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Vertigo to revive Time Warp sci-fi anthology

From Eduardo Risso's cover for "Time Warp" #1

Adding to such recent revivals as Strange Adventures, Ghosts and Young Romance, Vertigo will publish the science-fiction anthology Time Warp #1 in March. Although the announcement at MTV Geek doesn’t specify that the title is a one-shot, all of the previous ones have been.

The issue will feature stories by the likes of Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt,  Toby Litt, Mark Buckingham, Dan Abnett, Peter Milligan, Ray Fawkes, Simon Spurrier, Gail Simone, Rafael Albuquerque and Tom Fowler, with covers by Eduardo Risso (in full below) and Jae Lee.

Time Warp doesn’t have quite the august history that such titles as Young Romance and Strange Adventures have: Debuting in 1979 amid the renewed popularity of science fiction, and in the wake of the DC Implosion, the anthology lasted just five issues. However, it featured an impressive lineup of talent, including Steve Ditko, Curt Swan, Jim Aparo, Paul Levitz, Gil Kane, Arnold Drake and Denny O’Neil.



Love these anthology one-shots. Definitely pick it up.

Love that cover! But who’s the character?

Time warp also had one of the best logos ever. Stick that on and I’m sold …

I was so scared by the cover of the first issue when I was a lad. Seems a good fit for Vertigo.

And Kevin, how did you resist ‘Let’s do the Time Warp’ again as your header?

great. i loved that series. it was a dollar comic, i think, and full of scary weirdness. i’d love to see anthologies make a comeback at DC, particularly in the genres of these one shots. i really enjoy Dark Horse Presents, and i think a DC anthology would be a great showcase for new talent and ideas.

As I recall, some of the unused Time Warp stories ended up in the revived Mystery in Space in the early ’80s.

It was difficult, Martin. Very difficult.

I’ll pick it up.

Hopefully it’s better than the lackluster “Ghosts” was…

I’ll pick it up but I don’t think these Vertigo anthology one-shots have been great at all….

Speaking of Ghosts, that one shot was so appalingly bad I wanted to send Karen Berger hate mail. And now shes retiring. What an amazing legacy she has had.

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