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.
Vertigo is an imprint of the American comic-book publisher DC Comics. Its books are marketed to a sophisticated audience, and may contain graphic violence, substance abuse, frank (and sometimes explicit) depictions of sexuality, profanity, and controversial subjects. Although many of its releases are in the horror and fantasy genres, it also publishes works dealing with crime, social satire, speculative fiction, and biography.
Vertigo comics series have won the comics industry's Eisner Award, including the Best Continuing Series of various years (The Sandman, Preacher, 100 Bullets and Fables). Several of its publications have been adapted to film, including Hellblazer, A History of Violence, Stardust, and V for Vendetta.
Although some Vertigo publications have been set in the DC universe or contained references to it, most are set in independent original settings.