Vertigo Pop! by Jonathan Vankin and Peter MilliganRequirements:
CBR reader, 187 MB.Overview:
The Vertigo Pop miniseries were designed "to be about pop culture around the globe in some vaguely defined way." Indeed, along with middling sales-figures, one critic noted that "[a]side from vague notions of foreign cities and pop culture, it was never entirely clear what they were supposed to have in common in the first place." Vertigo Pop!
Jonathan Vankin, Peter Milligan writer
Seth Fisher colours, penciller
Philip Bond, Warren Pleece, Giuseppe Camuncoli artist
Clem Robins letterer
Karen Berger editor
Nathan Eyring colorist
Published by Vertigo, 2002-2003.
Download Instructions:Vertigo Pop I - Tokyo 01 (2002)Vertigo Pop I - Tokyo 02 (2002)Vertigo Pop I - Tokyo 03 (2002)Vertigo Pop I - Tokyo 04 (2002)Vertigo Pop II - London 01 (2003)Vertigo Pop II - London 02 (2003)Vertigo Pop II - London 03 (2003)Vertigo Pop II - London 04 (2003)Vertigo Pop III - Bangkok 01 (2003)Vertigo Pop III - Bangkok 02 (2003)Vertigo Pop III - Bangkok 03 (2003)Vertigo Pop III - Bangkok 04 (2003)
Vertigo Pop: Tokyo #1-4 (Sep-Dec 2002) by Jonathan Vankin and Seth Fisher
Vertigo Pop: London #1-4 (Jan-Apr 2003) by Peter Milligan and Philip Bond
Vertigo Pop: Bangkok #1-4 (Jul-Oct 2003) by Vankin and Giuseppe Camuncoli
Vertigo Pop: Tokyo, was in the words of one reviewer "a broad comedy about cosplay fans and the mafia (yakuza)," revolving around an American who moves to Tokyo's famous Akihabara district and attempts to deal with the differences between the two cultures before getting caught up in a "wild adventure involving kidnapping, extortion, gangsters, and rock stars." The second miniseries.
Vertigo Pop: London, told the tale of "Rocky Lamont, lead singer in 1960s rock band" who "rather than burning out the way he'd hoped... [went] into a slow and dull decline with a trophy wife and a series of dreary albums." Given the chance to relive his life by switching bodies with "a talentless 20 year-old wannabe rock star with all the looks and charm Rocky used to have," the series deals with the subsequent soul-searching and reflection over such a decision.
Vertigo Pop: Bangkok, was an altogether "darker affair," dealing in part with the sleazy underbelly of Bangkok from the perspective of a number of different Western tourists. Featuring several unlikable and unsympathetic protagonists, the miniseries "capture[d] the city in a dirty and unflattering — yet realistic — light" serving as a backdrop to a tale of the Thai sex trade and sex tourism.