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Episode 180: Flashback Files: Early Vertigo Pt. 2 with Weirdpunk Books’ Sam Richard

Our Flashback Files, interviews previously published on Patreon and now available for all, continue with Sara Century talking early Vertigo comics with Sam Richard of Weirdpunk Books. This episode originally appeared on Patreon on Dec 22, 2023.

Hello hello! This episode features Sam Richard and focuses on the work of creators like Grant Morrison and Mike Carey, and how the Vertigo line eventually wound down. We get into the good, the bad, and the mediocre, and chat a bit about many of the Vertigo creators that went into mainstream comics post-Vertigo. If you missed it, make sure to check out Part 1 here.

Meanwhile, Sam is a great horror writer in his own right, as well as the person behind Weirdpunk Books (they published Sara’s horror anthology last year, A Small Light & Other Stories). You can follow Sam across platforms @‌sammytotep and @‌weirdpunkbooks and you can find everything Weirdpunk at the website. If you like early Vertigo, I think you’ll find some spiritual crossover with Weirdpunk, so be sure to check out their releases!

You can hear Sam talk more about Weirdpunk in this BoC episode, and you can hear Sara talk more about Weirdpunk in this one.

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