(August 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.95 USD; 7.95 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2000-06-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
suggested for mature readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Vertigo
Barcode
761941225005 00111
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Axel Alonso (credited) (editor); Jennifer Lee (credited) (assistant editor); Karen Berger (credited) (executive editor); Jenette Kahn (credited) (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

New printing: January 5, 2005.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hellblazer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Phil Hale (credited) (painting)
Inks
Phil Hale (credited) (painting)
Colors
Phil Hale (credited) (painting)
Letters
John J. Hill (credited as John Hill) (logo and trade dress)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]
Reprints

Credits, Indicia and Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (illustrations); Sean Phillips (illustration); Glenn Fabry (illustration); John Totleben (illustration); John Ridgway (illustration); John Higgins (illustration)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (illustrations); Sean Phillips (illustration); Glenn Fabry (illustration); John Totleben (illustration); John Ridgway (illustration); John Higgins (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (illustrations, colors and separations); Trish Mulvihill (illustrations, colors)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of contents, credits, and indicia.

The Gangster, the Whore and the Magician (Table of Contents: 2)

Hellblazer / text story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (illustrations)
Colors
Trish Mulvihill (credited as Patricia Mulvihill) (illustrations, colors); Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustrations, separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frank Bufo tapped the last of them into his puckered palm from the tin as he waited for Crazy Baldhead Ron to let her in.
Feature Logo
Hellblazer [split z]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Frank Bufo; Crazy Baldhead Ron; Sonja
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

John Constantine (Table of Contents: 3)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited)
Pencils
David Lloyd (credited) (illustration)
Inks
David Lloyd (credited) (illustration)
Colors
David Lloyd (credited) (illustration, colors); Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Constantine is as complex and fascinating figure as there comes: the most powerful magician of the modern age, his life has been blighted by sorrow, pain and death.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Synopsis
Information about John Constantine.
Reprints

Constantine Family (Table of Contents: 4)

Hellblazer / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited) (illustration)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The first Constantine to pratice magic was the pagan KON-STEN-TYN, who was raised by Merlin and succeeded King Arthur to the English throne in the first century AD.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Kon-Sten-Tyn; Pyotr Konstantin; Harry Constantine; James Constantine; Lady Johanna Constantine; Cheryl Masters; Gemma Masters; Golden Boy; Thomas Constantine; John Constantine
Synopsis
Information about John Constantine's relatives both past and present.

The Swamp Thing (Table of Contents: 5)

Hellblazer / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
John Totleben (credited) (signed as JTT) (illustration)
Inks
John Totleben (credited) (signed as JTT) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Swamp Thing, perhaps the most important of John Constantine's many supernatural allies, was born in fire in the Lousiana bayou.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Swamp Thing; Abby Holland
Synopsis
Information about Swamp Thing.
Reprints

The First of the Fallen (Table of Contents: 6)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Will Simpson (credited) (signed as WS) (illustration)
Inks
Will Simpson (credited) (signed as WS) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The First of the Fallen – the Devil – is by far John Constantine's most dangerous enemy.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
First of the Fallen
Synopsis
Information about the First of the Fallen.

Chas Chandler (Table of Contents: 7)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
John Higgins (credited) (illustration)
Inks
John Higgins (credited) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frank William Chandler – better known as Chas, after Jimi Hendrix's one-time manager, Chas Chandler –is the closest thing John Constantine has to a best friend.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Chas Chandler
Synopsis
Information about Chas Chandler, John Constantine's best mate.

Kit Ryan (Table of Contents: 8)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Steve Dillon (credited) (signed as Steve Dillon) (illustration)
Inks
Steve Dillon (credited) (signed as Steve Dillon) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Katherine ("Kit") Ryan, one of the most significant figures in John Constantine's life, was born in Northern Ireland, in 1962, the second of five children.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Kit Ryan
Synopsis
Information about Kit Ryan.

Newcastle (Table of Contents: 9)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Steve Pugh (credited) (illustration)
Inks
Steve Pugh (credited) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The terrifying events that occurred in Newcastle have haunted John Constantine for most of his life.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Gary Lester; Anne-Marie; Astra Logue; Benjamin Cox; Frank North; Judith; Ritchie Simpson; Nergal
Synopsis
Information about Newcastle and some of the things John has done there.
Keywords
Newscatle

Zed, Marj & Mercury (Table of Contents: 10)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Dave Taylor (credited) (signed as Dave Taylor) (illustration)
Inks
Dave Taylor (credited) (signed as Dave Taylor) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Specially attuned to the primal forces of Earth magic, Zed, Marj and Merc are three of the most important women to inhabit John Constantine's world, who would come to the magician's aid as he reached a crucial turning point in his life.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Zed; Marj; Mercury
Synopsis
Information on Zed, Marj and Mercury.

Papa Midnight (Table of Contents: 11)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Paul Gulacy (credited) (signed as Gulacy) (illustration)
Inks
Paul Gulacy (credited) (signed as Gulacy) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Papa Linton Midnight, a powerful crime lord and voodoo king was one of Constantine's most dangerous human adversaries.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Papa Midnight
Synopsis
Information on Papa Midnight.

Nigel Archer, Header & The Rev. Rick Neilsen (Table of Contents: 12)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Glenn Fabry (credited) (signed as Glenn Fabry) (illustration)
Inks
Glenn Fabry (credited) (signed as Glenn Fabry) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nige, Header and Rick the Vic, three of the most eccentric and colorful characters to figure in Constantine's world, hailed from wildly different backgrounds, but were united by their involvement in the occult and the friendship of John Constantine...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Nigel Archer; Header; Rick the Vic [Reverend Rick Neilsen]
Synopsis
Information about Nigel Archer, Header and Reverend Rick Neilsen.

The Trenchcoat Brigade (Table of Contents: 13)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Peter Snejbjerg (credited) (illustration)
Inks
Peter Snejbjerg (credited) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Given their somewhat disparaging nickname by John Constantine on account of certain shared sartorial tastes, the Trenchcoat Brigade are four of the most powerful and enigmatic figures in the occult world...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Phantom Stranger; Doctor Occult; Mr. E; Timothy Hunter
Synopsis
Information about the Trenchcoat Brigade.

Rich Eldridge, Michelle Hanson & Dani Wright (Table of Contents: 14)

Hellblazer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited) (signed as M.B.)
Pencils
Sean Phillips (credited) (signed as Sean) (illustration)
Inks
Sean Phillips (credited) (signed as Sean) (illustration)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (illustration, colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Constantine first befriended Rich Eldridge during his Mucous Membrane days in the late seventies, when Rich fronted the punk band Fatal Gift.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Rich Eldridge; Michelle Hanson; Dani Wright; Buer; Lofty; Muppet; Ivy Mae Eldridge; Syder Eldridge
Synopsis
Information about Rich Eldridge, Michelle Hanson and Dani Wright.

Hellblazer Timeline (Table of Contents: 15)

Hellblazer / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited)
Pencils
Dave McKean (illustration, painting); Sean Phillips (signed) (illustration, painting); Glenn Fabry (illustration, painting); Tim Bradstreet (illustration, painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (illustration, painting); Sean Phillips (signed) (illustration, painting); Glenn Fabry (illustration, painting); Tim Bradstreet (illustration, painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (illustration, painting); Sean Phillips (signed) (illustration, painting); Glenn Fabry (illustration, painting); Tim Bradstreet (illustration, painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1953 - John Constantine is born in Liverpool to Thomas and Mary Anne Constantine on May 10.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Synopsis
A timeline of John Constantine's life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Constantine's timeline with illustrations from covers of Hellblazer (DC, 1988 series) #1, #120, #129, and #138.

The First Time (Table of Contents: 16)

Hellblazer / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Brian Azzarello (credited)
Pencils
Dave Taylor (credited as Dave V. Taylor)
Inks
Dave Taylor (credited as Dave V. Taylor)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (separations); Pamela Rambo (credited as Pam Rambo)
Letters
Dave Taylor (credited as Dave V. Taylor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the bit!
Feature Logo
Hellblazer [split z]
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Nergal
Synopsis
Nergal appears as a young boy to a very young John Constantine. He gives Constantine his very first cigarette.
Reprints
Keywords
London; Thames River

Indexer Notes

The origin of John's biggest vice.

John Constantine's London (Table of Contents: 17)

Hellblazer / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited) (colors and separations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...My name's John Constantine, and here I stay: haunted by London.
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Map of London.
Reprints
Keywords
London

Indexer Notes

John Constantine's haunts.

Straight to Hell (Table of Contents: 18)

Hellblazer / text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Bonner (credited)
Pencils
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (illustrations)
Inks
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (illustrations)
Colors
Tim Bradstreet (credited) (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A true story: In 1986, the English comics writer Alan Moore sat down at a table in a small cafe in Westminster, London, just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
Genre
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Synopsis
Discussion of the popularity of the John Constantine character and about his writers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Constantine's past and present writers.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hellblazer
  2. 1. Credits, Indicia and Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Gangster, the Whore and the Magician
    Hellblazer
  4. 3. John Constantine
    Hellblazer
  5. 4. Constantine Family
    Hellblazer
  6. 5. The Swamp Thing
    Hellblazer
  7. 6. The First of the Fallen
    Hellblazer
  8. 7. Chas Chandler
    Hellblazer
  9. 8. Kit Ryan
    Hellblazer
  10. 9. Newcastle
    Hellblazer
  11. 10. Zed, Marj & Mercury
    Hellblazer
  12. 11. Papa Midnight
    Hellblazer
  13. 12. Nigel Archer, Header & The Rev. Rick Neilsen
    Hellblazer
  14. 13. The Trenchcoat Brigade
    Hellblazer
  15. 14. Rich Eldridge, Michelle Hanson & Dani Wright
    Hellblazer
  16. 15. Hellblazer Timeline
    Hellblazer
  17. 16. The First Time
    Hellblazer
  18. 17. John Constantine's London
    Hellblazer
  19. 18. Straight to Hell
    Hellblazer
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