#1 Posted by Onemoreposter (4021 posts) - - Show Bio

I was reading some old X-Men today and thinking about how they overall would fit great in the Vertigo universe (not surprising since the Doom Patrol fit in so nicely). Specifically I was thinking Jamie Madrox would have been a perfect character for his own solo Vertigo series. I know Marvel has their MAX line which is sort of the equivalent to DC's Vertigo, but to me MAX seems to be more over the top gore and sex than the twisted, dark, intense stories we've received from all of the great Vertigo series.

If you could place any Marvel character into a Vertigo type setting, who would it be and why?

#2 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio
Done in the fashion of 'The Sandman'/'Lucifer' and her interaction with cosmics
Squirrel Girl with Ellis & Gaiman on board
#3 Posted by Moonchilde (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr. Strange. Classic Strange stories are really very trippy and tend to deal with very high-concept type stuff, I feel like he was likely the influence on a lot of Vertigo anyway. Strange getting a full-on Vertigo treatment actually seems like something that's overdue IMO.

#4 Posted by NuclearLife (53 posts) - - Show Bio

I say Moon Knight would fit pretty well. He's best when he's written dark, and insane. I can almost see him in a book like Hellblazer(ish). Working against crime, but dealing with a mystic element. Like his first appearance in Werewolf by Night, and Khonshu. Also you could bring in Bushman for some heavy psychological thrills. Actually, Morpheus could be good with Vertigo too. He's always been asking for some better series. And the MAX series has characters that would be great to take into a Vertigo setting. i.e. The Hood, Simon Garth, Werewolf by Night, Punisher, Man-Thing (mind you they had Swamp Thing), Hellstorm, maybe even Howard the Duck (that's a real maybe). Oh, also Brother Voodoo.

#5 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine

#6 Posted by Cap10nate (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil, Punisher, and Winter Soldier. All would work well in the more mature setting that Vertigo provides. I am reading the Fury Max title now and while I like the story, I'm not a huge fan of the 'Max' portion of it. They seem to throw in excessive swearing, nudity, and gore because they can and not because it adds significantly to the story which makes it seem more juvenile than a normal Marvel story.

#7 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

cloak & dagger. they wold have a supernatural element to them like the show which focuses on their powers and relationship with each other and how they are within society.

blue marvel give him the same treatment like captain atom from DC.

Etrigan the demon he's an interesting character ever since i saw him on the justice league in a knight's of shadows.

#8 Posted by Billy Batson (57939 posts) - - Show Bio

Heh, I remember this kind of thread from another site (CBR).
What exactly is Vertigo treatment?
BB

#9 Posted by The_Horrible_Truth (24 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Captain America would certainly get more interesting if he was shuffled across to Vertigo. Because all of the things CA is supposed to represent (especially regarding "The American Dream) tie in with America's real life foreign policies, many of which are decided using extremely "questionable" factors. A Vertigo environment would allow for CA to really get into controversial subjects without having to constantly rein the writers in for being too 'out there', either in terms of political sensitivity or 'adult' content.
 
 CA is in an extremely privileged place now as a character, (ie; Long standing character, been on a kind of 'Marvel backboiler'  for decades, recently promoted to mainstream with Hollywood credibility and $$$) So I think an environment like Vertgo
 would be like a kind of "go anywhere" Warrant Card, and in the hands of the kind of writers Vertigo have in their stables, that potential could really explore the  "down and dirty" aspects that current mainstream restrictions place on CA's creative teams.  
 
Imagine, the seedy underbelly of America's present geo-political profile, suddenly thrown open to the kind of examination that would, (were it IRL) by necessity be "Classified" for the nest 100 years. 
 
Now think of CA, with a Verigo 'Tabulah Rasa' to go anywhere CA wanted to, in the hands of . . . Garth Ennis. His disdain for the "Superhero" format isn't exactly a trade secret is it? And in particular, he sees CA as one of the worst offenders. He has stated that the found characters like Captain America “borderline offensive"  and his particular expertise of the Political Arena CA has previously operated in is second to none. 
 
I know that yes, if you give Ennis a Superhero to play with, (A Kirby creation, no less) he will take the piss out of anything that went before, and totally subvert the character, but rather than doing so out of a purely "because I can" motivation, I think he would use it as a vehicle to expose the dark places that CA has been since WWII,   in the uniquely brutal, mind rapingly explicit and perverse way that he is so loved for.

#10 Posted by The_Tree (7280 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Dr. Strange.

#11 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14594 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Dr. Strange.

I would love to see that.

#12 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5374 posts) - - Show Bio
@The_Tree

Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Dr. Strange.

Throw in The Punisher and Damian Hellstrom and I'm in.
#13 Posted by davelecave (1113 posts) - - Show Bio

@Moonchilde said:

Dr. Strange. Classic Strange stories are really very trippy and tend to deal with very high-concept type stuff, I feel like he was likely the influence on a lot of Vertigo anyway. Strange getting a full-on Vertigo treatment actually seems like something that's overdue IMO.

#14 Posted by TDK_1997 (14684 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil.

#15 Posted by cosmicallyaware1 (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

agreed with Cloak and Dagger. That would be sweet.......... and I'll agree with the classic Dr.Strange Vertigo treatment, perfect.......

#16 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Heh, I remember this kind of thread from another site (CBR).
What exactly is Vertigo treatment?
BB

same question here

#17 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr Strange, Blade, Ben Grimm & Puck..

#18 Posted by RoyHarperBLOW (1495 posts) - - Show Bio

Strange all the way.