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I'd have thought that with all the rape, maimings and squashed children that DC's been dark for some time now.

Demon Knights


"Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history. Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Cornell and artists Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert combine sorcery, swords and superheroes in DEMON KNIGHTS #1."

Although I know that this one has been mentioned elsewhere, but I am legitimately interested in this one, because I'm both a fan of Cornell's writing and I like period-set horror and science fiction.

And secondly, the I, Vampire reboot,


"Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind."

Awww, Andy! You've been Cullened!
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/06/07/dc-embraces-its-dark-side/

For an example of how I'm used to seeing the character, here is where he met Dr Thirteen and Traci, where he gives a lowdown of his backstory and acts as a parody of the silly Anne Rice kind of vampires that preceded the Twilight silly vampires.

From Tales of the Unexpected 2,
The Doctor and Traci were investigating a plane that crashed in the French Alps as a favour to Dr Thirteen's old college buddy, the President of France. Then... the unexpected happens in the form of the duo being attacked by a yeti... a yeti that turns out to be a centuries old British vampire instead, who was wearing a yeti outfit for some reason. Nevertheless, the vampire took them to a cave and built them a fire, 'cause he's a nice undead abomination as it turns out.







For those who wondered in the Flashpoint scans of Traci and her Dad, this is pretty much how he acts all the time.

Date: 2011-06-07 08:50 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I love Azzarello's take on Dr 13. It's not even the moderate denial/unable to believe his eyes attitude of Morrison's version, it's just sheer idiocy and ridiculous denial in the face of the obvious.

This is true!

Date: 2011-06-07 08:52 pm (UTC)
capt_satellite: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capt_satellite
I do like these Dr. 13 pages a LOT!

Re: This is true!

Date: 2011-06-07 09:08 pm (UTC)
drexer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drexer
Are those from Flashpoint? Because they're making me miss the event on which i had absolutely no interest in.

Re: This is true!

Date: 2011-06-07 09:11 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
These are from Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality, which was a back up story in Tales of the Unexpected, but ended up becoming the more popular feature. You can get the trade on amazon.

Doctor 13 and Traci 13 do feature in 'The World of Flashpoint', however, although the series doesn't seem to be entirely about them.

Re: This is true!

Date: 2011-06-08 04:36 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
So two architects leave and the other two go "Fuck this shit man." and rebuild everything anyways.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:13 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yup, that was in "The Books of Magic" IIRC, and I really liked that idea.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:46 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
It's an awesome idea. The guy is such a hardcore skeptic that magic doesn't work on him.

Date: 2011-06-08 02:13 pm (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
Or, conversely, because magic and other supernatural phenomena don't work around him, he is seriously skeptical about their existence due to lack of first-hand evidence. Either works, to me. Although your version sort of sounds cooler.

Date: 2011-06-09 06:15 am (UTC)
timgueugen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] timgueugen
It's not an original idea. Supposed psychics have blamed the "Skeptic Effect" for their powers not working when subjected to actual testing.

Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-07 08:52 pm (UTC)
capt_satellite: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capt_satellite
....that DC has decided to adapt Anne Rive and not pay her for it.

By the way, anybody else here think this image of Etrigan looks a lot like Arseface?

Re: Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
capt_satellite: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capt_satellite
Sorry, Anne Rice. Gee, I hate it when I misspell stuff when I'm making a sad attempt at wit.

Re: Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-07 09:02 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
More like someone decided to adapt Stephenie Meyer and not pay her for it, although I'd rather not see her millions contributed to.

Re: Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-08 06:17 am (UTC)
kusonaga: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kusonaga
Oh no, this is definitely Anne Rice.

Re: Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-08 06:19 am (UTC)
kusonaga: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kusonaga
Ah, apologies. The new title = Meyer, the scans (made of win) = Anne Rice.

Re: Nice to see...

Date: 2011-06-08 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, "Queen of the Damned," that was pretty subtle.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:42 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Somebody should give Azzarello and Chiang another series to work on together.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:47 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Funny you should say that, unless.. Y'know, you're being sly in the face of what they're doing together in September.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:51 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
Not sure if sarcasm...

Date: 2011-06-07 09:52 pm (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
It's not sarcasm, just a reference to the fact that Azzarello and Chiang are working on Wonder Woman when it's relaunched.

Date: 2011-06-07 09:57 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Luke Cage)
From: [personal profile] mullon
That's like the worst made sword I have ever seen.

Date: 2011-06-07 10:51 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
If it's suitably unbreakable, and backed by demonic strength, it doesn't really matter as it'll cut and lacerate it's way through most things, leaving very messy wounds which won't hea clealy, behind it.

Made of Pure Handwavium!

Date: 2011-06-08 06:03 am (UTC)
featheredserpent: (BEES)
From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
Plus, it will be guaranteed to be drawn inconsistently!

Date: 2011-06-08 12:31 am (UTC)
feyandstrange: I will be thinking inside the box until further notice, on box with styrofoam (box)
From: [personal profile] feyandstrange
Me too. And I go to sci-fi conventions.

Date: 2011-06-07 11:43 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Awww, Andy! You've been Cullened!

Emo vampires predated Twilight. Since Stephenie Meyer hasn't an original thought in her head, why would anyone believe they didn't?

Date: 2011-06-08 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, I focused more on the description which sounded VERY Anne Rice-y. Looking at the cover, with said vampire having rock-hard abs and wearing low-cut jeans, I can see the Mayer comparison, but overall it sounds way more like Lestat than Cullen.

Besides, honestly...aside from having more talent, how is Rice all THAT different from Mayer?

Date: 2011-06-08 07:38 am (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
She went crazy in a different way.

Date: 2011-06-08 12:30 am (UTC)
feyandstrange: If you can't be arsed to spell-check or punctuate it, then I can't be arsed to read it. (arsed)
From: [personal profile] feyandstrange
Didn't somebody say the chicks were gonna get pants? Or does that not apply to villain vampire chicks?

Date: 2011-06-08 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
"Or does that not apply to villain vampire chicks?"

It should NEVER apply to villain vampire chicks.

Date: 2011-06-08 12:50 am (UTC)
filkertom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filkertom
This. On the other hand, Etrigan's full-body fishnets made me throw up a little in my mouth. Didn't he used to be vaguely feline, a Bissette and Totleben ago?

Date: 2011-06-08 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
...Huh. So they did. I didn't even notice that. Though I don't think that's fishnets--they remind me more of the lines from Thor's silver armor in the movie.

Date: 2011-06-08 02:26 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: Batwoman, red/black/white art (Batwoman)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
She has pants in the British sense...there's a loophole!

Date: 2011-06-08 01:26 am (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Those are some empty fullers.

Date: 2011-06-08 03:22 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Think ya might be overdoing the pages there. Last I checked each part of the Dr. 13 story was only 10 pages and that's like 4 or 5 pages from one issue/chapter?

Date: 2011-06-08 03:46 am (UTC)
lucky_gamble: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lucky_gamble
God I love their chemistry =D and i usually hate vamps not involved with the Buffyverse.
*scribbles down "Tales of the Unexpected" on buy list*

Date: 2011-06-08 05:05 am (UTC)
thormonger: (Rage Kitty)
From: [personal profile] thormonger
The "Architecture And Mortality" backup story was the only thing that kept me buying that otherwise-abysmal "Tales Of The Unexpected." I was happy to finally get it in TPB format. It did come to mind when I saw the "I... Vampire" title. I think I prefer his original look.

Date: 2011-06-08 06:05 am (UTC)
featheredserpent: (Default)
From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
Does the new Resurrection Man series qualify as "Dark?" The poor guy *dies* every couple of issues.

Date: 2011-06-08 09:50 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
Luv Traci :'3

Wasn't there gonna be an Etrigan solo book as well? What happened to that one?

Date: 2011-06-08 09:51 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Etrigan looks ridiculously overdone, in the way that the character class illustrations in the Pathfinder RPG main manual are. The vampire illo isn't bad, if somewhat cliched (and the female vampire makes Vampirella look overdressed), but it's not a patch on Chiang's work.

Date: 2011-06-09 04:20 am (UTC)
selke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] selke
Okay, that last page made me giggle like whoa.

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