Category Archives: Hellblazer

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days

Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days
By Neil Gaiman with Matt Wagner (writers), Stephen Bissette, Richard Piers Rayner, Mike Hoffman, Mike Mignola, Dave McKean and Teddy Kristiansen with John Totleben and Kim DeMulder (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2000

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Cover price: $17.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389517X

Synopsis from publisher:
An award-winning comic book writer and a best-selling novelist, Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most talented and imaginative modern-day authors. An amazing storyteller who weaves intricate plots into thought-provoking tales, Gaiman is credited with expanding the comic book medium into other literary genres. Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author’s earliest work. Included in these never-before-reprinted and original publications are entertaining tales featuring the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, the Swamp Thing, and John Constantine.

Notes:
This publication collects issues from various comic book series. All material was written by Neil Gaiman. The first story was a previously unpublished Swamp Thing story with art by Stephen Bissette and John Totleben. The second story reprints the first story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Richard Piers Rayner and Mike Hoffman with Kim DeMulder. The third story is the second story from Swamp Thing Annual #5 with art by Mike Mignola. The fourth story reprints Hellblazer #27 with art by Dave McKean. The fifth story reprints the 64-page original graphic novel Sandman Midnight Theatre, co-written with Matt Wagner and painted by Teddy Kristiansen. The cover was created by Dave McKean.

Hellblazer #27 was also reprinted in Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection. Sandman Midnight Theatre was published as an original graphic novel, but has since gone out of print. Swamp Thing Annual #5 had previously not been reprinted or collected.

Contents:

  1. previously unpublished Swamp Thing story
  2. Swamp Thing Annual #5 (1989) (first 42-page story and second 10-page story only; excludes 2-page “Who’s Who” profile)
  3. Hellblazer #27 (1990)
  4. Sandman Midnight Theatre (1995)

Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician

Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
By Andy Diggle (writer), Leonardo Manco with Danijel Zezelj and Lee Bermejo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2008

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401218539

Synopsis from publisher:
This new HELLBLAZER trade paperback begins as John Constantine receives a perplexing birthday gift: a memory wrapped up in a warning. Collecting issues #238-242 of Vertigo’s longest running series, written by Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS, GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE).

Notes:
This is the twenty-seventh collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the second collection of Andy Diggle’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Leonardo Manco, except for issue #238 by artist Danijel Zezelj. The cover by Lee Bermejo originally appeared as the cover for issue #238.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #238 (2008)
  2. Hellblazer #239 (2008)
  3. Hellblazer #240 (2008)
  4. Hellblazer #241 (2008)
  5. Hellblazer #242 (2008)

Hellblazer: Joyride

Hellblazer: Joyride
By Andy Diggle (writer), Leonardo Manco with Lee Bermejo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2008

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140121651X

Synopsis from publisher:
In this volume collecting HELLBLAZER #230-237 by fan-favorite writer Andy Diggle, Constantine discovers that there is a supernatural cause for the violence, crime and drug abuse of South London’s Hunger Hill housing estate, and he must bring this cycle of misery and violence to an end…at any cost.

Notes:
This is the twenty-sixth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the first collection of Andy Diggle’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Leonardo Manco. The cover by Lee Bermejo originally appeared as the cover for issue #234.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #230 (2006)
  2. Hellblazer #231 (2006)
  3. Hellblazer #232 (2007)
  4. Hellblazer #233 (2007)
  5. Hellblazer #234 (2007)
  6. Hellblazer #235 (2007)
  7. Hellblazer #236 (2007)
  8. Hellblazer #237 (2007)

Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand

Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand
By Denise Mina (writer), Leonardo Manco with Lee Bermejo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released July 2007

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401213421

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #224-228, written by best-selling author Denise Mina! Steve Evans’ dream of universal empathy proves to be hell on Earth for Glasgow, where he finds there’s far more pain to go around than he’d ever imagined. Glaswegians are tearing each other apart, and now Evans needs John Constantine’s help to stop the carnage. Too bad he just buried Constantine alive.

Notes:
This is the twenty-fifth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the second and final collection of Denise Mina’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco. The cover by Lee Bermejo has been slightly modified from the original cover for issue #225.
Some resources state that this collection includes issue #223 by Denise Mina and Cristiano Cucina, but this is incorrect. Issue #223 has not yet been reprinted or collected. Additionally, issue #229 by Mike Carey and John Paul Leon has not yet been reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #224 (2006)
  2. Hellblazer #225 (2006)
  3. Hellblazer #226 (2007)
  4. Hellblazer #227 (2007)
  5. Hellblazer #228 (2007)

Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy

Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy
By Denise Mina (writer), Leonardo Manco with Lee Bermejo (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released November 2006

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 140121066x

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting award-winning novelist Denise Mina’s (Garnethill, Deception, Field of Blood) take on the hard-drinking master of bad-luck magic from HELLBLAZER #216-222. When an ordinary man innocently uses an incantation, he turns to Constantine for help. But when an infamous Scottish occultist gets involved, Constantine discovers he has been cursed with empathy for his fellow man and realizes that the nightmare has just begun.

Notes:
This is the twenty-fourth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the first collection of Denise Mina’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Denise Mina and illustrated by Leonardo Manco. The cover by Lee Bermejo has been slightly modified from the original cover for issue #222.
Issue #223 by Denise Mina and Cristiano Cucina has not yet been reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #216 (2006)
  2. Hellblazer #217 (2006)
  3. Hellblazer #218 (2006)
  4. Hellblazer #219 (2006)
  5. Hellblazer #220 (2006)
  6. Hellblazer #221 (2006)
  7. Hellblazer #222 (2006)

Bonus Material:

  1. Introduction by Ian Rankin

Hellblazer: The Gift

Hellblazer: The Gift
By Mike Carey (writer), Leonardo Manco with Frazer Irving and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 2007

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Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401214533

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #207-215! One of Constantine’s blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, forcing him to ally himself with the last person he would choose. The path Constantine finds himself on leads directly to Hell, where he must confront the dread demon Nergal, Constantine’s longtime adversary.

Notes:
This is the twenty-third collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the sixth and final collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Leonardo Manco, except for issue #213, which was drawn by Frazer Irving. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #213.
Mike Carey returned to Hellblazer for issue #229 with artist John Paul Leon. This issue has not yet been reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #207 (2005)
  2. Hellblazer #208 (2005)
  3. Hellblazer #209 (2005)
  4. Hellblazer #210 (2005)
  5. Hellblazer #211 (2005)
  6. Hellblazer #212 (2005)
  7. Hellblazer #213 (2005)
  8. Hellblazer #214 (2006)
  9. Hellblazer #215 (2006)

Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful

Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful
By Mike Carey (writer), Leonardo Manco with Giuseppe Camuncoli, Lorenzo Ruggiero and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released April 2007

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401212514

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting issues #201-206 of the signature Vertigo series. Follow John Constantine as he tries desperately to control the damage wrought by his demon-spawned children on the world at large — as well as on his friends and family.

Notes:
This is the twenty-second collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the fifth collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Leonardo Manco, except for issue #206, which was drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #202. (Note: Some sources, including DC Comics’ Vertigo website and Amazon, erroneously credit Lee Bermejo as the cover artist. Bermejo did not contribute to the material in this publication.)

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #201 (2004)
  2. Hellblazer #202 (2005)
  3. Hellblazer #203 (2005)
  4. Hellblazer #204 (2005)
  5. Hellblazer #205 (2005)
  6. Hellblazer #206 (2005)

Hellblazer: All His Engines

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

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Cover price: $24.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401203167

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401203175

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.”

Notes:
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.

Reprints: N/A

Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross

Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross
By Mike Carey (writer), Marcelo Frusin, Leonardo Manco, Chris Brunner and Steve Dillon with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released August 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401210023

Synopsis from publisher:
Collecting HELLBLAZER #194-200, STATIONS OF THE CROSS finds John Constantine in the aftermath of the near-apocalypse he unwittingly caused, alone and with no memory of his identity or history. But the Hellblazer still has his usual luck, and soon enough he’s being hunted by man and demon alike — and about to make the worst mistake of his long, blood-soaked life.

Notes:
This is the twenty-first collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the fourth collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Marcelo Frusin, except for Leonardo Manco illustrating issues #194 and #195, and Chris Brunner drawing issue #196. Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin and Leonardo Manco all contributed to issue #200. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #196.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #194 (2004)
  2. Hellblazer #195 (2004)
  3. Hellblazer #196 (2004)
  4. Hellblazer #197 (2004)
  5. Hellblazer #198 (2004)
  6. Hellblazer #199 (2004)
  7. Hellblazer #200 (2004)

Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall

Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall
By Mike Carey (writer), Marcelo Frusin and Doug Alexander Gregory with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released January 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401209297

Synopsis from publisher:
The looming apocalypse arrives in the third collection of writer Mike Carey’s acclaimed run on HELLBLAZER, reprinting the 2-part “Bred in the Bone” (illustrated by Doug Alexander Gregory) and the 5-part “Staring at the Wall” (illustrated by Marcelo Frusin) from issues #187-193.

Notes:
This is the twentieth collection of the Hellblazer comic book series. This is the third collection of Mike Carey’s run on the series. All reprinted material was written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Marcelo Frusin, except for issues #187 and #188 by artist Doug Alexander Gregory. The cover by Tim Bradstreet was originally used as the cover for issue #189.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #187 (2003)
  2. Hellblazer #188 (2003)
  3. Hellblazer #189 (2003)
  4. Hellblazer #190 (2004)
  5. Hellblazer #191 (2004)
  6. Hellblazer #192 (2004)
  7. Hellblazer #193 (2004)