Garth Ennis Parodies The Treatment Of John Constantine By DC Comics


Once upon a time, there was a character in DC Comics' Swamp Thing called John Constantine, created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben.

So popular he was, he span off into his own series, Hellblazer, written by Alan's mate Jamie Delano. And all was good with the world. Lots of folk wrote his stories over the years, as it became a mature readers Vertigo series including a memorable stint by Garth Ennis that preceded his Preacher series for DC Vertigo.

But then things changed. DC executives demanded that the Vertigo contracts not be as attractive, and the creators went elsewhere. And then DC Comics decided they wanted Constantine back in the regular universe, he joined the Justice League Dark series and it was all rather laughable.

Well, Garth Ennis certainly found it funny. From a seemingly unread preview of tomorrow's Six Pack & Dog Welder #2 for Adventures In Poor Taste. As John Constantine  recalls the days of DC Vertigo…


Bright idea? Brightest Day… New 52… Rebirth…


John Constantine, with a space helmet and a raygun.

img_1358-2-666x1024And a Silver Surfer board. That's basically Justice League Dark, right? Meanwhile, The Spectre has come from the demon barman, Baytor. And what's the one thing Baytor always says?


Oh that's not good…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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