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
Jamie Delano's "Rawbone" -- a recent four-issue series from Avatar that, from what we can tell, is entirely about pirates raping each other until they die -- is not very good. In fact, it's been referred to as "frankly, f---ing disgusting and completely insane," and considering that diagnosis came from Warren Ellis himself, that's saying something.
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