Hellblazer: Original Sin

Hellblazer: Original Sin
By Jamie Delano (writer), John Ridgway, Dave McKean and Alfredo Alcala with Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 1992; reissued October 1997

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563890526

Synopsis from publisher:
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.

The first collection of the first, and so far only, Hellblazer comic book series. All reprinted material was created by writer Jamie Delano and artist John Ridgway, with the exception of the final three stories. The first three pages of issue #7 was drawn by artists Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy. Alfrado Alcala inked issues #8 and #9. This publication collects Ridgway’s entire run on the series.
The cover is by Dave McKean and is a slightly altered version of the cover to Hellblazer #1.
John Constantine originally appeared in the second Swamp Thing comic book series in 1985. Those stories have been reprinted in Swamp Thing Vol. 3: The Curse. He remained as a supporting character in the series until he proved popular enough to spin off into his own comic book series entitled Hellblazer, which runs to this day as the flagship title for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.


  1. Hellblazer #1 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #2 (1988)
  3. Hellblazer #3 (1988)
  4. Hellblazer #4 (1988)
  5. Hellblazer #5 (1988)
  6. Hellblazer #6 (1988)
  7. Hellblazer #7 (1988)
  8. Hellblazer #8 (1988)
  9. Hellblazer #9 (1988)

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Posted on June 9, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Hellblazer and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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