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Constantine, New 52 to Present

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Rassmguy    19

Hi, folks,

 

Some of you might remember me from years back. I used to post here regularly and also used to run a website called Roots of the Swamp Thing. I took that site down long ago and stopped reading Swamp Thing and John Constantine comics, but I've decided to get back into them again. Does anyone here have a complete list they could share with me of all Constantine-related appearances since the start of the New 52? If so, I'd very much appreciate it, as my reading these stories will also double as research for a book I'm writing. Thanks in advance. :)

 

--Rich Handley (info@hassleinbooks.com)

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Christian    722

This web-site is updated through the New 52 period. So, that'll be a start.

I don't think he's made a lot of appearances after the end of the New 52 era, but I don't want to mislead you, so I won't say anymore.

 

http://www.qusoor.com/hellblazer//jcindexDC.html

http://www.qusoor.com/hellblazer//jcindexDC2.html

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In addition to the stuff mentioned in those indexes, some of the other books where John appeared during the New 52 include:

 

-Future's End. This was a weekly limited series that John appeared in, running for 49 issues plus tie-in issues for every on-going at the time. Premise was that Batman Beyond was sent from a Post-Apocalyptic Terminator-esque future to the future of the New 52 timeline to change his future, with several other storylines unfolding at the same time. John, from what I can remember, was palling about with Superman in Africa. Admittedly the tie-in issue for John's solo series (called Constantine - Future's End or something) was one of the better issues of his New 52 era. The issue is stand-alone, if you don't want to read through the entire series.

 

-World's End. Another weekly limited series. Involved John being shot over to Earth-2 at the same time Darkseid is trying to blow it up. I never read the actual series, but John's time on Earth-2 pretty much was the focus of the final arc of his New 52 series.

 

Following the New 52, DC launched the DCYou branding where John got a new series that ran for about 13 issues, and a new look consisting of a shorter coat and boots. Like Christian said, this was the point where DC stopped using John as much in books outside his own. The only places I can recall John popping up outside of his solo during this phase was:

 

-Grayson Annual #3. Features John and other DC characters telling stories about their run-ins with Dick Grayson during his undercover spy period.

-a one-panel cameo in Garth Ennis' All-Star Section Eight mini-series.

 

Currently, John has an on-going titled The Hellblazer as part of DC's Rebirth line. He made a one-panel appearance in the DC Rebirth Special that started this new branding, and has then stayed put in his own book mostly. However, he has appeared in two specials since the start of Rebirth:

 

-DC New Talent Showcase: a collection of short stories written by graduates of DC's Writers Workshop. From the online previews, John appears in a story written by a guy named Adam Smith (presumably not the Adam Smith come back from the dead to write comics).

-DC Rebirth Holiday Special: Holiday-themed collection of stories. According to DC's official solicit, this happens: "Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s hellblazing pagan party and more!"

 

John also appeared in Garth's Six-Pack and Dogwelder mini-series (sequel to the aforementioned ASS8), as a supporting cast member.

 

The DC Wikia has a pretty comprehensive, via a somewhat unwieldy format, compilation of all his appearances from the New 52 to Rebirth. Should cover anything that hasn't been brought up yet.

 

Outside of the mainline DC books, John also appeared as a central character in the "Injustice: Year Three" tie-in comic for the Injustice video game. This ran concurrent to his New 52 series.

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Rassmguy    19

Hey Rich, good to see you're still kicking around - the first year or so of the New 52 Swamp Thing is well worth checking out.

 

John! Hey, how's it going? I'm still kicking around. :)

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Rassmguy    19

This is extremely helpful. THANK YOU!

 

 

In addition to the stuff mentioned in those indexes, some of the other books where John appeared during the New 52 include:

 

-Future's End. This was a weekly limited series that John appeared in, running for 49 issues plus tie-in issues for every on-going at the time. Premise was that Batman Beyond was sent from a Post-Apocalyptic Terminator-esque future to the future of the New 52 timeline to change his future, with several other storylines unfolding at the same time. John, from what I can remember, was palling about with Superman in Africa. Admittedly the tie-in issue for John's solo series (called Constantine - Future's End or something) was one of the better issues of his New 52 era. The issue is stand-alone, if you don't want to read through the entire series.

 

-World's End. Another weekly limited series. Involved John being shot over to Earth-2 at the same time Darkseid is trying to blow it up. I never read the actual series, but John's time on Earth-2 pretty much was the focus of the final arc of his New 52 series.

 

Following the New 52, DC launched the DCYou branding where John got a new series that ran for about 13 issues, and a new look consisting of a shorter coat and boots. Like Christian said, this was the point where DC stopped using John as much in books outside his own. The only places I can recall John popping up outside of his solo during this phase was:

 

-Grayson Annual #3. Features John and other DC characters telling stories about their run-ins with Dick Grayson during his undercover spy period.

-a one-panel cameo in Garth Ennis' All-Star Section Eight mini-series.

 

Currently, John has an on-going titled The Hellblazer as part of DC's Rebirth line. He made a one-panel appearance in the DC Rebirth Special that started this new branding, and has then stayed put in his own book mostly. However, he has appeared in two specials since the start of Rebirth:

 

-DC New Talent Showcase: a collection of short stories written by graduates of DC's Writers Workshop. From the online previews, John appears in a story written by a guy named Adam Smith (presumably not the Adam Smith come back from the dead to write comics).

-DC Rebirth Holiday Special: Holiday-themed collection of stories. According to DC's official solicit, this happens: "Wonder Woman interrupting John Constantine’s hellblazing pagan party and more!"

 

John also appeared in Garth's Six-Pack and Dogwelder mini-series (sequel to the aforementioned ASS8), as a supporting cast member.

 

The DC Wikia has a pretty comprehensive, via a somewhat unwieldy format, compilation of all his appearances from the New 52 to Rebirth. Should cover anything that hasn't been brought up yet.

 

Outside of the mainline DC books, John also appeared as a central character in the "Injustice: Year Three" tie-in comic for the Injustice video game. This ran concurrent to his New 52 series.

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