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Northlanders #28

Serving almost as an epilogue to "The Plague Widow," the new "Northlanders" closes out its strongest epic to date.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 27th, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #5

Mostly a brilliant showcase for the art of Sean Murphy, this is Grant Morrison in his "We3" mode, and it's very good.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
May 23rd, 2010

The Unwritten #13

Year two begins with a new Tommy Taylor book that’s a trap to reveal Wilson Taylor, long thought dead. Plus, Tom Taylor’s allies aren’t what they appear to be!

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 16th, 2010

Fables #95

A flashback to Snow White and Rose Red's childhood is nice, if slightly sedate.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 15th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #4

Colin discovers that he can breathe underwater.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
James Hunt
May 10th, 2010

House of Mystery #25

Remove the gimmick from "House of Mystery" #25, and you unfortunately end up with an unmemorable issue.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Dave Justus, Paul Levitz, Alisa Kwitney, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr.
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2010

iZombie #1

You can’t go wrong with a one dollar first issue drawn by Mike Allred. The writing isn’t on the same level as the art, but it’s still solid.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
May 5th, 2010

American Vampire #2

"American Vampire" continues to tell two compelling stories, and it's nice to see the first issue's strength wasn't a one-hit wonder.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 25th, 2010

Hellblazer #266

The ghost of Sid Vicious haunts the present, sort of, as J. C. goes back to his punk roots.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
April 22nd, 2010

The Unwritten #12

"The Unwritten" presents a chilling one-off story that will keep you from ever looking at Winnie the Pooh the same way again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Kurt Higgins, Zelda Devon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 19th, 2010

Greek Street #10

A violent, shocking issue as the series begins to pay off on the slow-build technique used so far.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 11th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #3

Marlo has a post-it note problem... well, according to her therapist. She thinks they’re great.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
April 11th, 2010

The Unwritten #11

Who knew, all those complainers were right. A bad movie does hurt the original book after all.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross, Jimmy Broxton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 11th, 2010

Northlanders #25

The Plague Widow" looks wonderful, and tells a stark, simple tale, even if it is a bit cold.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Leandro Fernandez
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 28th, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #2

A visually striking issue with average writing that doesn’t progress beyond the clever premise.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 17th, 2010

DMZ #50

"DMZ" hits 50 with an excellent look around the state of New York, offering something to old and new readers alike.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Rebekah Isaacs, Fabio Moon, Ryan Kelly, Riccardo Burchielli, John Paul Leon
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 15th, 2010

Daytripper #3

A powerful love story, sadness, regret, and beautiful artistry make this the strongest issue thus far.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Artists:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
February 14th, 2010

Sweet Tooth #6

With the start of the second "Sweet Tooth" storyline, this mixture of past and future is a strong opening installment.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 8th, 2010

Scalped #34

“The Gnawing” concludes with a lot of bloodshed and tremendous work by Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 5th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #1

“Demo” returns and it’s like the series was never gone with a story about a woman haunted by a dream where a woman dies.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
February 4th, 2010

Fables #92

"Fables" goes for one of its patented side-stories, but this time the result is a little underwhelming.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 24th, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #1

"Joe the Barbarian" is off to a slightly slow start, but given the gist of the series, it makes sense.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 21st, 2010

Daytripper #2

With its second issue, the idea behind "Daytripper" is starting to become a bit clearer. Perhaps.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Artists:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 19th, 2010

The Unwritten #9

A prison break! Tragedy! Sadness! Another good installment of Vertigo's "Harry Potter" pastiche.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
January 18th, 2010

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One

Alan Moore's American debut is still one of the best comics ever published in this country.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Alan Moore
Artists:
Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Dan Day, Rick Veitch
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 30th, 2009

Unwritten #8

When does an innocent belief in fiction cross the line into delusion? That’s what the latest “Unwritten” asks, but the answer is undercut by the book’s larger narrative somewhat.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
December 15th, 2009

Daytripper #1

Moon and Ba provide some beautiful imagery, but the themes drip across the surface of this story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Artists:
Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 13th, 2009

Sweet Tooth #4

Stark, simple, strong -- both in the art and the narrative.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
December 6th, 2009

Greek Street #5

The first story arc ends and, sadly, the direction of the book isn’t any clearer.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 10th, 2009

Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love #1

This "Fables" spin-off mini-series is off to a fun start, but it's a shame no one thought to better coordinate it with the parent title.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Shawn McManus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 10th, 2009

Scalped #32

A quick-moving issue as things somehow continue to get worse for both Red Crow and Dash Bad Horse.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 17th, 2009

Sweet Tooth #2

A solid second issue as Gus is taken under the wing of Jepperd with the hopes of sanctuary in a preserve for other hybrid children.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
October 11th, 2009

DMZ #45

What does a DMZ zone do with a nuclear weapon? Anything they want, of course.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Riccardo Burchielli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 15th, 2009

The Unwritten #5

An exploration of the career of Rudyard Kipling as it relates to Tom Taylor who doesn’t appear in this issue at all. Don’t worry, you won’t miss him.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 12th, 2009

Sweet Tooth #1

"Sweet Tooth" has promise, but it's off to an awfully slow start.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 8th, 2009

Young Liars #18

I come not to bury “Young Liars,” but to praise it. . .

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #11

This issue doesn't quite come together as well as the last few, but it's probably the calm before the storm.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 29th, 2009

Scalped #31

Oh yes, Dash Bad Horse is in for some fun, and it's not the kind of "fun" that's actually much fun at all. (For him.)

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 29th, 2009

Fables #87

With the big crossover behind it, "Fables" has definitely found its mojo again.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Mark Buckingham, Andrew Pepoy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 14th, 2009

DMZ #44

A small-scale story comes to a close with big emotions.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Ryan Kelly
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 14th, 2009

The Unwritten #4

Mike Carey increases the suspense, the horror, and the mystery in this very good Vertigo series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 13th, 2009

House of Mystery #16

After last issue's explosion of plot, "House of Mystery" suddenly slows to a crawl, but with a thoroughly enjoyable story-within-a-story.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Richard Corben
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 10th, 2009

Greek Street #2

After the first issue’s emphasis on set-up, the second issue looked clear to begin moving things forward, but not much of that happens thanks to a large ensemble cast that still needs definition.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 6th, 2009

Northlanders #19

Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj knock this latest "Northlanders" two-parter out of the park.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Danijel Zezelj
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 4th, 2009

Scalped #30

"The Gnawing" begins, and things fall apart in another excellent installment of Vertigo's best ongoing series.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 17th, 2009

The Unwritten #3

What does “Frankenstein” have to do with Tom Taylor’s quest to find out his true identity? A lot more than you’d think, as this issue begins to show just what this fantastic new series is all about.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 11th, 2009

Greek Street #1

One dollar for 40 pages! You can’t ask for much else, can you?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 5th, 2009

Young Liars #16

An absolute masterpiece of craft and storytelling as David Lapham takes a break from the ongoing narrative to focus on a new character and a different type of issue construction.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
David Lapham
Artists:
David Lapham
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 19th, 2009

The Unwritten #2

Mike Carey and Peter Gross's "The Unwritten" mixes mystery, fantasy, and a love of books into the perfect synthesis of all three.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 18th, 2009

Unknown Soldier #8

"Unknown Soldier" started off with a strong debut, but the problem of setting the title in a real-world situation is starting to show.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2009
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