Hellblazer: Setting Sun

Hellblazer: Setting Sun
By Warren Ellis (writer), Tim Bradstreet, Frank Teran, Marcelo Frusin, Javier Pulido, and James Romberger (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released October 2004

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202454

Synopsis from publisher:
This new trade paperback features five bone-chilling tales of horror, magic, loss and regret with art by five world-class illustrators, originally presented in HELLBLAZER #140-143, the last four issues of Warren Ellis’s run on the book.

This is the thirteenth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. All reprinted material was written by Warren Ellis. Each issue was illustrated by a different artist: Frank Teran (issue #140), Tim Bradstreet (#141), Javier Pulido (first story from issue #142), James Romberger (second story from issue #142), and Marcelo Frusin (issue #143). The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used for the cover to issue #140.
This collects the second half of Warren Ellis’s run on the series. Not collected are Hellblazer #144 and #145 by writer Darko Macan and Gary Erskine, a two-part story commissioned after Ellis exited early from the series due to frustrations with editorial decisions by DC Comics. Allegedly, Ellis had written a story for issue #144 that addressed gun violence in America, but following the Columbine High School disaster of April 1999, decision-makers at DC Comics felt uneasy about releasing it. A censored version of the script did not meet Ellis’ satisfaction and he terminated his contract on the series. Macan and Erskine were then hired to fill in while a new creative team was found. These two issues, along with Ellis’ never-published “lost issue,” have never been collected or reprinted.


  1. Hellblazer #140 (1999)
  2. Hellblazer #141 (1999)
  3. Hellblazer #142 (1999)
  4. Hellblazer #143 (1999)

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Posted on June 21, 2008, in DC Comics/Vertigo, Graphic Novel Database, Hellblazer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. i just read this and its awesome!!
    its definitely worth a look into.
    this and mateki the magic flute are my two new favorites!

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