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  1. 4 points
    Yep! Lots more. The character first appeared in the pages of Swamp Thing, before he even had his own series. This web-site lists every known appearance of John Constantine. Enjoy. http://www.qusoor.com/hellblazer//jcindex.htm
  2. 3 points
    So, is it just this one-shot that deals with this Tim Hunter business? Because, that doesn't sound very intriguing. It also sounds more like a mini-series or a tie-in with the Books of Magic series. Yes, it does sound more like this is a revamp of that "Life During Wartime" book, rather than Hellblazer proper. It's funny that Si Spencer's name keeps coming up. Did DC editorial manage to confuse Si Spencer with Si Spurrier too? "Hey, Si? Remember that Tim Hunter alt-universe book you wrote about two decades back? How'd you like to write a new book based on that premise?". "Uh, this is Si Spurrier." "Right. Si. You wrote Life During Wartime. Right?". "Will there be a paycheck? Uh, yeah, I wrote War During Lifetime. I mean, Life During Wartime. Sure."
  3. 3 points
    Morrison wrote full 5 pages of text at the end of Nameless HC- sending you off to various books, sources, real life places, mythology, Dark Side of the Tree of Life, schools of magic, "dreammachine", Enochian language, forgotten ruins, Aeonic handover- and that's just Chapter One of Six. I can post the pages somewhere if anyone's interested in digging through this book again with a semblance of a compass. I know i will be picking at it, because it's just so beautifully done and weird.
  4. 3 points
    You're sure it was a girl? The dog in that Azzarrello story might have been expecting a call as well... ?
  5. 2 points
    You remain an inspiration, Lou!
  6. 2 points
    It sounds like the events of this issue will be continued in the ongoing Books Of Magic series - BOOKS OF MAGIC #14 written by KAT HOWARD and SI SPURRIER art by TOM FOWLER cover by KAI CARPENTER In the wake of October’s The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer #1, John Constantine is loose in our world again— and unfortunately for Tim Hunter, he’s convinced the only way for the human race to survive is if Tim is taken off the board. But from where Tim’s standing, he’s the only one with the power to save us all. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And is there room in London for the both of them? The scribes of Books of Magic and John Constantine, Hellblazer square off to tell both sides of the tale in a unique, innovative issue! ON SALE 11.27.19 $3.99 US | 32 PAGES FC | DC BLACK LABEL
  7. 2 points
    An excellent man for the job, let's hope that Sandman Universe thing can save the day again. (it would totally amuse me to have all the different Constantines turn out to be bad dreams caused by Milligan's Bullet.)
  8. 2 points
    Hi, folks! I'd like to announce a new book about John Constantine's history in comics and on the large and small screens, coming later this year. Special shout-out to group members Ade Brown, Draško Roganović and James Wilkinson, who are in the writing lineup. This is a project I'm quite proud of, and I hope to be able to release the gorgeous cover image soon. My apologies if anyone views this as spam! --Rich Handley * * * FROM BAYOU TO ABYSS: EXAMINING JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER Edited by Rich Handley and Lou Tambone Cover by Leah Mangue Coming this year from Sequart Research & Literacy Organization Essays by Ade Brown, John E Boylan, James Chambers, Julianne Clancy, Nancy Collins, Brian Cronin, Joseph Brandt Dilworth Jr., Sabrina F, Richard Gray, Robert Greenberger, Rich Handley, Robert Jeschonek, Ross Johnson, Matthew Levine, Martín A. Pérez, Draško Roganović, Frank Schildiner, Tony Simmons, Lou Tambone, Kaz B. Towner, John Trumbull, James Wilkinson, and Genevieve Williams In a universe populated by heroes and villains clad in colorful, tight-fitting outfits, you might not expect a chain-smoking ex-punk rocker wearing slacks, a tie, and a trenchcoat to stand out among the rest. Yet when British occultist John Constantine showed up in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run, that’s exactly what happened. Constantine’s arrival elevated Swamp Thing profoundly, and it wasn’t long before John had his own spinoff title, Hellblazer, which outlived its parent series and spawned several onscreen adaptations. Quick with a quip, hesitant to involve himself in others’ lives yet often compelled to do so, Constantine has a weakness for narcotics and alcohol binges, an unnatural obsession with the occult, and a long list of lovers he’s betrayed, hurt, and discarded. John has slain his twin brother, taunted Satan, outwitted demons and angels alike, been trapped in Hell, and even fathered an elemental. Through all of this, he has somehow managed to come out on top, though his loved ones have usually ended up caught in the crossfire. Edited by Rich Handley and Lou Tambone, the editors of Sequart’s Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica, this volume examines the mage’s history from his earliest appearances to the present — not only in the pages of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer, but also on film and television. Essay contributors include Swamp Thing scribe Nancy A. Collins, Constantine TV series writing assistant Matthew Levine, former DC Comics editor Robert Greenberger, and a wonderful lineup of other talented comics historians. At times, John Constantine can be a complete bastard. He has questionable hygiene and a lack of ethics, and he’ll likely hurt anyone foolish enough to let him into their lives. But John is nonetheless a hero — well, a Byronic hero, in any case. As fans, we wouldn’t have him any other way. http://sequart.org/books/57/from-bayou-to-abyss-examining-john-constantine-hellblazer/
  9. 2 points
    Almost all of Vampirella is outside of her outfit.
  10. 2 points
    Well I updated the map and I just had to read some of my repressed Hellblazer comics THAT NEVER HAPPENED Simon Bisley was wasted. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kInaZlvQ6LUaM8LmgxMc-ywJZlU&usp=sharing
  11. 1 point
    Only if you think comics are good. I guess nothing's that good. Maybe it's just the expectation gap between mainstream 2019 superhero comic and the masterclass Al Ewing is giving, backed up by meticulous horror artwork that reminds me of Bissette and Wrightson on Swamp Thing. Ewing has also proudly built the story on the foundations of Hulk history, but it doesn't feel like continuity mining — it feels like what's on the page is just the tip of an iceberg, with a bigger story underneath. Come to think of it, if you look at it as an homage to Hulk in the form of a horror comic, it's amazing.
  12. 1 point
    Ruby Falls....New Anne Nocenti! Hopefully, she'll get further with this book than her last Dark Horse series (The Seeds), which only saw two issues get published.
  13. 1 point
    Was there more Morrison Batman after Batman Inc ? I wouldn't hazard to guess at the reasons but I agree with you that his Grayson Batman was more interesting than his Wayne, Christian. I feel like as much as Morrison's X-Men run was blighted by some real inconsistent art, his Batman was blessed in that department.
  14. 1 point
    JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER #2 written by SIMON SPURRIER art by AARON CAMPBELL cover by JOHN PAUL LEON John’s return to London isn’t going as smoothly as he’d hoped...though it’s already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who’s pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John’s inability to deal with them. ON SALE 12.18.19 $3.99 US | 32 PAGES FC | DC BLACK LABEL
  15. 1 point
    No, I'm sorry. You must explain why it was not a mistake, not just point out the mistake. Example: Why is Neil Gaiman's pen costing so much not an error, but actually a justifiable decision. How can the value be maintained, even with heavy usage? Most explanations will require some variant of time travel or fifth dimensional quantum entanglement in order to qualify for a No Prize. Sorry, pal. Excelsior!
  16. 1 point
    Strayed #1-This was really good. I was surprised to find out that Carlos Giffoni had never had a comic published before. This came across as very polished writing. It had a great love for cats being shown, which I like, and best of all, the cat was an astral traveling cat. The plot is sort of like Silver Surfer, if Silver Surfer were an astral projecting cat, and if Galactus were an intergalactic military dictatorship interested in discovering new worlds that could be stripped of their resources and colonized by humanity. It's really very much worth a look.
  17. 1 point
    A direct continuation from the OG series like that would be aces.
  18. 1 point
    Yeah, that's why you don't let writers like the LOT writers anywhere near stories like the Newcastle story. Matt deserves better. WE deserve better. Still salty about him not appearing at all in that first (well, only) season of Swamp Thing.
  19. 1 point
    That's a crime, Hitman is Garth at his very best.
  20. 1 point
    Sinestro: Year of the Villains #1 (by Mark Russell)-It's another winner from Mark Russell! Man, a Hickman X-Men comic, a Grant Morrison comic, and a good Mark Russell comic all in the same week? This is a good comic book week, to be sure. Let's face it, this was a filler tie-in issue with some sort of DC cross-over. It'd be easy to just phone it in. Why bother putting any effort in to this story? Throw some action at the page, call it a day, and collect the paycheck. Simple. Instead, Mark Russell turns in another great comic story, if you dig his politics, and I do. What starts out as a simple Sinestro versus "space gods" plot quickly turns in to a not-so-hidden commentary on religion and freedom. Impressive.
  21. 1 point
    Si Spurrier is set to write a new Constantine book starting this October, with a one-shot drawn by Marcio Takara that will transition to an ongoing in November with Aaron Campbell on art. Well it was only a matter of time before DC took John's corpse of their cancelled closet and shocked him back to life. The good news is that at least DC's put a promising writer (and one off my wishlist at that!) behind the wheels though obviously as history of this character shows, a talented writer may not always translate to a good Hellblazer story. https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/07/09/hellblazer-enters-the-sandman-universe-this-october-from-dc
  22. 1 point
    I think you might end up changing your mind on Jenkins, especially being older when you read it. I remember being really bored by Jenkins' run when I initially read it too, while also thinking it was completely out of place in Hellblazer. Now, it's easily my second favourite run, after Delano, and really his and Delano's are the only Hellblazer writers I have any interest in re-reading at this point.
  23. 1 point
    Renewed for a second season.
  24. 1 point
    The Azzarello run although weird, I interpreted his run like John wrote a really bad fanfiction about himself. John while writing, "So, I went to prison, escaped, went on a journey across America, I might had or not had sex with a dog, killed all the skinheads, and got into some really kinky stuff with SW Manor." The stories I enjoyed the most out of the Azzarello era were Freezes Over along with Lapdogs and Englishmen. After Ashes and Dust, I really needed Mike Carey's High on Life where Cheryl gives John the smackdown about giving everyone the scare about being officially dead on paper. .
  25. 1 point
    Spurrier is a better writer, overall, than Oliver. However, Oliver was coming off of the best work of his career, Last Gang in Town from Vertigo, when he took over HB. If he could have channeled even half of his rage over the current economic situation in our world in to his JC story, it would have been much more fondly remembered. Instead, writing Constantine seemed to sap all of the creative energy out of him. So, I'll believe it when I see it, I say.
  26. 1 point
    This shit gets me hot, angry John stomping around a Brexit Britan in the shadow of Trump's America has so much potential. Constantine sat slumped over a filthy bar, snarling at a party political broadcast on behalf of Boris Johnson's Conservative party while a gang of Gammons sat next to him, bleating on about the good old days and the problems with foreigners, wear down the very last of his frayed nerves... Just think of all the new friends he's going to make and how they're all going to die horribly!
  27. 1 point
    Si Spurrier is a good choice. I can't see him being anything worse than what we saw on HB comics since the beginning of the Milligan run. That's not really a high bar though.
  28. 1 point
    I also trust him not to/hope he will not spend an entire year on the thrilling conspiracies and adventures of the djinn as well.
  29. 1 point
    Yeah, not enough mutants for my taste. I only read a comic if it starts with X and has mutants. I know those are the best comics, and everything else is junk. I don't even need to read anything else to know it sucks. Who do I blame for this? Women and minorities! It's flashback week. This is what you would've read on an internet comic forum, circa 1993.
  30. 1 point
    John Catstantine, courtesy of Twitter's Cat Cosplay:
  31. 1 point
    You do for the action figures, Lou? My bad, and I beg your pardon.
  32. 1 point
    I believe his contributing a story to that DC Retrospective project, where DC looked back over the best creative teams for the past few decades, before the New 52 relaunch, was the last time we saw Grant writing for DC. He contributed to the Batman in the 1980s issue. So, at least DC acknowledged that Alan Grant was pretty much the best writer on the Bat-books during the 1980s back then.
  33. 1 point
    In case you missed it on Rassmguy's "From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer" Facebook group, this was shared on Facebook by the artist, Scorpio Steele: Original post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theparliamentoftrees/permalink/2298535240364855/
  34. 1 point
    Oh I'm in for some of that. Into the second Slaine trade, Pat Mills must feel blessed to have worked with so many great artists - his writing, of course, is fantastic with that familiar anger and grim humour towards social injustice that his name is synonymous with.
  35. 1 point
    Ook! I foresee me buying more than 1 copy
  36. 1 point
    "Lawks, he'll have a right old ding dong from us. Give im the old bamboo, Mary Poppins!"
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  38. 1 point
    Mark has confirmed that he and the artist have gotten the rights back from DC and are looking for a new publisher at the moment: I wonder if DC cancelled their publication of the issues because of those angry Right Wingers who saw the Fox News report on the comic and decided to launch a petition to cancel it, it wouldn't surprise me if the higher-ups were looking to avoid more controversy after the whole Batawang business from Batman: Damned. Overall shame since it was the only NuVertigo book I was interested in!
  39. 1 point
    Batman: Damned # 2 is out today. I read it. I saw the night club scene and the "brilliant re-imagining" of the character that's found there. Go home, Brian Azzarello, you're drunk and you need to lay down.
  40. 1 point
    Anyone who fancies some fresh Leonardo Manco art should keep an eye on 2000AD in 2019:
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  42. 1 point
    Yep. You do wonder why Ted Pierce never went into comics, really. He'd have done a classic Batman run, at the very least... [ETA: I tell a lie - Duck Amuck was written by Michael Maltese, not Ted Pierce.]
  43. 1 point
    I always liked the ones where Daffy Duck gets into a shouting match with the animator and is redrawn as something odder to spite him. Breaking the fourth wall or what?
  44. 1 point
    Yeah that's some good reading right there, enjoy dude - the art's fantastic.
  45. 1 point
    My idea was that Chas shows up in his cab and runs his opponent over, and proceeds to beat on them afterwards with a tire wrench while John dips out for a smoke, but that sounds even better.
  46. 1 point
    With Marvel's 80th Anniversary coming in 2019, Marvel is bringing back some of their genre anthology titles from the 1970s. There is going to be a horror anthology book titled Crypt of Shadows, with Al Ewing writing it. A sci-fi anthology titled Journey into Unknown Worlds, with Cullen Bunn writing it. Plus, a war story anthology titled War is Hell, with Howard Chaykin on writing and artwork for the lead story. All three sound like they're very much worth a look. And, Marvel is bringing back Marvel Comics Presents, and Anne Nocenti is one of the writers. She may be writing a Captain America serial.
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  48. 1 point
    Wasn't he just? I think he did a lot of work for Battle in the the late '70s because they raised his page rate to stop him going off to 2000AD. Lou, those Rifle Brigade comics he did with Ennis are send ups of the stuff John's on about.
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  50. 1 point
    Hey, guys. What's going on? Just wanted to let y'all know the digital version of my book Is'nana The Were-Spider Vol 2 is now available. Be sure to get your copy today! Or let me know if you'd like to preorder a physical copy which will be out next month! http://peepgamecomix.com/product/isnana-the-were-spider-the-hornets-web/
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