A new edition from Image provides an opportunity to enjoy an early work from Brubaker, Lark and Phillips. From the co-creators of Gotham Central and FATALE comes a lost crime noir masterpiece. Long out of print, and presented here for the first time in an oversized hardback edition, SCENE OF THE CRIME was the first time ED BRUBAKER and MICHAEL LARK worked together – before their acclaimed runs on Daredevil and Gotham Central – and it was inked by SEAN PHILLIPS, who also designed this deluxe edition. This is where…read more
I’m not a fan of horror books or themes but the story just grabbed me; never would have picked it up but I’m a fan of Allred’s art. iZombie: Dead To The World is about a young girl and her group of friends trying to make it through the day, except she’s a zombie. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a month she must eat a human brain to keep from losing her own memories, but in the process she…read more
Nothing about this book from the outside interested me in the least. When this collection was published site after comics site sang it’s praises so I decided to pick up Daytripper from Vertigo. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: What are the most important days of your life? Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá answer that question in the critical and commercial hit series that took the industry by storm, winning praise from such comics veterans as Terry Moore, Craig Thompson and Jeff Smith. Follow aspiring writer Brás de Oliva Domingos as each…read more
Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column. The title says it all. Fables: Covers By James Jean is a 9×12″ hardcover collection of James Jean’s covers of seventy-four monthly issues, ten trade paperbacks, one on-shot and one graphic novel. If you enjoy Jean’s work then pick up this book. Nuff said. Wait a minute, that sums it up but it’s the details and package that make this a stand out volume not only because of the content but the way it’s delivered. Let’s start with the…read more
I’m an on and off Matt Wagner fan: his drawing I usually enjoy but his storytelling as a writer has me on the fence. When he started Madame Xanadu I thumbed the first few issues but couldn’t commit; now that the first ten issues are collected as Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: The first ten issues of the hit series from writer Matt Wagner and rising star artist Amy Reeder Hadley are collected in this new trade paperback! Madame Xanadu’s powers of sight can change the course of…read more
I was perusing bargains and came across Gangland trade paperback from Vertigo, a collection of a four issue 1998 mini series I never heard of. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: Mixing realism with humor, GANGLAND presents an entertaining and surreal look into the violent world of gangs and organized crime. These fourteen felonious tales of malice and duplicity explore the motivations of men uniting for illicit gain through violence, murder, and intimidation. Featuring made gangsters, suburban wannabes, and alien enforcers, this provocative book includes stories of a lonely hit man on…read more
I’m late to the party on this title but picked it up off the used trade shelf at my local comic shop. An ongoing series since 1999 with thirteen trade paperbacks available and a very large following, 100 Bullets has been quite the hit. 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call collects the first five issues from the series along with a short from Vertigo Winter’s Edge 3. Here’s the publisher’s blurb: In this dark and intriguing trade paperback, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity…read more
Received an email from DC Comics today letting me know issue one of Madame Xanadu was available in PDF format as a free download. I checked it out and it pointed me to a list of free issue one Vertigo comics: 32 and counting. An excellent free resource to whet your appetite for Vertigo.