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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s Discussions

Dark Night: A True Batman Story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) Jul 24. 3 Replies

Dave McKean's Black Dog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) Jun 24. 2 Replies

 

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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Mr. Vertigo Reviews 59 Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash; Dark Night – A True Batman Story; & A.D. – After Death. One each from Dark Horse, Vertigo, and Image."
23 hours ago
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"No, there's nothing anomalous in this one. Beto is quite prolific, and there are other projects from the last few years I haven't gotten to yet."
Tuesday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion How Did You Get Into Comics?
"I'm not sure how I read my first comics--probably from my older brother when I was a pre-teen. I remember buying them myself at a used book store, and late in those bagged three-packs with the mystery comic in the middle. I also had a friend…"
Monday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Marble Season Gilbert Hernandez Drawn & Quarterly, 2013 This is a semi-autobiographical self-contained graphic novel that is not set in Beto's imaginary Latin American country Palomar. The main character is Huey, middle child in a large…"
Monday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark S. Ogilvie's discussion Difference between a comic show and a comic convention
"We have a lot of one-day shows in the area. The biggest is probably the one in Charlotte: it's quarterly, organized by a group of local dealers. HeroesCon has had a one-day Mini-Con, too. That's a huge show floor in those photos. It looks…"
Sunday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"The Love Bunglers Jaime Hernandez Fantagraphics Books, 2014 I clearly have a lot of Hernandez Brothers stuff to catch up on. This story was originally published in Love and Rockets: New Stories numbers 3 and 4. It centers around Maggie and…"
Saturday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"I had free access to Starz for a few days, so I watched the first season of American Gods (eight episodes, going up to the meeting at the House on the Rock, preparing for war). Enjoyed it very much, and it reminded me that I had the 10th Anniversary…"
Aug 8
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

A.D.: After Death

A.D.: After DeathScott Snyder, writer; Jeff Lemire, illustratorImage Comics, 2017Dystopian science fiction has become an increasingly crowded genre, but Snyder and Lemire have managed to come up with a unique concept--and they execute it brilliantly. The story begins in 825 AD (or "After Death"). Humanity's situation is…See More
Aug 7
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion My younger brother has died.
"Terrible news. So young!"
Aug 1
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Criminal Macabre: The Third Child Steve Niles, writer; Christopher Mitten, artistDark Horse Books, 2015 When we last saw monster-hunting P.I. Cal McDonald he had been transformed from a ghoul into some kind of demonic monster (note the wings on the…"
Jul 31
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Deadly Class, Vol. 5: CarouselRick Remender, writer; Wes Craig, artist; Justin Boyd, coloristImage Comics, 2017 There's a good reason why the word "New" is spray-painted across the series title on the cover. Freshman Finals at the end…"
Jul 31
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 21 Hellboy in Hell Vol. 2 – The Death Card; Paper Girls 2; Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 – The Bear; & Frankenstein: Alive, Alive!"
Jul 30
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion The Captain Comics Guide to Who's Who in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
"Just saw the movie tonight, and I'm glad I avoided this thread until now. In some ways I liked the previous S-M movies being independent of the rest of the Marvel Universe; at least I don't remember any mention (or appearances) of the…"
Jul 30
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dark Night: A True Batman Story
"It is both rough and honest. He's hard on himself, both for putting himself into the situation and for the way he coped with it at first."
Jul 24
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dark Night: A True Batman Story
"I remember thinking it was very brutally honest."
Jul 24
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dark Night: A True Batman Story
"I read this when it first came out. I probably posted a brief reaction but I don’t think I wrote a full-blown review. I remember it to be very well-done, but also very disturbing. I would recommend this one to someone interested in but…"
Jul 24

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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s News Posts

DC Finally Drops The Other Shoe

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:10pm 18 Comments

Big series of announcements from DC today.

On the DC site: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/

Over at The Beat: http://www.comicsbeat.com/

Heroes Convention 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:26pm 2 Comments

After a late start, spent almost seven hours at the convention. I attended one panel discussion: "The New Power Generation of Comics" with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction. Matt Brady of Newsarama attempted to moderate, with limited success (at one point Fraction turned a question around and basically interviewed Brady instead of the other way around). These writers all know each other, and had a good time tossing the questions around,… Continue

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At 4:11pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron gave Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) a gift
At 4:32pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron said…
Hope you like cider!
At 10:05am on May 14, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Sully.
At 4:30pm on June 1, 2013, Rob Davis said…

Thanks, Mark. Just clearing up a question a friend made of me about the review of Don Quixote (I'm NOT that Rob Davis). This looks like a fun place, though I doubt I'll have much time to visit often.

At 2:35pm on March 25, 2014, steve kortus said…

Mark, I don't know my way around this site - I saved my first my submission titled "Krona-Higgs". Please let me know if it is appropriate. What happens next?         

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