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SCALPED Tuesday Tonic with editor Shelly Bond

This edition of Tuesday Tonic is dedicated to someone else’s book for a change.  Shocked?  You should be.  Here’s a solid three-page sequence from SCALPED #59 — the penultimate issue of the series.  The choreography alone blew my tiny little mind into bits of red fluff.  If you’re not reading this bloody crime thriller, it’s the perfect time to double down and prep for the grand finale!   The ninth trade paperback as well as issue #59 are in stores next month.

SO PURE IT FLOATS...

Comics have become pretty flashy these days...you can read them digitally on your ipad, kindle, phone, etc. The printed pages are slick, the colors are alive and the packaging is top grade. There’s movies, tv shows, toys, and numerous other ways to engage with the product. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that at the heart of all this, it’s still comes down to lines of black ink on plain old white paper.

Vertigo has 3 Anthony Award nominees for Best Graphic Novel

The 25th annual Anthony Award nominees were announced today. Vertigo leads the 2011 BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL category with three nominees:

Best Graphic Novel
Sickness in the Family - Denise Mina – Vertigo Crime
Beasts of Burden – Jill Thompson/Evan Dorkin – Dark Horse
Richard Stark's Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit –Darwyn Cooke - IDW Press
The Chill - Jason Starr – Vertigo Crime
Scalped Vol 6 - The Gnawing - Jason Aaron – Vertigo

Tumor - Joshua Hale Fialkov/ Noel Tuazon - ARCHAIA STUDIOS PRESS

Scalped Celebrates its 50th Issue and Vol. 7 Appears on the NY Times Bestseller List

This landmark fiftieth issue features two special stories, one detailing the long bloody history of scalping and scalphunters, and the other spotlighting the founding of the Prairie Rose rez as seen through the eyes of Dash Bad Horse’s ancestor, His Many Bad Horses.

Don’t Miss this all-star celebration of all things SCALPED, written by Jason Aaron and featuring art by R.M. Guera, Dean Haspiel, Denys Cowan, Igor Kordey, Jill Thompson, Timothy Truman and a cover by Jock.

SCALPED #50 hits stores June 29.

A Vertigo Valentine’s Day with couples to remember

This Valentine’s Day I asked the Vertigo editors to pick a few couples from both classic and current Vertigo titles that defy our expectations of coupledom. I hope you enjoy this unique twist on the holiday we love to not love.

Let’s start off with Will Dennis’ picks:

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