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 early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.
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About the Author
Born in 1954, Jamie Delano has made a diverse, cross-genre contribution to the comic book medium, scripting—over some 25 years—both original works (World Without End, Tainted, Ghostdancing, Hell Eternal, Cruel and Unusual, Territory, Outlaw Nation) and publisher-owned properties (Captain Britain, Dr Who, Night Raven, Hellblazer, Animal Man, Batman, Shadowman). He is currently practicing for retirement, living in semi-rural England with his partner, Sue.
John Ridgway is a British comics artist whose work is immediately distinctive for its unusual realism coupled with a delicate, sketchy pencil line. Ridgway has been responsible for creating the look for a number of series, including Hellblazer, and has worked on iconic characters including Doctor Who and the Incredible Hulk. He was also the artist chosen to depict Judge Dredd without his helmet for the first and only time in the character's history.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
John Constantine is a unique character. An anti-hero who doesn't view himself as particularly heroic, Constantine works his way through a series of horror stories in which his wits and magical abilities are tested. Overall, the comics are excellent. My only complaint is that the final couple stories don't really seem related to those before. They do, however, highlight John's longstanding relationship with the Swamp Thing.
Nice collection of comics thought at times they jump around the story arcs