045 – John Constantine: Hellblazer

Hellblazer is my favorite non-superhero ongoing comic, I’ve been reading it for years, and only once has it ever gotten to a point where I thought I might drop it (author Denise Mina’s run a few years ago, for what it’s worth). I’m even one of the only people who love Paul Jenkins’ run on the book – one of the only writers whose work on Hellblazer has never been collected. Constantine is a fantastic character, though the archetype of “charming, lovable asshole” is reaching new heights of popularity, Constantine has a ton of staying power. Outside of Daredevil, Hellblazer is the only comic I have consistently collected and read since I started buying it, and have more issues of than anything else.

Also happy St. Patrick’s Day, and one of the only love interest of Constantine’s to have survived their relationship was Irish, so there you go, something or other whatever who gives a shit?

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    • jason on March 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Looks sweet in glorious black and white (and grey). I’ve myself only read a handful of Hellblazer comics and should probably remedy that. Maybe if they ever do collect those Jenkins issues those fine folks over at Guttertash will review it?

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