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It all depends on your definition of Super-hero. There's many different opinions on the definition. To me it's about tights and fights. It's about do-gooders saving the innocent in colorful attire. Animal Man was a super-hero but gave it up. Swamp Thing is just a hero with super powers. JLD is the main Dark Line book with some people in tights (Deadman, Black Orchid (kinda), and maybe Doctor Mist and Amethyst. The other books have heroes in regular attire or time-specific wear (Demon Knights).
I'm alright with the changes. Its the execution that I'm unsure about. I'll wait for issue one to judge. Still really hoping they'll give Simon Bisley the cover art.
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It is much better to read about a younger, streamlined Constantine than some old character who ages every year (which is impossible for comics) and was created 30 years ago.
Making Constantine younger would probably get some new customers who might not like the violence of Vertigo and I already see 2 new customers in this thread. It is also a good idea to put him in America as it would help American readers identify with him better.
There's nothing wrong if you haven't read Hellblazer before Constantine but the wrong part is why HAVEN'T you? Hellblazer has been one of the best titles around since its birth and it's been almost always consistent (you have Mina's short run to blame the record).
Him aging was one of the things that made him unique (though with his demon blood it didn't really matter that much) and him being British and living in London were other reasons that made him unique too. Why should everyone be American or live in America?