John Constantine, Hellblazer (1988) Volumes
The very first Hellblazer collection ORIGINAL SINS is available in a new edition that includes John ConstantineÍs appearances in SWAMP THING. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER editions starring VertigoÍs longest running antihero, John Constantine, EnglandÍs chain-smoking, low-rent magus. This first collection is a loosely connected series of tales of JohnÍs early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.
Written by JAMIE DELANO Art by RICHARD PIERS RAYNER, BRYAN TALBOT, DAVID LLOYD and others Cover by JOHN CASSADAY In these tales from issue #10-13, THE HORRORIST #1-2 and ANNUAL #1, Constantine wins his first victory in the war with Nergal and encounters a woman who is the embodiment of the world's horrors.
In THE FEAR MACHINE, John Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity -- but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities -- but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister? This volume collects issues 14-22 of the original series.
Collected for the first time in chronological order and featuring stories by fan-favorite writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN INC, FINAL CRISIS) and the legendary Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN, AMERICAN GODS), FAMILY MAN continues the arcane adventures of Vertigo's chain-smoking magician John Constantine. In this volume, Constantine attempts a vacation after recent events, but as usual, things don't go as planned. Plus, Constantine must uncover the mystery of the murderous Family Man.
This new HELLBLAZER collection features several tales never before collected, including a look at John Constantine's roughand tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills. Then, in some of the earliest stories from PREACHER writerGarth Ennis, John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mysticbedevilment or supernatural horror. But it's his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine's front door. JohnConstantine has lung cancer. Though condemned to hell, Constantine continues to laugh in the face of this all-too-serious world.
It's not often that John Constantine, the world's greatest magician, has been able to be content. Years in the making, his occult knowledge and shrewd judgment are hard-won and paid for in blood-his own, his friends', and that of innocent caught up in the never-ending arms race of would-be sorcerers chasing power. But after saving the world a few times and beating both the Devil and lung cancer, Constantine is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. However, between investigations of a grisly serial murderer and strategies against the Lord of Hell, John has no time to rest. Collects issues 47-50, 52-55 and 59-61 of the signature Vertigo series by PREACHER creator Garth Ennis.
John Constatine celebrates his fortieth birthday alongside his friends and loved ones, including Swamp Thing and Zatanna, and the love of his life, Kit. However, things never burn bright too long for John Constantine, and he soons finds himself at his lowest point ever. Drunk and homeless, John must pull himself together if he is going to survive against the King of the Vampires, who comes looking for his blood. Collects HELLBLAZER #62-71, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL #1, and VERTIGO JAM #1.
John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit. This re-cut volume features Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's final JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER arc, collecting issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND.
In " Warped Notions," written by Eddie Campbell, Constantine is drawn into a web of time travel and terror when he's accosted by the ghost of Sir Francis Dashwood, the founder of the Hellfire Club. Dashwood needs Constantine's help to avert a disaster that could threaten the very fabric of reality. Then, Paul Jenkins begins his HELLBLAZER run with "Dreamtime"! John Constantine plunges deep into an arcane landscape where a powerful entity known as the Rainbow Serpent intends to punish man's treatment of the environment by clearing the earth of all animal life. Collects HELLBLAZER #84-96.
In this new Hellblazer collection, John Constantine comes to the aid of his downstairs neighbor, a dimwitted, epileptic giant whose home is haunted by a persistent ghost. Plus, John's affinity with the supernatural spoils a soccer game when a demon that thrives on holloganism shows up. And in the story "Difficult Beginnings," Constantine must reconnect with the darker side of his own nature - a journey that leads him to the "most evil man in the world." Collects HELLBLAZER #97-107.
John Constantine has been lots of things in the course of his long and lurid life-a life spent uneasily balanced on the fault line between the everyday and the supernatural. Sorcerer. Chain-smoker. Con man. Aging punk. Incorrigible bastard. But a knight of the bloody Round Table? That's a new one. It's not as far-fetched as it might seem, however, considering that all of England is quickly descending into an inferno of mystical chaos. Albion is burning, and someone is breaking the bonds that have held the ancient isle together since the dawn of time. Dragon, wizard, demon-whatever you call it, the power of Merlin has risen again, and he's determined to take an immortal lifetime's worth of vengeance against God himself. There's only one man who can stop him: the legendary king whose soul is pledged to defend his realm throughout the ages. No points for guessing who the unlucky sod is that has to dig him up. Legendary talents Paul Jenkins, Sean Phillips, Charles Adlard and Warren Pleece drag comics' most notorious rogue kicking and screaming into the mists of Avalon in HELLBLAZER VOL. 11: LAST MAN STANDING, collecting the never-before-reprinted issues #108-120 of the signature VERTIGO series and featuring the character's special 10th anniversary celebration, bursting with special guests and capping off Sean Phillips's historic run on the title.
Features the wrenching finale of Paul JenkinsÕs never-before-collected run on the title, as well as Garth Ennis and John HigginsÕs brutal five-issue coda, ÒSon of Man.Ó For a man as cynical and jaded as John Constantine, thereÕs only one kind of torment for which he is unprepared: contentment. But the fact is (even though he recently cut off a piece of his soul and marooned it in Hell to suffer for his sins), things are actually going pretty well. HeÕs got a new girlfriend that he hasnÕt yet killed or damned or driven insane; his surviving friends and family are, by all accounts, still alive and healthy; and his enemies, for the most part, are either dead or trapped in some form of eternal torment. Not a bad score, overall. Naturally, this means that itÕs time for everything to go up in flames. Because when youÕre as prolific at making enemies as John Constantine is, thereÕs always going to be a few that you donÕt know about, as well as one or two heavyweights who can afford to bide their time. When the two meet, itÕs best to get as far away as possibleÑthe collateral damage alone promises to be as deadly as it is indiscriminate. Collects HELLBLAZER #121-133.
Legendary creators Warren Ellis, Darko Macan, John Higgins, Tim Bradstreet, Marcelo Frusin and Gary Erskine tear at the scabs covering humanity’s self-inflicted wounds in JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 13: HAUNTED. John Constantine may not be the nicest man you’ll ever meet, but there’s plenty who are worse—and now that he’s back in eternal, ever-changing London, he’s about to discover some prime examples of the species. After spending a lifetime knee-deep in the necromancy trenches, Constantine has seen every shade of self-aggrandizement that the predators of the world have to offer, making it all too easy for him to track them down and corner them in their squalid little lairs. Because the ugly truth is, no matter how many pseudo-mystical rationalizations the tossers spout, they can’t disguise the soul-crushing banality of their evil. To defeat them, all he has to do is peel away their delusions and hold up a mirror. After all, no one knows the torment of true self-knowledge better than John Constantine. Collects #134-145 of the signature Vertigo series together with the controversial “Shoot” one-shot from VERTIGO RESURRECTED and three never-before-reprinted seasonal tales from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE.
John Constantine knows the secrets of his native England like the back of his nicotine-stained hand. Unfortunately for him, he’s now a world away from that green and pleasant land. Constantine has returned to America, and this time he’s landed in the worst place imaginable: a cell in a maximum-security prison, with a 35-year sentence for murder. Adapting to his new environs will require a steep learning curve, but the world’s greatest magician is nothing if not flexible. In fact, the question that his fellow inmates should be asking is not how this strange-talking newcomer will endure being locked up with society’s worst offenders, but rather how they are going to survive the experience. That’s because Constantine has a few more stops to make on his stateside tour, and, unlike his cellmates, his journey begins in the joint rather than ending there. But when he arrives in the rural town of Doglick, West Virginia, to make personal amends for his crime, what he finds going on behind its closed doors shocks the famously world-weary sorcerer to his hardened, cynical core. Acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello is joined by legendary artists Richard Corben, Marcelo Frusin and Steve Dillon for a terrifying expedition into the darkest corners of the Land of the Free in JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 14: GOOD INTENTIONS, collecting issues 146-161 of the signature VERTIGO series together with the nostalgic tale “The First Time” from VERTIGO SECRET FILES: HELLBLAZER.
An assortment of Hellblazer stories written by Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS), Warren Ellis (PLANETARY), and others. In these stories by some of comics' top writers, John Constantine faces school violence, a desperate, occult family and more. Plus: A group of documentary filmmakers try to find out what happened to Mucous Membrane -- an up-and-coming punk band led by John Constantine that met a mysterious end. Collects HELLBLAZER #144, 145, 245-246, 250 and VERTIGO RESURRECTED: HELLBLAZER--SHOOT #1.