Fresh out of New York Comic Con, DC have released the first look at The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1, an oversized one-shot which kicks off the second year of the acclaimed Sandman Universe line by putting it on a collision course with one of horror’s most iconic characters… John Constantine, Hellblazer!
In this ten-page preview, we see Constantine in an expanded version of a critical scene from Neil Gaiman’s classic Books Of Magic miniseries.
The one-shot, which hits stores on the 30th of October, will be written by Si Spurrier with artwork from Marcio Takara, and will lead into a monthly ongoing series in November from Spurrier and artist Aaron Campbell.
“They asked me for a quote about how great John Constantine is and how honored I am to write him,” writer Simon Spurriersays. “Bollocks. He’s given me a stomach ulcer and I haven’t slept in weeks. Just read the bloody comic so he leaves me alone.”
“Watching Si, Marcio, and Aaron create new Hellblazer stories is a joy,” Mark Doyle, Executive Editor, DC, says. “It’s that pure (dark) magic of the right creators on the right character spinning something special and twisted in all the right ways.”
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