New Crime Comics from Vertigo
There’s a very small note in the New York Times (which has had a veritable shload of comics news lately) about DC imprint Vertigo, which is apparently adding a new imprint, or focus, or something.
Vertigo will be doing some crime comics, though no projects are announced. Earlier this year Vertigo announced a new impetus on graphic novels, so it seems change is very much afoot.
From the brief:
DC Comics has announced that it will start a new thriller imprint next summer. Vertigo Crime, a subimprint of Vertigo Books, will be devoted to mysteries and crime stories.
DC and Vertigo have no news about this. I would guess it’ll come up at the Vertigo panel at SDCC, though:
4:30-5:30: Vertigo: View of the Future
Vertigo is a more than a name. It’s the imprint that delivers smart, provocative and edgy books. Be here to find out what’s in store for your favorite Vertigo titles as well as some major new projects that will be announced here for the first time! Hosted by Senior VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo, Karen Berger, Group Editor Shelly Bond, and Senior Editor Will Dennis, this panel is not to be missed, especially considering the talent in tow: Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER), Mark Buckingham (FABLES), Grant Morrison (SEAGUY), Matt Sturges (HOUSE OF MYSTERY), Matt Wagner (MADAME XANADU), Bill Willingham (FABLES, HOUSE OF MYSTERY), G. Willow Wilson (AIR), Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS), and others!
That does sound like a cool panel. But, can any comics company launch a serious Mystery and Crime Imprint without "Ms. Tree"? Ah, how I miss Michael Tree!
Russ,Did you read the recent Ms. Tree novel? It redefines her origin, and is hoped to be the foundation of a new series of novels about Ms. Tree's exploits.
I haven't yet. Thanks for the tip, Alan.