DC seems to really be pushing Constantine. Is wager that he has the most appearances in DC new 52 books, after The Justice Leaguers and Robin
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The last time I bought Hellblazer was sometime after Garth Ennis finished his run on the title. (Then I sort of quit comic books completely in 1995.)
If they're starting him over again as part of the DCnU, I may have to give him a new look, especially since the JL Dark tpb has gotten me curious about his character again. (I also have to sit down and maybe re-read my old issues of Hellblazer.)
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Well, can I say told you? I even freaking called this book Constantine! I must be like a physic or something. OR just lucky. Either way, I feel sorry for those Hellblazer fans. I never got the chance to read Hellblazer. I was thinking of starting to pick it up after issue #297 or so, but since it's ending.... :/ No matter, I'm pretty excited about this. It doesn't have to be all kid-friendly guys. Look at I, Vampire. That violence, that language, the nudity in the book is amazingly not been tampered with (Then again, they do cover it up in a way) so Constantine could still go very dark.
That said, I will miss the continuing story of the older Constantine with his weird, borderline creepy marriage and marked up face. The idea of a younger, PG-13 rated John Constantine with all the limitations that entails does not really interest me the same way.
And on a side-note: If DC really is "pushing" the character, I wish they would start pushing the correct pronunciation of the character's name, Constantine. Even the freaking movie got it wrong, which is disgraceful.
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From the article:
""He's going to be the same age that he is in Justice League Dark and the same character that people know and recognize," Venditti told the Associated Press. "The drinking and smoking, the con man aspect of him — that's going to be very much part of the series.""
I find this really hard to believe since I don't recognize the new Constantine-lite that we've been getting.
Since this whole new 52 started, DC has made more dumbass moves than positive ones. I'm sure this will fall into the former.
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Anyone think this may also have something to do with the rumored film?
I mean if some Mom wants to take her teen son to a comic book movie and he tells her its called Hellblazer she may reconsider.
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