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  1. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Fair enough. I didn't know that, and thought he was something else Morrison had made up from scratch for that story: it was only the Kree and Duggan in that I thought he hadn't. (Pretty sure that was The Raft's first appearance as well, come to that, though he might have been setting that up for Bendis...)
  2. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Meh. If they want to replace Tony Stark with a female character, Oubliette Midas seems a shoo in given the way they've been using her since they stopped denying the Morrison Marvel Boy series even exists a few years back: apart from anything else, she can probably afford to buy out Stark Industries...
  3. Image Comics

    He's giving Kid Lobotomy one last chance before he stops reading reading the sex criminal Peter Milligan, I think.
  4. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Just tell her it's a book written by guys (apart from Denise Mina, but she wrote guy-ish on that comic), about a guy, for guys, and that the last writer doubled down on the guyishness to the exclusion of everything else, Christian. I mean seriously, what's the problem there?
  5. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    They didn't even let being completely unable to do anything to advance the plot after the second film left a load of lose ends unresolved for the final sequel cramp their style too much, iirc.
  6. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    There'd be nothing to stop Marvel doing something like that themselves, though: have one of the girl geniuses fill in for Reed, replace Ben with a female brick (Thundra might be good for that), bring in a female pyrokinetic and switch Sue for a token guy. And you're right that the original run of Star Wars comics were a lot better than they get remembered as being: lovely Chaykin, Infantino and Simonson art, some very inventive stories (massively at odds with almost everything else that's been published or filmed since, of course, but that's a big part of the fun) and the writers obviously having a great time telling stories where they don't have be careful about fifteen years of continuity getting messed up if they do anything left field.
  7. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Nope, I've checked, and it was a first issue special. Walt Simonson and Martin Pasko rather than Gerber. They might have included it with the collection if Simonson drew both? As for your other point: if Marvel have anything resembling a flagship book it's probably Spiderman and has been for a very long time now.
  8. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    There's a rather good Doctor Fate story there as well, unless Simonson did that one as part of something else.
  9. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    My bad, I thought Sword of the Atom was a lot earlier than that. Must be the Gil Kane art making me think that.
  10. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    How about the two first issue specials Simon did at the same sort of time as Prez (I think, though I'm not sure, that Brother Power was a bit earlier) as mad stuff not aimed at kids go? I have no idea who the hell he thought the audience for that Outsiders comic was and I would hope that The Green Team was as raving mad as that cover makes it look as well. My point, btw, was not that DC were publishing odder/more mature stuff than Marvel were but that they were doing some stuff that wasn't just samey superhero comics for a young audience: Ditko's batshit original run of Shade, the Atom being retooled as a sword and sorcery epic involving midget aliens and Chaykin's take on Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser and Ironwolf were all the mid '70s, weren't they?
  11. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Thomas was obviously ahead of the curve on that: I think everybody was predicting that Star Wars would be an "expensive" stiff before it launched and went ballistic, weren't they? That's the only reason Warners let Lucas keep the merchandising rights by most accounts. Hell, they'd even commissioned Alan Dean Foster to write a cheapjack paperback original sequel tying up the loose ends as there'd be no reason to do a follow up on film... That said, I doubt that Joe Simon's gloriously batshit mid '70s output was aimed at primary school kids: even Steve Gerber wasn't doing anything as out there as Pres in '76, was he?
  12. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    That used to be DC's business model: iirc they were making such a loss on selling (or failing to sell) comics for most of the '70s that they were negotiating with Jim Shooter to sell him a license as Marvel managed to keep making a profit on their comics sales through the same period.
  13. The Hellblazer # 15

    I think Sean Murphy tried to do that, but was stopped.
  14. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    That's mostly because (as I said) the publisher is milking the old shit rather than coming up with new shit. The dark pheonix story was not just a threadbare pastiche of Lee and Kirby's (rather shoddy, if we're honest) 'sixties X Men stories, but pastiche is all marvel are doing these days. If they want to give Sony a fuck off gesture, they could start by knocking up something different that fills the same role as the Fantastic Four did. It'd work a lot better than all of this stuff about inhumans being cooler than mutants, wouldn't it? (Hell, as we're supposed to be talking about Constantine in here, they could set up Jennifer Kale as some sort of roving occult troubleshooter who deals with stuff that brother Voodoo and Doctor Strange wouldn't dirty their hands messing with.)
  15. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    The really weird thing is that they're replacing male characters with female ones, rather than just starting new titles around their existing (and often underused) female characters. Miss Marvel and Squirrel Girl didn't replace Master Marvel and Squirrel Boy, after all. If they are proving popular, maybe it's because they started as something different rather than yet another minor twist on an early '60s character whose comic has been running on vapours for a quarter of a century?
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