History ComicBook / Hellblazer

28th Nov '17 6:15:19 PM nombretomado
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A long-running Creator/VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]]. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, Creator/WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.

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A long-running Creator/VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]].UsefulNotes/{{London}}. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, Creator/WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.
4th Sep '17 2:22:41 AM VioletVisions
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** The DCU version is seen openly lusting over [[MrFanservice Dick Grayson / Nightwing]] during a brief meeting in the 2016 Annual comic of the [[ComicBook/{{Grayson}} ''Grayson'' series.]]
15th Jun '17 4:40:13 PM NightShade96
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* MemoryJar: A particularly horrible example: John encounters a sweet, grandmotherly old woman who [[spoiler: sends her son to kill prostitutes and hack off chunks of their flesh with a razor which she then keeps floating in jars. She can then relive the victim's happiest memories, which John compares to a drug high.]]
28th May '17 4:28:42 PM nombretomado
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A long-running Creator/VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]]. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.

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A long-running Creator/VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]]. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, WarrenEllis, Creator/WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.
20th May '17 7:04:50 PM nombretomado
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A long-running VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]]. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.

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A long-running VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics horror title that spun off from ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' in 1988, ''Hellblazer'' followed ConMan, OccultDetective, gambler and magician of ill repute, John Constantine (rhymes with "turpentine"), as he tangled with Hell, Heaven, the police and the criminal underworld. The comic typically combined horror and fantasy elements (demons, ghosts, vampires. etc.) with a gritty 'real world' setting and an occasional dash of political and social commentary. The majority of the series was set in modern urban Britain, particularly [[LondonTown London]]. Virtually every British comic writer of repute has written for Constantine, such as Jamie Delano, Creator/GarthEnnis, WarrenEllis, Creator/NeilGaiman, Brian Azzarello, Denise Mina, Paul Jenkins, Andy Diggle, Ian Rankin and Peter Milligan among others.
2nd Mar '17 5:03:37 AM Lagoon94
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* John prevents his niece from casting a dangerous revenge spell on another girl. It turns out she got the spell from an amateur who's thrilled a magician of John's caliber would pay attention to him, having no idea of what kind of powers would be attracted by that curse. John... sets the record straight, and tries make sure Gemma knows not to get involved in black magic.
13th Feb '17 8:07:51 AM Malady
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* SexMagic: Used at least twice:
** One arc involved the summoning of a giant dragon. It was neutralized by summoning its counterpart... via threesome.
** Another had a young woman chosen by a cult to bear the Second Coming of Christ, ensuring humanity would be enslaved to the angels. John (who had demon blood in his veins at the time) thwarted that by having sex with her, tainting her so the angel wouldn't go in her.
25th Dec '16 7:02:44 AM MrInitialMan
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* John prevents his niece from casting a dangerous revenge spell on another girl. It turns out she got the spell from an amateur who's thrilled a magician of John's caliber would pay attention to him, having no idea of what kind of powers would be attracted by that curse. John... sets the record straight, and tries make sure Gemma knows not to get involved in black magic.
25th Nov '16 12:44:19 PM AgProv
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** A TricksterGod manifesting as a kangaroo tells Constantine that [[Discworld/TheLastContinent only he can enter the Dreamtime and save Australia]]. And in a different story, [[Discworld/MovingPictures a foul and loathsome demon specialising in soccer hooliganism]] has a showdown with Constantine.
11th Aug '16 2:31:34 PM Chabal2
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* DiabolusExMachina: John's getting married, all his friends are and ex-lovers are coming, there's no DealWithTheDevil waiting to backfire on him... [[spoiler:and then his demon half shows and rapes Gemma (who doesn't know he has an EvilTwin. She ends up thinking her own uncle raped her]] until it's explained to her, by which point it's too late to recall the vengeance demon she sicced on him.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The Highwater arc goes to lengths to show one guy as a loving father and a neo-Nazi murderer.



* ExactWords: Nergal's daughter saves John's life in exchange for a day of his life. A GroundhogDayLoop ensues, during which John sires and raises a child with her over more than a decade (while she looks like his ex-lovers no less), three times over, in twenty-four hours.



** The Archangel Gabriel is no stranger to this. Among those he bedded and raped are the Virgin Mary (resulting in you know ''who'') and a disguised succubus.
** Speaking of succubus, Ellie has the powers of seduction for being one, which she used to seduce angels and Vatican priests quite rather easily.

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** The Archangel Gabriel is no stranger to this. Among those he bedded and raped are the Virgin Mary (resulting in you know ''who'') and a disguised succubus.
succubus (although that one was consensual, and it's implied that was the first time he'd done so).
** Speaking of succubus, succubi, Ellie has the powers of seduction for being one, which she used to seduce angels and Vatican priests quite rather easily.



* HamToHamCombat:
** Brendan and O'Flynn's first meeting which degenerates into actual combat, since they're both the type who need to be the center of attention.
** John and Ellie's fight in "Mortification of the Flesh". [[spoiler:Since they were in the Vatican, they used the corniest lines they could think of.]]
--> '''Ellie:''' We meet again, my old adversary! I should have devoured your soul in Rotterdam!\\
'''John:''' Do your worst, hellspawn!



* InsaneTrollLogic: A racist justifies that Adam was white because his names means "to blush".



* PayEvilUntoEvil: A gang of neo-Nazis kills their gun supplier when he makes the mistake of noting the irony of neo-Nazis using Israeli-made weapons. The gunrunner's boss Stanley Manor (himself a serious nutcase) ends up offering a SadisticChoice to the Nazis' boss: either Manor jizzes in his mouth... or his daughter's. [[spoiler:The old man spares his daughter from being raped... who all but spits on him, since he taught her that homosexuality is a sin.]]



* PostModernMagik: In the ''Hellblazer'' mythos, magic exists even in the modern world, albeit mixed in with its culture. There are even sorcerers who can blend magic and technology as tenchnomancers such as Ritchie Simpson who can open portals to different realms using computers.

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* PostModernMagik: In the ''Hellblazer'' mythos, magic exists even in the modern world, albeit mixed in with its culture. There are even sorcerers who can blend magic and technology as tenchnomancers technomancers such as Ritchie Simpson who can open portals to different realms using computers.


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** The inmate who wanted to rape him first ends up raped over several days by inmates who think he's a woman.
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