(1992 [February 1993])

DC, 1993 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1992-12-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC; Vertigo
Editing
Karen Berger
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Comic presents previews of the new Vertigo line of comics in two page segments as well as a brand new stand-alone Sandman story; Although the cover gives this issue as #1, the indicia leaves it unnumbered.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Vertigo / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Kent Williams; Chris Bachalo; Matt Wagner; Sean Phillips; Paul Johnson; Glenn Fabry; Duncan Fegredo ?
Inks
Kent Williams; Mark Buckingham; Matt Wagner; Sean Phillips; Chris Bachalo; Paul Johnson; Glenn Fabry; Duncan Fegredo ?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense; superhero

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover is a pastiche of Vertigo cover artists. The artist for the Enigma portion is uncertain.

Death: The High Cost of Living (Table of Contents: 1)

Death / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Chris Bachalo
Inks
Mark Buckingham
Colors
Steve Oliff; Olyoptics
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Chirpy Chirpy.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Death

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Death: The High Cost of Living #1

Vertigo: If You Don't Already Know Us, You've Probably Seen Us Around. (Table of Contents: 2)

Vertigo / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Karen Berger
Pencils
Gavin Wilson (photo)
Inks
Gavin Wilson (photo)
Colors
Gavin Wilson (photo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've always been in our strange little corner, shaking things up from the edges of the DC Universe…
Characters
Karen Berger (photo)
Synopsis
Editor Karen Berger explains the reasoning behind grouping thirteen of their titles which "aren't quite like any others in the industry" into a new imprint - Vertigo.

Indexer Notes

Essay on the new Vertigo imprint and a descriptive listing of the titles which will now be included in it. Photo of Karen Berger. Indicia.
Inside front cover and first page.

Enigma (Table of Contents: 3)

Enigma / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Duncan Fegredo
Inks
Duncan Fegredo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And in a room below Pacific City, he waits, sick of it already but with nothing else to do…
Genre
superhero
Characters
Enigma

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Enigma #1

Sandman Mystery Theatre (Table of Contents: 4)

Sandman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Wagner
Pencils
Guy Davis
Inks
Guy Davis
Colors
David Hornung
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My father always referred to Thomas Schaffer as foolishly caring.
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Sandman I [Wesley Dodd]

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Sandman Mystery Theatre #1

Mercy (Table of Contents: 5)

Mercy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Paul Johnson
Inks
Paul Johnson
Colors
Paul Johnson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why be trapped by the limitations of human flesh--defiled by the stink and rot of human kind--
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Mercy

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Mercy Prestige Format

Kid Eternity (Table of Contents: 6)

Kid Eternity / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ann Nocenti
Pencils
Sean Phillips
Inks
Sean Phillips
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
John Workman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are we bothering with this gonzo hippie?
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Kid Eternity

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Kid Eternity #1

Sebastian O (Table of Contents: 7)

Sebastian O / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Morrison
Pencils
Steve Yeowell
Inks
Steve Yeowell
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Workman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dandy has one unique advantage over the common hero.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sebastian O

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Sebastian O #1; Nudity panels

Black Orchid (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Orchid / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Foreman
Pencils
Jill Thompson
Inks
Stan Woch
Colors
Digital Chameleon
Letters
Clem Robins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wanted to hear for myself what happened the day she saved McMurtry's life.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Orchid

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Black Orchid #1

Animal Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Animal Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano
Pencils
Steve Pugh
Inks
Steve Pugh
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Relax? You'd think with kids as wild as mine, that'd be out of the question.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Animal Man

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Animal Man #57

Doom Patrol (Table of Contents: 10)

Doom Patrol / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rachel Pollack
Pencils
Richard Case
Inks
Stan Woch
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
John Workman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
God, do you see that?
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Doom Patrol #64

Hellblazer (Table of Contents: 11)

Hellblazer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Garth Ennis
Pencils
Steve Dillon
Inks
Steve Dillon
Colors
Tom Ziuko
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There comes a point at all the best parties where it's just two blokes and a bottle of whiskey…
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine [Hellblazer]

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Hellblazer #63

Shade The Changing Man (Table of Contents: 12)

Shade / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Milligan
Pencils
Chris Bachalo
Inks
Rick Bryant
Colors
Daniel Vozzo
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're supposed to be in a cold lifeless limbo, until we draw you out.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Shade

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Shade The Changing Man #33

Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 13)

Swamp Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Nancy Collins
Pencils
Scott Eaton
Inks
Kim DeMulder
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Am I a plant…that dreams it is…a man?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing

Indexer Notes

2 pages of Swamp Thing #129

Fear of Falling (Table of Contents: 14)

Sandman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Neil Gaiman
Pencils
Kent Williams
Inks
Kent Williams
Colors
Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was getting late, and I was losing it fast.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Janet; Todd Faber; Dream [Morpheus]; Matthew the Raven; the Hecateae
Synopsis
Sandman invades a dream to teach a young man how to cope with his fear of falling.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This original story did not appear in the ongoing Sandman series.

We're Handing You a Line (Table of Contents: 15)

Vertigo / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of titles that will be included in the new Vertigo imprint starting in January of 1993.
Inside back page.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Vertigo
  2. 1. Death: The High Cost of Living
    Death
  3. 2. Vertigo: If You Don't Already Know Us, You've Probably Seen Us Around.
    Vertigo
  4. 3. Enigma
    Enigma
  5. 4. Sandman Mystery Theatre
    Sandman
  6. 5. Mercy
    Mercy
  7. 6. Kid Eternity
    Kid Eternity
  8. 7. Sebastian O
    Sebastian O
  9. 8. Black Orchid
    Black Orchid
  10. 9. Animal Man
    Animal Man
  11. 10. Doom Patrol
    Doom Patrol
  12. 11. Hellblazer
    Hellblazer
  13. 12. Shade The Changing Man
    Shade
  14. 13. Swamp Thing
    Swamp Thing
  15. 14. Fear of Falling
    Sandman
  16. 15. We're Handing You a Line
    Vertigo
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
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  • Vik-Thor Rose
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