Can’t Take A Joke? – Preview John Constantine: Hellblazer #1 From Spurrier, Campbell And DC Comics

by Oliver MacNamee

As well as releasing a preview of the new John Constantine: Hellblazer series coming out from DC Black Label, DC Comics have posted an interview with series writer Simon ‘Si’ Spurrier on their official website here. There have been many great British writers chronicling Constantine’s solo adventures over the years, from Alan Moore, to Jamie Delano and Mike Carey, and now Simon ‘Si’ Spurrier too. And, to capture Constantine’s sneering, irreverence and dark humour Britishness best, I’d always favour a Brit. Looks like dreams do come true!

Out today, from Spurrier, artist Aaron Campbell and colorist Jordie Bellaire.

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 anything but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece!

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