This is the strongest SWAMP THING series since the the second volume.
Berger tried to bring Swampy back under Vertigo and both of those series were abysmal.
Better Alec and Abby and Arcane thrive under DCE than wither under Vertigo.
Aside: I'm really irked that there has been no sign of my beloved Tefé in the DCnU.
Last edited by HellBlazerRaiser; 11-08-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Being passionate about something should not negate being intelligent about it.
You're minimizing what my perspective as been here. That's not even close to why I've called people "idiots". I would implore you to re-read what I'd stated previously.Referring to people as idiots and tearing them down simply because they're angry that a book they enjoyed has been cancelled is "a more mature, rational approach to comics"? Sorry, I'm having a difficult time seeing anything other than a mirror image. To each their own.
From its birth to the mid 90s, Vertigo was SWAMP THING, HELLBLAZER and SANDMAN.
Vertigo in the late 90s was all about PREACHER with a twist of THE INVISIBLES.
Vertigo in the early to mid 00s was 100 BULLETS and Y: THE LAST MAN.
Vertigo from the late mid 00s to the present is FABLES and AMERICAN VAMPIRE.
The faces of the brand change or the brand goes stale.
Last edited by HellBlazerRaiser; 11-08-2012 at 05:51 PM.
Nothing to say that hasn't been said already and not surprised really but still sad all the same. I feel like quoting the sales figures is kind of missing the point of why people are upset. This was a book and character that kept me buying comics. Even when I had to stop buying for a while because I couldn't afford to, I still bought Hellblazer. It is a book that despite selling low for years I would buy every month and think somewhere in the back of my sordid brain, 'Somebody gets it.'
Financially naive? Sure. But I love this comic, I love this character and yes, I'm sad to see him neutered. I have recently been buying less and less from Marvel and DC, Image and Dark Horse providing much more intriguing comics each month. It looks like that trend will continue.
As comics have gotten more expensive I've made a conscious effort to step back and ask myself if I even care about a book, if I really don't I drop it. Hellblazer is a book I still care about and I'm sad to see it go.
My two cents, now go ahead and tear me to shreds, assholes.