Vertigo has announced plans to publish Hellblazer: Pandemonium, a new graphic novel by Jamie Delano and illustrated by Jock. Fans of Hellblazer know Delano’s name as the person who wrote the first 40 issues of the series.
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. Soon, Constantine is taken from the comfort of cold and foggy London to the brutal climates of Iraq, partly because of military coercion, and partly because of his interest in a beautiful – and above all else, mysterious – female Iraqi agent, whose true allegiances are kept in shadow.
No word on release date, but since this graphic novel is set to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Hellblazer #1, I expect we’ll see this sometime in the Spring of 2008.
via DC Comics