PDH wrote:To be honest, I think that Constantine works much better in the DCU than in Vertigo. The whole point of the character was putting him in a room with people like Batman and then standing back and watching the fireworks. He fits there because he doesn't fit there. It's a source of interesting conflict that is entirely lost when you take him out of that context.
I'm not saying that there shouldn't be a Vertigo book, as well. I stopped reading it a bunch of issues ago but I have been a huge fan of it at points. The Ennis, Ellis and Azz runs in particular are all superb. It's a shame that that is coming to an end but, if I'm being brutally honest, the book hasn't been that good in a long time (though Milligan was a big improvement on some of the other writers).
I don't know whether I want to read Constantine War Journal, though. I like Lemire's JLA Dark a lot. He has a great handle on the character. I would love to see him on the JLA proper, too.
That's the thing though, even though the title has fallen off of late it's been proven that not only does it work well in the Vertigo Universe, it works very well.
The fact that one of the longest running and really principal Vertigo titles is in this situation reflects moreso on the current editorial staff at DC than anything else.