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Poll: Hellblazer-Constantine Divisions 2 & 3 (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Hellblazer spin-offs & collections - best writer

  1. Mat Johnson (Papa Midnite) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Si Spencer (City of Demons) (5 votes [83.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.33%

  3. Lemire/Fawkes (Constantine v1) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Ray Fawkes (Constantine v2,3,4) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. James Tynion IV/ Ming Doyle (Con The Hell v1&2) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Simon Oliver (Chas The Knowledge & The Hellblazer v1) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Milligan (Hellblazer The End) (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  8. Denise Mina (Hellblazer The Brave) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 A. Heathen

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:16 PM

Just doing a bit of housekeeping by way of avoiding work, and realised we have never properly voted on the Second Division of Hellblazer writers etc.

Mostly because there were not enough back in 2012.
http://hellblazer.ip...?showtopic=9167

http://hellblazer.ip...10

Now there are.

So here it is. Just the TPBs, No guest writers.
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It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

Was Diggle forgotten in regards to the poll? Since Mina and Milligan are there...

I suppose in lieu of him Spencer would get my vote. I liked City of Demons, even factoring in Zippercoat.

#3 A. Heathen

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

No Diggle is firmly in the 1st Division but Mina and Milligan tussled in the playoffs for Division 2.
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"But that's the whole point, it's supernatural, these things happen.
It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:53 PM

I'm also voting SSpencer. Though Fawkes final volume is my favourite of all these tpbs
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"But that's the whole point, it's supernatural, these things happen.
It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."

#5 Christian

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

I wish this was about a new TPB that Vertigo was releasing, where they reprint the best Hellblazer stories of all time, and ignore those lame writers like Delano, Jenkins, or Ennis who didn't know what they were doing with JC, since it was still the early days, before the character got really interesting. Like with that #0 issue, where we saw what really motivated John. Just working with that sort of strong characterization for John, without all the muddle of things like non-Nick Necro, non-bisexuality, or non-Djinn taking precedence.
I really can't vote on this.....God, this is just awful. I can't believe I kept reading John Constantine stories through all of this. Thanks a lot Voices from Beyond: A Hellblazer Forum....your polls are what motivated me to keep reading this garbage. I did really enjoy one issue of the Jeff Lemire "New 52" debacle, when John went for a tour of his new haunts. I guess Si Spencer would win by default, since I have a deep hatred for most of the other options, but City of Demons ended up going way off the rails by the end too.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:48 PM

Where's the Spencer/Ormston Books of Magic?

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:55 PM

That's not really a John Constantine comic. That's a Time Hunter book. These are just the main Hellblazer-centric comic books.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

True, but Constantine was still all over it, and far more of a presence than he was in the Papa Midnite series.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:39 PM

I am not putting JLDour or the computer game one you all fawned over either.
As Christian says "Not Constantine".

You can count it in voting for Spencer, if it helps.
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It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:08 PM

The Papa Midnite one had "Hellblazer Presents" in the title, and Papa Midnite is a recurring character in the Hellblazer comic books, who doesn't have any presence outside of John Constantine comic books.
Tim Hunter has his own comic series, so I wouldn't say it counts, even though an alternate-universe version of our John features more heavily than JC does in Papa Midnite.
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