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The Sheriff of Babylon #7

In Tom King and Mitch Gerads' "The Sheriff of Babylon" #7, all the antagonism and tension that has built up over the last few issues is released in an ugly scene of "enhanced interrogation."

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Mitch Gerads
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
June 13th, 2016

Lucifer #6

Takehiko and his girlfriend get to know each other's family histories in Holly Black and Stephanie Hans' "Lucifer" #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Holly Black
Artists:
Stephanie Hans
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 23rd, 2016

Astro City #35

In "Astro City" #35, Kurt Busiek and Ron Randall tell a story of legacies -- both superheroes and otherwise -- with Jack-in-the-Box at its center.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Ron Randall
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 23rd, 2016

The Sheriff of Babylon #6

In Tom King and Mitch Gerads' "The Sheriff of Babylon" #6, another unarmed civilian dies after things go wrong.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Mitch Gerads
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 9th, 2016

Astro City #32

In "Astro City" #32, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson kick off a sequel to their "Tarnished Angel" storyline from the late '90s, and this return to superpowered crime noir is even more enjoyable than fans could hope.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 22nd, 2016

The Dark and Bloody #1

Shawn Aldridge and Scott Godlewski establish the characters than the horror in "The Dark and Bloody" #1, although the arrival of the horrific menace disrupts the issue as much as enhancing it.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Shawn Aldridge
Artists:
Scott Godlewski
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
February 11th, 2016

Astro City #31

The Living Nightmare returns in "Astro City" #31, but this time Kurt Busiek and guest artist Jesus Merino take Samaritan's foe and show the confrontation primarily from the villain's perspective.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 25th, 2016

Lucifer #1

In Holly Black and Lee Garbett's "Lucifer" #1, the Devil rides into town, but it's not long until an old acquaintance comes after him with a flaming sword.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Holly Black
Artists:
Lee Garbett
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 21st, 2015

The Twilight Children #3

"The Twilight Children" #3 manages to get even creepier as the alien woman appears at one freak event after another, but Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke aren't tipping their hand just yet.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 14th, 2015

New Romancer #1

Peter Milligan and Brett Parson's "New Romancer" mixes the romanticism of deceased historical figures with 21st century online dating, and the end result is intriguing, if a bit slow-moving.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Brett Parson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 11th, 2015

Sheriff of Babylon #1

"Sheriff of Babylon" #1 transports you to 2004 Baghdad less than a year after its fall. Tom King and Mitch Gerads immerse you so fully you'll yearn to escape, even as you're desperate for more.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Mitch Gerads
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 3rd, 2015

Jacked #1

Eric Kripke and John Higgins's "Jacked" #1 feels like the start of a new television series, and -- based on what we see here about a man who finds pills that transform his life -- you'd definitely tune back in the next week.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Eric Kripke
Artists:
John Higgins
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 25th, 2015

Astro City #29

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson use "Astro City" #29 to show us what it's like to grow up as a member of the enemy, other-dimensional race our heroes regularly fight against.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 20th, 2015

Red Thorn #1

David Baillie and Meghan Hetrick's "Red Thorn" #1 has an attractive, dreamy look to its pages, but its story involving missing siblings and drawings that come to life moves a little too fast.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Baillie
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 19th, 2015

The Twilight Children #2

In Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke's "The Twilight Children" #2, Tito's wandering eye and choice of men has newer, more dangerous consequences, while Bundo and Felix's investigation of the orbs lead to more supernatural occurre

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 16th, 2015

Slash & Burn #1

Meet Rosheen, firefighter by trade, pyromaniac by proclivity, in "Slash & Burn" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Max Dunbar, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 13th, 2015

Unfollow #1

Rob Williams and Mike Dowling's "Unfollow" #1 finds the inheritance of a vast fortune divided up through social media.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Rob Williams
Artists:
Mike Dowling
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 6th, 2015

Art Ops #1

Reggie gets caught in the crossfire when famous art comes to life in Shaun Simon and Michael Allred's "Art Ops" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Shaun Simon
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
November 2nd, 2015

Clean Room #1

Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt's "Clean Room" #1 begins a horror story about the perils of faith combined with a cult of personality.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Jon Davis-Hunt
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 26th, 2015

Astro City #28

The story in "Astro City" #28 feels like a remix of Kurt Busiek's greatest hits, but the art by Gary Chaloner and Wade von Grawbadger make sure there's still something different about this comic.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Gary Chaloner, Wade von Grawbadger
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2015

The Twilight Children #1

In "The Twilight Children" #1, Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stewart create a mystery about strange glowing spheres in a town already buzzing with drama.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez
Artists:
Darwyn Cooke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 14th, 2015

Survivors' Club #1

Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen have big ideas in their script for "Survivors' Club" #1, but it's Ryan Kelly's visuals that evoke a sense of horror above all else as six survivors of occult events are brought together.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 9th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #10

Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque begin pushing the pieces towards the conclusion of "American Vampire: Second Cycle" in issue #10.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 1st, 2015

The Sandman: Overture #6

Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams, Dave Stewart and Todd Klein present their story's final act in "The Sandman: Overture" #6, as the vortex is defeated and Dream's descent into "The Sandman" #1 happens once more.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 30th, 2015

Astro City #26

Twenty years after the very first "Astro City" comic was published, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson revisit its themes in "Astro City" #26 as we once more investigate Samaritan's dreams.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 20th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #9

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #9 plunges its vampires high above and deep below the ground, even as Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque appear to be inching closer to an eventual series finale.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #8

Trouble comes 'round in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2015

Sandman: Overture #5

"The Sandman: Overture" #5 slowly rumbles towards a conclusion as Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III introduce us to the mother of the Endless, even as salvation arrives from an unlikely source.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 1st, 2015

Astro City #23

Meet ticks, a talking gorilla who wants nothing more than to play drums. Unfortunately, Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson house him in superhero-centric Astro City, where no one can see past his strength.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #7

Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones join forces with the Vassals of the Morning Star to bring heat to the original monster in Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque's "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #7.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 16th, 2015

Strange Sports Stories #1

"Strange Sports Stories" #1 may sound like a strange topic for Vertigo's latest anthology miniseries, but the premiere's four selections are all solid pieces that interpret the book's premise in different manners.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Gilbert Hernandez, Amy Chu, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, Ivan Brandon
Artists:
Gilbert Hernandez, Tana Ford, Christopher Mitten, Amei Zhao
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 23rd, 2015

The Kitchen #4

The girls make a new deal and their husbands come home in Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle's "The Kitchen" #4.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
February 23rd, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #6

The space race intersects with the legend of Skinner Sweet and Pearl Jones in "American Vampire: Second Cycle" #6, written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Rafael Albuquerque.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 9th, 2015

Vertigo Quarterly: Black #1

"Vertigo Quarterly: Black" #1 has nine dark stories about death and evil, with the standout being Tom King and John Paul Leon's biographical piece about a WWI war hero.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Baillie, Mary HK Choi, Francesco Francavilla, Tom King, Jeff Lemire, Fabio Moon, Steven T. Seagle, Si Spencer, Gene Luen Yang
Artists:
Francesco Francavilla, Ana Galvan, Teddy Kristiansen, Jeff Lemire, Sonny Liew, Fabio Moon, Will Morris
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
February 2nd, 2015

Effigy #1

A corpse turns up with a surprising connection to former child star Chondra Jackson in Tim Seeley and Marley Sarcone's "Effigy" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Marley Sarcone
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
January 30th, 2015

Astro City #19

Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's "Astro City" #19 continues to detail Quarrel's career and sings when it has the space to delve into both her adventures and emotional journey.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 15th, 2015

Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1

Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus, Steve Sadowski, Shawn McManus and Travis Moore adapt the computer game "Fables: The Wolf Among Us" #1 to comics, and so far it's a seamless transition.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Dave Justus
Artists:
Steve Sadowski, Shawn McManus, Travis Moore
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 14th, 2015

Fairest #33

"Fairest" #33 is a lead-in to 2013's "Fairest of Them All" graphic novel, and Bill Willingham and Meghan Hetrick's comic loses a bit of punch in the process as we follow Goldilocks' penultimate adventure.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 12th, 2015

The Kitchen #2

"The Kitchen" #2 still has a slightly slow pace but a good concept from Ollie Masters as mob wives take over their husbands' business; the real star of the show, though, is Ming Doyle's art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Ollie Masters
Artists:
Ming Doyle
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 19th, 2014

The Sandman: Overture #4

After a delay of several months, "Sandman Overture" #4 by Neil Gaiman and J. H. Williams picks up the prequel where it left off, with Dream arriving in the City of the Stars, on a quest to undo an earlier mercy-fueled mistake.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Neil Gaiman
Artists:
J.H. Williams III
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
December 19th, 2014

Wolf Moon #1

Once every full moon, the Wolf resurfaces in a hailstorm of blood and gore -- and Dillon plans to put a stop to it once and for all in Cullen Bunn and Jeremy Haun's "Wolf Moon" #1.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
December 5th, 2014

Fairest #32

"Fairest" #32 wraps up the final storyline of the series (with a one-shot to go), and Mark Buckingham and Russ Braun's story continues its rambling, slightly nonsensical nature.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mark Buckingham
Artists:
Russ Braun, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2014

Astro City #17

"Astro City" #17 has Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett, and company introduce us to Sorrowsday, but it's a story that would have probably worked better with seeing more of the actual history unspooled here.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Tom Grummett, Cory Hamscher, Agustin Padilla, Bob Wiacek, Andrew Pepoy, Derlis Santacruz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 24th, 2014

The Names #3

"The Names" #3 takes Katya and Philip one step closer to finding Kevin's killer among the Names, even as Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez introduce a rival secret organization.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2014

Vertigo Quarterly: Yellow #1

"Vertigo Quarterly: Yellow" #1 is the third installment of Vertigo's CMYK anthology, collecting nine stories by Marguerite Bennett, Fabio Moon, Gerard Way, Philip Bond and Bill Sienkiewicz, among others.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Diego Agrimbau, Marguerite Bennett, João M. P. Lemos, Matt Miner, Fabio Moon, Steve Orlando, Toril Orlesky, Benjamin Read, Gerard Way
Artists:
Philip Bond, Taylan Kurtulus, João M. P. Lemos, Fabio Moon, Toril Orlesky, Bill Sienkiewicz, Emilio Utrera, Lucas Varela, Christian Wildgoose
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 3rd, 2014

The Names #2

In "The Names" #2 by Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez, Katya teams up with her hostile stepson Philip. Their further inquiries into Kevin Walker's untimely death lead unintentionally to yet another fatality.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
October 3rd, 2014

Astro City #15

"Astro City" #15's conclusion to the two-part robot-themed story is awfully sweet, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's story veers between too predictable and too out-of-the-blue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Kurt Busiek
Artists:
Brent Anderson
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 12th, 2014

The Names #1

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Leandro Fernandez, "The Names" #1 opens with an apparent suicide as Katya Walker begins her journey to find out what happened to her husband and why.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 4th, 2014

Bodies #2

The four detectives struggle to identify the strange body in Si Spencer, Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay and Meghan Hetrick's "Bodies" #2.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Si Spencer
Artists:
Dean Ormston, Phil Winslade, Tula Lotay, Meghan Hetrick
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
September 1st, 2014

The Unwritten: Apocalypse #8

Tommy enters the Chapel Perilous, and Daniel Armitage's story reaches its end in Mike Carey and Peter Gross' "The Unwritten: Apocalypse" #8.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
August 25th, 2014
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