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Constantine Meets Castiel

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Published: September 21, 2012
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So when Castiel first appears in 4x01, I thought:
"Holy crap, this guy looks like Constantine.
He is probably going to end up being my favourite character."

So I decided I would draw this. Sam and Dean are cracking up on the left, and the guy losing his shit on the right hand side is Chas.
Castiel doesn't get the joke. Obviously.

Castiel, the boys and Bobby's house in the background are from Supernatural
John Constantine and Chas are from Vertigo/DC comics
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ChroniclesofTimeLord's avatar
I've collected Hellblazer and the Swamp Thing issues back in the day during the mid-eighties, so I've always followed the character. (even though I'm not keen on the DC decision to bring Constantine back into the superhero universe). 

I really enjoyed the artwork you have. It perfectly captures the character of Constantine. (though I may cause blasphemy here by saying I have not seen Supernatural with the single exception of the episode with Scooby Doo). 
Wingdings66's avatar
Why do you dislike Constantine being in the I guess you mean Arrowverse? I mean, I can understand it on some level cuz his character was made a little "TV friendlier" in his own series and, well, "Kid friendlier" in Legends, but the DNA of the character still is the same. The Keanu movie was a catastrophy imo tho it brought my attention to John(I read like 100 comics since). 
just wanna know your point of view.
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I prefer the Constantine character to be on his own like he was in the Constantine series. (as he was virtually on his own throughout the Hellblazer series before he was unfortunately delegated back into the Superhero comics where he doesn't fit). I fine with Constantine guest-starring in the comic book Swamp Thing or sharing an issue with Zatanna who is also a fellow magician. Constantine is not a good fit for a superhero comic book such as Superman. 

I've read Constantine since the days of Swamp Thing back in the mid-80s and Constantine is a character that should remain in the British gothic horror stories. Alan Moore created this character to be specifically in the horror genre and author Jamie Delano did a great job as being Hellblazer's first writer to keep him in the horror arena. Recent attempts to integrate Constantine in the superhero stories doesn't work for me. 

Matt Ryan is a great actor, and I hope he continues to play Constantine in any shape or form on TV... but I'd still like to see him get his own show back. Perhaps on Netfix which would be geared to a more adult audience. 
Wingdings66's avatar
well I am sadly not nearly old enough to have been there since the beginning but I can relate to your point of view. It was funny to see him in Legends once but making him a full time member is kinda... not good.
I too hope that he gets his series back, but after the cancellation of Swampthing (which was actually good and gives me the "why tf was it cancelled like Constantine" vibe) I have littke hope.
But I actually love the Justice league dark comics ;)
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Yeah, Constantine being in the TV show "Legends of Tomorrow" is the same reason why I have tons of issues with Constantine being in the Superhero comic book crossovers. He's a loner type and works better on his own rather than buddying up with others. 

I'm normally a pretty laid-back guy, but I do have a lot of problems with Constantine being added to different superhero teams. I have heard rumors of Constantine possibly coming back to a series in Vertigo after the successful relaunch of Sandman issues via Vertigo. 

It's a bit weird what happened with the Swamp Thing TV series, and there is some interesting behind the scenes politics that went on. I haven't seen Swamp Thing TV show yet, but it looks like a great horror show with some possible philosophical themes. The crew of this show made a deal with the state they're filming (I think it's in North Carolina or something close to it). It was due to an accounting error made by North Carolina and had promised to cover $40 million in costs for the next season... which never happened. That's only one of the theories going around. It could be the same reason why Netflix cancelled so many of the Marvel TV shows at short notice. Corporations being merged putting several shows at risk. 

Justice League Dark is pretty good. Dr. Strange from Marvel is one of my favorite comics. 
Wingdings66's avatar
finally someone else who like Doc Strange and Johnny boy just like me ;D

and yea I read the rumors surrounding the show, was quite strange actually. Swamp thing the sereis itself is good, not really my kind of show (ok seeing as I like Consatntine that might sound strange) it got potential tho and none the less i hope that it continues...

Hopefully Constantine gets his series back ^^
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I've always liked the more fantasy elements in the comic book media. I'm more of a horror movies fan and also a huge Doctor Who fan especially the Tom Baker era (where he's got the most gothic horror stories of any incarnations). I tend to like reading horror books as well. When it comes to the comics, I tend to veer towards the fantasy elements.


Though Constantine is technically British gothic horror when his character was introduced in the 1980s, I do think there are a lot of dark fantasy elements since he's a magician. I've been a bit of a Doctor Strange fan since the 1980s, and I do have the entire run of Dr. Strange books back to the early 1970s. (I lucked out getting Dr. Strange #1 from 1974 in the Chicago convention where they sold it for $5 instead of $50).


There are a ton of other magician type characters I do like. Such as Zatanna who is a great character. I was rather miffed when they canceled her comic series after an all-too-brief duration. I'm also fond of the Madame Xanadu books as well as I have the entire run of that series along with some of the earlier issues from the seventies. The poetry-speaking Demon from DC comics is pretty cool too.

Wingdings66's avatar
Interesting, I am starting to like you to be honest, cuz I am also a huge Doctor Who fan. Despite me beeing as young as I am I watched a bunch of the older episodes as well (ok it was kinda hard to not cringe but I managed, I am also a big Star Trek fan btw).
I don't like Horror movies at all but I love dark fantasy and magic (also syfi). Constantine just got me really into this horroresque genre, maybe I end up really liking it, gotta read more Hellblazer for that. As for the doctor Strange comics I read about almost every one I found online, and I really love them all. 

Bevore you ask my fav Doctor is kinda Peter Capaldi, he was essentially my first but Tom Baker definetly is second.
I appologize for my ocational spelling mistakes, learning english is in process ;)
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OurDeadSociety's avatar
I always thought John would say, "Nice Clothes mate, your creator must have had quite the inspiration"
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I've noticed the resemblance too. :D
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deliberate choice by cas' creators I believe :)
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Tito-MosquitoHobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe so.
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BobafrigginFeet Traditional Artist
If only possible, they could be a great couple.
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That would be pretty funny I think!
JinxTheRingmaster's avatar
But will they ever meet max pain?
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constantronHobbyist General Artist
A very good question indeed.
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If I remember correctly Kripke said that Cas' appearance was based off of Constantine's
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constantronHobbyist General Artist
So I heard! I was really pleased actually, even though the characters didn't end up being that much alike :D
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I think those two will not get a long...one is a none believer...in a sense...
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Yeah I think they would probably get into a fight as soon as either of them tries to say anything else :P
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yeahp i am sure. :iconilikeitplz:
bear27's avatar
This made me LMAO!. Excellent cross- over
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Thanks :D
ianxfalcon's avatar
'S funny... despite wearing the exact same outfit, John looks legitimately badass while Castiel looks like a holy tax accountant. It's all in how you carry it, I suppose.

John in general would make Cas very, very confused.
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