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All the places in this story are true places, although I have changed a few names—the Diogenes Club was really the Troy Club in Hanway Street, for example. Some of the people and events are true as well, truer than one might imagine. As I write this I find myself wondering whether that little playhouse still exists, or if they knocked it down and built houses on the ground where it waited, but I confess I have no desire actually to go and find out. -- Neil Gaiman

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I wrote these three books, Sheriff of Babylon, Omega Men, and Vision and I thought they were three different books and they all turned out to be the same book. It’s just like what you we’re saying “Oh, I’m just writing the same theme over and over again, it’s about a guy who tries to do something well and finds out something’s more complicated it all goes to shit.” I was like, “Oh, this is my CIA experience.” [...] And now I’m doing Batman and Mister Miracle and now like “Oh, I’m just writing about — you go through trauma but your family puts you back together, that’s my 2016 nervous breakdown experience.” -- Tom King

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Even the most casual John Constantine fan has probably heard of his disastrous, tragic attempt to exorcise a demon from a child in Newcastle, early in his career. But how exactly did it all go down? Jamie Delano reveals all for the first time in this classic, old-school tale of occult horror.

Warning for child abuse and gore.

'They should make me a bloody saint for this.' )
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"I must admit that it was the Farm as a whole that sold the Fables concept to me. I had been longing to draw more organic environments and especially wildlife, and suddenly here was a story arc full of just that (plus a couple of beautiful woman to draw which is never a bad thing to draw). Thinking I would only be able to draw Fables for one story arc, Bill and Shelly offered me a choice, Legends in Exile or Animal Farm. I picked Animal Farm...and loved it so much I couldn't bear to leave! If only I'd know!"
Mark Buckingham (Fables Encyclopedia)

((7 and a 1/2 out of 22 for all issues)
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This was a two-part story that ran across Amazing and Peter Parker. Both issues were double-sized. Howard Mackie wrote the first part with Paul Jenkins writing the conclusion. I've heard that Jenkins was primarily responsible for both at least in terms of outlining but haven't been able to confirm it.

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So I work retail and I chose to use "Happy Holidays," as my parting words and occasionally I get snap-back on it... Had someone ask me "If [I] don't say Merry Christmas anymore?"

Well I do... if I have any indication they celebrate Christmas, if they are buying a Christmas card, a Christmas movie, if they wish me a Merry Christmas... I'll say Merry Christmas to them, otherwise I just feel like being inclusive. It's not the store's policy; it's my own personal policy.

One Page from 1001 Nights of Snowfall

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"[In] the summer of 1993 [...] I was still new to the U.S. and I was struck by how powerfully my friends reacted to Bill Clinton, who had become president about eight months earlier. They had been so happy when Clinton was elected, as if he was going to fix everything. And when some time had passed and he hadn't yet done the things they'd expected, they were genuinely heartbroken, as if something deeply religious had gone wrong. It seemed clear to me that they were yearning for a savior, someone to sort it all out for them. So I thought I'd do a story, in the form of synoptic gospel, in which I'd give my friends the kind of president they wanted."

-- Neil Gaiman in Hy Bender's The Sandman Companion, 182


'I want to make a difference' )
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"In old comics, like old sitcoms, it didn’t matter what happened — at the beginning of the next episode you’re back in the status quo. Alan was the first person to go, “You can’t actually do that.” If Superman existed, he would change the world. Miracleman, with almost infinite power, creates a utopia as best he can and sets himself up as a god."

- Neil Gaiman


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Probably not the best father/son relationship but here's a scene between Norman Osborn and his father. I may post a Norman/Harry one later but I'm still looking.

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Good old Victor Fries. I love him when he's written well, but my standards for "written well" are narrow as all hell, even moreso than my standards for the Riddler and Two-Face. I can't think of a single, published comic (outside the DCAU continuity) that fits those standards, and the 1997 Batman: Mr. Freeze graphic novel - written by Paul "Heart of Ice" Dini, no less - isn't really an exception to that.

In the end, it comes down to the fact that I think Mr. Freeze is a character who should make limited appearances and be written with a maximum amount of effort in each appearance, while DC execs seem to think the exact opposite. Sooner or later, they'll find a way to twist any take on Victor to include an excuse to turn him into a recurring villain, even though the very state of being a recurring villain arguably undercuts what makes Victor the most effective: his buried humanity and the fact that, in the end, he might be the most noble man in Arkham Asylum.

But for what it was worth, the aforementioned graphic novel did include a welcome expansion on Victor's and Nora's romance, back before the Almighty raised his middle finger at both of them.

When Victor met Nora, behind the cut. )

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