When the quite influential Karen Berger left DC Comics after leading its mature, visionary imprint Vertigo into the history books, I wrote at Wired that Vertigo would soon follow. I was on or off by a few years, give or take a few years.
This week, Vertigo lost its last stand and folded into the wider, widening gyre once known as the DC Comics industry — and now known as the blockbuster-transmedia-content-once-based-on-comics … industry. You can find it everywhere, and much of the thanks for that goes to the still comparatively unsung Berger — who (thankfully) now runs an eponymous imprint at Dark Horse, after nearly 20 years of bringing legends like Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and more to the big time.
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For me, @vertigo_comics passed away when @karenpberger left. I wrote a piece @Wired about the wide influence of both Berger and Vertigo back when she left. #RIP https://t.co/hfpN8myr8Q pic.twitter.com/RBJnNgdJWT
— Scott Thill (@morphizm) June 22, 2019