Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection
Steven T. Seagle, Ron Randall
DC Comics, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 166 pages
In celebration of the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures "Constantine" movie this February, DC Comics presents Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection. This trade paperback showcases the official Vertigo comics adaptation of the film, along with three classic issues of John Constantine, Hellblazer: #1. The first issue, Hunger, kicks off the series Hellblazer, the story of John Constantine and Vertigo's longest-running series, and sets a new tone for this character who first appeared in Alan Moore's Swamp Thing. The next, Hold Me, brings Sandman creator Neil Gaiman and his longtime artistic collaborator Dave McKean to the title with a haunting story of fear and loneliness. And finally, A Drop of the Hard Stuff, written by Preacher co-creator Garth Ennis, begins the ongoing feud between Constantine and the Devil. Suggested for Mature Readers.
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The mainstay of this collection is the comic adaptation of the movie Constantine. Bundled with this are three other classic from the Hellblazer comic. The movie adaptation is mediocre - a pale ... Read full review
Perfect for the slightly older reader who never really liked books, the story of John Constantine is a slightly disturbing but compelling one and the plot lines have hints of classic literature like The Odyssey, Hansel and Gretel and even takes on Bible stories and fables. The art is dark and grainy but beautifully lit and drawn with so much care. There is a novelization that mixes the movie and graphic novels which is a wonderful gateway to further reading.