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The Wednesday Waffle Episode Six - The Bloodbath continues.

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We have more than just one story this week, but the bloodbath at DC continues...

DC CULLS SEVERAL TITLES

So, last week was all about DC cutting a huge swathe of staff - many of whom had been there for their entire careers - in what was described as a "bloodbath".

Well, having dumped a whole bunch of staff, they've now moved on to dropping books too. Teen Titans, Young Justice, Suicide Squad, Hawkman, and John Constantine: Hellblazer will all end in November - as will Batman's Grave and Metal Men, although they were always planned to do so.

Hellblazer is a particular loss - as a fan of John Constantine since the early nineties, the current run is, in our view, the best the book has been since Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's hey day in the late nineties. It's early to make any real judgement, but we're becoming less optimistic about DC's new direction by the day...

WRITER SI SPURRIER RESPONDS TO HELLBLAZER CANCELLATION

John Constantine: Hellblazer scribe Si Spurrier has written a lengthy and heartfelt response to the cancellation of the book, which you can (and should - like everything he writes, it's beautifully done) read HERE.

Essentially, he's very sad about it - acknowledging that the cook wasn't making enough money and that "That’s the business, that’s comics in 2020. Doesn’t mean we can’t be pissed as all hell about it" which seems like a fair position to us.

RACHAEL SMITH COMPLETES QUARANTINE COMIX

If you've been following our social media you'll already know that we're huge fans of Hebden Bridge based comics creator Rachael Smith and her Quarantine Comix strip that has been published (almost) daily since the beginning of lockdown.

Now, as life begins to return to normal for her, and us, she's wrapped the series up with the 200th instalment. Quarantine Comix is a spectacular achievement, and we look forward to reading the collected book version which should be available soon.

Read more at Down the Tubes HERE.

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