Hellblazer is an American contemporary horror comic book series published by DC Comics, and subsequently by its Vertigo imprint since March when the. Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics. List of Hellblazer publications. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Hellblazer has been incompletely collected.
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John Constantine is a fictional superhero, appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and its alternative imprint Vertigo. The character first appeared in. Born in , Jamie Delano has made a diverse, cross-genre contribution to the comic book medium, scripting—over some 25 years—both original works. This page contains information about Hellblazer (Volume 1). Hellblazer was an ongoing occult-noir comic book series featuring the hard-luck hero, John.
In The Line Of Fire. Last Man Standing. How to Play with Fire. Good Intentions. John Constantine, Hellblazer: All His Engines. John Constantine, Hellblazer Volume The Wild Card. Red Sepulchre. Hellblazer to including overlapping issue trades with vol. Black Flowers.
Staring at the Wall. Stations of the Cross. Reasons to Be Cheerful. The Gift. Empathy is the Enemy. John Constantine Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand. The Laughing Magician. The Roots of Coincidence. Dark Entries Vertigo Crime. Hellblazer — Bloody Carnations.
Phantom Pains. Death and Cigarettes. Justice League Dark Vol. In the Dark. Justice League Dark, Vol. The Books of Magic. The Death of Magic. Constantine Vol. The Spark and the Flame. The Rebirth of Evil. Paradise Lost.
The Voice in the Fire. The Apocalypse Road. The Hellblazer Vol. Going Down. The Art of the Deal.
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Great work though. Freezes Over , collects Hellblazer Nicely done, Dave. What I and presumably many other readers liked about Constantine was how unique he was in the world of comic books. He did the right things, but for all the wrong reasons, and he was a sanctimonious asshole about it to boot.
Comic book Constantine is a con artist who can save the world with nothing but the bullshit he spouts before he finished his cigarette. TV Constantine is a master of the dark arts, something he cheerfully announces as he hands over a business card.
He casts spells in almost every episode as he follows a magical map around the country solving mysteries like a supernatural Sherlock Holmes, with a psychic sidekick and an angel dropping him vague hints from above. Constantine the show is a serviceable translation at best: you get the gist of the story, but miss out on all the nuance.
These are two very different versions of John Constantine. Compare that to the comics, where Constantine is an unrepentant bastard.
He is equally abrasive to friend, foe or family, seeking redemption in only the most transactional sense. Over the course of a few hundred issues he has cheated death and other immortals so many times that all of his friends and family have become objects of revenge for the otherworldly nasties that have been bested by John Constantine. For the majority of the series he does as many good deeds as he can in a desperate struggle to escape eternal damnation.
Regretfully, the makers of the show have decided to change all the wrong things. For instance, every time John uses some enchanted artifact he gives a long-winded explanation of what it is and how it works.
That trenchcoat is also far too clean on TV—it looks like it was bought an hour before the shoot, rather than worn for decades by a misanthropic mage. It also makes the whole concept look like a derivative of Supernatural, rather than one of its key influences. As an adaptation of its titular character, Constantine the show falls disappointingly short, worse than even Constantine the film.
The movie got it right: Constantine is an utterly execrable human being whose sole redeeming virtue is that he occasionally saves lives for entirely selfish reasons.
The show gets it all wrong by presenting Constantine as a noble but flawed soul striving to hold back the darkness for the good of all. In both versions, Constantine is paid a surprise visit by a former friend from his young and foolish days.
On Constantine, after all other methods of containment fail, John ultimately decides to use his friend as a sacrificial vessel. Although he misleads him for a while about how exactly he can help, Constantine eventually tells him about his plan.