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Hellblazer: Rake at the Gates of Hell

Hellblazer: Rake at the Gates of Hell
By Garth Ennis (writer), Steve Dillon and Glenn Fabry (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2003

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $19.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401200028

Synopsis from publisher:
A new volume reprinting Garth Ennis’ and Steve Dillon’s final HELLBLAZER arc in issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot HEARTLAND John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit.

Notes:
This is the tenth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the sixth collection of Garth Ennis’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Steve Dillon. The cover by Glenn Fabry was originally used for the cover of issue #83.
Following the run contained in this graphic novel, artist Sean Phillips replaced Steve Dillon on the series. Jamie Delano, original writer for the series, returned for issue #84, which has been reprinted in John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts. Phillips was next joined by writer Eddie Campbell for a story arc in issues #85 to 89. Paul Jenkins then took over writing duties for issues #90 to 128. During Phillips’ lengthy run, a few artists filled in, such as Pat McEown (issue #94), Al Davison (#101), Charles Adlard (#108), and Warren Pleece (#115). Pleece then took over art duties for the series with issues #121 to 128. These issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #78 (1994)
  2. Hellblazer #79 (1994)
  3. Hellblazer #80 (1994)
  4. Hellblazer #81 (1994)
  5. Hellblazer #82 (1994)
  6. Hellblazer #83 (1994)
  7. Heartland #1 (1997)