Acclaimed author Mike Carey concludes his groundbreaking run on London’s working-class magus with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 18: THE GIFT. To restore his mind and save his life, John Constantine was forced to give a day of his life to a she-demon named Rosacarnis. It was a bad bargain, and one that he knew he’d regret—but he had no idea how quickly everything would go straight to hell in its aftermath. Over the course of that single day, England’s savviest street sorcerer lived several lifetimes—and sired three infernal offspring, whose incandescent hatred of him was carefully nurtured by their mother. Luckily for Constantine, the blood he shares with his sulfurous brood makes it impossible for them to kill him outright. Unluckily, his dwindling roster of friends and loved ones enjoy no such protection. And now that war has been declared on all that John holds dear, the lives and souls of his best friend, his ex-flame, his niece and his sister are all fair game for the non-existent mercies of Rosacarnis and her family. Can Constantine defeat his progeny, their mother and their all-powerful grandfather? Or will the so-called gift of fatherhood finally be the death of him? Collects issues #202-215 of the signature VERTIGO series and featuring the artistic talents of Leonardo Manco, Frazer Irving, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero.
After spending a year and a half wandering through the darkest corners of America, John Constantine has returned home! His port of entry is Liverpool, where the decaying landscape and gentle undercurrent of despair match his frame of mind. Of course, no sooner does he set foot upon his native land than he stumbles into a small-time necromancy-and-murder ring centered on his own sisterÕs apartment building. More worrying than this sordid little power trip is the disappearance of his niece, Gemma, whoÕs turning out to be a bit too much like her uncle for anybodyÕs good. In her eagerness to learn the family trade, Gemma has gone to London and fallen in with a bad crowd, and pulling her out means that Constantine will have to join the search for a distinctly nasty magical artifact-one that shouldnÕt fall into anyoneÕs hands, least of all those of the man determined to find it. Critically acclaimed author Mike Carey kicks off his acclaimed run on EnglandÕs legendary magus with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 16: THE WILD CARD, collecting issues #175-188 of the signature Vertigo series and featuring the fan-favorite artistic talents of Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, Lee Bermejo, Doug Alexander Gregory and Jock.
In the latest tales of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER VOL. 17, John Constantine arrives on the scene, a dagger in one hand and an engraved human skull in the other while the Beast is burning its mark into the world. Constantine's fragile coalition has fallen apart in death and recrimination. It looks as though John's fortunes have finally reached rock bottom. But when he faces the Beast in its lair, things get unimaginably worse. Collects JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER #189-201.
Acclaimed author Mike Carey continues his pivotal run on England's iconic antihero with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 17: OUT OF SEASON. In his countless encounters with the forces of evil, John Constantine has had his share of double crosses, near misses and narrowly averted disasters. Yet England's savviest street sorcerer has always managed to survive, with both his mind and the world at large left (mostly) intact. Now he's about to make the biggest mistake of his magical life?and every soul on Earth will pay the price. Thanks to Constantine's carelessness, the Beast of the Apocalypse has slouched into London to be born, and the minds of all humanity are at its mercy. From the Swamp Thing to Lucifer himself, the Hellblazer's allies and enemies alike are powerless to stop the slaughter. In order to save the world, Constantine must sacrifice his own mind, and all of the memories that go with it. Can he survive without the secrets of his own dark history? And if so, will the resulting life actually be a fate much worse than death? This volume collects issues 189-201 of the signature VERTIGO series and features the all-star artistry of Marcelo Frusin, Leonardo Manco, Chris Brunner and Steve Dillon.
An epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco is all here in JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 20: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL! When a mysterious worldwide plague starts putting millions of people into deadly comas, Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the "cure," After traveling from the dreary alleys of London to the glittering boulevards of L.A., Constantine realizes that a cadre of wicked demons and hellish monsters is behind the outbreak, and he'll have to sacrifice more than himself to put an end to the nightmare. Includes an amazing softcover edition of the epic horror story written by Mike Carey (THE UNWRITTEN) and Andy Diggle (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE). Collects JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER #230-238 and the HELLBLAZER: ALL HIS ENGINES original graphic novel.
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.
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.
It’s been a long, hard road that John Constantine has followed across the badlands of America. After walking out of a burning maximum-security prison, into the hollows of Appalachia and through the snows of the Great Plains, England’s greatest magician is approaching the final leg of his intracontinental trek-and closing in on the real reason for the suicide of Richard “Lucky” Fermin, the trigger that set everything in motion to frame Constantine for murder. To reach the end of this long and dangerous trail, however, he will have to pass through the bellies of two very different beasts: first, a nest of white supremacists in rural Montana, where Fermin’s widow has settled; and then, finally, Los Angeles-capital of an entire empire of decadence and home to the singularly American corruption that has hounded Constantine halfway around the globe. Legendary comics author Brian Azzarello concludes his acclaimed cross-country saga with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 15: HIGHWATER, collecting issues 162-174 of the signature Vertigo series and featuring stunning art from Marcelo Frusin, Guy Davis, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cameron Stewart.
The human race is a vast herdÑone that John Constantine separated himself from a long time ago. The lonely path heÕs taken since then hasnÕt been an easy one, but in the end itÕs probably been for the best. Given his notoriety as EnglandÕs greatest street-level sorcerer, every tie that binds him to his fellow man is just another potential weapon for his infernal enemies to use against him. Self-sufficiency, however, can all too easily shade into complacencyÑa lesson that John forgets when a desperate stranger corners him in a bar and pleads for his help. The simple spell he performs for his petitioner quickly ensnares the famed magician in a much larger web of ancient, elemental magicÑand transfers his new acquaintanceÕs crippling burden of universal empathy squarely onto his shoulders. Now Constantine must wage war against not only the powerful magus responsible for this hellish curse, but also the unfiltered emotions of an entire city. Typical for JohnÕs luck, that city is Glasgow, ScotlandÑa world center for alcoholism, depression and barely concealed rage. Celebrated crime novelist Denise Mina teams with acclaimed artists Leonardo Manco and Cristiano Cucina to feel each otherÕs pain in Hellblazer Vol. 19: The Red Right Hand, collecting MinaÕs complete run on the series from issues #216-228 as well as the never-before-reprinted story ÒWith a Little Help from My FriendsÓ from issue #229 by Hellblazer emeritus author Mike Carey and guest artist John Paul Leon.
When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas - including Chas Chandler's granddaughter, Tricia - Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the 'cure'. John is happy to do a favor for his oldest and closest friend, but in scratching the surface of this seemingly personal tragedy, he finds a mad demon in a body woven out of cancer cells; a plot to build franchised Hells in the cities of men and unleash a plague of coma cases stretching from London to L.A. To rescue a single innocent child from the clutches of this evil, both John and Chas will have to face temptations they never dreamed of, forging alliances with monsters every bit as terrible as the ones they're fighting. And in the end, when he's out of gas and in the hands of his enemies, the Hellblazer is always up for that one last desperate game of poker.
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.
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.
The long-running, critically acclaimed occult series continues with JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER VOL. 19: RED RIGHT HAND. The titular Hellblazer, Constantine is a working-class occult detective and con man stationed in London. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan snarking, ruthless cunning and constant chain-smoking. Constantine discovers he's cursed with empathy for his fellow man as the multi-layered tale races forward. Seeking the origin of the Empathy curse, Constantine and Chris roll into Glasgow in search of Steve Evans, a "massively powerful magician" who is waiting for Constantine. Meanwhile John finds out that there has been a connection between himself and Chris before they even met. Written by award-winning novelist Denise Mina (Garnethill, Deception, Field of Blood) and illustrated by Leonardo Manco and Christiano Cucina JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 19: RED RIGHT HAND is the next installment of the critically acclaimed series. Collects issues #216-229.
Brian Azzarello,Marcelo Frusin,Giuseppe Camuncoli,Cameron Stewart
Author: Brian Azzarello,Marcelo Frusin,Giuseppe Camuncoli,Cameron Stewart
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Hellblazer continues to be the last word in edgy and intelligent supernatural suspense. In Highwater, John Constantine concludes arduous trek across America and answers the burning questions that put him on the road in the first place. Trying to make amends with the ex-girlfriend he wronged, and clear his name for the murder he was accused of, Constantine find his ex - and himself - mixed up with a variety of unsavory characters, including white supremacists, gun dealers and corrupt gangsters. Constantine also learns why he's been stalked by the mysterious Agent Turro, and who the dark figure is that has been controlling everything behind the scenes. Suggested for Mature Readers.
John Constantine is an unconcerned, somewhat amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's a hero, of sorts, who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery, and genuine magical skill. The 'Original sins' collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John's early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.
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.
In celebration of the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures "Constantine" movie this February, DC Comics presents Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection. This trade paperback showcases the official Vertigo comics adaptation of the film, along with three classic issues of John Constantine, Hellblazer: #1. The first issue, Hunger, kicks off the series Hellblazer, the story of John Constantine and Vertigo's longest-running series, and sets a new tone for this character who first appeared in Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. The next, Hold Me, brings Sandman creator Neil Gaiman and his longtime artistic collaborator Dave McKean to the title with a haunting story of fear and loneliness. And finally, A Drop of the Hard Stuff, written by Preacher co-creator Garth Ennis, begins the ongoing feud between Constantine and the Devil. Suggested for Mature Readers.
Celebrate 30 years of one of DC Vertigo's most enduring and controversial characters in HELLBLAZER: A CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS, an anthology graphic novel featuring his best tales to date! When all the chips are down and everything's on the line, what would you do to ensure you come out on top? What would you be willing to sacrifice? For occult detective John Constantine, the only thing more difficult than answering that question almost every single day is living with his decision. Whether it's due to a sense of self-loathing, a resistance to any sort of authority or a deeply hidden desire to do what's right, Constantine is willing to make the hard choices...so that no one else has to. Plus, a forward written by worldwide musical icon, Sting! All of these facets of John Constantine's character have made him one of the most popular in graphic literature since 1988. Hellblazer: A Celebration of 30 Years collects some of the antihero's best stories from some of the greatest writers in his history, including Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Paul Jenkins, Jamie Delano and more. Collects Saga of the Swamp Thing #37, John Constantine, Hellblazer #11, #27, #41, #63, #120, #146, #229 and #240.
"John Constantine created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Totleben and Jamie Delano & John Ridgway; Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."