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    Default What was your favorite label from DC Comics?

    There are many labels in DC Comics, there´s (or there was) Vertigo, Helix, Elseworlds, America´s Best Comics, Homage, Piranha Press, Paradox Press, Minx, Tangent Comics, and others.

    What is your favorite label from all these? What is your favorite story from all these labels?

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    Elseworlds. Though I'm not sure that qualifies as a label in and of itself. My current favorite is Black Label just because they are doing the kinds of series I want to read. Out of continuity stuff with a more mature bent.
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    Elseworlds. I've always liked the freedom that AU's have to play around with a character and their mythology without having to worry about leaving everything as they found it for the next writer, or how whatever happens in their story impact the wider DCU.

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    Of course Vertigo:

    - 100 Bullets
    - Transmetropolitan
    - Saga of Swamp Thing
    - Hellblazer
    - Preacher
    - The Watchmen
    - V for Vendetta
    - Fable
    - Lucifer
    - Scalped
    - Doom Patrol
    - The Sandman
    - Sheriff of Babylon
    - Y: The Last Man
    - The Losers
    - Sweeth Tooth
    - ...

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    Vertigo for sure. I liked a lot of stuff from several of the labels, but Vertigo was where it was at for me.

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    From that list, I have fond memories of Elseworlds, Helix, and Tangent. But America's Best Comics wins. Such a variety of interesting characters in creative stories, mostly written by Alan Moore. Really felt like I got my money's worth. The titles I followed were Tom Strong, Top 10, and Tomorrow Stories, plus all the related spin offs and one shots.

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    Definitely Vertigo, but I’d like to echo the praise for ABC... I devoured every title. Promethea remains a Top 5 title all time (for me).

    But Vertigo, in it’s heyday, was king.

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    Right now it's the Sandman universe as I'm reading three titles- The Dreaming, Hellblazer (*), and Books of Magic.

    * Hellblazer (2019) is pitched as a Black Label book but set in the Sandman Universe so it double dips.

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    Definitely Elseworlds. Wish it was still around.

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    Early 90s Vertigo. Sandman Mystery Theatre. Enigma. The Extremist. Animal Man. Kid Eternity.

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    Vertigo.
    Especially during the '90s.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adset View Post
    Definitely Vertigo, but I’d like to echo the praise for ABC... I devoured every title. Promethea remains a Top 5 title all time (for me).
    I like to pretend that Promethea was really a Vertigo title. It and Hellboy are two titles I felt really captured the early Vertigo feel despite not being Vertigo.

    But then, the '90s had something of a transcendental/existentialism movement going on, most likely fueled by Y2K anxiety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    Of course Vertigo:

    - 100 Bullets
    - Transmetropolitan
    - Saga of Swamp Thing
    - Hellblazer
    - Preacher
    - The Watchmen
    - V for Vendetta
    - Fable
    - Lucifer
    - Scalped
    - Doom Patrol
    - The Sandman
    - Sheriff of Babylon
    - Y: The Last Man
    - The Losers
    - Sweeth Tooth
    - ...
    Actually Transmetropolitan started in Helix

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    If I could win the argument that the 80 Page Giants were a different label--they had a different price point and a distinctive trade dress--then I'd submit those.
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    Vertigo. Preacher is my favourite comic of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice-named View Post
    Early 90s Vertigo. Sandman Mystery Theatre. Enigma. The Extremist. Animal Man. Kid Eternity.
    Same here. I'm pretty sure I own every book published under the Vertigo imprint between 1993 - 1996... all good stuff!
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