From the Editor's Desk: Will Dennis

New Year’s resolutions. Everybody makes them. By now, if you’re like me, you’ve already broken them. So yeah, I’ll be getting fatter this year, I’ll continue to read the comments on message boards and my personal finances will remain a mess. Oh well. So let’s change it up...A THURSDAY’S resolution. I’ll be here every Thursday to show you a little behind-the-scenes at VERTIGO. Something cool that came across my desk, into my inbox or over the transom (Does anyone really have a transom anymore?) Thursday. It’s the new Friday. peace & hair grease, Will Dennis P.S.


The new what? Deadwardians. A new 8 issue mini-series written by Dan Abnett (ongoing series writer of DC Comics-The New 52’s RESURRECTION MAN) with art by newcomer INJ Culbard (the artist of the graphic novel adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness). Here’s what Abnett wrote in his original pitch for the series to editor Will Dennis, “May I just confess that this is a story that involves both zombies and vampires, two things I swore I would never write about because they had both long since jumped the shark.

SPACEMAN. A REAL CONVERSATION between Will Dennis and Brian Azzarello

AZZ: I got an idea for a new series. ME: What’s it called? AZZ: SPACEMAN. ME: SPACEMAN? Is that one word or two? AZZ: It’s one. Like SUPERMAN. ME: It’s like SUPERMAN? AZZ: No! It’s like SUPERMAN but not like SUPERMAN. ME: So what’s it about. AZZ: A spaceman. What the hell else would it be about? ME: Right. And it’s with the entire 100 BULLETS team? Azz: That’s the plan. ME: Cool. Can we get it out in 2011? AZZ: Why the hell not? ME: Book it. Exclusive first look at the spaceman:


CRACK BANG BOOM CON, Argentina--PART TWO WHY IT ALWAYS PAYS TO TALK TO STRANGERS... 10.21.10 DAY TWO... Now i know that your mother told you not to talk to strangers, but here’s why it pays... First, I’m at breakfast in the hotel and this big guy in an Green Lantern t-shirt (ok, it was really a t-shirt from our competitors, but i’m trying to work in a plug here!) approaches me to say that he loves Vertigo, owns a store in LIMA, PERU where he’s organizing a show and would i like to be a guest next year?”.... hmm...let me check my schedule...uhhh, YEAH!


CRACK BANG BOOM CON, Argentina -- PART ONE (now with handy phrase guide!) OCTOBER 2009 So i’m sitting in this lovely outdoor cafe in Lucca, Italy eating this insanely great sliced-steak with Eduardo Risso (co-creator/artist of 100 BULLETS) and he says to me out of the blue, “Would you be interested in coming to a comic convention in my hometown of Rosario, Argentina next fall?”...hmm...let me check my schedule...uhhh, YEAH! 10.20.10

Make War No More : Editor Will Dennis on Memorial Day

Back in the 1970’s, DC war comics like SGT ROCK started quietly featuring a slug at the end of the issue that read “MAKE WAR NO MORE.” It was a simple and honest appeal on the part of the creators and the company to a nation still trying to heal itself from the wounds of The Vietnam War.


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