Posts Tagged ‘Vertigo’
The latest in the seemingly endless production line of TV shows based on comics, iZombie is the new venture from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas with co developer Diane Ruggiero-Wright . The story revolves around Olivia or “Liv” Moore (played by Rose McIver) a medical resident who after a fateful experience on a boat party is now […]
It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of a TV series based on a comic would have just been the idle fantasy of fans and fodder for Tumblr casting posts. Now we’re in an era where producers and networks are tripping over themselves to adapt a comic for a TV series. Recent months have […]
The latest casting news for NBC’s fast approaching Constantine series has just been announced, with Michael James Shaw joining the show as Papa Midnite, a character who will be well known to fans of Hellblazer, and was played by Djimon Hounsou in the 2005 Constantine film adaptation. Shaw’s Papa Midnite is set to be a […]
Brian K Vaughan is a big name in the world of comics now, being the writer of Image Comics’ smash hit ‘Saga’ and ‘Y The Last Man’ for Vertigo amongst others. Something which isn’t generally associated with Vaughan is Swamp Thing, written before he became a widely acclaimed writer. Back in 2000, Vaughan wrote an […]
Shortly after news hit that AMC might be ordering a pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s classic comic Preacher courtesy of badassdigest it seems that Seth Rogen may be involved after posting some rather telling tweets, For anyone paying attention Preacher has been the subject of numerous attempts to make the transition to […]
In this final Hellblazer book, John Constantine -a man who has walked into Hell and back more than once- finds himself somewhat troubled by a vision of his own death. Before trying to make sense of his apparently imminent demise though, Constantine must deal with werewolves and visit Ireland to track down his estranged nephew: […]
In 2002, writer Brian K Vaughan (Lost, Saga, Runaways), alongside artist Pia Guerra (2008 Eisner Award Winner) brought to life a story about a man ‘Yorick Brown’ and his monkey ‘Ampersand’. On July 17th 2002 a virus simultaneously kills every living mammal possessing a Y Chromosome; except for the main character Yorick and his faithful companion Ampersand.
The brainchild of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan” throws a lot of people with its name. Several people apparently believe it has something to do with metro-sexuality and present day New York. This could not be further from the truth, and if you have not heard or indeed read this graphic novel, do it. I cannot give it higher praise, being a huge fan of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Considering the number of graphic novel reviews I’m doing that are under the ‘Vertigo’ label, I feel that I should be on their pay roll (I swear I’m not). It’s just that all the series they produce, I really like. Whether it’s “100 bullets”, “Y: The Last Man”, “DMZ” or “Transmetropolitan”, they have one thing in common, they are exceedingly well written and drawn.
Dressed in a shirt, tie and yellow trench coat, with a grizzled unshaven look, blonde hair and a smouldering Silk Cut in his hand, John Constantine is a blue collar, chain smoking, self-serving, manipulative, “nasty piece of work” in his own words. A master of deceit and misdirection, owner of a scathing wit and also […]