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.
Vertigo Zombies: Animal Man functioned as a parody of Grant Morrison’s third wall breaking and introspective series where instead of printing any new material, they just printed the script to the comic they wrote and then added a bunch of hand drawn dicks over pictures of Grant Morrison’s face. The work in a whole remains unattributed but sources are fairly certain T’narg nos Irrom, interplanetary wizard and foe of Morrison was behind the comic.