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You Decide ’11 – Which current ongoing Vertigo series is your favorite?

Each day this month, I’ll be posting a different poll question – each poll will last five days, and I’ll reveal the results of the finished polls every Tuesday.

This way, for this month, we can see what our readers feel about various comic book questions. For a month, you folks will decide! Click here to see the other questions that you can answer as well as checking out the latest poll results!

Read on for the latest poll question!


Its gotta be Scalped even if recently the pace has slowed down somewhat

That’s a tough one. Hellblazer, House of Mystery, Northlanders and The Unwritten are all excellent series that deserve a vote, but ultimately it’s when I see Fables in my subscription that I get the biggest kick.


a fantastic read month after month.

would make a great hbo series too.

I’m way behind on most of these I’m reading. I’m mainly catching up on older ones anyway, like Preacher.

Definitely Scalped. With DMZ a close second.



I was enjoying Jack of Fables for awhile, but it’s easily my least favourite series since the Great Fables Crossover. Perhaps add a second poll what series have you dropped or has become your least favourite?

Northlanders has been really good as well. Second place easily.

I know it doesn’t count since it isn’t on-going, but my answer is Joe the Barbarian.

First off, there are so many Vertigo series I enjoy on a monthly basis. That being said i’ve got to vote for Northlanders. It’s successfully done what most Vertigo series haven’t, tell engaging stories month after month yet still stay new reader friendly. That being said I’m aware of that fact that this was one of Brian Wood’s goal with the title and that most Vertigo series don’t seem to care much about new readers (and why should they? Concentrate on writing awesome comics and the readers will show up.) Anyway, I simply think it’s very impressive.

Needs an “I am not familiar with any of these titles” option.

If I have to choose one, its gotta be Scalped. Northlanders is a close second

Damn you Cronin for making me choose between Fables and Scalped. I think Scalped is probably “better” based on my definitions of what’s good, but I’ll read Fables before just about anything, so it’s clearly my favorite.

I agree with Tony. Jack of Fables went in the toilet after the fables crossover. so disappointing.

Fables is always solid and exciting. Scalped will have a huge presence in the Vertigo hall-of-fame, especially when completed.

But Hellblazer is the one comic I’m most excited to read when it comes out. Constantine has always been a great character, and Peter Milligan is doing amazing work with him. The art is very nice, and Epiphany is one of the most interesting new characters I’ve read in years. I hope this run last a long time.

iZombie, barely ahead of American Vampire. They’re the only two Vertigo titles I really enjoy, so I know that puts me in an extreme minority… but they both deserve some love.

Dang, good question. I’m way behind on a couple of these series, though. Um… coin toss says… The Unwritten.

Basically a toss-up between Scalped and Northlanders for me. I went with Northlanders because I figured Scalped would have a higher overall vote total.

Unwritten is the only one I’m currently still reading, so it got my vote. Northlanders I thought was good, but not great, and I needed to cut back on my pull list a while back and it got dropped. I got the first 7 or 8 issues of Scalped, but then I missed a few at my LCS and just never got back into it. I need to give that book another look since I hear nothing but great things about it.

Read iZombie! Allred’s doing kick ass work on art, and the hook is genius.

I don’t read any of those titles. I like Criminal and I mostly like what Jason Aaron has done with Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine, so I’ll probably like Scalped.

Man, I didn’t even realize how many Vertigo series I was reading. I went with Scalped, edging out Fables, Jack Of Fables, Hellblazer and iZombie (in that order)

Patrick Lemaire

February 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm

That was tough. I hesitated between I Zombie and Hellblazer.
I’ve drifted off Fables some time ago. Undecided about Unwritten.
I’ve tried DMZ and Scalped a few times but nothing. I think I’ve sampled all series actually so I have a good idea of their relative merits.

Like the others have said, this is a hard one. Vertigo has so many great titles.

I haven’t started reading The Unwritten and Sweet Tooth. But I want too! ;)

Man, no love for Sweet Tooth? Those are all great books, but Sweet Tooth is one of the best reads month in and month out – not just from Vertigo, but from ANY imprint.

… I thought Jack of Fables was canceled?

Went with Unwritten, the story just pulled me in right away and has seemingly limitless possibilities.
iZombie and Sweet Tooth come in at a close second.


277 issues and counting. Nothing has had that kind of staying power from the 80’s and there’s a damned good reason for that.

Reading Scalped hurts. That’s a compliment, by the way.

Unknown Soldier. that series is the best i hope it never gets canceled! oh wait a minute, never mind

Hellblazer has been stronger than it has been for a while under Milligan, but I, Zombie is so much fun. Roberson and Allred get my vote.

"O" the Humanatee!

February 7, 2011 at 10:50 am

I haven’t read all of these, though I’ve at least dipped into most. But I voted Scalped, because it’s simply one of the best comics series I’ve ever read: noir with very little noir cliche; depth of characterization, even in “villains”; fascinating setting (physical, sociological, and historical); and, for the most part, gorgeous art.

I love Fables, Northlander, and Unwritten. Scalped and DMZ are forever on my list to read. I like to assemble a complete run of the individual issues (if I can) before I catch up on a series. I’m close with Scalped. As much as I love Mike Alred, I didn’t really get into I, Zombie. Same thing with the others on the list. I tried, but they just didn’t grab me.

Scalped and DMZ are two of the last three books I still buy. And with DMZ gone this fall…

David Eric Carpenter

February 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

I enjoy Fables, but Jack of Fables dropped into the severe parody zone where it wasn’t even funny to me. It became about being clever, not about a decent story.

Hellblazer has been up and down for the entire run. I’ve got every issue, but I get close to dropping it sometimes…but then the next issue will launch something terrific.

The Unwritten!
It’s in a three-way tie with Fantastic Four and Casanova as my favorite book presently being published.

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