The Hellblazer series of comics (rebranded John Constantine for the sake of the movie based on the character) has seen a lot of writers come and go. But it’s in the unique position that the vast majority of them have continued the series in the fantastic spirit of grown-up horror that Alan Moore was conjuring up in the pages of Swamp Thing, when the chain-smoking modern magician was first introduced. Denise Mina, a Scottish writer perhaps best known for her crime novels, had a fairly short run on the comic but half of her work is collected in this volume. Constantine is infamous for ending up at the funerals of the friends and family he’s supposed to be trying to save, but when demons lay siege to Glasgow, it seems like no-one else can help.
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