Monday, May 24, 2004

Been reading the reports from Wizard World Philly, specifically the Vertigo panel, and one thing really jumped out at me:

* Morrison's Doom Patrol will be collected. The first volume will be released in September and will feature a new cover by Brian Bolland and three pages never seen before. The second volume will be released in December and will include art from Morrison.

Wow! I never thought I'd see the day, especially since DC seems eager to replace Morrison's run with something- anything- else! I would think that they would be concerned that less discerning readers would be completely confused when confronted with this, after having read Byrne's more, shall we say, traditional take on the DP. Oh well, if nothing else maybe there will be some more Crazy Jane in the "three pages never seen before". I miss that character.

A couple of pics from the upcoming film Constantine, too. Boy, DC is trying to put their best spin on the whole thing, but I just can't see how this is going to be anything but a trainwreck. There are easily 500 actors you could name off the top of your head that would make a better John Constantine, and to make him American totally strips the character of effectively 3/4 of his charisma and personality, which has never been Keanu's strong suit in the first place...which is probably why it was done. Anyway, we'll see.

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