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  1. Who's Indian Jones? Is he like Ghandi with a bullwhip?


    Nah, more like a tomb raider with an archeology degree :) I swear I've never seen so many "priceless archeological discoveries" turned into rubble so quickly.


    As for National Treasure... well honestly it looks like it'll be shitty, but fun, and since there's a free showing on campus on Tuesday... Hey, I'm a college student, I'll go to almost anything if it's free!

  2. After reading enough Greek and Roman mythology to make my head spin I've come to the conclusion that gods who are part of a larger pantheon don't NEED consciences. It seems like they tend to have wives or pissed off relatives instead...

  3. The First of the Fallen is God's excised conscience, and sat at his side as he created the universe and the angels that would eventually rebel and be cast down.


    Lucifer is an angel who was booted out of Heaven for getting uppity. The First watched him Fall.

    lol hooray, someone managed to say it succinctly! Three paragraphs is the shortest explination I could come up with and it was still confusing so I didn't post it... Proof once again that James is a god :)

  4. "There are those exquisite days that seem to drift by, like dandelions caught on a light summer breeze.


    Then there are the rest of them--the ones that drift by like dandelions superglued to the arse end of a bull elephant."


    Hellblazer #116


    I dont' necessarily love it for the John Constantineness (yeah yeah, not a word. It's 3a.m. and it is if I say it is!) of the phrase, I just love that description :)

  5. The first of the fallen, as it states in the character bios on Straight to Hell, is a different individual from Lucifer.


    In the world of Sandman (which seems to be generally accepted to be the same world as Hellblazer), there are three lords of hell. ("Preludes and Nocturnes")  One of which is Lucifer. (the names of the other two elude me).


    In Hellblazer, there are indeed three lords of hell, but The First is in place of Lucifer. ("Dangerous Habits")  The first is also referred to at various points as the devil/satan. (satan i had assumed being Lucifer's other name).


    In fact, the only discernable difference that I can make out between them is that in Sandman, Lucifer quit and gave up hell, ("Season of mists", i think), while the first appears to still be around.  So what's going on?  Are they the same person, despite what the character bios say?

    The short version? No. First of the Fallen and Lucifer are two different entities. If you go to the "Thology of Hellblazer" thread the guys have done a pretty good job of trying to hash out the system (it gets complicated). In Hellblazer #83 First of the Fallen (who refers to himself as The Devil, slightly different than being Lucifer/Satan) gives his own personal backstory. You want it quoted?

  6. My favorite image was always from End of the Line (#67) Dillon's title page where John's stretched out on a grave passed out with a bottle in his hand and the rain just pelting down. It's depressing, but at the same time it just fits so well...

  7. Guest I think most of us would prefer for Conjob to live a long and basically wretched life, both in story and as the Hellblazer series. That said, if given the choice between John meeting an appropriate end, or seeing the series linger for years with a repetative nowhere storyline, I'd rather see him dead. Hell, I think John would probably agree with me.


    At the moment we're very lucky. Carey's writing has been, in my opinion, superb and the stories are still going somewhere interesting. I want the Hellblazer series to continue for as long as it remains fresh and surprising, I don't like to see something I love staggering around half dead.

  8. Hmm, do you have any "enforcement" type words that might work? I just remember a friend of mine, a marketing major, describing hardsell to the exchange students.

    "Imagine you have a product, and you want to sell it. With the softsell you'd make them want it. Fluffy bunnies and babies and flowers and stuff. With the hardsell you'd make them afraid not to have it. Think the mafia showing up to your door and saying you WANT to pay them for protection, 'cause if you don't they're gonna break your knees."

  9. i want to see DC done the Vertigo treatment, not Superman popping over in Hellblazer to say hi to John, and ask him if he can reason with Zatanna, before she causes another Identity Crisis... ;)


    I've got to agree with Rogan here. I voted no, mostly because I don't trust people to fuck with things I like. There are elements of DC that I would like to see done with a Vertigo flair, and I've got to admit that the idea of a GOOD Batman/Hellblazer crossover makes me drool, but overall I'd prefer if the two universes remained separate. I love superhero comics, but in general I prefer if they stay the hell away from my horror stories.

  10. actually, I bought the first couple of issues of Poison Elves that came out from Sirius a few years ago, and it was ok. it's was a pretty original take on the fantasy genre, with a killer elf assassin being the main character. more punk than goth, I thought. the only problem I had was with the art, which was a bit amateur in places. way too much crosshatching in places, which made it look extremely messy.  but the story was quite decent.


    (not being an artist and therefore just going for "ooh shiny") I was always intrigued by the art, right up until you got to a fight scene. Then it tended to get even more confusing than Manga :( Here's a knee, here's sombody's foot, here's a lot of hair... Still, I love it :)

  11. Sounds "edgy" to me.


    In my mind edgy has to try harder, although some of the basic elements are the same. However, I think this is turning into semantics. Suffice to say I'm not sure if you'd like it, but in my opinion it's a hell of a lot better than some of the shit Vertigo's been putting out recently :)

  12. Sticky, sticky, sticky.

    Poison Elves?




    Is it edgy?


    Hmm, edgy...


    Well it started in 1991, the guy payed for the printing himself (and sold countless issues out of his home 'cause most stores didn't carry it) and it managed to stay alive and later thrive until he decided he was done with the series... Edgy (in the Vertigo way that you REALLY want to imply) isn't the first word that comes to mind. It's fucked up, dysfunctional, violent, angry, sarcastic, occasionally sadistic, and in my opinion funny as hell, but I'm not willing to call it edgy 8-)


    I REALLY wish I had a scanner...

  13. I just can't stand fairies and elves and unicorns and wicked witches and little boys who are magicians all of that in comic books anymore (or film or books for that matter)!

    I just get really sick of Fantasy really quick.


    Funny, that's part of the reason why I love Poison Elves, I always enjoyed Drew Hayes' rather cynical, dirty, pissed off view of the fairy tale world. I enjoyed watching Luse try to dismember the Purple Marauder at every turn...


    As for being nice, refrain from flogging dead horses or throwing temper tantrums and we should be good :icon_confused: (I know, I know, that's supposed to be confused, but they don't have a good sarcastic smile...)

  14. I'm not allowed to watch Constantine with any of my friends. :icon_cry: One of them is a self-affirmed Keanufile and the rest have found themselves black and blue for saying things like "It might not be too bad," or "It looks promising"...


    I'm just gonna have to sneak into the theater by myself, 'cause there's no way in hell I"m paying for that piece of shit!!!

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