Constantine Hellblazer Returns under DC Black Label
Constantine Hellblazer returns. DC has announced its new Hellblazer comic series. Hellblazer: Rise and Fall is the newest storyline based on John Constantine. With the termination of DC Vertigo imprint, the new series is coming under DC Black Label.
John Constantine is back again in the new three-issue miniseries by Tom Taylor and Darick Robertson. Tom has written the famous DC storylines such as DCeased, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Suicide Squad. Darick Robertson is the author of Transmetropolita and The Boys. The new series is launching this September. HELLBLAZER: RISE AND FALL, from DC Comics’ Black Label imprint.
“This is a very twisted book,” Taylor said in a statement. “But, I actually want to give people exactly the John they’ve seen before.Wanted to write the bloke who steps out of the shadows with the smirk, the lit cigarette and all the answers. I want a story of shocks and sadness and triumph in the face of utter horror.”
“I love writing characters who speak truth to power,” he continued. “John doesn’t just speak truth to power, he tears power a new one any chance he gets. Also not your standard perfect hero. He makes a lot of mistakes and people in his orbit get hurt. But there’s a beautiful heart beating in the bastard…there’s something very cathartic about class warfare where the upper class doesn’t win every damn battle.”
Hellblazer : Rise and Fall
- Written by Tom Taylor
- Art and cover by Darick Robertson
- Hellblazer: Rise and Fall is a new three-issue mini-series by Tom Taylor and Darick Robertson. It is launching this September. The story gathers around a billionaire mysteriously falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire. And even stranger, they have angel wings attached on their backs. More bodies following them, its raining death and causing widespread panic. The phenomenon stumps detective Aisha Bukhari until her friend visits her since childhood, a demonologist and occult investigator non-other than John Constantine.
- DC’s Hellblazer soon establishes a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. How do these killings tie to the first act of magic ever committed by John Constantine? How does this involve Heaven and Hell? Thirty years later, Constantine’s no stranger to supernatural threats and hard-pressed to consider stopping any monster who haunts a nation by killing the most corrupt among its citizens.
- All three issues of Hellblazer: Rise and Fall will carry DC’s Black Label content descriptor (Ages 17+) and will retail for $6.99.