By JonesDeini 33 Comments
The recent return of Swamp Thing in Brightest Day got me to thinking. How awesome would it be if the DC/Vertigo universes were merged again? Or at least have vertigo exist in one of the 52 Earth's. Shade, Doom Patrol, Animal Man,& Swamp Thing all had excellent work done with them at the company and I think using established DC characters in vertigo's more mature world would benefit everybody involved. I mean how awesome would a Shadowpact title with John Constantine on the team be? How about an even edgier Secret Six title? How much doper would the current arc's trip to hell have been if they were in the hell depicted in Gaiman's Season of Mist?! Baine's reaction to Ragdoll telling him he's doomed for hell would've been really something had the sentence been pronounced by Lucifer himself. One of my favorite things that happened in comics recently was the appearance of Death in Cornell's Action Comics. I would love to see more and more moments like that occur. Vertigo's, bar none, my favorite company of all time and has produced some of my favorite works in literature period. Currently I must admit that I'm not too pleased with the current direction the companies going in. I still enjoy a few titles being produced there in recent years, most notably The Unwritten, American Vampire,& Unknown Soldier (foolishly canceled) to name a few. But the company's become too focused on repacking trades of their classic works instead of giving new titles time to grow and find their niche fan base. I think that granting writers access to DC's staple of characters would really do wonders for their roster of ongoings.