Dan Didio Defends Cancellation of Hellblazer

Dan Didio Defends Cancellation of Hellblazer

DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio has defended the firm’s decision to cancel Hellblazer in favor of a new John Constantine solo series.

News of the Vertigo series’s demise was met with a backlash from fans and creators alike, but DiDio has promised a “special” and “natural” conclusion to the horror title.

“I am getting a number of messages and notes on the cancellation of Hellblazer. This was not an easy decision and I’d like to say there is a natural conclusion to the Constantine storyline in the Hellblazer series,” he wrote on Facebook.

“Number 300 will be as special as you would expect it to be. Hellblazer’s had a long and incredibly successful run and that’s a tip of the hat to all the great creators that have worked on the book over the years.

“The new Constantine series will return him back to his roots in the DCU and hopefully be the start of another incredible run.”

Hellblazer #300, written by Peter Milligan with art from Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini, arrives in stores in February, 2013, paving the way for Constantine.

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