DC Comics has released a first look at the upcoming The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1 from Simon Spurrier and Marcio Takara.
“They asked me for a quote about how great John Constantine is and how honored I am to write him,” writer Simon Spurrier said in a press release from DC Comics. “Bollocks. He’s given me a stomach ulcer and I haven’t slept in weeks. Just read the bloody comic so he leaves me alone.”
The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1
Written by Simon Spurrier (The Dreaming, Coda, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra)
Art by Marcio Takara (Detective Comics, Wolverine: The Long Night)
Colors by Cris Peter (All-Star Batman)
Cover art by Bilquis Evely (The Dreaming, Wonder Woman)
After getting tangled up in a magical war waged across countless futures, Constantine was murdered by an all-powerful adversary: a twisted version of the promising young magician Timothy Hunter, bloated with evil. But over the past year strange forces have conspired to restart Tim Hunter’s tale, and somehow—amid sorcery, insanity and secret agendas—this older, wiser, wilier shade of Constantine has been dragged back with it. Now he must ask himself why he, the last person in the world to deserve a second chance, has been given one. Is John Constantine here to put Tim Hunter on the right track and avert a terrible outcome? Or is it because he’s the only person in existence with the guts to do what really must be done? After all, he’s a nasty piece of work, chief…ask anybody.
The Sandman Universe Presents Hellblazer #1 arrives on October 30, 2019.