March 4th, 2004

John Constantine

Eat my fuck, Warner Brothers. Eat. My. Fuck.

Here's another in what I'm predicting will be a series of updates about just how badly Warner Brothers is anally raping the Hellblazer character for their "Constantine" movie.

Alan Moore is a British comic book writer, probably most famous for doing Watchmen. He and Eddie Campbell did a comic about Jack the Ripper called From Hell, which was very, very good. It got made into an okay movie with Johnny Depp and Heather Graham, that changed a lot of stuff but still kept the basic thrust of the story. He and Kevin O'Neill did a comic called The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, about figures from classical British literature being recruited by the British Empire to form a superhero team. It's an amazing book that got turned into a godawful crotchpunch of a movie with Sean Connery in it, that changed nearly everything that made the book good in the first place.

Anyway, From Hell kinda sucked, and it changed a lot of stuff. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen sucked massive moose balls and changed nearly everything. But on both of those movies, you'll see a "Based on the book by Alan Moore" credit.

Alan Moore has never written any Hellblazer books, but he created the character of John Constantine during his run on Swamp Thing. Alan Moore has reportedly read the script for the "Constantine" movie, and he's stating that he'll never support a film project based on any of his work again. He's demanded that Warner Brothers and DC NOT credit him as the creator of the character anywhere in the movie's credits, and he's giving his share of the royalties to Rick Veitch and Stephen R. Bissette, the artists he co-created John with.
Self-Portrait 3

Why does it feel like it's wrong for me to be happy?

Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don't know if you knew that.
Oh we'd stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you the Girl From Mars.

Sitting in our dreamy days by the water's edge,
On a cool summer's night.
Fireflies and the stars in the sky,
Gentle glowing light,
From your cigarette.
The breeze blowing softly on my face,
Reminds me of something else.
Something that in my memory has been replaced,
Suddenly it all comes back.
And as I look to the stars.

I remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars,
I don't know if you knew that.
Oh we'd stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you the Girl From Mars.

Surging through the darkness over the moonlight strand,
Electricity in the air.
Twisting all through the night on the terrace,
Now that summer's here.
I know you are almost in love with me,
I can see it in your eyes.
Strange light shimmering over the sea tonight,
And it almost blows my mind
And as I look to the stars

I remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars,
I don't know if you knew that.
Oh we'd stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name,
I still love you the Girl From Mars.

Today I sleep in the chair by the window,
It felt as if you'd returned.
I thought that you were standing over me,
When I woke there was no-one there.
I still love you, Girl From Mars

Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don't know if you knew that.
Oh we'd stay up late playing cards,
Henri Winterman Cigars.
Though she never told me her name
Do you remember the time I knew a Girl From Mars?
I don't know if you knew that.
Oh we'd stay up late playing cards.
Henri Winterman Cigars.
And I still dream of you,
I still love you, the Girl From Mars.
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