The character of John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since he was first introduced in the pages of Alan Moore’s seminal run on Swamp Thing, way back in the ’80s. The sarcastic, cigarette smoking, British purveyor of supernatural knowledge may have transitioned to the publisher’s “mature readers only” label, Vertigo, only to return to the DC Universe proper with DC’s New 52 reboot in 2011, but now his role in the DC Universe is expanding. Constantine is one one of several iconic characters getting the royal treatment as part of the big DC Rebirth event, starting with the Hellblazer: Rebirth one-shot, which kicks off his newest ongoing series, which is set to debut next month.
The Hellblazer: Rebirth one shot is being brought to us from the creative team of writer Simon Oliver, artist Moritat (with a cover by Moritat and a variant cover by Duncan Fegredo), and is set to hit comic shops this Wednesday, July 20th. Here’s the official synopisis for the one-shot from DC:
John Constantine’s lost weekend in New York City was fun, but London’s where his heart is—only a pissed-off demon and a curse on his soul stand in his way. Even Constantine’s questionable ethics are pushed to the limit when he puts eight million souls on the line to get what he wants….
You can check out our exclusive preview of the first five pages from the upcoming one-shot, as well as a look at both the regular and variant covers in our gallery below.
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