Tag Archives: Vertigo

Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 77 Hellblazer Vol. 1

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In which, Andrew, Dude, and Tracy have their first review threesome–diving into Vertigo’s Hellblazer Volume 1.  Dude especially enjoyed the characterization of John Constantine, and the ambiguous nature of his protagonism.   Tracy liked the flow of the writing–which felt “like a quality pulp novel”–and the lack of origin story.  We spend some time discussing the way the book blends the mystical with elements of mental illness. as well as the political commentary of the book (some more blatant than other).  This is a great horror novel with plenty of depth for multiple readings.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 53, Mitch Gerads

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In which, our fearless heroes talk to Mitch Gerads, the artist of Sheriff of Babylon–our current favorite comic from Vertigo.  Mitch gives us the (incredibly compelling) story of how he started in graphic design and ended up living his dream as a comic artist.  We also talk life at Vertigo, working with Tom King, his own personal–kinda strange–process, and how much he likes his editor.

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Saturday Review | Sheriff of Babylon #2

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The Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo)
Writing: Tom King
Art: Mitch Gerads

 

The highly anticipated second issue of Sheriff of Babylon is definitely a middle child.  This issue spends most of its time showing readers the frustrating reality that former police officer Christopher Henry faces as he tries to get answers from Iraqi nationals who hate Saddam Hussein and their American “liberators” equally. Continue reading

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Comic Review: Sheriff of Babylon #1

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The Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo)
Writer: Tom King
Art: Mitch Gerads

Disclaimer: I absolutely love everything that Tom King has ever published, and I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for several months.  I absolutely adore crime/military dramas in entertainment, but I am also very picky about details.  I am one of the few people I know who will watch Criminal Minds for five straight hours, and criticize every detail that seems unlikely or violates normal protocols.  King writes about what he knows, and he keeps details thin, rather than making up filler that may be an inaccurate description of the world in which he is writing. Continue reading

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