If there’s one comic book series that I’m glad I got into when I had a chance to do so, it has to be Hellblazer. Here’s the scene: Local magazine chain CNA is having the mother of all comic book sales, and I decide to spend all my pocket money on a box of Hellblazer comics. All the good stuff is there from the time period, from Garth Ennis making John Constantine more human with his legendary run, Peter Milligan dialling up the weirdness and Jamie Delano’s benchmark-setting first run.
A mage who’s a bit of a bastard, Hellblazer comics at their best are part mystery, part supernatural adventure and all con-job as Constantine uses his wits to outplay the greatest forces that Heaven and Hell can muster against mankind. That’s a theme that’s looking to be explored once again in the latest Hellblazer run by Simon Spurrier and Aaron Campbell. Here’s the synopsis for the first part of their series:
John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds.
A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece!
And here’s a sneak peek at the art!
The series kicks off this week. Bring your own box of Silk Cut to the party. Now, onto the best comic book covers of the week!
Batman #82 by Travis Charest
The Amazing Spider-Man #33 by Miguel Mercado
The Immortal Hulk #26 by Alex Ross
Daredevil #13 by Julian Totino Tedesco
Harley Quinn #67 by Frank Cho
New Mutants #1 by Rod Reis
Deathstroke #49 by Skan
X-Force #1 by Juan Jose Ryp
DIE #9 by Emma Rios and Miquel Muerto
Lois Lane #5 by Mike Perkins
Undiscovered Country #1 by Jock
Legion of Super-Heroes #1 by Ryan Sook
The Dreaming #15 by Yanick Paquette
Doctor Doom #2 by ACO
Death Or Glory #6 by Bengal
Coffin Bound #4 by Dani
Red Sonja #10 by Amanda Conner
Sonata #6 by Geirrod Van Dyke and Brian Haberlin
Strange Skies Over East Berlin #2 by Evan Cagle
No One Left to Fight #5 by Fico Ossio
Niobe: She is Death #1 by Hyoung Taek Nam
Last Updated: November 4, 2019