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New to Hellblazer...help

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hey im sorry if i put this in the completly wrong place but im new. I have read comics before but never got into hellblazer until recently i read an issue or two. I normally read spawn and preacher but im interested in getting into hellblazer. Basically what this annoying post is trying to ask is would it be recommended to read the TPB versions in the following order...i kinda like to start at the beginning and appreciate the comics the way the really panned out. i was planning on reading them in this order

 

Original Sins by JAMIE DELANO

Dangerous Habits by GARTH ENNISTainted Love by GARTH ENNIS

Damnation's Flame by GARTH ENNIS

Rake At The Gates of Hell by GARTH ENNIS

Son of Man by GARTH ENNIS

Haunted by WARREN ELLIS

Hard Time by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Good Intentions by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Freezes Over by BRIAN AZZARELLO

 

i also noticed on the site when it listed these i said origional sins had issues 1-9 and then dangerous habits had issues 41-46. i spose im just curious as to if the issues inbetween are released in paper back form or can you only get them as individual issues. i noticed a gap later on in the series too.....

 

well cheers to anyone who takes the time to answer it would be much appreciated

 

thanks

matty

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Just for future reference, most of the Hellblazer-related discussion would go on the Monthly Title board. No worries, though. I'm sure someone will be kind enough to move it there.

 

I don't see why reading the trades in that order would be any problem. If you're a Garth Ennis fan (which you may be, having read Preacher), he does have two other trade paperbacks out that would come between Dangerous Habits and Damnation's Flame (they'd be, in order, Fear And Loathing -and- Tainted Love).

 

If you're pressed for cash, they don't really need to be read in order. You could toss the other two Brian Azzarello books and just pick up Freezes Over (really, his best work on the book).

 

As for the gaps ... yeah, they're there, and that's rather unfortunate, particularly towards newer readers. There aren't really any trades to fill them, and I can't imagine them being produced in the immediate future, either. Sorry.

Luckily, you've stumbled upon the most informative forum of Hellblazer fans on the Internet, so any questions you might have can likely be answered by someone here.

 

Good luck, happy collecting, and welcome to the board :biggrin:

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thats great man cheers....yeah you guessed right about me being an ennis fan spose it comes from the preacher and well some punisher....

 

but thanks for the help ill be sticking around the forums

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You missed a couple out... and it's important that you read the Ennis ones in order!

 

Original Sins by JAMIE DELANO

Dangerous Habits by GARTH ENNIS

Fear and Loathing by GARTH ENNIS

Tainted Love by GARTH ENNIS

Damnation's Flame by GARTH ENNIS

Rake At The Gates of Hell by GARTH ENNIS

Son of Man by GARTH ENNIS

Haunted by WARREN ELLIS

Setting Sun by WARREN ELLIS

Hard Time by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Good Intentions by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Freezes Over by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Highwater by BRIAN AZZARELLO

 

You could also get Rare Cuts (a selection of different stories from over the years) and the excellent hardcover All His Engines, though I don't know if you want to wait till it comes out in paperback.

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