House to Astonish Episode 96

After far too long away, Paul and I are back! We've got a solid hour and a half of jabbering for you about Karen Berger and Gail Simone's departures from DC (and what this means for the Vertigo imprint and the company as a whole), the November sales figures, the cancellation of Creator-Owned Heroes and Marvel and DC's March solicitations. We've also got reviews of Hellboy In Hell, Blackacre and Avengers, and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe cracks open a cold one. All this plus Cherry Wolverine, Fairtrade comics and the action escapades of a man called Boise.


We'd like to hear what you think about the issues of the day, including (but not limited to):

  • What do you think of the current state and direction of Vertigo? Can the imprint survive without Karen Berger?
  • How important is the creator- or corporate-owned status of a book to you when you're making your purchasing choices?
  • Are there books out there that you think have continued past the natural end point of their stories, and should just wrap up gracefully?

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Let us know what you think, in the comments, on Twitter (I'm @housetoastonish and Paul's @ifdestroyed), via email (to housetoastonish@gmail.com) or on our Facebook fan page.

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