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Friday, May 25, 2012 

Justice League Dark: the title is bound to discourage

USA Today writes about the Justice League spinoff series called Dark, with Jeff Lemire taking over for Peter Milligan, and says:
"It all goes back to the fact that 'Justice League' was in the title. That was the first question I had to answer as a writer: Why is this book a Justice League book? You'll see really early in my first issue what connects it to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League and to the other 'Dark' books and why it's a bridge between the two."

Constantine, Deadman and Zatanna are just some of the "weird" men and women that Lemire says he will be contrasting with the "big, fun, exciting" DC Universe.
Given how gruesome the main series has already turned out to be when Darkseid turned up and broke Green Lantern's arm, I can't see how much contrast there could be at all, and a spinoff so blatantly steeped in dark and occult isn't making any improvement.

Seeing that John Constantine is a cast member here, that reminds me: as of now, the Hellblazer series is still being published under everybody's radar, nearing a 300th issue already. How strange. It suggests that Constantine's solo book - one of the last of its kind still published under the Vertigo label - survived the Flashpoint rebootings, possibly even getting ties to the Swamp Thing severed, but at the same time, a different version's been introduced for the DCnU. If they really have kept the original Constantine intact, why does his book get a pass that most other DC related characters and books didn't?

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Speaking as a fan of Hellblazer, Peter Milligan's run since he took over in 2009 has been god-awful. Even the now dire #275 and beyond has proved that DC really doesn't give damn anymore. Mind you, I haven't felt this alienated since Devin Grayson's tenure on Nightwing.

I refused to check out JL:Dark seeing as it's dreadful concept right from the start and it really doesn't look like it'll continue despite the change over from Milligan the Terrible to DC's latest fortunate son Jeff Lemire.

As long as Dan DiDio (the comic industry equivilant of the late Doctor Who Producer John Nathan-Turner) is roaming the offices of 1700 Broadway, DC Comics will remain in ruins

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