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Monday, November 5

Support Vertigo titles!

I'm a huge fan of the Vertigo line of titles. I see that the sales figures for most of the titles are around 8-10,000. A title like Y the Last Man or Fables has a loyal audience, so their sales are higher. It's hard to get a non-supe title off the ground. I see that Testament was cancelled - while I was not as wild for it as others, I read the first trade and appreciated the depth of Rushkoff's writing and the art and color. American Virgin was cancelled- loved Becky Cloonan's art on this, but after giving it about 10 issues the story lost me. The Exterminators sales place it on the bubble. I wanted to highlight a new Vertigo title to support:

The Vinyl Underground sneak peak

The Vinyl Underground 2 this week!

In this fast-paced, ultra-cool ongoing crime-noir series, an unlikely quartet of occult detectives secretly solve crimes — from DJ crack bars in Camden to the elegant, high-society ballrooms that make up modern London.

It's London and occult crimes and forensics and party boys..issue 1 introduced us to the characters led by Morrison Shepard, solving crimes and redeeming himself from a drug-fueled party life. I like it, with the exception of the hot blonde, who is a brilliant forensic scientist-- but oh, she also runs a slut-virgin site. I'm sorry, but in real life the strippers and porn stars do not have high intellectual real life jobs. I hate that pretense.

Give it a try!

Who is watching Torchwood? Phillygirl loaned us the whole series from a Welsh friend of hers; but BBC America is still ahead of what I've seen. Captain Jack Harkness is just it- the performance and charisma. It makes me want to go to Wales.

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At 1:15 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Argh! Don't go to Wales!


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