Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Fear the Walking Dead' Season 3 (cont.)
"I've got such low expectations that I barely noticed how bad it was. One reason I keep watching is the promise of more Ruben Blades screen time."
Sep 13
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Nailbiter Vol. 4: Blood Lust Joshua Williamson, story; Mike Henderson, art; Adam Guzowski, colors; John J. Hill, letters & book design Image Comics, 2016 An action-packed installment, with lots of new information. Agent Carroll (the one who…"
Sep 12
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Airplanes
"I've become a pretty frequent flyer recently, due to my jazz critic junkets. Before that I flew rarely: sometimes only once every few years. I agree it's not an especially comfortable way to travel, but it's relatively fast--assuming…"
Sep 11
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 22 Saga Volume Seven; Clean Room Vol. 2 – Exile; Deadly Class, Vol. 5 – Carousel;  & Criminal Macabre – The Third Child."
Aug 30
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins

Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret OriginsJeff Lemire: script; Dean Ormston: art; Dave Stewart: colorsDark Horse Books, 2017Canadian cartoonist/writer Jeff Lemire first made his name as an indie creator, notably with the Essex County trilogy for Top Shelf. He followed that up with a number of creator owned projects featuring him…See More
Aug 28
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Moritat is good on the new Rebirth Hellblazer, too."
Aug 27
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Unfollow Vol. 2: God Is Watching Rob Williams: writer; Mike Dowling, Marguerite Sauvage, Ryan Kelly: artists; Quinton Winter, Marguerite Sauvage: colorists Vertigo Comics, 2016 The plot thickens for the "fortunate" 140…"
Aug 25
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion The Hellblazer Vol 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)
"Thanks, Richard! Debate can be fun, but it's nice to know we're on the same page here (so to speak)."
Aug 22
Richard Mantle replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion The Hellblazer Vol 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)
"I was going to debate with you Mark, but actually I'm with you every paragraph. I enjoyed this 'Rebirth' and an looking forward to the next volume.  Well written/said sir."
Aug 22
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

The Hellblazer Vol 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)

The Hellblazer Vol 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)Simon Oliver, writer; Moritat, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., artists; Andre Szymanowicz, coloristDC Comics,  2017They keep starting and cancelling John Constantine series, but he never stays away for long. After the long-running Vertigo series Hellblazer, he was in a New 52…See More
Aug 22
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion 2017: Your Favorite Things
"A.D.: After DeathScott Snyder, writer; Jeff Lemire, illustratorImage Comics, 2017 This is a standout sci-fi story which almost certainly would make my best of the year list."
Aug 17
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."
Aug 15
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."
Aug 14
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…"
Aug 14
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…"
Aug 13
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…"
Aug 12

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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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