Art by Aaron Campbell. Alan Moore created the character after artists Stephen R Bissette and John Totleben, who were fans of Sting's band The Police, expressed a desire to draw a character who looked like Sting. WARNING: The following contains spoilers for John Constantine, Hellblazer: Marks of Woe, by Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar, on sale now.. John Constantine is the first to inform readers that he is not a good person. Hellblazer #9 10. This version of Constantine is an American exorcist and former Catholic who can see into the world beyond and fights evil with a magical shotgun. Written by Simon Spurrier and illustrated by Aaron Campbell, John Constantine: Hellblazer #12 goes on sale Nov. 24 from DC Comics. John Constantine finds himself beaten and bound at the hands of a London gangster out to impress his boss by doing the dark magician in for good. John Constantine, Hellblazer marks a significant change in direction for the franchise. Actor Matt Ryan hosts this special about the animated series "Constantine: City of Demons (2018)"; a sneak preview of the upcoming season of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016)". Hellblazer #5 6. The third is the lead character of the forthcoming TV series adaptation of Hellblazer, Constantine; in this series he is played by Matt Ryan. John Constantine is an occult detective and professional sorcerer from Liverpool, England. John Constantine doesn’t know what hit him in the new issue of Hellblazer, the venerable DC Comics/Vertigo series. Snakes, spiders, demons, magick, the occult, and bar fights; just another night for John Constantine. Although the official setting of the series was the DC Universe, well-known DC characters were rarely seen or mentioned. Olivia Wilde and Zoe Lister-Jones interview each other about their Sundance film How It Ends. $5.99. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. John Constantine Hellblazer #1 . $5.99. Set in the late 1980s, a satanic cult has a singular focus of unleashing hell on Earth. " Calling these disparate strands a "big intellectual puzzle," Constantine was the result of "fit[ting] it all together." Hellblazer #2 3. $2.74. Plot Summary | Add Synopsis As the series progressed his trademark attire became a grungier, more rumpled trench coat, white shirt and black tie. In the movie Constantine He is played by American actor Keanu Reeves who was portrayed as a man in his early to mid 30's with black short hair and dressed in the same style as the original John Constantine, however Keanu's John wore a fitted black trench coat as oppose to the usual tan or beige trench coats. Thor pursues Loki, but in the journey, he is rendered defenceless, awakening on Earth without his mighty hammer, or his memory. There have been no mentioned birthday celebrations since then, but nothing in the comics has stated a retcon of Constantine's age or the real time development of his comic. ”. See also: The foul-mouthed spellcaster fans know and love is back on the case in JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER #1 available today.. After October saw the release of The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer … Hellblazer #16 17. This FAQ is empty. He has had many girlfriends as well, and mentions past boyfriends in Hellblazer issue 51. Hellblazer #4 5. The battle in the heart of a true Hellblazer rages on and one family will never be the same. (Video 2015). In Swamp Thing #51, Constantine appears on a boat with the name "The Honorable Gordon Sumner" - Sting's birth name - on the bow. The very first Hellblazer collection Original Sins is available in a new edition that includes John Constantine’s appearances in Swamp Thing.This is the first of a series of new Hellblazer editions starring Vertigo’s longest running antihero, John Constantine, England’s chain-smoking, low-rent magus.This first collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John’s ea He smokes, gambles with other people's lives, and in some cases outright sacrifices them, and a lot of the time it isn't … Constantine's official debut was not until Swamp Thing #37. Before Hellblazer, John Constantine was a regular character in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing comics. $4.49 10% OFF. I'm not making any claims to anything. For more information see Constantine (film) and John Constantine (film character). He also carries with him an assortment of magical tools and weapons, such as his own trenchcoat that has its own sentient demonic powers, and the Twin Blade. Constantine is unusual among comic book characters in that he has aged in real time since his creation. Despite being a master sorcerer, he rarely ever uses magic. If you’re looking for some fantastic comics to read before kicking into Hellblazer then you’re definitely in for a treat! ). Constantine using an offensive spell "Fiat Bloody Lux" to fight off two demons. Somebody who was streetwise, working class, and from a different background than the standard run of comic book mystics. Hellblazer #7 8. Hellblazer #14 15. Hellblazer #1 2. In 1988, Constantine was given his own title, Hellblazer, published by DC Comics. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan snarking, ruthless cunning, and constant chain smoking, but he is also a passionate humanitarian driven by a heartfelt desire to do some good in his life. For more information see Constantine (film) and John Constantine (film character). Voices From Beyond] [ The Pub Where I Was Born] written by Ade Brown, John E. Boylan, James Chambers, Julianne Clancy, Nancy A. Collins, Brian Cronin, Joseph Dilworth Jr., Sabrina Fried, Alex Galer, Richard Gray, Robert Greenberger, Rich Handley, Robert Jeschonek, Ross Johnson, Martín A. Pérez, Draško … Shipping $6.00 flat for unlimited amount of books Combined shipping for all raw books in the US. See List of minor John Constantine appearances. $4.70. John Constantine first appeared in 1985 as a recurring character in the horror series Swamp Thing, in which he acted as a "supernatural advisor" to the main character. Although a compassionate humanist who struggles to overcome the influence of both Heaven and Hell over humanity and despite his occasional forays into heroism, Constantine is a foul-mouthed cynic who pursues a life of sorcery and danger. Do you need to read these Swamp Thing comics to understand Hellblazer? As well as the John Constantine who first appeared in the comic book Swamp Thing and then moved into the Vertigo universe under the Vertigo Comics imprint (ie. Mature Redaers Alone and disoriented, Enlisting the help of a female human companion. He stated, “ With Constantine, I don't know who I was thinking of. In these early appearances, Constantine was depicted as a sorcerer of questionable morality, whose appearance was based on that of the musician Sting (specifically, as Sting appeared in the movies Brimstone and Treacle and Quadrophenia). Moore describes the creation of Constantine as being drawn from a number of "really good ideas... about serial killers, the Winchester House, and... want[ing] to draw Sting in a story. I opted for the latter; I thought it was the safest. I mean, what have I done with sixty-odd years of life?" Add to cart Very Fine . Very Fine: $3.31. The second year of the Sandman Universe begins with the long-awaited arrival of one of DC's most iconic characters...John Constantine, Hellblazer! A film adaptation of Hellblazer, drawing loosely on stories by Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano and Warren Ellis, and starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, was released in 2005. Hellblazer #13 14. He's dead.". Hellblazer #3 4. In 1993, at the launch of DC's Vertigo Comics imprint, Hellblazer was made an official Vertigo publication. Hellblazer 1 7.0 1st Papa Midnite U.S. 1986: Won "Favourite Supporting Character" Eagle Award A decade after a tragic mistake, Chas Chandler and occult investigator, John Constantine, set out to cure Chas's daughter, Trish, from a demonically induced coma. In the 90s the Hellblazer solo series came out and it was amazing, we had writers like Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis , Brian Azzarello and so many others, but towards the end the quality started to drop and by the time we got to the end, it was really … Add to cart Near Mint . Constantine attributes this to demon blood in his veins. He was wearing the trenchcoat, a short cut. Like anything in life, however, Constantine's skill set comes with a price. Initially created "purely to get Sting into the story," by the time of the 1985 San Diego ComicCon, Moore stated that "[i]t's turning into something more than that now. List of minor John Constantine appearances, https://hellblazer.fandom.com/wiki/John_Constantine?oldid=11455, John Constantine was born ill just before his perfect stillborn brother '', Although he knows how to drive, John is either too lazy or uninterested and just allows his friend Chas to drive for him. Constantine started to grow out of that. Hellblazer tells the story of John Constantine; a cynical, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, Liverpudlian magician, con-man, and occult detective who protects humanity from black magic and demons. John Constantine is bisexual, throughout his life he has been involved with women and sometimes men. $3.68. He was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben. I'm just saying that it happened. A film adaptation of Hellblazer, drawing loosely on stories by Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano and Warren Ellis, and starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, was released in 2005. They had already drawn at least one such character in Sting's likeness, as a briefly-glimpsed background figure wearing a black-and-red-striped t-shirt, in Swamp Thing issue 25 (1984). John Constantine isn't known for his glowing personality, but when it comes to the occult, he's the best investigator there is. May 10, 1953) is the protagonist of the comic book series Hellblazer and first appeared in Swamp Thing issue 37 in June 1985. The full solicitation information, as well as John Paul Leon's cover, can be found below. the one who appeared in Hellblazer), there are three other notable John Constantines. John Constantine: Hellblazer is a singularly good Hellblazer run, marred only by a few concerns that could have easily been addressed in later story beats and by its own premature ending. Peter Milligan saw Constantine at a party around 2009 and rushed after him, only to find he'd disappeared. In Hellblazer issue 69, when The King of Vampires killed a man in front of John and casually asked if he'd been a friend, John replied "Must be. Grade Price List Price Discount; Near Mint: $4.04. I just wanted this character who knows everything, and knows everybody — really charismatic. Some DC Comics characters—most notably the fringe supernatural characters such as Zatanna, the Phantom Stranger, Shade, the Changing Man, Dream of the Endless, and the Swamp Thing, though, made appearances. After Constantine was possessed by Swamp Thing, the plant elemental had a tree tattooed on his right buttock - a small revenge for years of being manipulated. Hellblazer #11 12. Speaking to comics magazine Wizard in 1993, Moore elaborated: “ It struck me that it might be interesting for once to do an almost blue-collar warlock. Since Constantine ages in real time, his appearance has changed with age. However, a running theme in the book is that his close friends inevitably suffer or are outright killed simply by being in his life; this has left a severe mark on him. This version of Constantine is an American exorcist and former Catholic who can see into the world beyond and fights evil with a magical shotgun. Add to cart Very Fine . John Constantine: Hellblazer His gritty and brutal attitude makes him recognizable as … He whispers: 'I'll tell you the ultimate secret of magic. He looked at me, stared me straight in the eyes, smiled, nodded almost conspiratorially, and then just walked off around the corner to the other part of the snack bar. View production, box office, & company info, Gabriel Knight Mysteries - Similar Movies & Series. For more information see Constantine (TV series) and John Constantine (TV character). Some issues have him with facial hair while others give him a clean shave. In Hellblazer issue eight Constantine celebrated his 35th birthday. Constantine chain-smokes Silk Cut cigarettes, consuming thirty or so a day. Add the first question. Though not keen on using firearms, he is adept at using them and is a capable marksman (Stations of the Cross). From conman-magus John Constantine to Babylonian demon Nergal to hapless taxi driver Chas Chandler, this wiki contains everything there is to know about the comic, its spin-offs and its adaptations. Brian Azzarello once saw him in a Chicago bar but avoided him, saying that "the thing is about John is, the last thing you'd want to be is his friend.". International bidders feel free to ask about shipping rates. This wiki is the central point for all things related to Hellblazer, the long-running, flagship Vertigo Comics series. Constantine has also exhibited considerable mastery in "stage magic skills" - hypnosis, sleight of hand and escapology. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER collections that put all his adventures in reading order, capturing Constantine at his youthful, anarchic best. A long-running Vertigo Comics horror title that spun off from Swamp Thing in 1988, Hellblazer followed Con Man, Occult Detective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld.The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, … Original Hellblazer writer, Jamie Delano also claims to have encountered Constantine, during his run on the character, outside the British Museum. On this IMDbrief - presented by Acura - we explain how an online premiere resulted in a multi-million dollar payday and the Sundance 2021 must-see movies to add to your Watchlist. Any cunt could do it. Hellblazer has been one of my favorite comics since it came out and John Constantine was my favorite character for a while too. Fine: $2.47. Constantine's creator, Alan Moore, believes that he has met John Constantine in real life. For the movie version played by Keanu Reeves, see John Constantine (film character). 1987: Won "Favourite Supporting Character" Eagle Award Snakes, spiders, demons, magick, the occult, and bar fights; just another night for John Constantine. Written by Simon Spurrier. Use the HTML below. In 1993, he told Wizard Magazine: "One day, I was in Westminster in London — this was after we had introduced the character — and I was sitting in a sandwich bar. This is because unlike most people, John understand the dangers of his art. For a more detailed breakdown, see John Constantine timeline. Hellblazer #15 16. Hellblazer was set in a contemporary world, albeit a world of magic and supernatural conflict behind the scenes. Constantine has defences against psychic assaults, curses, spells, mind control, and demonic/spirit possession (Reasons to be Cheerful part 2). Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Please Select A Grade. It ran until 2013, and was the longest-running continuously published Vertigo title. Constantine and Winters met each other during Moore's run on Swamp Thing. The battle in the heart of a true Hellblazer rages on and one family will never be the same. 10% OFF. Hellblazer (1988-2013) is a comic book series by various authors and artists, based on the character of John Constantine, a magician-cum-conman created by Alan Moore for his run on Swamp Thing. The second is the protagonist of the film adaptation of Hellblazer, Constantine; in this film he is played by Keanu Reeves. Hellblazer #6 7. Published Jan 2021 by DC. John Constantine Hellblazer Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. '", Writers who had their run on the Hellblazer series have also admitted meeting the character in real life. Additionally, authors and artists have included unofficial or parodic versions of Constantine in their works ever since he first appeared; for a comprehensive rundown of these appearances, see List of Constantine analogues. A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. An animated series centering on the adventures of supernatural detective John Constantine. Softcover, 304 pages, full color. Cover by John Paul Leon. ”. Cover B Variant Charlie Adlard Cover. The next age of John Constantine has officially begun in DC Comics, giving its hero a new lease on life... and no intention of using it to better himself in any possible way. While Constantine has worn many clothes over the years he was originally portrayed as often wearing a blue pin-stripe suit, tan trench coat and occasionally gloves. Available Stock; Add to want list; Add to cart Near Mint . 2005: John Constantine was named the third greatest comic book character by the magazine Empire. In Hellblazer issue 298, Constantine (newly aware of him impending death) says, "Where's it all gone, Chas? Search for "John Constantine: Hellblazer" on Amazon.com, Title: "I sat there and thought, should I go around that corner and see if he is really there, or should I just eat my sandwich and leave? ", Asked in 1985 about the similarities between John Constantine and the character Baron Winters (from Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan's Night Force), Moore revealed that he was a "big fan" of Wolfman and Night Force, but that there was "no intention to rip off Baron Winters." Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more. Who is never at a loss for what to do john constantine: hellblazer, occult,! 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