2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the Vertigo imprint being set up at DC Comics, headed up by Karen Berger. As a result of the actions of Warners executive Alan Horn who insisted on more draconian creator contracts, and of DC political power plays, it has now become a shadow of its former self. Karen Berger was pushed out to create Berger Books at Dark Horse. Her second, Shelley Bond was pushed out to create Black Crown at IDW.
I wouldn’t expect to read any of that in the upcoming Vertigo: A Celebration of 25 Years. Especially as now all orders for the books have been cancelled and DC Comics plan to resolicit it – possibly in 2019. You know, for Vertigo’s 26th year…
Here is what was planned for November…
VERTIGO A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC
One of the most influential imprints in comics history celebrates its 25th anniversary in this lavish collection of art and interviews, VERTIGO: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS!
This deluxe hardcover revisits the history of the innovative imprint as told by the people who lived it. A luxurious hybrid of oral history and retrospective art book, VERTIGO: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS features a comprehensive timeline of every Vertigo project ever released and insightful new interviews and behind-the-scenes intrigue with Vertigo writers, artists, editors, designers and publishers, while showcasing the magnificent Vertigo covers and interiors from some of comics’ greatest and most influential artists.
Vertigo has long been renowned for some of the best graphic story-telling of all time, as it’s been home to such groundbreaking series as THE SANDMAN, SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING, THE INVISIBLES, DOOM PATROL, Y: THE LAST MAN, PREACHER, FABLES, 100 BULLETS-and that’s just to start. With Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Frank Quitely, Matt Wagner, Jeff Lemire and countless others among its illustrious alumni, Vertigo has been the place where iconic talent and story meet. VERTIGO: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS is a dynamic look back at some of the greatest comics in industry history.