THE HELLBLAZER #24
Written by Tim Seeley.
Art by Davide Fabbri.
Inks by Christian Dalla Vecchia.
Colors by Carrie Strachan.
Letters by Sal Cipriano.
Cover A by Tim Seely and Chris Sotomayor.
Cover B by Sean Phillips.
All roads for John Constantine have led to the Inferno. July 25 sees the release of The Hellblazer #24, the final issue in a series that began amid DC’s Rebirth initiative back in 2016. This issue features writer Tim Seeley’s last cover for the series, which sees John flicking a cigarette into the lake of fire with the same defiant flourish that has defined the character for almost thirty years.
“I’ve wanted to work on ‘The Hellblazer’ for as long as I can remember,” Seeley said last May when DC announced he’d be taking on John Constantine’s famed solo title. “John isn’t quite a hero. He’s doing his best to get by, making mistakes along the way, and checking off things he’ll regret later. Y’know, like all of us. ‘The Hellblazer’ is one of the few, genuine horror series DC regularly puts out, and telling icky, creepy, scary stories with just a touch of sexy is totally my thing. And getting to draw the covers as well is the perfect gig for ol’ Tim.”
What’s next for John Constantine? DC isn’t saying right away—but it’s worth noting that the publisher’s post-No Justice relaunch of Justice League Dark drops the same day that John takes his final bows. Is a future fighting the supernatural alongside Wonder Woman and Zatanna in his near future? Who can say. In the meantime, look forward to the John Constantine: Hellblazer 30th Anniversary Celebration collection from DC this October, which features an introduction to the man responsible for John’s eternally blond locks and conspicuously handsome mug, Sting, and enjoy this exclusive five-page preview courtesy of DC!
$3.99 | T+ | JULY 25
From DC: What would you sacrifice to save someone from damnation? The final chapter of “The Good Old Days” puts what may be the final nail in John Constantine’s coffin: preparing to say goodbye to this mortal coil, John’s oddly introspective, brooding over an ex-lover who’s possessed by demons. Since she can’t be exorcised, she’s bound for Hell—unless John makes the ultimate sacrifice and takes her place. Pack light, John—we hear it’s warm where you’re going.