Monday, July 28

Hellblazer News from San Diego

Simon Oliver (The Exterminators) will be taking over writing duties on Hellblazer with issue #275; Leonardo Manco will continue as series penciller.

There will be 2 original graphic novels next year starring John Constantine. Dark Entries, by Ian Rankin and Werther Dell'Edera, will be released under Vertigo's black & white graphic novel imprint, Vertigo Crime. The plot revolves around a television show called "Haunted Mansion" that goes "horribly wrong." Dark Entries is expected in June of 2009.

Hellblazer: Pandemonium will be written by series creator Jamie Delano and drawn by Jock (The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One). The OGN celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Constantine character with the return to Constantine by series originator Delano. "When members of the Iraqi insurgency are found to be demonically possessed, intelligence specialists smell a supernatural rat. As parallels are drawn between the seemingly supernatural violence, ancient Babylonian legend and a remote, heavily guarded desert temple, it soon becomes clear that no one in the agencies is qualified to handle this problem: a private contractor must be employed. Databases identify only one potential candidate: John Constantine."

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