Vertigo Comics was founded in 1993 as an imprint of DC Comics focused on mature fantasy and horror. The imprint’s first few titles, such as Sandman and Books of Magic, quickly caught the industry by storm. These books featured complex characters, dark storylines, and stunning artwork.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was one of Vertigo’s most popular titles. The series told the story of Dream, the Lord of Dreams, and his journey to reclaim his lost throne. Sandman was praised for its innovative storytelling, its rich mythology, and its beautiful artwork. The series won numerous awards, including the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award.

In addition to Sandman, Vertigo Comics published a number of other acclaimed fantasy and horror titles, including Fables, American Vampire, and Y: The Last Man. These books helped to establish Vertigo Comics as a leading publisher of mature comics.

Vertigo Comics was discontinued in 2020, but its legacy lives on. The imprint’s titles continue to be read and enjoyed by fans around the world, with many of its horror characters still showing up today.

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Prominent Vertigo titles that featured themes of Fantasy and Horror include: Sandman, Fables, Sweettooth, iZombie, American Vampire