Definitely not “-tone.”

§ February 7th, 2005 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Definitely not “-tone.”

from Swamp Thing #73 (June 1988) by Rick Veitch & Alfredo Alcala

I thought this was a little amusing…Chester apparently pronounces Constantine’s name incorrectly, with the last bit as “-teen,” causing John to correct him. However, it’s Chester’s pronunciation that’s being used in the film, according to the movie trailers.

I think this was the only time the pronunciation of Constantine’s name was addressed in the comics…pal Cully mentioned to me on Sunday that he thought he came across a similar scene in Hellblazer, but I haven’t yet tracked it down.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into “that guy” (“They said his name wrong! This film is a debacle, a debacle!”), and for all I know Veitch was the one guy at DC who thought John’s name should be said this way, but I just thought I’d point it out. It amused me, anyway.

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