Last week it was announced that NBC is developing a new TV series based on the DC Comics character John Constantine, best known as the star of Vertigo perennial Hellblazer. The television project is helmed by writer/executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. It's a potentially exciting prospect, but it appears that Constantine's creators may only see a piece of the pie if the show actually goes to broadcast - and the identity of the creators of record who may benefit is somewhat unclear.
With the 300th and final issue of Vertigo's Hellblazer, out this week, several tumblers shift and lock into place. John Constantine moves to the New 52 on a full-time basis, with a new title beginning in March; the reset button is pushed on his continuity, and the most writer-driven character of the last thirty years is yanked from the comfort and promise of a Mature Readers label and forced to grow up again in a PG-13 world; and the longest-running title in the Vertigo line concludes a twenty year run, as the imprint focuses exclusively on creator-owned comics. It's a sad time for misfits everywhere, as Hellblazer is o
When DC announced that Hellblazer, the flagship title in the Vertigo line, would be ending with issue 300 and relaunching as Constantine in the DC Universe, the reaction amongst readers was mixed, to say the least. And now, via an interview today with Comic Book Resources, DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase have revealed that Robert Venditti, who was previously set to write C
DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan Didio has heard the outcry resulting from the cancellation of the long-running Hellblazer series in favor of the more mainstream Constantine title next year, and he's got something to tell you all. Namely, that if you're sad about
One of the flagship titles of Vertigo since DC Comics launched the mature readers imprint in 1993, Hellblazer, the monthly series starring the cantankerous, chain-smoking, yet eminently charming mage and occult detective John Constantine, has received immense critical success throughout its history. Now, after a 25-year-run that has featured contrib
DC Comics' popular Brightest Day series comes to an end this week with issue #24, and it is one that will be remembered for many years to come. The year-long story focusing on resurrected heroes from across the DC Universe, Brightest Day has already depicted the return of a wayward and beloved character, and the new issue continues that tradition with an appearance of..... SPOILER ALERT, obviously, so
With 275 issues published since 1988, Hellblazer is not only Vertigo's longest-running series, but one of the longest running series currently being published by DC, period. Its only competition are books featuring