Today’s Vertigo Editorial Panel featured Executive Editor Karen Berger, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire), writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) artist Mike Allred (iZombie), artist Mark Buckingham (Fables), Les Klinger (Annotated Sandman) artist Rebecca Guay (A Flight of Angels), and writer/artists Colleen Doran (Gone To Amerika) and Bill Willingham (Fables).
The Vertigo big guns.
Scott Snyder let it be known that the covers of American Vampire interconnected to reveal the full cast of the book. He then referred to his miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest as a vehicle in which to expand the fictional vampire world.
Vertigo’s newest original graphic novels, Marzi, was revealed to be a story about a girl growing up behind the iron curtain. Karen Berger is quoted as saying “What’s it is actually like growing up in a repressed society.”
Much love was shown for Brian Wood’s Northlanders and DMZ (as well there should have been).
Bill Willingham revealed that Fables #107 would see a return of Sleeping Beauty, but that he story would not continue in issue #108, hinting at another mini-series in the works.
Artist Rebecca Guay talked about her new series, A Flight of Angels. Bill Willingham said he is one of the writers on the series.
Max Collins talked about a third Road to Perdition graphic novel that he is working on.
Karen Berger showed images from Grant Morrison’s new collections of We3 and Joe The Barbarian coming out soon.
In November, Unwritten will ship twice a month: the whole number issues (issue #10, issue #11) follow Tommy as he takes the Cabal down, while the .5 issues (#10.5, #11.5) will show the history of the Cabal and other supporting characters.
October will see the debut of a new Halloween anthology.
Vertigo will be announcing a brand new series in a few months.
Karen Berger said that writer Brian Azzerello will be returning to Vertigo with Spaceman, a story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
John Constantine wears boxers — Boxers made of fire!
A fan won a trench coat signed by Vertigo artists and writers.
There are no plans whatsoever to cancel Hellblazer.