Hellblazer: The Family Man

Hellblazer: The Family Man
By Jamie Delano and Dick Foreman (writers), Ron Tiner, Dean Motter, Sean Phillips and Steve Pugh with Kevin Walker, Mark Buckingham, Mark Pennington and Kent Williams (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401219640

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #23-24 and #28-33, this collection features one of the creepiest strories from fan-favorite HELLBLAZER writer Jamie Delano! A twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer known as the Family Man, whose bloody actions force the con man mage to make a shattering choice in their final showdown.

The fourth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is also the fourth collection of Jamie Delano’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Jamie Delano with the exception of issue #32, which was written by Dick Foreman. Dean Motter and Ron Tiner illustrated issue #23. Tiner handled #24 himself, and was then joined by Kevin Walker for issues #28 and #29, and by Mark Buckingham for issue #30. Sean Phillips handled issue #31. #32 was illustrated by Steve Pugh. Dean Motter and Mark Pennington drew issue #33. The cover by Kent Williams was originally used for the cover to Hellblazer #23.

To date, this is the final publication reprinting Jamie Delano’s original run on Hellblazer. He remained on the series until Hellblazer #40 in 1991. With the exception of issue #35 being reprinted in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts, the rest of his run has not yet been reprinted or collected. (Delano would return for Hellblazer #84, which was also reprinted in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts.)

This collection omits issues #25 to #27, which were not written by Delano. Writer Grant Morrison and artist David Lloyd’s two-part story in issues #25 and 26 has been collected in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts). Writer Neil Gaiman and artist Dave McKean’s story for issue #27 has been collected in Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days.

The remainder of Delano’s run was illustrated by Sean Phillips for 34 to 36, followed by Steve Pugh for isssues #37 to 39. Dave McKean returned for #40, Delano’s final issue.


  1. Hellblazer #23 (1989)
  2. Hellblazer #24 (1989)
  3. Hellblazer #28 (1990)
  4. Hellblazer #29 (1990)
  5. Hellblazer #30 (1990)
  6. Hellblazer #31 (1990)
  7. Hellblazer #32 (1990)
  8. Hellblazer #33 (1990)

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Posted on June 10, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Hellblazer and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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