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DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby LOLtron » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:58 pm

DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

DC lauded the arrival of Constantine #1 as the character's first ever DC comic book. They were wrong.



Source: Twitter

DC is really having a banner day today.  When they aren't losing creators or crediting the wrong creative teams on books, they can't even seem to remember their own history.

Case in point: 

His first ever DC series? That's because Hellblazer started off as a Vertigo title, right?

Wrong.

See the DC shield on that upper righthand corner?  Yup, Hellblazer was in fact a DC published comic for several years, with Constantine even mentioning superheroes in at least one issue.  While the comic eventually broke away from DC continuity into its own universe, it started off as a part of DC's universe.

While it seems pedantic to harp on a book that became synonymous with Vertigo as being a DC comic, there's nothing comic book fans appreciate more than knowing one's history.  If only DC's marketing department could say the same. 



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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby e_galston » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:01 pm

well DC last year was saying that the first issues of the New 52 were the characters "first appearance"
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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby nietoperz » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Even when Hellblazer first became a Vertigo title (with #63, which means it was a DC book for more than five years), it still initially took place in the DCU. Zatanna and the Phantom Stranger appeared in that very issue, in fact.
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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby GHERU » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:10 pm

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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby Herald » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:18 pm

Man, I'm running out of Muttley animated gifs to express my profound amusement at Dan and the Gang's incessant idiocy today! :-D

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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby Punchy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:42 pm

We have always been at war with Eurasia.

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RE: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby Jef S Po » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:09 am

And JLD could easily be called Johnny and the Capes, as John has been the main character in most of that sorry comic's run.

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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby Lord Ice » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:26 am

Punchy wrote:We have always been at war with Eurasia.


We have always been at war with Eastasia.

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Re: DC Shocker: DC Forgets About Hellblazer History

Postby Mr. Log » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:15 am

Punchy wrote:We have always been at war with Eurasia.


We have always been at war with Eurmama.







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