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Questions tagged [vertigo-comics]

Use for the comics series published by Vertigo (e.g. [hellblazer], [the-sandman], [v-for-vendetta], [preacher], [fables], [izombie], and others, along with the respective [comics] tag) or their adaptations to other media (with appropriate medium tag). Use the [dc] tag for crossovers with the DC Comics' continuity.

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Who else is Hob Gadling referring to?

In the Dolls House part 4 'Men of Good Fortune', in the Nineteenth Century Hob Gadling refers to 2 other people who cannot die. One of these is Mad Hettie, (I am assuming), a fictional character ...
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Has anyone ever tried to physically attack any of the Endless?

There is one thing that always bothered me a bit in the "Sandman"/"Vertigo" universe: whenever one of the Endless shows up and introduces itself, people immediately assume that they are indeed what ...
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Which comics from Vertigo and WildStorm comics got merged with DC universe in the end of Flashpoint?

While fixing the timeline in the end of Flashpoint comics Flash merges the three universes DC, Vertigo, and WildStorm but as per my knowledge not every comic form Vertigo got merged and a few old ones ...
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Does the fantasy world in Joe the Barbarian exist outside of Joe's perspective?

Joe the Barbarian is a Vertigo miniseries by Grant Morrison. It appears that the fantasy world Joe switches back and forth between is actually him having hallucinations in the real world as he is ...
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Lucifer (TV series) devilface in Season 3 Episode 7

In the TV series Lucifer, Season 3's big drama is that Lucifer looses his devil face, but his angel wings grow back even if he cuts them off. In Episode 7 the turning point of the plot comes when he ...
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Why does Orpheus know how to find Destruction?

Yes they are family, but why is Orpheus the only oracle who could lead Dream and Delirium to find Destruction?
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What does the Cuckoo represent?

In the fifth Sandman collected edition; A game of you, The Cuckoo introduces themselves as an abandoned imaginary friend who took the form of Barbie's childhood. I want to know what the Cuckoo ...
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Why is the Presence different in the newest Lucifer comic series?

So, I have just finished reading the new Lucifer comic series that was released recently. What I'm confused about is why the Presence (or Yahweh) is back in Creation, why he died, and why he's ...
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Reading order of The Books of Magic

In what order should one read The Books of Magic? I'm mostly concerned with the main series issues and its spinoffs - The Books of Faerie seems to have threads and at least one revelation that take ...
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How are demons compared to angels?

In the TV series (1st season) Maze and Amenadiel have a slight confrontation and he seems to not take her for a real threat. His talks seem to indicate that the threat a demon could be for an angel is....
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How did imprisoned Azazel end up on some woman's bedside table?

If my memory servers me right, Azazel was imprisoned by the Dream of the Endless, after it (he?she? do floating eyes and maws have gender?) tried to blackmail Morpheus. Then in the #2 issue of ...
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What has happened to Queen Izanami?

When Lucifer returned to the realm of Izanami-no-Mikoto, instead of a stone statue of big, fat woman, he met a lovely young queen, that proceeded to seduce him. When Lucifer left after a night of ...
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Did Yorick ever use flash paper in 'Y: The Last Man'?

I can see that he bought flash paper, when he found Beth's ring, as pictured below: But did we ever see him use it in the series?
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Did the duke's daughter dreaming of goblets of sour blood have any influence on Vassily's decision?

While revising What did Vassily see when he looked at the sleeping woman? I read "The Hunt" again, just for the fun of it, and wondered about Vassily's motivation in the end of the story. While ...
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What does the boy mean by “the other egg of the Phoenix”? Which one is it?

I've been re-reading some Sandman stories, and this time it was "Ramadan", exquisitely drawn by P. Craig Russell. One thing towards the end confused me, and I hadn't even noticed it in my first ...
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What is the out-of-universe reason Lucifer Morningstar's new bar called “Ex Lux”?

In Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Lucifer Morningstar gets tired of Hell and comes to Earth, to start a piano bar called "Lux" (best bar in Los Angeles!). The bar has been thoroughly exploited in Mike ...
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Can I start Hellblazer from any point?

Given that John Constantine was introduced on The Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 (June 1985), had its launch title (John Constantine, Hellblazer) in 1988, ended in 2013 @ its' 300th issue and was ...
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Is the Vertigo (especially post-“Lucifer”) continuity now completely separated from DC comics?

I've been browsing through comic-related Wikipedia and Wikias, laughing at their inaccuracies and all, and noticed that Lucifer, as in the Morningstar, makes an appearance in the New 52 DC comics. ...
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What is the chemistry behind Element Girl's death?

In "Facade" (The Sandman #20), Element Girl dies after a conversation with Death of the Endless (and possibly with Ra as well). Below is an image of her death (borrowed from another post on this site, ...
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Who is Death talking to at the end of “Death: The High Cost of Living”?

In Neil Gaiman's Death - The High Host of Living, at the end when Death returns back from her mortal form, we see someone was waiting for her; who was this person she was talking to?
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Are these Delirium stories from The Sandman #21 discussed elsewhere in comics?

In The Sandman #21, Delirium briefly discusses two humans that she had encountered (supposedly in recent history). There was a man who wanted to kiss her, who she made to see only "pretty colors" (p ...
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Who drew this depiction of Morpheus (from “The Sandman”)?

I've been seeing this image of Morpheus - the main character of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman - quite frequently: Slight variation here and here It appears in multiple articles about the [now bust] The ...
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Why was this happening at the end of Sandman volume 4?

At the end of The Sandman vol. 4: Season of Mists, we see I can't remember which one of two, but one of them suddenly flies up and we see the other one chained and is being punished by a demon. What ...
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How does Unity know so much about the Dreaming, vortices?

In the first volume of The Sandman, Unity Kinkaid is stricken with the "sleeping sickness," and births a daughter while asleep. At the end of the second volume, Unity enters the Dreaming, offering her ...
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Is Sandman ever mentioned in the Lucifer TV series?

I don't watch the Lucifer TV series, but did they ever mention The Sandman or any of the Endless in it?
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Did the other Endless know that Dream was held prisoner?

In the first volume of The Sandman, Preludes and Nocturnes, Dream was captured and was kept in prison for many decades. Did his brothers and sisters know about this? And if they did, why did none of ...
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Was Constantine's appearance based on Sting?

Is there any evidence for this? I have encountered a person on a forum who claimed this to be true, but he failed to supply any proof. While I can notice some similarities, is this claim actually true?...
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What is Agent 355's real name in “Y: the Last Man”?

I have just finished "Y: the Last Man", and it is never revealed what the beloved character's name is. Apparently the author gave hints throughout the story, but I didn't pick up on any of them. ...
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What happened in Hell to get Lucifer's rule challenged?

In this panel, Lucifer refers to something named the Dark, that challenged Heaven and caused a civil war in Hell. I understand that the Dark is the cosmic entity that was there before God, etc. (I ...
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Who gave Nuala her pendant?

This pendant was given to Nuala by some woman Morpheus has courted. Yet which one? It was the latest one, surely, after Morpheus admitted Nuala to his palace. My best guess is that it was Thessaly ...
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When did Clive move?

At some point around S2E7 of iZombie, we see Clive's house, as Blaine and Liv have to intercept a lab report. The cast talks about it a bit, as they had never been to his house before. Then, in ...
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What has happened to Chantinelle “Ellie” after she got imprisoned by First of the Fallen?

I've been reading "John Constantine: Hellblazer" bit erratically and it seems that I'm missing some information about succubus Ellie that even the Wiki doesn't provide: Constantine and Ellie had ...
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Why is Desire (almost) always portrayed as a villain?

While the Endless are beyond human morality, it is quite easy to notice the general characters of them: Destiny is cold and formal, Dream is moody, Delirium is happily childish (and really, really ...
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Are the effects of Yahweh's decision is Mike Carey's “Lucifer” seen in any other DC/Vertigo comic?

During the events of Lucifer, Yahweh abdicates his position and gives power to Elaine Belloc, before leaving his Creation. Are there any moments in the main DC continuity where the effects of this ...
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Why is Morpheus exhausted in Overture #6?

In Overture #6, the final issue of the Sandman's prequels, Morpheus expends a considerable amount of energy recreating the universe by using the dreams of the beings on his vessel: This leaves him ...
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Required reading before taking on Gaiman's Sandman series?

I'm planning on finally picking up the first volume of The Sandman. Before I start, is there anything imperative that I read first?
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Where did Ravi get the tainted Utopium?

A major plot point during the first season of iZombie is the creation of a cure for zombie-ism. This is done by recreating the source of the zombie infection using tainted Utopium. It is rather ...
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What were the “unforeseen circumstances” that accelerated V's plan?

In V for Vendetta film, V asks for Evey's help in his plan to kill Bishop Lilliman: I was wondering if your offer to help was still standing. It appears unforeseen circumstances have accelerated ...
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I need to start reading Lucifer comics, but I am having trouble figuring out where to start

Do I read the Sandman stuff, or do I jump right into the main comics? Because I really want to maintain continuity, what's the right sequence to ensure that I get every bit of the story?
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Do Fables live in the same world as DC superheroes?

The "Fables" series is published by Vertigo, which is part of DC Comics. Does it mean that they live in the same world as DC superheroes? I know that once upon a time Superman fought with Dracula, ...
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When did the Fables move to our world?

The main theme of the "Fables" comic series is the fact, that the creatures from fairy tales live in exile in our mundane world. But at what point of our history did they move in here? If I assume (...
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Fables character identification

Who is the space-looking character in this Fables panel from the last volume? Has he been shown or mentioned in earlier chapters?
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Who is the man in the straight jacket always around Kevin Thorn

So during The Great Fables Crossover, Kevin Thorn (the embodiment of Storytelling) begins to come into his power and starts calling his other "children" to him, the Genres, which include Sci-Fi, ...
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Has the “Hellblazer” Constantine ever met Lucifer?

In the 2005 "Constantine" movie the main character in the climax of the has a small tête–à–tête with the Devil- aka Lucifer Morningstar. But in the Vertigo comic book universe, Lucifer has quit the ...
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Why did Constantine make a deal with Nergal to stop Zed from becoming the second Mary?

In one of the Hellblazer books, the main character discovers that the demon Nergal is trying to kill Constantine's girlfriend Zed, When Constantine is wounded, Nergal visits him in the hospital and ...
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What are the forces external to Yahweh in Mike Carey's Lucifer?

In the final issue of Lucifer (#75), Yahweh mentions forces external to himself. What is the writer intending for Yahweh to convey here? Though a spinoff from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman", the Lucifer ...
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Who is the First referring to?

In the hellblazer story "Confessional" set in the 1960s, a demon named the First is talking to someone and, while looking at a crucifix mentions: D'you know he's coming back? Oh yes. He'll be born ...
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Why does Cassidy of Preacher destroy the vampire he meets in “Cassidy: Blood and Whiskey”

In "Cassidy: Blood and Whiskey" Cassidy meets another vampire (the only other one he meets besides for the "hag" that turns him into one himself). After spending time with this other vampire Cassidy ...
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What did Vassily see when he looked at the sleeping woman?

This is from Sandman #38, The Hunt, one of my favorite Sandman one-shots. In this story Vassily, a young boy of "the people" leaves his home in search of the youngest daughter of some Duke. He ...
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Is V's lair based in a real place?

When Evey wakes up in V's home, he tells her she has to stay with him because otherwise she could give away the location of his lair. She counters that she has no idea where they are, and he says the ...