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#1 BobafrigginFeet

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:40 AM

There's only 50 issues left until the end, and Peter Milligan sounds like he ruined Hellblazer. Should I continue?

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AN: If Constantine and Lucifer were in a drag down take out no-holds-barred fight, who wins?
MC: Lucifer wins, then as he's walking away he realizes his wallet's gone.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:27 AM

This sounds more like a poll than an essay question, Bob.
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Milligan inarguably did a shitload of crap, but he did manage some pretty decent stories early on in his run. Maybe go through the first storyline and Suicide Bridge, which are the two that people tend to pick out as the standouts, then investigate further if either of those do anything for you?

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 12:35 PM

yeah. i would say read the whole thing, make up your own opinion and if you like it, say it so you can get bashed for it :tongue:

no seriously, i disliked almost everything, besides some nice ideas, that were badly executed imo. on the other hand, one of my favorite movies is party animals, while i think interstellar is one of the worst pieces of crap ever being pooped on the big screen. taste differs, you know ^^

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

Depends on if you have to pay for them or not (I don't need to know the details). I found them to be a colossal waste of cash, save Suicide Bridge
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

You could just read it a story at a time, to see how you're liking it, and if you find yourself hating it, you can just stop reading. Unlike us completists, who kept reading no matter how bad it got. The first story-arc, "The Scab", was enjoyable. Suicide Bridge is a great story.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:21 AM

View PostBobafrigginFeet, on 03 August 2015 - 10:40 AM, said:

There's only 50 issues left until the end, and Peter Milligan sounds like he ruined Hellblazer. Should I continue?

Just stop there and get City of Demons
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:49 AM

It's probably best to give them a try; there are some I've read that I really enjoyed, but also some that were just so terrible that I couldn't quite believe it. Unfortunately, the latter memories dominate. I still haven't read Scab or Suicide Bridge.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:52 AM

I'm thinking about reading City of Demons and other Hellblazer specials while in between the entire Milligan soap opera, then after 300 I'll try Delano's Bad Blood.

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AN: If Constantine and Lucifer were in a drag down take out no-holds-barred fight, who wins?
MC: Lucifer wins, then as he's walking away he realizes his wallet's gone.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:19 AM

have you read the horrorist? it's my favorite.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:45 PM

Yeah, it depends on what "extras" you've read involving John Constantine. Maybe you should hunt down that material first. There are some real gems to be found there.
Especially, The Horrorist. My favourite too.
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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:25 AM

View Postseventhcircle, on 04 August 2015 - 09:19 AM, said:

have you read the horrorist? it's my favorite.

It was a great story. John trying to reclaim his humanity back.. nice stuff.

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AN: If Constantine and Lucifer were in a drag down take out no-holds-barred fight, who wins?
MC: Lucifer wins, then as he's walking away he realizes his wallet's gone.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 07:01 AM

The Ian Rankin graphic novel (which for some reason is 'A John Constantine Novel' rather than 'Hellblazer') is quite fun. It's silly but enjoyable.
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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:55 PM

View PostGwilym, on 05 August 2015 - 07:01 AM, said:

The Ian Rankin graphic novel (which for some reason is 'A John Constantine Novel' rather than 'Hellblazer') is quite fun. It's silly but enjoyable.

Only read 20 pages of it and it's already good. But I'll save it for later..

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AN: If Constantine and Lucifer were in a drag down take out no-holds-barred fight, who wins?
MC: Lucifer wins, then as he's walking away he realizes his wallet's gone.

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 04:21 AM

Pandemonium was amazing.

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AN: If Constantine and Lucifer were in a drag down take out no-holds-barred fight, who wins?
MC: Lucifer wins, then as he's walking away he realizes his wallet's gone.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 02:31 PM

Truth. One of the best.
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