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25th Sep '16 8:34:43 AM LondonKdS
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Over the 2000s, however, the focus of the imprint had gradually shifted from its original shared-universe titles to creator-owned original works. These are still often in the horror/fantasy genre. 2009-11 saw an unsuccessful attempt at genre diversification with a series of "Vertigo Crime" graphic novels, although a number of the published titles retained supernatural elements and one of the first to be published was a ''Hellblazer'' special.

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Over the 2000s, however, the focus of the imprint had gradually shifted from its original shared-universe titles to creator-owned original works. These are still often in the horror/fantasy genre. 2009-11 saw an unsuccessful attempt at genre diversification with a series of "Vertigo Crime" graphic novels, although a number of the published titles retained supernatural elements and one of the first to be published was a ''Hellblazer'' special.
special. In 2016, DC launched a separate new imprint, Creator/YoungAnimal, which in many ways revived the old Vertigo concept of stories set in the main DC universe but with more "adult" subject matter and a more experimental artistic approach.



In 2016, a new sub-imprint was launched under the name Creator/YoungAnimal, within the Vertigo brand. Curated by the rock singer and comics writer [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], it revived the Vertigo tradition of publishing more "adult" works within the DC universe. The first four titles published under the imprint were a new version of ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol''; ''Shade The Changing Girl'', derived from ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''; ''Mother Panic'', a comic about a new female RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Gotham vigilante; and ''Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye'', a revival of an obscure Silver Age DC "[[TwoFistedTales mens' adventure]]" character.
13th Sep '16 3:59:21 PM LondonKdS
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In 2016, a new sub-imprint was launched under the name Young Animal, within the Vertigo brand. Curated by the rock singer and comics writer [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], it revived the Vertigo tradition of publishing more "adult" works within the DC universe. The first four titles published under the imprint were a new version of ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol''; ''Shade The Changing Girl'', derived from ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''; ''Mother Panic'', a comic about a new female RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Gotham vigilante; and ''Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye'', a revival of an obscure Silver Age DC "[[TwoFistedTales mens' adventure]]" character.

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In 2016, a new sub-imprint was launched under the name Young Animal, Creator/YoungAnimal, within the Vertigo brand. Curated by the rock singer and comics writer [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], it revived the Vertigo tradition of publishing more "adult" works within the DC universe. The first four titles published under the imprint were a new version of ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol''; ''Shade The Changing Girl'', derived from ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''; ''Mother Panic'', a comic about a new female RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Gotham vigilante; and ''Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye'', a revival of an obscure Silver Age DC "[[TwoFistedTales mens' adventure]]" character.
13th Sep '16 3:58:23 PM LondonKdS
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In 2016, a new sub-imprint was launched under the name Young Animal, within the Vertigo brand. Curated by the rock singer and comics writer [[Music/MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]], it revived the Vertigo tradition of publishing more "adult" works within the DC universe. The first four titles published under the imprint were a new version of ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol''; ''Shade The Changing Girl'', derived from ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''; ''Mother Panic'', a comic about a new female RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Gotham vigilante; and ''Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye'', a revival of an obscure Silver Age DC "[[TwoFistedTales mens' adventure]]" character.
26th Aug '16 9:09:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/TheThessaliad''
7th Aug '16 6:10:55 PM nombretomado
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This had the knock-on effect of pretty much excising certain characters from the main DCU, for fear that a John Constantine and Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids would encourage little kids to pick up]] ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. This meant that certain comics, though still technically part of the DCU, were [[ExiledFromContinuity unable to do "proper" crossovers]] or acknowledge that connection directly. This was relaxed occasionally for one-panel cameos (Constantine in ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}''), characters whose comics have ended (Daniel from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' appeared in ''JLA'', while Comicbook/AnimalMan and the Comicook/DoomPatrol have come back to TheDCU full-time) and characters who have always straddled the divide between the two (ComicBook/{{the Phantom Stranger}}, Zatanna, et al). DC's 2011 partial ContinuityReboot brought several characters like Constantine and Swamp Thing back into the main DC continuity fold. The Vertigo-only ''Hellblazer'' continued to be published separately until issue 300 in 2013, when it was replaced by a main-DC-universe ''Constantine'' title. This left Vertigo proper no longer publishing any ongoing title featuring characters originating in the DC universe.

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This had the knock-on effect of pretty much excising certain characters from the main DCU, for fear that a John Constantine and Franchise/{{Batman}} crossover [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids would encourage little kids to pick up]] ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. This meant that certain comics, though still technically part of the DCU, were [[ExiledFromContinuity unable to do "proper" crossovers]] or acknowledge that connection directly. This was relaxed occasionally for one-panel cameos (Constantine in ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}''), characters whose comics have ended (Daniel from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' appeared in ''JLA'', while Comicbook/AnimalMan and the Comicook/DoomPatrol have come back to TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU full-time) and characters who have always straddled the divide between the two (ComicBook/{{the Phantom Stranger}}, Zatanna, et al). DC's 2011 partial ContinuityReboot brought several characters like Constantine and Swamp Thing back into the main DC continuity fold. The Vertigo-only ''Hellblazer'' continued to be published separately until issue 300 in 2013, when it was replaced by a main-DC-universe ''Constantine'' title. This left Vertigo proper no longer publishing any ongoing title featuring characters originating in the DC universe.



Some Vertigo series are technically part of TheDCU, due to using DCU characters, and WordOfGod says the [[TheVerse shared universe]] titles like ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' and ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' ARE part of the mainstream [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]]. However, not all of them are always {{canon}} for the DCU characters, and some of them effectively take place in a world of their own. These include:

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Some Vertigo series are technically part of TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, due to using DCU characters, and WordOfGod says the [[TheVerse shared universe]] titles like ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' and ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' ARE part of the mainstream [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]]. However, not all of them are always {{canon}} for the DCU characters, and some of them effectively take place in a world of their own. These include:
29th Apr '16 2:21:02 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''ComicBook/CleanRoom''
7th Jan '16 10:31:18 AM aye_amber
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As the UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks moved on, Creator/DCComics noticed they were publishing several series that weren't just ''dark'', they were ''mature'' -- with complex, thinky, often philosophical stories and deep, complicated characters, by names like Creator/AlanMoore, Creator/GrantMorrison, and Creator/NeilGaiman. Thus, to separate these from the "normal" [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] fare, they created the Vertigo Comics imprint.

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As the UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks moved on, Creator/DCComics noticed they were publishing several series that weren't just ''dark'', ''dark,'' they were ''mature'' -- with complex, thinky, often philosophical stories and deep, complicated characters, by names like Creator/AlanMoore, Creator/GrantMorrison, and Creator/NeilGaiman. Thus, to separate these from the "normal" [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] fare, they created the Vertigo Comics imprint.
31st Dec '15 6:40:33 PM Quietomega
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* ''ComicBook/SweetTooth''
28th Dec '15 7:14:13 AM Anddrix
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}''

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadman}}''''Deadman''
9th Dec '15 3:39:34 AM jormis29
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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan''

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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan''''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''
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