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Coffin Hill #9

"Coffin Hill" #9 continues the title's second storyline, and Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's revealing what happened during the Ice Fisher case that made Eve Coffin a hero is riveting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 14th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #4

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #4 puts the farmhouse of Pearl Jones in the line of a vampiric twister as the series created by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continues to get spookier.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 9th, 2014

Astro City #13

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #13 is deliberately told out of order, but no matter what sequence you read the pages in, it's still a fantastic issue that merges love and art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 13th, 2014

The Wake #8

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy amp things up emotionally and physically in "The Wake #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
May 12th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #2

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque lull you into a false sense of security in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #2, as Pearl continues to investigate the mysterious new vampire breed.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 18th, 2014

Astro City #11

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson give readers their take on the Doctor Strange and Wong archetypes in "Astro City" #11, and the end result is a charming story on what it means to be a sorcerer's assistant.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 14th, 2014

Sandman: Overture #2

In "Sandman Overture" #2 by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, Daniel meets with Mad Hettie and Morpheus learns of alarming news through a council with all his counterparts in different worlds.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
March 28th, 2014

The Wake #7

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue their captivating exploration of a world overrun with terrifying sea creatures in "The Wake" #7, in a well-structured and beautifully illustrated story that respects its readers' intelligence.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
March 26th, 2014

American Vampire: Second Cycle #1

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #1 gives readers a perfect jumping on point to join Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque as they return to the adventures of Pearl Jones and Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 19th, 2014

Coffin Hill #6

Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda conclude their first story arc in "Coffin Hill" #6, and while it's a solid wrap-up to one plotline, this is a book that could still use a bit more energy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 17th, 2014

Hinterkind #6

Prosper and her friends deal with the aftermath of the explosion and the Sidhe deal with attempted assassinations in Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli's "Hinterkind" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
March 10th, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #3

The investigation's underway, and there's nowhere left to hide at St. Hilarion's in Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham's "Dead Boy Detectives" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Toby Litt
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
March 3rd, 2014

The Wake #6

The second half of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" begins here, a fascinating and gorgeous kickoff to the second part of this brilliant maxi-series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
February 27th, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #2

Tom is reunited with his friends in the "real world," only to find that "real" doesn't mean much these days in "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #2

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 24th, 2014

Fables #138

With one year left, "Fables" #138 touches base with Geppetto once more. And if you think Bill Willingham and Russ Braun are going to show a happy reformed conqueror, you're well mistaken.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Russ Braun
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 24th, 2014

Coffin Hill #5

Eve struggles to overcome the creature that’s taken over her friend’s body in "Coffin Hill" #5 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 17th, 2014

The Royals: Masters of War #1

Writer Rob Williams and artist Simon Coleby combine the luster of the Royal Family with war comics and super-powered fisticuffs in "The Royals: Masters of War" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Simon Coleby
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 14th, 2014

Trillium #6

Nika and William come closer to discovering why reality feels so off -- and why their supposed "delusions" feel so real in Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 10th, 2014

Dead Boy Detectives #2

Crystal gets acclimated to her new school, and the Dead Boy Detectives discover new secrets about their deaths in Toby Litt & Mark Buckingham's "Dead Boy Detectives" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Toby Litt
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Gary Erskine, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 3rd, 2014

The Unwritten #1

Tom Taylor is traveling through stories again, as Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #1 kicks off its twelve-issue conclusion.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Artists:
Mike Carey, Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 27th, 2014

Astro City #8

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story about the takedown of Winged Victory continues in "Astro City" #8, and it feels like this story about female empowerment is poised to go somewhere interesting.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 17th, 2014

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #6

Adam gets a new partner and it's not exactly perfect chemistry in Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi's "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 16th, 2013

Coffin Hill #3

Eve Coffin experiences the extended effects of her night in the woods firsthand when she visits her friend Mel in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 13th, 2013

Fairest #21

In "Fairest" #21 by Marc Andreyko and Shawn McManus, Snow White and Cinderella are hunted by an unknown foe that will lead them to take a journey to a faraway land: Ultima Thule.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Marc Andreyko
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 9th, 2013

Trillium #5

Jeff Lemire gives his dual-pronged, sci-fi story an unneeded but nonetheless engaging shake-up in "Trillium" #5, but the gimmicky storytelling and unconventional art style hamper his ability fully stretch out and properly convey his story artist

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
December 9th, 2013

Hinterkind #3

"Hinterkind" #3 shows off both the strengths and weaknesses of Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli's new series; an interesting concept with mythical races reclaiming the world, but a lackluster execution.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 6th, 2013

The Wake #5

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy bring their first arc to a breathtaking conclusion in "The Wake" #5.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 22nd, 2013

Coffin Hill #2

"Coffin Hill" #2 by Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda is a story about coming home, but for Eve Coffin, prodigal daughter of a line of witches, coming home means facing her past and her worst nightmare again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 18th, 2013

Federal Bureau of Physics #5

The usual anomalies seen in Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez's "Federal Bureau of Physics" #5 are kept to a minimum, but the intrigue is not as the focus shifts to how these occurrences have impacted the central character's family hist

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 18th, 2013

Trillium #4

Worlds (and times) collide with devastating results in Jeff Lemire's "Trillium" #4.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire,
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
November 11th, 2013

The Sandman: Overture #1

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III deliver everything readers dream about and more in "The Sandman: Overture" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 30th, 2013

Coffin Hill #1

A rookie cop and the daughter of a legendary family is almost killed in Caitlin Kittredge and Inaki Miranda's "Coffin Hill" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Caitlin Kittredge
Artists:
Inaki Miranda
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 14th, 2013

Hinterkind #1

"Hinterkind" #1 by Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli is a strong expository issue, establishing the main characters, central themes and conflicts of an imagined post-apocalyptic civilization in which nature has triumphed over man.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ian Edginton
Artists:
Francesco Trifogli
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 7th, 2013

The Witching Hour #1

"The Witching Hour" #1 continues Vertigo's themed one-shots anthology series with nine stories about witches and witchcraft by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Shawn McManus, Lauren Beukes, Ming Doyle and many other creators.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Steve Beach, Lauren Beukes, Brett Lewis, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matthew Sturges, Ales Kot, Toby Litt, Mariah Huehner
Artists:
Steve Beach, Gerhard Human, Cliff Chiang, Annie Mok, Emily Carroll, Ming Doyle, Shawn McManus, Morgan Jeske, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, Tula Lotay
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 4th, 2013

The Wake #4

In "The Wake" #4, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's deep ocean mystery twists into visually spectacular survival horror.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 27th, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #3

Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi deliver physics, mysteries and mind-bending action in "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #3.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 16th, 2013

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #2

"FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" #2 has Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez mix weird science, action, and conspiracy all together effortlessly in this strong second issue that is deliberately and thoroughly odd.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 2nd, 2013

American Vampire Anthology #1

"American Vampire Anthology" #1 reminds readers why Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's creation is so beloved as more than a score of the comics' industry's biggest names contribute to the legend of Skinner Sweet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Gail Simone, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Greg Rucka
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque, Declan Shalvey, Ivo Milazzo, Ray Fawkes, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla, Tula Lotay, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, JP Leon
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 28th, 2013

Astro City #3

"Astro City" #3 concludes the new series' first two-part story, where Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson remind us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 15th, 2013

Fairest #18

"Fairest" #18 serves as a transition piece for Sean E. Williams and Stephen Sadowski's "The Return of the Maharaja," and while it serves an important function, it's the least interesting chapter so far.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean E. Williams
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 12th, 2013

Trillium #1

Writer and artist Jeff Lemire launches a fascinating first issue in "Trillium" #1 with an unusual storytelling choice that really pays off.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 7th, 2013

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1

Tom Strong's newest adventure kicks off with a profoundly dull debut issue, but Chris Sprouse keeps the ship afloat with his usual fantastic art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Hogan
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
August 2nd, 2013

Collider #1

A strong and gorgeous start to Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez, and Rico Renzi's new Vertigo series "Collider."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Simon Oliver
Artists:
Robbi Rodriguez
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
August 1st, 2013

The Wake #3

"The Wake" #3 puts Scott Snyder's and Sean Murphy's latest creation in motion with devastating results.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 31st, 2013

Fables #131

"Fables" #131 has Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha follow-up on all of the recent storylines, as well as beginning a new one about Camelot, but it all feels a little terse.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 22nd, 2013

The Wake #2

Spanning millions of years and with a fascinating and disturbing mystery at its center, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's "The Wake" #2 is a force to be reckoned with in comics storytelling.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 28th, 2013

100 Bullets: Brother Lono #1

"100 Bullets: Brother Lono" #1 is a return to Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's vivid world of crime and communities, following the continued adventures of Lono, the larger-than-life Minuteman.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Azzarello
Artists:
Eduardo Risso
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 21st, 2013

The Wake #1

In "The Wake" #1, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy introduce us to the main cast and perform a lot of set-up, but there's still enough material in this aquatic horror story to keep you interested in what's to come.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 29th, 2013

Fables #129

"Fables" #129 brings "Snow White" to a conclusion, but Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham warned us that we shouldn't expect a happy ending when Snow White and Brandish square off one final time.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 20th, 2013

Fairest #15

Sean E. Williams, Stephen Sadowski, and Phil Jimenez introduce a new group of characters in "Fairest" #15, and so far this new world based on the Indian subcontinent shows a lot of promise.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean E. Williams
Artists:
Stephen Sadowski, Phil Jimenez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 3rd, 2013
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