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Green Arrow #23.1: Count Vertigo Preview

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Green Arrow #23.1: Count Vertigo  Preview

The origin of Count Vertigo



Source: DC Collectors preview images

 

The DC solicit:

Get set for the twisted origin of Count Vertigo! Why is the Count in Vancouver on the hunt for Green Arrow, and what could have happened to make him such a sadistic adversary ?
 
 
Written by:  Jeff Lemire
Art & Cover by:  Andrea Sorrentino
32 pages
$2.99  (US)
On Sale:  September 4, 2013
 














Written or Contributed by IvCNuB4




READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE FRONT PAGE, HUMANS!
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holtom2000

dINGO

Postby holtom2000 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:30 pm

This is my Vertigo

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Draco x

biny little tird

Postby Draco x » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:44 pm

Yeah Pre-52 Vertigo had a much better costume.
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holtom2000

dINGO

Postby holtom2000 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:19 pm

he was also a great Squad member, and taking down Darkseid's assassin was a hoot to boot
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:39 pm

This took me completely by surprise. First off, the cover with Ollie curled up in a fetal position is pretty hilarious. I didn't actually know much about any iteration of Count Vertigo to begin with and I haven't liked a Green Arrow comic book in ages.

The lack of creator credits on the cover made for some interesting blind reading. Immediately, I was struck by the artwork, very detailed, expertly putting the reading in the Count's POV in the flashbacks of his childhood creating a lot of empathy in the reader. What th--?! This was actually a great read, I would give this a high score if I were actually reviewing it.

Only after I finish do I read the end credits, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino...oohhhhhh, no wonder it was better than the average bore!
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:41 pm

I feel totally weird recommending a DC comic, but there you go.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:15 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:This took me completely by surprise. First off, the cover with Ollie curled up in a fetal position is pretty hilarious. I didn't actually know much about any iteration of Count Vertigo to begin with and I haven't liked a Green Arrow comic book in ages.

The lack of creator credits on the cover made for some interesting blind reading. Immediately, I was struck by the artwork, very detailed, expertly putting the reading in the Count's POV in the flashbacks of his childhood creating a lot of empathy in the reader. What th--?! This was actually a great read, I would give this a high score if I were actually reviewing it.

Only after I finish do I read the end credits, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino...oohhhhhh, no wonder it was better than the average bore!


I picked Green Arrow up on a whim when Lemire took over and it has been surprisingly great. Kinda odd that 2 of the best books from the Big 2 are about archers with no powers. That being said, I still didn't pick up this issue.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:21 pm

So far it's the clear stand-out, the rest of the Villain's Month stuff has been plain to just plain bad.
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:23 pm

This book was fantastic. I really need to track down all the Lemire back issues. The first issue of this series was horrid, but I think JT Krul is horrid (outside of his surprising excellent Captain Atom run). But this was great and I love Lemire. What issue did he start on?
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:44 pm

It was issue #17, February


Victorian Squid wrote:This took me completely by surprise. First off, the cover with Ollie curled up in a fetal position is pretty hilarious.


Reminds me of the God-awful hang-overs I used to get from drinking Gin :lol:
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:47 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:I think it was #17, February


Correct and it's been surprisingly great ever since.
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syxxpakk

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby syxxpakk » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:03 pm

Grayson wrote:
Correct and it's been surprisingly great ever since.


Shouldn't be surprising, Lemire is one of the best writers going today!
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:08 pm

syxxpakk wrote:Shouldn't be surprising, Lemire is one of the best writers going today!


It was surprising to me because of how much I had heard about how terrible the book was prior to Lemire coming on board. It's perfect because Lemire's story has been so great that you could literally start with his first issue and not have to read a single issue of what came before it to understand what's going on.

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