Constantine (comic book)

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Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics, which started in March 2013.wikipedia
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John Constantine

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It features British Magician John Constantine re-established into the DC Universe, and replaces the former Vertigo Comics title Hellblazer, which ended with its 300th issue after 25 years, in February 2013.
He serves as the lead character of the comic books Hellblazer (1988–2013), Constantine (2013–2015), Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015–2016), and The Hellblazer (2016–2018).

Hellblazer

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It features British Magician John Constantine re-established into the DC Universe, and replaces the former Vertigo Comics title Hellblazer, which ended with its 300th issue after 25 years, in February 2013.
In 2013, the series concluded with issue 300, and was replaced by a DC Universe title, Constantine.

The New 52

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In September 2011, The New 52 rebooted DC's continuity.
In October and November 2012, DC announced new titles Threshold, Justice League of America, Katana, Justice League of America's Vibe, and Constantine.

Jeff Lemire

On November 8, 2012, DC announced that its long running series, Hellblazer would be canceled following its 300th issue, and would be replaced by a standalone Constantine series, to be written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Renato Guides, but changed before first publication to writer Jeff Lemire as a co-plotter, with Ray Fawkes scripting the book.

Ongoing series

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Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics, which started in March 2013.

American comic book

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Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics, which started in March 2013.

DC Comics

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Constantine is a former ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics, which started in March 2013.

DC Universe

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It features British Magician John Constantine re-established into the DC Universe, and replaces the former Vertigo Comics title Hellblazer, which ended with its 300th issue after 25 years, in February 2013.

Vertigo Comics

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It features British Magician John Constantine re-established into the DC Universe, and replaces the former Vertigo Comics title Hellblazer, which ended with its 300th issue after 25 years, in February 2013.

Alan Moore

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The title character was originally created by Alan Moore in his 1980s run on Swamp Thing.

Swamp Thing

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The title character was originally created by Alan Moore in his 1980s run on Swamp Thing.

Joshua Hale Fialkov

Many were disappointed that the series replaced Hellblazer, with writer Joshua Hale Fialkov stating the series did not have the "real" John Constantine. The announcement was met largely with disappointment from the industry, even by DC's own creators, with I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov expressing sadness he would never get to write the "'real' John Constantine", noted crime author and former Hellblazer writer Ian Rankin stating Constantine was the only comic book character he ever wanted to write for, and comic writer, Leah Moore expressing doubt that Constantine could replace Hellblazer, among others.

Justice League Dark

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In this new timeline, Constantine is reintroduced as a younger version, rather than the previous incarnation in his early 60s, as the leader of Justice League Dark.

Robert Venditti

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On November 8, 2012, DC announced that its long running series, Hellblazer would be canceled following its 300th issue, and would be replaced by a standalone Constantine series, to be written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Renato Guides, but changed before first publication to writer Jeff Lemire as a co-plotter, with Ray Fawkes scripting the book.

Ian Rankin

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The announcement was met largely with disappointment from the industry, even by DC's own creators, with I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov expressing sadness he would never get to write the "'real' John Constantine", noted crime author and former Hellblazer writer Ian Rankin stating Constantine was the only comic book character he ever wanted to write for, and comic writer, Leah Moore expressing doubt that Constantine could replace Hellblazer, among others.

Leah Moore

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The announcement was met largely with disappointment from the industry, even by DC's own creators, with I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov expressing sadness he would never get to write the "'real' John Constantine", noted crime author and former Hellblazer writer Ian Rankin stating Constantine was the only comic book character he ever wanted to write for, and comic writer, Leah Moore expressing doubt that Constantine could replace Hellblazer, among others.

Dan DiDio

As a result, DC co-publisher Dan Didio issued a statement defending this decision, stating that, "Hellblazer's had a long and incredibly successful run and that's a tip of the hat to all the great creators that have worked on the book over the years. The new Constantine series will return him back to his roots in the DCU and hopefully be the start of another incredible run."

Comic Book Resources

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Comic Book Resources calls it "a story that would have fit in with the pre-Vertigo branding of the title" and praised the character's roots but criticized the artwork for being too "bright".

Trade paperback (comics)

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The series has been collected into the following trade paperbacks:

Forever Evil: Blight

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The story, which is seen in the series Constantine, Justice League Dark, Trinity of Sin: Pandora, and Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger, sees John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Nightmare Nurse, Pandora, and the Phantom Stranger attempt to defeat Blight, who is the manifestation of evil itself, and rescue the missing members of the Justice Leagues.

Trinity War

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The arc spans several titles, including Justice League, Justice League of America, Justice League Dark, Constantine, Trinity of Sin: Pandora and Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger.

Forever Evil

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Cheetah is locked in Belle Reve at the end of Justice League #14, and communicates with an unknown person telling them she has been locked up and will wait for Black Manta, while in Constantine #4, Zatanna mentions premonitions of an upcoming war between superheroes triggered by a death, and John Constantine shaking hands with Lex Luthor.