Does anyone know why the Vertigo imprint was called “Vertigo”? It’s not mentioned in the Wikipedia article, and Googling “Vertigo comics name origin” doesn’t surface any relevant results. Thanks.
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The imprint was called “Vertigo” because its titles were designed to disorient your sense of what a comic book “should” be, and redefine the rules of the medium. Like when you have actual vertigo and have to rethink which way is up or down.
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True story: U2’s Vertigo was inspired by the comics imprint.*
*this is not a true story
Thanks for the explanation! You wouldn’t happen to have a source for that, would you? I’d like to add it to the Wikipedia article.
Just common sense.
Well, I heard it was because the person responsible for coming up with the name was suffering from vertigo the day that name was due!*
*I didn’t actually hear this.
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