ComiXology is hosting a massive digital “Hellblazer” sale, offering up every issue, from 1 to 300, of the title for only 99 cents each. You can even read the first issue for free. With the launch of the new “Constantine” series from DC Comics last week, now is the perfect time to catch up with the chain-smoking modern day mage. READ MORE
An exciting new chapter, Constantine #1 begins a new supernatural adventure for the occult con artist. Not too hard to follow, this new series doesn’t start off where the “Hellblazer” run ended. The chain-smoking British anti-hero has set his sights on New York City, where he can continue playing his particular brand of black magic and crooked deals. READ MORE
With the release of the new Constantine series tomorrow, this the perfect opportunity to look back at how it all started. Introduced in “The Saga of The Swamp Thing” #39, Alan Moore presented readers with John Constantine, the foul-mouthed, chain-smoking British occult detective. Since then, Constantine has had a long journey dealing with the dark arts, magic, and sorcery. With the concluding issue of “Hellblazer”, Johnny boy is about to enter a new chapter in his life in the DC Universe. So, who will the infamous Constantine be this time around? READ MORE
Guillermo del Toro continues to chat up his foray into the DC Dark Universe. In a recent interview with Total Film he told the site that pre-production continues to move along, stating, “I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.” See a few more quotes below. READ MORE
Despite all the debate over John Constantine’s switch into the DC Universe, it’s happening. DC Comics just released the first preview of the new series, Constantine, written by Robert Venditti with art from Renato Guedes. Check out all the details below and the 5-page preview, courtesy of DC’s blog. READ MORE
Before the first issue even hits the shops, DC has announced new creator changes for a few of their books. Venditti, who was penning “Constantine”, has been taken off the book, to be replaced by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes. Jim Zubkavich has been taken off “Birds Of Prey”, and Christy Marx will be taking over. READ MORE
Hell yes! A while back we reported that del Toro was involved with some kind of supernatural DC flick, and now he’s confirmed suspicions and listed some characters that would be involved in the production. The project is tentatively titled Dark Universe.
In the interview with IGN, del Toro says, “Swamp Thing, for me is a rock star. The Demon, Etrigan, is amazing. And then you go to Constantine, who I thought is an amazing creation — and I want to do the Constantine of the comics. Deadman is really a lot of work, but a lot of fun. [The Spectre is in,] yes…”
Still not much is known about the film. There is currently no script written and the film is not greenlit, so who knows when/if this will take off. Regardless, color me stoked. READ MORE
Whether you hate the idea or not, John Constantine is making his wait into the DCU this March with Constantine #1. The star of the longest running Vertigo title, “Hellblazer” looks to make some new friends in a new world. Chances are he’ll make quite a few enemies as well. The new series is written by Robert Vendittit and it features the artwork of Renato Guedes. The solicitation promises that it will “shake the very foundations of the New 52,” which doesn’t really mean all that much. Take your first look below. READ MORE
Rumors that resounded last week about del Toro’s possible film with DC featuring heroes like Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, and The Demon, and the director has just confirmed he is “discussing” such as an option with Warner Bros. Many immediately dismissed the rumor as fluff, but del Toro clarifies that he was denying his involvement with a “Justice League” movie saying, “but this I would love to do.” See below for del Toro’s full statement about the “Justice League Dark” style film. READ MORE
Vertigo’s longest running title, Hellblazer, starring John Constantine is coming to a close with issue #300 this February. AP reports that Peter Milligan will write the final issue and it will feature art from iuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini. With the end of the title, Robert Venditti and Renato Guedes will be launching “Constantine”, a new series for the anti-hero that will take place in the New 52 Universe. Natrually, the title will begin to feature crossovers with some of the more popular DC characters. READ MORE
Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, “Constantine” tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister (also played by Weisz), their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldy events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.