Hellblazer: Original Sins [First Printing]
([October] 1992)

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 24.95 CAD
Pages
260
On-sale Date
1992-08-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Suggested for mature readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
ISBN
1-56389-052-6 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Karen Berger (editor, original series); Bob Kahan (editor, collected edition); Stuart Moore (consulting editor); Jenette Kahn (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
squarebound; trade paperback

Original Sins (Table of Contents)

Hellblazer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as McKean [in a box]) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as McKean [in a box]) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as McKean [in a box]) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

On cover interior.

[Title and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title and credits with illustration.

[Editorial Credits & Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial credits and indicia with same illustration from title page.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Colors
? (only in first letter)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In writing this introduction, a mild sense of déjà vu is unavoidable.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction by original writer, Jamie Delano. Only colored part is the first letter "I".

[Hellblazer #1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Letters
Dave McKean (logo design)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

Hunger (Table of Contents: 6)

Hellblazer / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Annie Parkhouse (credited as Annie Halfacree)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Henry Wambach doesn't feel so good. Something black and hungry nestles in his gut.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Papa Midnite; Henry Wambach; Chas Chandler; Emma (ghost); Gary Lester; Mnemoth; British Boys [Kelly; Wayne]; Ali; Eddie (death); Gino; Marty; Mrs. McGuire; Zed (cameo); unnamed Sudanese witch doctor; unnamed British Museum professor
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; British Museum; Brooklyn Bridge; Cedella's Skull; England; Greenwich Village; Hillingdon; London; Manhattan; Midnight Club; Morocco; New York City; Paddington; Sudan; Tangier

Faces on the Street (Table of Contents: 7)

Hellblazer / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited as Satchmo Hawkins)
Pencils
Stephen R. Bissette ? (illustration)
Inks
Stephen R. Bissette ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He has been variously described as:
Feature Logo
Faces on the Street
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine] (photo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A fictitious biography of John Constantine with an illustration as a photo of the XS Magazine (from his early "Sting" appearance).

Midnite's (Table of Contents: 8)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Papa Midnite
Reprints
Keywords
Midnight Club

A Feast of Friends (Table of Contents: 9)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Annie Parkhouse (credited as Annie Halfacree)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Manhattan. My rain-soaked threads plaster to me in a damp embrace.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Papa Midnite; Gary Lester (death); Sister Anne-Marie (ghost); Frank (ghost); Benjamin (ghost); Emma (ghost); Mnemoth (final appearance)
Reprints
Keywords
Manhattan; Midnight Club; New York City; zombies

Face to Face with John Constantine (Table of Contents: 10)

Hellblazer / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited as Satchmo Hawkins)
Pencils
John Ridgway (illustration)
Inks
John Ridgway (illustration)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski ? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those of you with short-term memories unimpaired by habitual consumption of exotic cheroots or addiction to cable TV, may recall my promise to secure a fearless interview/exposé on the life and times of one John Constantine.
Feature Logo
Faces on the Street
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

[Hellblazer #3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (signed as Dave McKean) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Margaret Thatcher (poster on billboard)
Reprints

Going for It (Table of Contents: 12)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Annie Parkhouse (credited as Annie Halfacree)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fear of failure spurs him long into the summer evening.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Roger Randall (death); Rodney Bubosganglia; Bella Donna; Blathoxi; Margaret Thatcher (image on TV); Ray Monde; Belial (cameo)
Reprints
Keywords
Camden; England; Hell; London; Spitalfields

[Gemma] (Table of Contents: 13)

Hellblazer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gemma Masters

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a detail of #4 cover, with only Gemma showing.

[Hellblazer #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Gemma Masters
Reprints

Waiting for the Man (Table of Contents: 15)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Annie Parkhouse (credited as Annie Halfacree)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gemma is fed up. Even the rotten park is empty.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Chas; Gemma Masters; Zed; Damnation Army [The Man]; Resurrection Crusade [Elder Martin]; British Boys [Kelly; Wayne]; Cheryl Masters; Tony Masters; Harry
Reprints
Keywords
Birmingham; England; Liverpool; London

Venus of the Hardsell (Table of Contents: 16)

Hellblazer / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Satchmo - Sorry about standing you up over the interview the other week.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One-page image of a broken copy of Muchous Membrane's "Venus of the Hardsell" single with printed lyrics as well as a note from John to Satchmo Hawkins apologizing for not showing up to a planned interview.

[Hellblazer #5] (Table of Contents: 17)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

When Johnny Comes Marching Home (Table of Contents: 18)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited as Delano)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited as Ridgway)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited as Ridgway)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited as Kindzierski)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited as Klein)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited as Berger) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
August 10th, 1968. Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; United States Marine Corps [Lieutenant Frank Ross (death); Willy Anders (death)]; Nancy Anders Ross (death); Craig Anders (ghost); Resurrection Crusaders
Reprints
Keywords
Iowa; Liberty; Nebraska; Quang Tri Province; Vietnam; Vietnam War

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Hellblazer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration is an detail of the center of Hellblazer #6 cover.

[Hellblazer #6] (Table of Contents: 20)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine
Reprints

Extreme Prejudice (Table of Contents: 21)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
John Ridgway (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Kenny's turn to light it--
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
John Constantine; Zed [as Mary]; Chas Chandler; Ray Monde; Ali; Damnation Army [Nergal; Ironfist the Avenger]; British Boys [Col; Keef; Kenny; Wayne]; Resurrection Crusade
Reprints
Keywords
Camden; England; London

[Ritchie] (Table of Contents: 22)

Hellblazer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Ritchie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a detail on Ritchie in Hellblazer #7 cover.

[Hellblazer #7] (Table of Contents: 23)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Ritchie
Reprints

Ghosts in the Machine (Table of Contents: 24)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
Brett Ewins (credited) (pages 1-3); John Ridgway (credited) (pages 4-24)
Inks
Jim McCarthy (credited) (pages 1-3); John Ridgway (credited) (pages 4-24)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Above our heads, the projector fillets stale, thick air-- Searchlight blades dissecting the night for zeppelins.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Zed [also as Mary Martin]; Ritchie Simpson (death); Ray Monde (death); Benjamin Cox (ghost, flashback); Gary Lester (ghost, flashback); Sister Anne-Marie (ghost); Frank North (ghost); Emma (ghost); Resurrection Crusade [Elder Martin]
Reprints
Keywords
Camden; England; fifth dimension; Glastonbury; London; Somerset

[Transcripts of Hand-Written Notes Found in the Wastepaper Bin of Patients Ward] (Table of Contents: 25)

Hellblazer / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano ?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Extract C... Another childhood dream--about my sister, Cheryl.
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Notes from Dr. Roger Huntoon about John Constantine's stay at Ravenscar Secure Hospital.

[Hellblazer #8] (Table of Contents: 26)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]
Reprints

Intensive Care (Table of Contents: 27)

Hellblazer / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

Job Number
G-3736
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Glastonbury-- A place blessed in myth and legend.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Roger Huntoon (flashback); Ritchie Simpson (flashback cameo); Zed; Nergal (demon); Swamp Thing (cameo, flashback); Benjamin Cox (flashback); Frank North (flashback); Gary Lester (flashback); Judith (flashback); Ritchie Simpson (flashback); Sister Anne-Marie (flashback); Resurrection Cruzade [Elder Martin]; Astra Logue (introduction, flashback)
Synopsis
Constantine makes a deal with Negral to try to stop the Resurrection Crusade.
Reprints
Keywords
England; Glastonbury; Hell; London; Ravenscar Secure Hospital; Somerset

Indexer Notes

Swamp Thing cameo appears to tie in with Swamp Thing (DC, 1985 series) #75.

[Constantine] (Table of Contents: 28)

Hellblazer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a detail on John Constantine of Hellblazer #9 cover.

[Hellblazer #9] (Table of Contents: 29)

Hellblazer / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Inks
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Colors
Dave McKean (credited) (painting)
Editing
Karen Berger (editor)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]
Reprints

Shot to Hell (Table of Contents: 30)

Hellblazer / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Jamie Delano (credited)
Pencils
John Ridgway (credited)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala (credited)
Colors
Lovern Kindzierski (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)
Editing
Karen Berger (credited) (editor)

Job Number
G-3928
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bitch!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Hellblazer [John Constantine]; Gary Lester (ghost); Sister Anne-Marie (ghost); Frank North (ghost); Benjamin Cox (ghost); Emma (ghost); Zed; Swamp Thing; Ray Monde (ghost); Mad Hettie
Reprints
Keywords
England; Glastonbury; Gotham City; Heathrow Airport; London; Silk Cut; Somerset

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Swamp Thing (DC, 1985 series) #76.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

Hellblazer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)