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.
It's unclear just which version of the character might manifest, but John Constantine is headed for TV at NBC. Deadline reports that a Constantine drama has sold to NBC with penalty, meaning that if the pilot doesn’t make it to the small screen, the network will have to shell out a pretty penny to none other than writer/executive producers Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) and David S. Goyer, known in these parts as the co-writer of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel, the upcoming Batman vs. Superman.
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
As hopeful as Justice League fans are about the possibility of DC Comics' flagship heroes teaming up in a proper feature film come 2015, it seems those currently enjoying the magical and mystical corner of DC's New 52 in titles like Swamp Thing and Justice League Dark have just as much to be excited about in the not-too-distant future. Following some early rumo
We are once again on the cusp of a new year,and that means that it's time for the regular yearly round of societally mandated self-improvement, the New Year's Resolution. But while you and I might resolve to get out more, lose a little weight, or drop a few bad habits, our favorite superheroes have made mistakes over the past year that have been just a little bit bigger.
As a result, their shots at b
The Vertigo version of John Constantine meant for mature audiences will exit stage left this February in Hellblazer #300, as DC Comics launches a new ongoing title for its more PG-13 "New 52" take on the character simply dubbed Constantine. Just in time for this transition, it seems, Mattel will release a new (and still scarred) John Constantine action figure through its Matty Collector Club Infinite Earths monthly subscription service. The new Constantine toy follows a Hellblazer figure re
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
Friday's Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with moderator John Cunningham, who's DC's VP - Marketing, introducing panelists Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, Co-Publisher Jim Lee and writers and artists James Robinson, Nicola Scott, Tony Bedard, Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato and editor Brian Cunningham. A lively panel with obvious camaraderie, the panelists discussed the history of the