Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Thing and Death



I remember discussing how Death and the rest of the Sandman related characters had fallen off of the map since the flagship title ended when I posted my Batman/Death cover. Well since then, Death has finally made another appearance - in Action Comics of all places! I for one am glad that the embargo on Vertigo characters crossing over into the standard DCU has finally been lifted after so many years. I think that restriction just limited the characters as a whole. Swamp Thing especially has never appealed to me in his Vertigo titles nearly as much as when he was firmly rooted (rooted - heh) in the mainstream DC continuity. I am hoping he returns in an ongoing series soon, and I hope that Death and company will make appearances a bit more often in the coming years.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Delightfully clever site! I am very impressed with your mash ups and the 70s vibe to your cover copy.

Rol said...

I'm not really a Gaiman fan, but that is very cool.

I can normally tell where your Thing images originate but that one has me stumped... and it looks like a Byrne Thing too.

Ross said...

It's from a cover to Back Issue Magazine.

Rol said...

Ah - that'll explain it! Thanks.

kelvingreen said...

They let the restrictions slip just enough that this version of Death made it over to the Marvel Universe on one occasion. As I recall it was in one of Peter David's Incredible Hulk issues.

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