Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Vertigo Resurrected

One of the biggest releases today, in terms of content and value, is Vertigo Resurrected, which costs only $7.99 for 92 pages, featuring stories and art by Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello, Essad Ribic, Bill Willingham, Garth Ennis, Jim Lee, Steven Seagle, Tim sale, Peter Miligan, Eduardo Risso, Bruce Jones, Bernie Wrightson, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. Vertigo Resurrected would be worth the price for half of these creators!

All of the stories by the creators I've listed above have appeared elsewhere, but this was some time ago and they've never been represented until now, so I'm going to guess that these stories will be new to most people. The only new story, the lead John Constantine story titled Shoot, isn't really new in the sense of just having been recently written and drawn, it's new because it was written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Phil Jimenez years ago, but never saw publication. Shoot was written and drawn and was going to be released as an issue of Hellblazer, but then the Columbine shootings happened and because Ellis and Jimenez' story was about school kids shooting other school kids, DC / Vertigo didn't think it would be a good idea to release that story at that time. Sadly, Shoot isn't dated at all and is definitely a powerful story (no pun intended).

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