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November 18, 2019

Miscellania

A eulogy for Vertigo Comics

Eulogies do not ordinarily include a prayer for vengeance. This one does. Vertigo Comics was one of three imprints which American publisher DC Comics launched in and after 1993. The others, Paradox Press (1994-2001) and Helix (1996-1998), did not last long. But with the direction and oversight of editor Karen Berger, Vertigo Comics thrived. The

Frank Quitely: Drawing + Sketches (Review)

Frank Quitely: Drawing + SketchesBHP Comics, 2018(Purchased: The Strand Bookshop, New York) Frank Quitely (the pen name for Vincent Deighan) is an internationally renowned comic book artist perhaps best known for his repeated collaborations with fellow Scot, writer Grant Morrison. Mr Quitely has been prolific over the past thirty years. Amongst his portfolio is art

Sony in legal challenge with DC Comics over ‘Zero Hour’ Trademark

Long-standing readers of DC Comics’ superhero fare will remember the publisher’s 1994 comic book series Zero Hour. This was a limited series designed to reboot DC Comics’ superhero continuity. It was creatively remarkable in that some of the last pages of various issues were intentionally blank, to demonstrate erasure of the existing continuity. In 1995, DC

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