Vertigo: First Taste

    (Vertigo, 2005)
ô and © 2005 DC Comics, Inc. and respective creators

Targeting mature audiences, DCís Vertigo line has produced some of the most influential and critically-acclaimed comics in the industry, utilizing the best writers and artists available. Their provocative, cutting-edge titles (including Sandman, Hellblazer, and Fables) unabashedly confront controversial topics head-on. Reproduced as trade paperbacks, and thus available in mainstream bookstores, their popularity even helped revitalize the declining industry.

Collecting the premier issues of five very different series (Y: The Last Man, 100 Bullets, Books of Magic: Life During Wartime, Transmetropolitan, Death: the High Cost of Living) and Saga of the Swamp Thing #21, this book spans nearly two decades and features the work of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Chris Bachalo, Eduardo Risso, Pia Guerra, and others.

At less than five bucks (cheaper than two current titles), this is a tremendous value for anyone who hasnít yet tasted Vertigoís wares! Hopefully, a second helping will be served.

ó Joseph Self

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5 copies available from $3.33
Reprints Y: The Last Man #1, 100 Bullets #1, Saga of the Swamp Thing #21,Transmetropolitan #1, Death, The High Cost of Living #1. and Books of Magic: Life During Wartime #1Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Azzarello, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Si Spencer, Neil GaimanPia Guerra, Eduardo Risso, Stephen R. Bissette, Darick Robertson, Dean Ormston, Chris Bachalo