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Off My Mind: Vertigo's Death At DC, What Will This Mean?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
Will we see more crossovers and what will she think of Blackest Night?
The first thing is the line between DC and Vertigo is getting smaller. There's always been a distinct connection between the two "universes" (I remember Martian Manhunter and Arkham Asylum being in Sandman #5), but for the most part, DC and Vertigo remained separate.
This news also follows last month's bit about Swamp Thing returning to the DC Universe. With Death coming, does this mean we'll see more DC/Vertigo crossovers? Will this change the nature of the Vertigo characters when they have to adapt for the DC books? What other Vertigo characters might we see in DC books?
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The other thing to consider is, what will Death think about Blackest Night? In Action Comics #890, we see Lex Luthor obsessed with finding a power ring. He's searching for any traces of the Black power rings. His quest to find more power is what will lead him the boundaries of the DCU. With Death appearing, will she have anything to say about the dead that temporarily came to life during Blackest Night and what does she think about the ones that came back at the end of Blackest Night?
Despite the various crossovers ( Dream has even appeared on the cover to 1998's JLA #22), it just seems these characters should remain separate. I do enjoy both line of comics but I don't think they should mix. I understand that Neil Gaiman even gave his approval on Paul Cornell using Death but it just feels wrong. Cornell has assured us that she "will be true to the spirit of what has gone before." Paul Cornell will do the right thing but I fear that this could open the door to other things in the future that might not go as smoothly.
What are your thoughts on Death meeting Lex Luthor? Do you like the idea of DC and Vertigo characters interacting? Do you think we'll see Death address the resurrections from Blackest Night? What Vertigo and DC characters would you like to see meet up?