Rich Johnston is reporting over at Bleeding Cool that John Constantine is going to be brought back into the DC Universe, a la Swamp Thing’s re-emergence as the last-minute McGuffin in Brightest Day. Apparently, Constantine will “be appearing as a major character in upcoming DC Universe titles, post Flashpoint,” although Johnston adds that “I don’t know where. I don’t know when. I don’t know how” he will appear.
Firstly, this can’t come as a massive surprise to everyone paying attention: Not only has Swamp Thing made the jump back to the DCU, but Hellblazer writer Peter Milligan is writing the Flashpoint: Secret Seven mini-series, which stars Shade the Changing Man, who most recently has been appearing regularly in the pages of… Hellblazer. I admit to cynically expecting a least a Constantine cameo in Secret Seven since Swamp Thing’s Brightest Day appearance was revealed, and I doubt I was alone in that.
Secondly, Rich doesn’t know where or when Constantine will become a major character in upcoming DC Universe titles? Really?
That figure at the front could definitely be a guy in a trenchcoat, if you ask me, and if any DC character would be skeptical of Swamp Thing, surely it’d be Constantine…