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Licari-Guillaume, Isabelle: Vertigo Comics. British Creators, US Editors, and the Making of a Transformational Imprint. (Routledge Advances in Comics Studies.) London, New York: Routledge, 2023. 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780367672775
BibTeX citation key: LicariGuillaume2023
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historical account, Publishing, USA, Vertigo
Creators: Licari-Guillaume
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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This book explores the so-called "British Invasion" of DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, which played an important role in redefining the mainstream comics industry in the US during the early 1990s.
Focusing on British creators within Vertigo, this study traces the evolution of the line from its creation in 1993 to its demise in 2019. Through an approach grounded in cultural history, the book disentangles the imprint’s complex roots, showing how editors channelled the potential of its British writers at a time of deep-seated economic and cultural change within the comics industry, and promoted a sense of cohesion across titles that defied categories. The author also delves into lesser-known aspects of the Invasion, exploring less-canonical periods and creators that are often eclipsed by Vertigo’s early star writers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: British Writers and the Vertigo Imprint
2. DC, the British Invasion, and the Pre-Vertigo years (1976–1993)
3. The Birth and Growth of Vertigo (1993–2019)
4. Building the Imprint’s Identity
5. Imagining Nations
6. Masks, Monsters, and Magic Words
7. Conclusion: Beyond Vertigo

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