Who would've thought we'd see a Vertigo
John Constantine in the DC Infinite Earths sub?
For many years, Vertigo characters were off limits to DC proper, let alone a toy line based on such.
Now, it seems the sky's the limit..and when it comes to DC/Vertigo properties, which is the biggest that springs to mind?
First published in 1989, there's no doubt that this series was firmly embedded in the Nineties.
Following on from adult orientated titles such as Alan Moore's superb Swamp Thing run and it's spin off comic Constantine..this series pretty much built the Vertigo imprint.
I'm going to assume that everybody is familiar with this comic, writer Neil Gaiman deftly wielded a heady mix of influences from classic fairy tales to modern fables and in the process created one of the most revered runs in comics history.
I know that for those who love the Super-hero set, Sandman figures taking up valuable sub slots, probably won't hold much appeal, a not unfair viewpoint.
This year though..Mattel solved that problem for us.
Once the untouchable ideal, DC Comics made it clear this year that nothing is impossible.
Eschewing series creator Alan Moore, DC released the "Before Watchmen" project.
Taking these seminal characters, DC have issued a series of prequels written by big name creators and trading on this much loved series.
Mattel, sensibly, have jumped on in and finally given fans the chance to own much coveted "Comic accurate" figures.
So if Mattel are chasing this Golden Goose, why can't they do it again?
The fanbase is there, the figures are achievable and there are plenty of characters to choose to fill the optimum year of subscription.
Dream, Death, Desire, Despair, Destiny, Delirium [Redacted for those who've yet to experience this book] and latecomer Daniel..
The Corinthian, Lucifer, Brute and Globb..Hell, sneak in a Kirby Sandman.
So what do you think?
Would you sign up for this, secure in the knowledge that sister line DCIE is untouched?
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