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We don't seem to have a catch-all thread for stuff about Hellblazer that doesn't belong in its own thread. Maybe there's a reason. :smile:

 

 

Writer Elizabeth Sandifer is doing a series of articles called "The Last War In Albion" which she describes as

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an ongoing critical history of the British comics industry focused primarily on the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. Its primary narrative runs from the publication of Grant Morrison's earliest professional comics work in 1979 through to the present day ...

 

Here's the entry about John Constantine: "Declare Yourself A Magician". [Link updated 2018-08-19]

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You're welcome. :hattip:

 

When the TV series was announced, websites fell over themselves to publish lists articles telling us what the essential Hellblazer stories were. Google "best Hellblazer stories" and you'll see what I mean.

 

Here's an excellent one from Flavorwire — and the author's name seems strangely familiar... :wink2:

 

‘Constantine’ Primer: The Five ‘Hellblazer’ Stories To Read Before The Show Premieres

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Dig this amazing Constantine action figure.

 

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It even comes with minor demons.

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Maybe they're really Djinn in a cunning disguise?

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Remember Dark Entries, that one-shot graphic novel thingy written by Ian Rankin?

 

Ian's famous detective Inspector Rebus is having a 30th anniversary this year, and Sean Phillips has provided some commemorative artwork. Can you spot why I'm posting this to a Hellblazer forum? :wink2:

 

Source: https://twitter.com/...899807053287432

 

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That does not look like Rebus. Far too slim to be Ken Stott...

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Why did they never get McCrae to illustrate Hellblazer when it was still a thing, rather than a joke?

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Juan Ferreyra, who did covers for the New 52 Constantine series, has been periodically posting John drawings he does in his free time to his twitter. Some of them:

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Gave the Lady Constantine mini a re-read this weekend. That was a fun one. I gave up on the Hellblazer series a while ago. Did Mouse ever come back ?

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I remember being underwhelmed by the Lady Constantine series. I should probably re-read some older HB stories I didn't enjoy that much the first time. After the horrors I've endured since the relaunch, I'd probably end up liking them better.

Who is Mouse?

If it's someone from the Lady Constantine time-line, I'm going to hazard that they have never appeared again.

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Well, what are we doing for spoiler tags round here?

You need the floppies? I'll send 'em to ya for nothing.

 

 

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Huh? Me? Lady Constantine? Nah, I've got the issues in my Hellblazer box. I just forgot who Mouse is because I haven't read the mini since it was first released.

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8 hours ago, Christian said:

Huh? Me? Lady Constantine? Nah, I've got the issues in my Hellblazer box. I just forgot who Mouse is because I haven't read the mini since it was first released.

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"younger sister" who's really her daughter and gets dragged down to Hell at the end of the story.

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I was kinda surprised that Andy Diggle didn't use anything he set up in that Lady Constantine mini-series when he did his later run on Hellblazer, considering he brought over stuff from that Swamp Thing arc he wrote (the psychic guy whose name I can't remember).  

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I think in that one Diggle was more concerned with filling in her backstory to explain a one liner when she's hallucinating in an issue of the Sandman than tying her into Hellblazer? Given that the Georgian era Swamp Thing Gaiman also (I think) introduced is also a biggish part of the story, he might even have been trying to keep the Sandman stuff and the Hellblazer stuff separate.

 

Oh and Lou? I should have said when I posted that, but the spoiler thing is still just typing "spoiler" in square brackets.

 

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