DC's Dark Line
At the end of DC's Brightest Day limited series, DC decided to reintroduce Swamp Thing & John Constantine after being in DC's more adult Vertigo imprint for years into the mainstream DC Universe.
This leads to DC's new "Dark" line which sets to explores the darker corners of the new DC Relaunch Universe with not-so-typical superhero fair.
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Written by PETER MILLIGAN Art by MIKEL JANIN
DC spins-off one of it's Flashpoint series Secret Seven into Justice League Dark, teaming together it's supernatural characters to take on mystical forces that Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman can't handle. Members are Shade the Changing Man (a weird Steve Ditko creation that landed in the Vertigo imprint back in the 1990s), Deadman (With another appearance again, along with his series in DC Universe Presents), Madame Xanadu, Zatanna, & John Constantine. They take on the evil witch the Enchantress (One time member of DC's previous supernatural team, the Shadowpact). My question is where are DC's "Big Supernatural Guns" the Spectre & Doctor Fate? Will they ever make an appearance in the New DCU? Hey, at least they have the sexy Zatanna on broad. I Hope they play up her past romance with Constantine and is he going to take a superhero name now in the DCU? Captain Hellblazer maybe?
|Justice League Dark|
SWAMP THING Written by SCOTT SNYDER (American Vampire) Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE (Batman, Inc.)
ANIMAL MAN Written by JEFF LEMIRE (Sweet Tooth) Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN (Marvel's Immortal Iron Fist) & DAN GREEN
FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. Written by JEFF LEMIRE (Sweet Tooth) Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI (Unknown Soldier)
One of my favorite characters from Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers series is back again with those weirdos from the Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. I Love acronyms! The whole Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD play is funny. I wished artist Doug Mahnke returned to the character, he added so much style to Mary Shelley's Monster. Not to sure about Ponticelli. Haven't read Sweet Tooth by Lemire, but I've heard good things, must pick up the Trade sometime. This will be Lemire's 2nd title in the New DC Relaunch, a definite look into when released in September.
I, VAMPIRE Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV & Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
A different vampire than Andrew Bennett from the original 1980s House of Mystery series that I loved as a kid. This one is named Andrew Stanton & it looks it DC is going for that young "EMO-Twilight" vampire readership with this book. I never understood why DC never revived this character sooner, like back in the late 1980s & early 1990s with the whole Anne Rice Gothic Vampire-thing was big, just before the Warner Bros. movie came out. I guest it's because comics have always been inspired more from visual mediums than literal ones. Movies are much more easier & faster than sitting down & reading a novel.
HEY COMIC WRITERS! SIT DOWN A READ A CLASSIC BOOK FOR A CHANGE INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT CRAPPY HOLLYWOOD KNOCK-OFFS!
|Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire|
Not that I'm saying comic book writers don't read books. Don't get me wrong. It's just that it seems the the publishers are more influence on what's happening in Hollywood than on the Literary Best Sellers List.
Anyway, I'm a big Vampire Horror fan & I'm willing to check his one out when released in September.
RESURRECTION MAN #1 Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
DEMON KNIGHTS #1 Written by PAUL CORNELL Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT
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