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  1. On 6/17/2020 at 10:38 AM, JohnMcMahon said:

    More detailed information on the Ellis allegations here

    Getting dirty with 20 year old women isn't a sin but exploiting your position of privilege over vulnerable people is and if that's the case here then he's got a lot to answer for.

    Surprised Bleeding Cool haven't weighed in on this.

     

    About them...


  2. 5 hours ago, GottaGetAGrip said:

    I'm somewhat surprised at the number of Hollywood-level actors partaking in an audio drama adaptation.

    (Makes me wonder if there's going to be some crossover between this cast and the cast of the in-development Netflix adaptation - though I can't exactly picture Egerton as a live-action John and much less James McAvoy as Dream)

    I'll give Egerton a chance. Look how we took to Matt Ryan soon as we saw the official pic and trailer. However, I don't see any crossover happening in any form. 


  3. 8 hours ago, dogpoet said:

    We're all taking it for granted that the old boy is the last panel of 300, which may not be the case. There's another Constantine who got zapped by Gemma's magic nerf gun, after all, and he'd have a good reason for taking a possessive approach to John's soul as well as explaining the physical link between the two of them. Maybe even telling John boy to be the best Constantine he can is just to free him up to be the worst himself.

    Maybe it's John's evil twin...

    If that's the case then everything in the Milligan era was just The Golden Boy not going into that goodnight quietly in Diggle's abrupt ending.....


  4. 9 hours ago, Christian said:

    I thought that old man John was the JC from HB #300 also. I was wondering if the "old man" being referred to by hipster Tom was supposed to be Old Man Constantine or not. I thought maybe it was someone else. I can't see our John stirring up racism, although an earlier issue did show Old Man Constantine meeting with that Right-Wing politician.

    So, maybe Old Man Constantine really doesn't have anything to do with the classic HB series.

    Unless Old Man Conjob only blocked Willowtree  so our boy can get shit done.


  5. 1 hour ago, JohnMcMahon said:

    It is indeed a two parter, it's not high comedy but

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    John going to all the trouble of slipping back into his old duds only to get attacked by a shit monster

    got a laugh from me.

    A shit monster a neck beard failed to stop. Then again maybe the shit monster was meant to be DiDio

     

    I feel for him. He might as well just settle for a suit vest and call it a day as backup. Still, for a one of a 2 parter, it feels very Jenkins with a dash of Ennis. A combo you can't go wrong with.

     

    8/10


  6. Soon as I saw that otw home from work, I went full goofy Macguire dance. 

     

    Maybe he can grovel to Alan Horn (since he came to DC under his WB tenure) for a job at Disney before Iger leaves (but not before the latter blackballs him)


  7. On 2/3/2020 at 12:40 PM, londonsurrealist said:

    To be honest, I found Ian Rankin's book less than whelming. Not horrible, not great, a few good moments along the way, but too superficial.

    Ironically, not too out of place for the James Tucker helmed DC animation crew to adapt (of course it'd be polluted with a ref or two complete with either a Nightmare Nurse appearance or Andrew Bennett because JL Dark is the little engine that shouldn't have been built) if applicable


  8. On 1/28/2020 at 10:55 AM, Christian said:

    I think the Doyle/Tynion run was pretty divisive from the start.

    To their credit, they didn't try to write stretched out story-arcs, for the TPB market. Most of their stories were stand-alone.

    It never truly had the feel of a John Constantine comic, although I thought it started out pretty well, before it quickly seemed quite pointless.

    I never felt that the "Rebirth" book was succeeding in recapturing the spirit of returning John to classic HB status, as it seemed like he was trying too hard to fool readers in to thinking it was a relaunch of the Vertigo book, instead of a watered-down DCU all-ages retread. This was even before it became apparent that Oliver's sole idea was John vs. the Djinn. I give Doyle/Tynion credit for at least trying something different.

    Spurrier's book is the first time I felt like I was reading a HB story that is  continuation of the same character from the Vertigo series.

    Yes, I definitely give credit to Spurrier for starting out with a three-issue story-arc. I hope to see more one or two-part stories going forward too, like the pre-Azzarello Hellblazer series.

    Even if their version if different was misguided and still kissing DiDio's bald head. 

    Aside from the fucking Djinn, the hunt for Abby could've been so much more too close and a way resolve it and kill two birds with one stone. But alas it wasn't nor couldn't be the case. Then again, I'd reread that over Fawkes' butchering of the Trenchcoat Brigade and Cold Flame Cult any day (long as I continuously pretend JLDark isn't a thing whatsoever,)


  9. On 1/22/2020 at 1:15 PM, JohnMcMahon said:

    Not a lot to say on this one, just a nice tasty serving of Hellblazer!
     

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    Constantine dealing with the woes of public transport was amusing and I guess it's nice to have another ex-boyfriend officially in the books for those who try to play silly buggers about these things ?  John's new crew are interesting but I'm looking forward to Chas showing his face down the road! 

     

    Flashbacks or as a Ghost...

     

    Speaking of Chas, its kina ironic we get Noah filling his shoes considering our reservations about Mr "DO IT!!" 15 years earlier.


  10. On 12/23/2019 at 2:42 PM, Christian said:

    Uhhh....Yeah, I'm pretty sure that the 8 years of DCU were definitely fan fiction!

    What if John Constantine interacted with the Justice League and fought his arch-enemy, the amazing Nick Necro?

    What if John Constantine's whole character was that he was bisexual?

    What if they relaunched Hellblazer to be just like the Vertigo series again, but rated PG and featuring a never-ending story-arc about John fighting Djinn?

    I guess Milligan's what if John Constantine married a Goth girl who was 40 years younger than him and that fell in love with him when she was twelve years old also counts.....

    That all sounds like purely (and very shitty) fan fiction to me!

    These 10 years were utter shit (excluding City of Demons, Ian Rankin's* one off and Pandemonium which werenow the bad times conclude with a true return

     

    *Im ashamed that got overlooked by yours truly


  11. 34 minutes ago, dogpoet said:

    Look at it this way, John: Milligan insisted that the trenchcoat was magic even before he revealed that it was magic because it used to belong to Nick Necro.

    If that isn't a good enough reason to get him a donkey jacket or a leather or something, what is?

    Just as i insist everything outside of Scab and Suicide Bridge along with 8 years o' DCU is just that: bad fan fiction

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  12. 12 hours ago, JasonT said:

    Surprised to find that was pretty much exactly what I wanted from Hellblazer. Creepy horror story, bit of social comment, fantastic art, John's character felt right, I liked Nat instantly. The whole thing felt like authentic Hellblazer for the first time in *mumbles* years.

    They need to let go of the trenchcoat. Other than that, more of the same please.

    Did I mention how good the art was?

    They did that already (and very short car coat at that*)....the monkey's paw for that was the ugly boots, a supporting character who's death wasnt earned or warranted, and 13 issues of meandering shit and ugly art (save for Vanessa Del Ray in #3-4).

     

    But I guess it would be nice to see our boy least differenate between outfits like in the Delano years. The last time he done that being both Carey (at first, the short jacket threw me off at first glance w/ #189 since I was expecting the black sweater & pants w/ Trench like the previous arcs) and Diggle (ending in John in a tieless suit defeating the Golden Boy). Unless the next writer after Spurrier has John going full Peter Capaldi**, we can't fuck with what's part of an ingredient. That'd be like having a certain Bog God sporting a Mohawk

     

    *having looked at some jackets online in the 4 yrs since, two car coat looks can easily pass if one were to do the DCYou cosplay carefully.

     

    ** hoodie and wearing a coat (trench or long wool variety) ontop of it.


  13. On 12/2/2019 at 7:30 AM, dogpoet said:

    Thanks. I do sometimes wonder whether Constantine has trouble keeping track of the names of all these exes of his as well. Small wonder so many of them end up dying nastily...

    And those who still live get to where the "I survived John Constantine!" t-shirt. Same for any dame who deals with some blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen


  14. On 12/2/2019 at 2:56 PM, JohnMcMahon said:

    John makes a snide comment or two about her eating habits too - after he tried to rape Phoebe mind so fairly far down on his list of offences under Milligan!

    Oh god did I forget about that part. One more point of why Milligan's run makes Azzarello's 25 issue Batman audition look more readable (but not by much despite Frusin, Dillon, Camuncoli, and Davis carrying the book)

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