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Recently we have had six mainstream taps Into the territory with preacher, Lucifer, hellblazer, doom patrol, swamp thing and now sandman. Vertigo’s roots ( pun intended) are over 30 years old now, and it has recently been canceled, making news, is vertigo ready to pop for back issues? Cain has appeared in a cartoon, the house of mystery in an animated full length :whistle: what do you think the hidden gems are?

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Forgot preacher and lucifer :/

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Full disclosure, have always loved the imprint and the history, but have 1 copy of everything I want , not trying to drive prices

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Y: The Last Man has been ordered to series, and is ready-made for the current crop of prestige, serial high concept TV shows. Personally I feel like 100 Bullets is gonna get snatched up by some production company sooner rather than later. 

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Y and 100 bullets were both great

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My modern commin of age comic reading experience is practically Vertigo.

such a great imprint...

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Reading Vertigo Titles (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Swamp Thing, Sandman.) was definitely a pivotal moment in my comic reading evolution. 

I collected Marvel moderns in the early 90's as a kid (ASM, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer.) Had slowed down heading into my teens until in high school a buddy of mine tossed his copy of V for Vendetta at me just saying "read this."

Flew through it, then Watchmen ... Then all of Swamp Thing (Most likely my favorite of the bunch), Read a Chunk of Sandman and various other titles. Vertigo relit the comic reading and collecting fire for me and showed me how much could be done within the medium.

Obviously a huge Alan Moore Fan... 

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Pretty similar story for me but a couple years earlier. Though flaming carrot and yummy fur were found at the same time as sandman and hellblazer so I count those as changing my views from superheroes as well. Except for swampthing I was a marvel zombie for new books in the mid 80s, so all those really opened my eyes

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On 7/2/2019 at 2:04 PM, shiverbones said:

Recently we have had six mainstream taps Into the territory with preacher, Lucifer, hellblazer, doom patrol, swamp thing and now sandman. Vertigo’s roots ( pun intended) are over 30 years old now, and it has recently been canceled, making news, is vertigo ready to pop for back issues? Cain has appeared in a cartoon, the house of mystery in an animated full length :whistle: what do you think the hidden gems are?

Don't forget Stardust.

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Thanks, I did 👍

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On 7/2/2019 at 3:35 PM, rlextherobot said:

Y: The Last Man has been ordered to series, and is ready-made for the current crop of prestige, serial high concept TV shows. Personally I feel like 100 Bullets is gonna get snatched up by some production company sooner rather than later. 

Yeah, I cringe every time someone mentions it as a movie property. That series was made for Showtime or Netflix as a series where you could introduce the Minute Men at the pace the comic book did.

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Vertigo will be remebered as a huge milestone in comicdom lore. Between Swampthing (moore 1982) and Sweet tooth (Lemire 2016) there are just sooo many great storylines.

long live Karen Berger 👍

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7 hours ago, paperheart said:

Scalped :cloud9:

I really liked the dreaming starting with the many mansions storyline, it was hit or miss before that, I remember liking midnight mass, but haven’t read that since it came out

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1 hour ago, shiverbones said:

I really liked the dreaming starting with the many mansions storyline, it was hit or miss before that, I remember liking midnight mass, but haven’t read that since it came out

have but haven't read The Dreaming.  Just found the last two issues of Hellblazer I was missing :banana:, so I've got 300 of those to read. Also liked Midnight Mass. Pathetically, I've read at least 90% of all Vertigo books, will be close to 99% once I've read Dreaming and Hellblazer.

Sweet Tooth was awesome. Unknown Soldier by Dysart was brilliant. Swamp Thing by BKV- loved it.

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Excellent, that’s a heckuva run!

i missed a lot of the post preacher stuff, so I am far behind

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18 hours ago, Mr bla bla said:

 

long live Karen Berger 👍

She authored a book recently titled "She Could Fly". I read the 1st issue, very outside of the box and well written. 

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22 hours ago, Mr bla bla said:

 

long live Karen Berger 👍

Celebrated but somehow still not as recognized as she should be. There's a short list of people who have had that level of influence on the entire medium. 

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On 7/6/2019 at 9:43 PM, paperheart said:

Scalped :cloud9:

Extremely impressive run of books. 

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On 7/2/2019 at 2:04 PM, shiverbones said:

Recently we have had six mainstream taps Into the territory with preacher, Lucifer, hellblazer, doom patrol, swamp thing and now sandman. Vertigo’s roots ( pun intended) are over 30 years old now, and it has recently been canceled, making news, is vertigo ready to pop for back issues? Cain has appeared in a cartoon, the house of mystery in an animated full length :whistle: what do you think the hidden gems are?

Just had to Google this and watch it, very cool! DC should think about doing a live action mini series anthology style show. I’d love to see that!

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