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Hellblazer

Suddenly

NBC Developing Constantine Series With Nolan Trilogy Scribe

The number of DC universe set shows that are coming to a television screen near you is increasing rapidly these days. The Flash is speedily spinning off of Arrow, Gotham, the Batman show without Batman, was announced yesterday, and now a series based on Hellblazer, the long running Vertigo title featuring the trials of John Constantine, is in development at NBC.

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million dollar lady

Vertigo Comics Executive Karen Berger Is Leaving DC Entertainment

Vertigo Comics has been the more serious, adult oriented arm of DC Comics since 1993 and at the very start was Karen Berger. Getting Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman published was just one of this editor’s countless accomplishments at the company, you can also put Hellblazer and V for Vendetta in that group, so it’s with a great deal of disappointment we must report she’s leaving the DC Entertainment altogether.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Blizzard Offers In Game Kittens in Hurricane Relief Promotion

Shortly after Blizzard took the plunge and began offering exclusive in-game pets to World of Warcraft players for real money they started offering them to benefit charity. The Cinder Kitten above goes for $10, and all of those dollars will go to the Red Cross’ Sandy efforts. (Wow Insider)

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Essay

The Long Arm of the Lore: Female Heroes In Pop-Culture

Editor’s Note: Writer Mike Carey is best known for his comic book work on titles like Lucifer, Hellblazer, and the Eisner and Hugo Award nominated The Unwritten. His wife Linda Carey, and their daughter Louise Carey, are also authors and all three have collaborated on a new book called The Steel Seraglio from ChiZine Publications. Because the story revolves around a strong female heroine (an army of ex-harem members to be exact), the Carey’s decided to write a guest post for us about that popular trend. Read ahead for their thoughts on how The Hunger Games factors in, what they prefer to see in their heroines, and for a sneak preview of The Steel Seraglio

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Power Grid

30 Spooky Story Recommendations for All Hallows Read

Way back in the earlier part of this year Neil Gaiman decided that it was really too bad that we, as a culture, didn’t have a holiday that was just about giving books to people. Thus: All Hallows Read, an exciting new tradition of giving people the gift of a scary book or story on Halloween. We’re no strangers to devouring a book ourselves, so we offer you not just ten, as these things usually go, but a full thirty scary books, stories, and comics for your reading pleasure.

Happy Halloween!

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Power Grid

10 Badass Gay Characters

With DCnU on the horizon, and speculation running amok about where favorite plots might land once the tornado of alternative timeline has died down, there’s been a lot of comic talk in office chats about our much-beloved gay and lesbian vigilantes. Before any more messes of movies come out, or new continuity throws us all for a loop, we thought it would be a good idea to round up June doing what half of every major city (and quite a few small ones) on the planet is doing right now; celebrating Gay Pride Month.

It was high time we actually gave space to LGBT issues, given the month, but also in general. (Withstanding the pandering of X-Men: First Class does not count.) But just as much as we want to showcase characters who kick ass and take names, we hope that youll also in enjoy the little  history lessons.

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