Lost in the annals of time due to a rather large dispute with creators at the time was the event known as Vertigo Zombies. DC, who was gaining ground with it’s more artistic but less public friendly books, premiered Vertigo Zombies as a way to get the average comic reader to read Vertigo books pairing the Vertigo book characters with a fight against the undead hordes. Ultimately the normal artists and writers rebelled, for the most part, so Vertigo went out of house to create the books. The normal series creators ended up threatening to sue the company so the issues were never published but they were finished.
Join us this week though as we look at the covers and discuss what never was with Vertigo Zombies.
As opposed to the other parts of the event that took place in actual series, Horrifying Teeth took place in another plane of existence. It broke into ours to plant nightmares in our mind, to make our children cry at night and to make our dreams break.
There were 400 issues of this done.
None of them ordered.
None of them written with words.
Simply teeth. Over and over and over.
Staring at you like malevolent constellations. They were what you fear.
They made you your fear.
Of course then Jeph Loeb got asked to write the story out and did a decent enough job in one issue about creating these comics as the cause of the zombie infestation in universe. Though when it became clear that Jeph Loeb had become unsettled things began to fall