Just in time for fall, pumpkin picking, changing leaves and candy corn is the VERTIGO QUARTERLY: YELLOW! Take in the crisp autumn air with some of the best talent in comics for an experiment in word association only VERTIGO can deliver!
It's meticulously curated to show the medium at the height of it's form, and offers a challenge to the way things are being done as we speak. It shows that we can build better comics, and all it takes is the right collection of inspired creators, and one damn good editor. Read Full Review
As a unifying note, Vertigo's CMYK gimmick has been the most successful with the color yellow. This probably has something to do with how yellow has both a much longer history and a much heavier amount of cultural significance than either of its color printing siblings Cyan or Magenta. The nine stories clustered naturally, without editorial edict about the meaning of a hue. Inevitably, sunlight and lemons were recurrent visual leitmotifs, and well as the transition from summer to autumn. The writers seem to have made associations with the meaning of yellow as well, since most of the stories have dual themes of life/death, fertility/sterility and beginnings/endings. Despite this clustering, the stories defy other categorization and most succeed on their own terms. Collectively, the art is even more confident and distinctive than the writing. "Vertigo Quarterly: Yellow" #1 has a higher rates of hits than most anthologies as well as broad range and depth. Read Full Review
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