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An imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo has been the home for more adult content in comic form. Though many characters have weaved themselves in and out of DC continuity.

What’s on the Vertigo Comics Reading Order?

Over the years, DC Comics has needed a home for some of its more adult or more mature content. Hence the imprint Vertigo was born. Some of that content is its own shared universe. However, much of it weaves in and out of the Main Continuity. You’ll recognize some characters like Constantine and the Swamp Thing as being part of the main continuity (most of the time), but are included here as well. However, this timeline includes some Vertigo comics not include on the main continuity timeline. We hope you enjoy!

Where to Start?

It’s hard to say where to start on this timeline. You can begin with the very early stuff, but we’d recommend beginning with the early Hellblazer comics. The Neil Gaiman Sandman comics, or Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing are also essential bits to start with.

As always, if you like this timeline, you might enjoy some of our others, including our massive collection of DC timeline in our DC Comics Hub. And if you see something that needs to be added or changed, be sure to let us know over on our contact page. We love to hear all your feedback! In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this Vertigo Comics Reading Order.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

26

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Gardner Fox

2005-01-19

124

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Robert Kanigher

2009-03-17

129

The Golden Age

Graphic Novel

Joe Simon

2009-08-18

248

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Bob Haney

2002-04-01

263

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Jack Schiff

2004-08-04

272

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Bob Haney

2009-04-14

276

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake

2006-03-28

281

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Bob Haney

2009-09-01

293

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake

2008-02-27

312

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Bob Haney

2010-08-24

314

The Silver Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake

2008-08-05

347

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Berni Wrightson

2008-08-12

349

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Dennis O’Neil
Ed Herron
John Broome
Mike Friedrich
Mike Sekowsky
Robert Kanigher

2006-10-18

354

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Dennis O’Neil

2001-12-01

365

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

E. Nelson Bridwell

2009-10-27

372

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Jack Kirby

2008-11-25

373

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Dave Wood
E. Nelson Bridwell
Frank Robbins
Fred Wolfe
George Kashdan
Jack Oleck
Joe Orlando
John Albano
Len Wein
Leo Dorfman
Lynn Marron
Mary DeZuniga
Maxene Fabe
Mike Fleisher
Robert Kanigher
Sergio Aragones
Sheldon Mayer
Steve Skeates

2010-02-09

374

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Len Wein

2002-12-01

375

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Len Wein

2009-06-02

391

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Arnold Drake
Bob Haney
David Michelinie
Len Wein
Marv Wolfman
Paul Levitz

2008-03-12

421

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Cary Bates
Dan Mishkin
David Anthony Kraft
David Michelinie
Elliot S. Maggin
Gary Cohn
George Kashdan
Gerry Conway
Jack Kirby
Jack Oleck
John Broome
Len Wein
Mary Skrenes
Mike Bentley
Paul Kupperberg
Paul Levitz
Robin Snyder
Roger McKenzie
Sheldon Mayer
Steve Skeates
Walt Simonson
Wyatt Gwyon

2014-06-24

426

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Alan Moore

2009-02-10

429

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Alan Moore

2009-12-01

435

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Alan Moore

2010-06-29

442

Bronze Age

Graphic Novel

Marv Wolfman

2001-01-01

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