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Greek Street #14

“Ajax” ends on a cliché, but Werther Dell’Edera continues to provide some very good art.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Werther Dell’Edera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
August 6th, 2010

Sweet Tooth #12

Presented with a paint-by-numbers cover, I couldn’t pass up this issue of “Sweet Tooth.” Oh yeah, it’s a standalone issue specifically designed to entice new readers. As if the paint-by-numbers cover didn’t give that away.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jeff Lemire
Artists:
Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 6th, 2010

Daytripper #8

The protagonist, Brás, doesn’t appear in this issue, but his presence dominates it. A masterpiece of a comic.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá
Artists:
Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 19th, 2010

House of Mystery #27

Brendan McCarthy is the real draw in this issue, but at least the gang is out of the house.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr., Brendan McCarthy
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 12th, 2010

iZombie #3

Allred's art looks a bit shaky at times in this issue, but the story is starting to come together nicely.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Chris Roberson
Artists:
Michael Allred
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 10th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #6

The second volume of “Demo” ends with a powerful story about love and relationships, possibly the best of this run of six.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
July 7th, 2010

Joe the Barbarian #6

As the title nears its conclusion, there’s one last break where Joe is tempted with a life of comfort instead of victory over the enemy.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Sean Murphy
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 28th, 2010

American Vampire #4

"American Vampire" slays the competition.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder, Stephen King
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 24th, 2010

Hellblazer #268

Peter Milligan brings Shade the Changing Man back, and it's a long overdue reunion.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 20th, 2010

The Unwritten #14

With the new Tommy Taylor book only 24 hours away, “The Unwritten” is a compelling, surprising comic where anything can happen.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Mike Carey
Artists:
Peter Gross
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 15th, 2010

Demo, Volume 2 #5

This issue of "Demo" is probably the simplest to date, but at the same time it's surprisingly effective.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Brian Wood
Artists:
Becky Cloonan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 6th, 2010

Greek Street #12

Werther Dell’Edera joins the book for the three-part “Ajax,” a story focusing on a British soldier named Alex, his experiences in Afghanistan, and how they affect him now that he’s back home.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Werther Dell’Edera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 2nd, 2010

Scalped #38

1975, the fall of Saigon, and a guy named Wade is faced with a problem: he can’t stay there and he doesn’t want to go back home to the reservation. What’s left but death?

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
R. M. Guera
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
June 1st, 2010

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
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