Daily Archives: October 28, 2010

Halloweek – Vertigo Resurrected #1

Vertigo Resurrected #1
“Shoot”
Writer: Warren Ellis
Pencils: Phil Jimenez
Inks: Andy Lanning
Colors: James Sinclair
Letters: Clem Robins
Plus other stories and art by Brian Bolland; Brian Azzarello & Essad Ribic; Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely; Garth Ennis & Jim Lee; Steven T. Seagle & Tim Sale; Peter Milligan & Eduardo Risso; Bill Willingham; and Bruce Jones & Berni Wrightson
Cover artist: Tim Bradstreet
Editors: Axel Alonso, Shelly Bond & Alisa Kwitney
Publisher: DC Comics/Vertigo imprint
Price: $7.99 US

A week of reviews of horror comics, in honor of the approaching All Hallows Eve, continues, and this time, I’m turning my attention to a recent release from DC Comics’ Vertigo that’s noteworthy for a couple of reasons. One is that it’s one of the earlier forays into DC’s new “100-page spectacular” reprint format. Under the DC Universe banner, they’re called DC Comics Presents (resurrecting a Superman teamup title of the 1970s and ’80s), but as part of DC’s mature-readers label, this comic has been titled Vertigo Resurrected, in keeping with the imprints origins as a home mainly for horror comics. I’ve sampled a couple of books in the format, and while I don’t always agree with the content that DC editors have chosen for them, I do appreciate the format and its pricing. Fortunately, I don’t have much of a beef with the array of stories selected for reprinting here. Really, this is something of a snapshot of the state of talent working or emerging at Vertigo more than a decade ago, and most of the talent represented here remains on the A-list even today.

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