Batman, Constantine guest-star in 'I, Vampire'
Published Nov 1 2011, 09:43 GMT | By Hugh Armitage
Batman and John Constantine will guest-star in I, Vampire
Issue #4 of writer Joshua Hale Fialkov
and artist Andrea Sorrentino's title for DC Comics
' New 52 will feature Constantine, with the Dark Knight appearing in issue #5.
"[Editor] Matt Idelson and I talked a lot about good crossover opportunities, ways to showcase that the book is set in the current DCU, and that the events around it are 'really happening'," Fialkov told Newsarama
"Constantine serves as such a great gateway for that because he already stands on the side of the macabre, and his attitude is so opposite of [series star Andrew Bennett's]. John is an actor, not a brooder. John is willing to do what has to be done, whereas Andrew, we've seen, is slightly more hesitant.
"Vampire attacks at night, what does Constantine do? Summon a tiny sun and grab a shotgun."
Fialkov will use Batman as a way of integrating I, Vampire
into the wider DC Universe.
"Look, any opportunity DC gives me to write Batman I'm going to take it," he said. "I can't let [Batman
writer Scott Snyder] have all the fun, you know? But, beyond that, I think we have to address what the capes think about the vampires, and, Batman, as such an insular secretive character felt like the best way to do that."
Constantine was recently reintroduced to main DCU continuity after many years as solely a Vertigo character.
He currently stars in Justice League Dark