRAM, CONSUMER PLATFORM CONVERGENCE AND PROMOTION OF EAGERLY ANTICIPATED SUPERMAN STORYLINE

Vertigo: Graphic Connection

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.”

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