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.
Sandman, the artsy gothy comic created by Neil Gaiman actually kept it’s creative team during the Vertigo Zombies series using it as an attempt to further characterize Merv Pumpkinhead and Able as they sat watching the world consumed by zombies while discussing the moral relativity of the order by Morpheus to not save them. Mind you, in the first week, Constantine’s one shot cleared up the issue so the discussion and chaos had already become moot. In the end the pair saw the zombies and the “dead” dead return to life unharmed and we never actually saw or heard from Dream of the Endless.
In essence it was very Gaiman-y.