Earlier this week, Bleeding Cool reported that DC has decided to take several properties and characters away from Vertigo, namely those that originated in the DC universe. Characters that fall under that umbrella include Swamp Thing, but also Constantine, Sandman, and a lot more. Taken by itself, this new is a bit revolutionary, although not cause for great alarm, but when coupled with other recent announcements, it could mean a potential scaling down of Vertigo. Hit the jump to see some speculation on my part based on recent news and interviews.
The Corporate Shake-Up
Vertigo has always been Karen Berger's baby
"I would like to see more focus on the periodicals"
Over the course of the last six years, CMX has brought a diverse list of titles to America and we value the books and creators that we helped introduce to a new audience.
"I think Vertigo has always been about just shaking up the status quo, telling stories that [make] you really think in a variety of genres."
"There's a flavor, there's a need, there's a tone to those type of stories, and we're going to make sure we keep doing them"