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John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Rare Cuts
By Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Michael Bonner (writers), David Lloyd, Sean Phillips, Richard Piers Rayner, and Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released February 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $14.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401202403

Synopsis from publisher:
To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of this special trade paperback collection showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic! RARE CUTS is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl’s soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine’s roughand – tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine’s friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from VERTIGO Secret Files: HELLBLAZER #1.

Notes:
This collection of the Hellblazer comic book series is formatted as an anthology. It reprints various issues from the first six years of the series, as well as supplemental source book style material from 2000. Issue #11 is by writer Jamie Delano and artist Richard Piers Rayner. It was originally published in 1988 and was again reprinted in 2007 for the Hellblazer: The Devil You Know publication. Issues #25 and 26, both from 1990, were created by writer Grant Morrison and artist David Lloyd. Issue #35 was also first released in 1990. The issue was written by Delano and illustrated by Sean Phillips. 1992’s issue #56 was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Lloyd. The final story, issue #84, was originally published in 1994 and was created by Delano and Phillips. There is also select material from Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1, which was released in 2000. Michael Bonner wrote the profiles. The cover to this publication was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Hellblazer #11 (1988)
  2. Hellblazer #25 (1990)
  3. Hellblazer #26 (1990)
  4. Hellblazer #35 (1990)
  5. Hellblazer #56 (1992)
  6. Hellblazer #84 (1994)
  7. Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1 (2000)
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