Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 18: The Gift

Author: Mike Carey,Denise Mina

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401283896

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 328

View: 7558

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 16

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401278183

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 328

View: 3867

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 20: Systems of Control

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401285692

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

View: 8028

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Highwater

Author: Brian Azzarello,Marcelo Frusin,Giuseppe Camuncoli,Cameron Stewart

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401202231

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 259

View: 9538

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 14: Good Intentions

Author: Brian Azzarello

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401271804

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

View: 5252

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Hellblazer Vol. 1: The Poison Truth

Author: Simon Oliver

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401273181

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 8103

A part of DC Universe: Rebirth! John Constantine, the hard-hearted Hellblazer returns home to London to face an impossible choice: live an immortal life bonded to a demonic curse, or shift that curse to eight million people—killing each and every one of them! What to do, what to do... The Hellblazer is back in the first volume of the continued story of one of DC's most iconic and long-lasting characters by writer Simon Oliver (FBP) with art by Moriat (The Spirit). Collects THE HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH #1 and THE HELLBLAZER #1-6. Rebirth honors the richest history in comics, while continuing to look towards the future. These are the most innovative and modern stories featuring the world's greatest superheroes, told by some of the finest storytellers in the business. Honoring the past, protecting our present and looking towards the future. This is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the DC Universe. The legacy continues.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine Hellblazer 10

In the Line of Fire

Author: Paul Jenkins,Sean Phillips

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401251376

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

View: 2946

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 11: Last Man Standing

Author: Paul Jenkins

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401261833

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 4753

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine

hellblazer : original sins

Author: Jamie Delano,John Ridgway

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 255

View: 8320

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.

John Constantine, Hellblazer

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401273668

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2114

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.

John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 12: How to Play with Fire

Author: Paul Jenkins,Garth Ennis

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 1401266452

Category:

Page: 304

View: 6432

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.
Dogs

The Shadow Dog

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780670041138

Category: Dogs

Page: 85

View: 6273

Anthony Hill's The Shadow Dog is an eloquent, affecting tribute to a great mate - his dog Sebastian. From the moment Sebastian is rescued as an abandoned pup, this passionate, feisty dog proves irresistible - even when he fails Obedience School. Anyone who has a heart, especially anyone who has ever loved a dog, will be entertained and moved in equal measure by this joyful celebration of mutual devotion. In The Shadow Dog, Anthony Hill weaves his story-telling magic to create a very personal tale of love and loyalty.
Comic books, strips, etc

John Constantine, Hellblazer

The fear machine

Author: Jamie Delano,Mark Buckingham

Publisher: Titan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781781163634

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 240

View: 8595

Graphic Novel. John Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities - but a defence contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 13: Haunted

Author: Warren Ellis,Darko Macan

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401269966

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 336

View: 4838

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol. 1: Going Down

Author: Ming Doyle,James Tynion IV

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401266762

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 127

View: 553

Jump into the opening chapter of this wickedly funny and racy modern reintroduction of John Constantine! The dead can’t die again—even within the supernatural circles that surround John Constantine, some things are impossible. But when the ghosts that haunt the occult detective start being murdered, it becomes clear the rules have changed. Far worse than ordinary death, this second death means oblivion—no afterlife, no way back. To stop it, Constantine must explore the barriers between the mundane and the extraordinary: the thin places. The investigation takes the Hellblazer from New York City back home to London, where he joins up with an old rival, now an exorcist in Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Their dark, tangled history together is filled with music and magic, failed friendships and disastrous romance. But even if Constantine somehow survives the supernatural serial killer, the price involved could leave whatever’s left of his soul beaten and broken. CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER: GOING DOWN collects the first six issues of the groundbreaking series by celebrated writers Ming Doyle (THE KITCHEN) and James Tynion IV (BATMAN ETERNAL) and acclaimed artists Riley Rossmo (Proof) and Vanessa Del Rey (Hit).

Hellblazer

30th Anniversary Celebration

Author: DC Comics,Various

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401284794

Category:

Page: 272

View: 6970

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.
Comics & Graphic Novels

The Gift

Author: Mike Carey,Leonardo Manco,Frazer Irving

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401214531

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 221

View: 7729

Knowing that the apocalypse is looming on the horizon and threatening to destroy everything, John Constantine is forced to turn to Nergal, one of his fiercest foes, for help.
Comics & Graphic Novels

John Constantine, Hellblazer

The family man

Author: Jamie Delano

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401236908

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 277

View: 7390

When Constantine visits an old friend, he becomes the target of a serial killer and must uncover the identity of the Family Man.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Dangerous Habits

Author: Garth Ennis,Jamie Delano

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401238025

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 348

View: 3457

After battling demons, elementals, and serial killers, John Constantine is betrayed by his own body when he develops terminal, inoperable cancer.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Constantine

The Hellblazer Collection

Author: Steven T. Seagle,Ron Randall

Publisher: Vertigo

ISBN: 9781401203405

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 166

View: 2434

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.