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Hellblazer: All His Engines
By Mike Carey (writer) and Leonard Manco (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2005; reissued in soft cover edition July 2006
Cover price: $24.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
Synopsis from publisher for hard cover edition:
An epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco, JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER — ALL HIS ENGINES is a 128-page original hardcover graphic novel scheduled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine starring Keanu Reeves.
When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas — including Chas Chandler’s granddaughter, Tricia — Earth’s foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the “cure.” John is happy to do a favor for his oldest and closest friend, but in scratching the surface of this seemingly personal tragedy, he finds a mad demon in a body woven out of cancer cells; a plot to build franchised Hells in the cities of men and unleash a plague of coma cases stretching from London to L.A. To rescue a single innocent child from the clutches of this evil, both John and Chas will have to face temptations they never dreamed of, forging alliances with monsters every bit as terrible as the ones they’re fighting. And in the end, when he’s out of gas and in the hands of his enemies, the Hellblazer is always up for that one last desperate game of poker…
Synopsis from publisher for soft cover edition:
An amazing soft cover edition of the epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco. When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas — including Chas Chandler’s granddaughter, Tricia — Earth’s foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the “cure.”
This is the first original graphic novel from the Hellblazer comic book series. While technically not a part of his run on the Hellblazer series, Mike Carey was the writer of the series at the time of this publication’s release in hard cover. All material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Leonardo Manco.