Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)
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In. by Will McPhail

In.Will McPhailHoughton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021This is New Yorker cartoonist McPhail's first graphic novel. It is evidently semi-autobiographical: young illustrator Nick can't connect with people. The opening scene shows him seeking out a bar: they have names like "Your Friends Have Kids Bar," serving "Weaponized Self-Awareness and Cocktails." He really has a hard time…See More
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The Old Guard: Tales Through Time Vol. 1

The Old Guard: Tales Through Time Vol. 1Greg Rucka, writer & creator; Leandro Fernández, art & creator; Daniela Miwa, colors; Jodi Wynne, letters; & othersImage Comics, 2021A compendium of 12 tales of the immortal Old Guard ranging…See More
Sunday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"The Sandman Universe IV Lucifer Vol. 4 – The Devil At Heart; John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 2 – The Best Version of You; The Dreaming – Waking Hours; and Locke & Key/Sandman – Hell & Gone. The final Sandman…"
Saturday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion The New Season (2021)
"Well, crap."
Saturday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion How's 'that' situation going now?
"I remember those guys! Jazz Is Led also used reggae rhythms on some of their covers. "
Jan 9
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion From the dismal '60s to 'Spider-Man: No Way Home': What a long strange trip
"I first ran across your column around 1997, doing research about a Memphis business of interest to the executive search firm I was working for. I must have sought out the Round Table shortly after that. Thanks for the memories!"
Jan 9
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion How's 'that' situation going now?
"It is amazing! Their first album is coming out in a few weeks."
Jan 8
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion How's 'that' situation going now?
"I was able to attend a concert last night: a local band called Jazz Is Led (jazz musicians interpreting Led Zeppelin tunes). The theater required proof of vaccination and masking, so I felt safe. Had a blast, and will be writing a review for All…"
Jan 8
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"I was recently reminded of my Digital Pile of Shame: e-comics that I have downloaded and never got around to reading. The wakeup call came in the form of my Fire HD tablet yelling at me about low memory. I knew I had already read things still on…"
Jan 8
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

Bang! by Matt Kindt & Willfredo Torres

Bang!Matt Kindt, story; Willfredo Torres, art; Nayoung Kim & Bill Crabtree, colorists; Nate Piekos, lettererDark Horse Books, 2020Matt Kindt has created a lot of comics with characters based on pulp archetypes, like the spies and secret agents in Super Spy and Mind MGMT. This is a wild ride through similar territory, populated by a secret agent with memories older…See More
Jan 7
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"I finished Joan Didion's Blue Nights, which I have owned for awhile and finally got into after her passing. It's a heartbreaker about the death of her adopted daughter, and a lot of reflection on growing old: the most personal thing of…"
Jan 5
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 57 Deadly Class Volume 10 - Save Your Generation; Proctor Valley Road; Sea of Stars Vol. 1 - Lost in the Wild Heavens; and Sea of Stars Vol. 2 - The People of the Broken Moon."
Jan 2
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 236 Merry Christmas 2021!
"Merry Christmas to you and Cheryl, Commander! I never had an Erector set myself, but I remember them from my childhood (we had Lincoln Logs, and later a science set for construction projects)."
Dec 25, 2021
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Big Digital Comics Sale
"Here's another one: Humble Bundle Ed Brubaker Noir Comics The full bundle is 41 comics for $25 (or more): all of his noir comics to date. I went for the whole thing even though I own some of them already."
Dec 23, 2021
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Big Digital Comics Sale
"Yow, that's cheap!  The only Marvel I wanted was Howard The Duck, but I picked up a ton of Love and Rockets. Thanks for the tip!"
Dec 22, 2021
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

Sea of Stars Vol. 2: The People of the Broken Moon

Sea of Stars Vol. 2: The People of the Broken MoonJason Aaron & Dennis Hallum, writers; Stephen Green, artist; Rico Renzi, coloristImage Comics, 2021The second (and final) installment begins with Gil working to keep himself and the strange old shaman alive. The shaman turns out to have a twisted history, and it involves both the Leviathan and the mighty Quasarro, the…See More
Dec 20, 2021

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

Comment Wall (5 comments)

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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