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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

Time Warp #1

"Time Warp" delivers nine stories by fantastic talent like Damon Lindelof, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt among others. And, yes, there are dinosaurs. And Adolf Hitler. Not at the same time, though.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Damon Lindelof, Tom King, Gail Simone, Simon Spurrier, Toby Litt, Peter Milligan, Ray Fawkes, Matt Kindt, Dan Abnett
Artists:
Jeff Lemire, Tom Fowler, Gael Bertrand, Michael Dowling, Mark Buckingham, Victor Santos, M. K. Perker, Andy MacDonald, Matt Kindt, I.N.J. Culbard
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 28th, 2013

Fables #125

"Fables" #125 kicks off a new storyline from Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, and suddenly everything from the past year or so of "Fables" all snaps into place as part of a larger story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

Sweet Tooth #40

"Sweet Tooth" #40 from Jeff Lemire draws the acclaimed series to a close with grace and flare, giving Gus one more battle to fight and one more future to face.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2013

Punk Rock Jesus #6

Sean Murphy's awesome "Punk Rock Jesus" series comes crashing to a close with the appropriate bang in issue #6.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Sean Murphy
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
January 4th, 2013
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