on 20 November 2000
Originally created by Alan Moore in Swamp Thing, ever popular Hellblazer was given his own long overdue series.
Ably written by Jamie Delano, a stalwart of British comics, we get to know the Silk Cut smoking, trenchcoat wearing lad from Liverpool as he takes on the fiends of hell.
These first issues bring the character out, he's a con-man a liar and cheat but if no one's looking and no one will hear about it then he's apt to save the world.
No super speed or spider bites here, just an honest rogue with nothing but a little magic and his ample wits to keep him alive.
It is because Hellblazer is so normal that this book is a pleasure to read.
on 25 February 2007
I think this graphic novel is excellent and is a good place to start if you want to get into Hellblazer(obviously). My favourite story in this collection is the last one, since it is very mysterious.
If you enjoy reading stories about the occult, black magic and demons this is the book for you. There is a lot of character development over just 9 issues. Great!
on 26 April 2008
Hellblazer seems the perfect mix between an ongoing series, changing writers, artists through out (such as most marvel titles), and a linear story spanning many graphic novels, with real character development (such as more respectable titles like sandman and preacher).
A comic i'd recomend to any fan of the format, with its roots planted firmly in the real world, and a brilliant addition of magic, demons and other such superstitious ideas, such as tarot cards and ghosts, it never seems silly or ridiculous.
Even if your not sure if this will appeal to you, you should give it a go anyway, because if you end up loving it, theres a lot more to satisfy your needs.
The beginning is allways the best place to start, and this is it.
on 25 February 2013
Grrejt start, in building up the GRREJT Hellblazer, in English :) Im a Sweed ;) SO, it was about time ;) And to stumble on a grrejt store with fair prices in all, was a Happy Start :)
on 17 December 2007
Great content, contains the stories written in the late 80s, the only down side is the paper is not the high quality glossy stuff of some other Hellblazer comics but is more akin to actual kids comic book paper, great for those who get all nostalgic from that. But have to say the Stories are brilliant had me smirking and laughin the whole way through.
on 19 October 2015
Constantine at his best, a drunken, chain smoking bastard, sick of it all, forced to mediate between the forces of heaven and hell as they play out their little games to whatever agenda is on the menu today. Brilliant!