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Hellblazer (1988) comic books 2003-2005

  • Issue #178
    Hellblazer (1988) 178

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores November 27. "Red Sepulchre," Part 2 of 4. With Gemma Constantine in the palm of his hand, Domine Fredericks is in a position to dictate terms to John: so now he's moving to eliminate the rest of the competition. As sorcerous warfare erupts on the streets of London, Constantine struggles desperately to find out what game is being played out, and whether he himself is prize or pawn. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #179
    Hellblazer (1988) 179

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores December 26. "Red Sepulchre," Part 3 of 4. The bond that ties Constantine to the red sepulchre is revealed at last. But John is caught between two evils: a demon imprisoned in dead flesh and the sadistic mage named Josh Wright. To get both himself and his niece Gemma free, he may have to sink a knife into an old friend's back. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #180
    Hellblazer (1988) 180

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores January 29. The thrilling conclusion to "Red Sepulchre!" The Cold War has turned red hot, and Constantine has been forced to take sides. But when he surrenders the sepulchre to Domine Fredericks, the balance of power shifts, and old friends ? as well as old enemies ? finally get what's coming to them. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #181
    Hellblazer (1988) 181

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY JOCK; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores February 26. After an ambiguous tip-off from a dead informant, John Constantine takes steps to protect himself against a demonic attack. But when the ambush comes from an unexpected direction, his magic defenses fail him, and the only thing he has to fall back on is his knowledge of darkest London. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #182
    Hellblazer (1988) 182

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY LEE BERMEJO; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores March 26. "Black Flowers" Part 1 of 2. A supernatural visitor warns John that the border between the worlds of the living and the dead is crumbling. Something has to be done ? and quickly ? but John doesn't see why it's his problem...until he learns that a friend is in the line of fire. Featuring the return of Andie Spatchcock. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #183
    Hellblazer (1988) 183

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY LEE BERMEJO; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET "Black Flowers" Part 2 of 2. Now that the door to the land of the dead has been kicked open, a horde of old souls is clawing its way back into flesh ? pursued by something much more dangerous. Unfortunately, the cure that John comes up with may be worse than the disease. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #184
    Hellblazer (1988) 184

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores May 28. In "The Wild Card," the first of three linked stories that provide a great jumping-on point for new readers, John and Angie travel to South America in search of information about the shadow dog. The first stop is the small town of Juliema, Brazil, where John encounters an old friend and is drawn into a game of poker...a game with terrifyingly high stakes. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #185
    Hellblazer (1988) 185

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores June 25. In "Ordeal," the second of the linked "Third Worlds" stories, John Constantine meets the children of Cain, faces trial by ordeal, and braves the borders of Eden in his attempt to discover the truth behind the Shadow Dog Legend. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #186
    Hellblazer (1988) 186

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores July 30. "The Third Worlds" trilogy reaches its climax in "The Pit," with John and Angie traveling to Tasmania to nail down the details of the shadow dog's last appearance on Earth. But when John becomes trapped in the nightmares of the dead, an ancient warrior queen rises with a deadly agenda of her own...and Angie is left alone to pick up the pieces. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #187
    Hellblazer (1988) 187

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY DOUG ALEXANDER; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores August 27. Part 1 of the 2-part "Bred in the Bone," featuring art by Doug Alexander (JLA: RIDDLE OF THE BEAST). In 1983, off the bleak coasts of Scotland, John Constantine faced and contained an ancient, unnatural evil. But old monsters refuse to lie down, and 20 years later his niece Gemma must deal with the consequences of John's actions. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #188
    Hellblazer (1988) 188

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY DOUG ALEXANDER; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores September 24. The 2-part "Bred in the Bone," featuring art by Doug Alexander (JLA: RIDDLE OF THE BEAST), concludes. Gemma Constantine is caught between the monsters of Gruinard Island and the human monsters who brought her there as she desperately tries to atone for her uncle John's past sins. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #189
    Hellblazer (1988) 189

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores October 22. Part 1 of a new 5-part story, "Staring at the Wall." Back from his world tour, John prepares for the apocalyptic arrival of the shadow dog ? and he's planning to meet it in force. But some of his reluctant allies may have agendas of their own... MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #190
    Hellblazer (1988) 190

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores November 26. Part 2 of a the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." With one of his reluctant allies dead before the battle is joined, the omens are bad for John's face-off with the shadow dog. But he hasn't even come close to imagining what's at stake for him, for Angie and for the world. And in the end, victory may be the one luxury he can't afford. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #191
    Hellblazer (1988) 191

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores December 31. Part 3 of the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." The Beast is burning its mark into the world, and John Constantine's fragile coalition has fallen apart in death and recrimination. It looks as though John's fortunes have finally reached rock bottom. But when he faces the Beast in its lair, things get unimaginably worse. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #192
    Hellblazer (1988) 192

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores January 28. Part 4 of the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." Humanity is in the maw of the Beast, the cities of the world are on fire, and John Constantine is somewhat worse than missing in action. With all other options gone, it falls to Gemma to pick up the pieces ? but to the Beast, Gemma is another vessel for the taking. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #193
    Hellblazer (1988) 193

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores February 25. The 5-part "Staring at the Wall" story arc reaches its apocalyptic conclusion, as the pathetic remnants of John Constantine's makeshift strike team run a desperate double bluff against the beast that is devouring the collective soul of humankind. With John missing and presumed dead, the Swamp Thing leads the charge ? but death is nothing compared to what the beast has in store for its enemies. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #194
    Hellblazer (1988) 194

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY LEONARDO MANCO; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores March 31. Constantine's war with the Beast is done, but the repercussions go rolling on ? not the least for John himself, as he wanders wounded through a shattered, shell-shocked London where an insane killer and a very strange little girl both take a deadly interest in his fate. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #195
    Hellblazer (1988) 195

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY LEONARDO MANCO; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores April 28. "Out of Season," Part 1 of 2, featuring guest artist Leonardo Manco. Down and out on the South Coast of England, John Constantine is fleeing a murder charge, an inexplicably obsessed serial killer, a voluptuous demon and his own past. But unseen powers are working to make sure that each and every one of them catches up with him. And with a bad case of amnesia, chances are Constantine won't even see the onslaught coming. For more information, see the feature article. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #196
    Hellblazer (1988) 196

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY CHRIS BRUNNER; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores May 26. "Out of Season," Part 2 of 2, featuring guest artist Chris Brunner (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT). In the bleak setting of a British seaside resort town in the dead of winter, John Constantine confronts the madman Gill and is subjected to a terrible test to see if he is worthy to walk in a psychotic's footsteps. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #197
    Hellblazer (1988) 197

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores June 23. Kicking off the 3-part story "Stations of the Cross." Back in London, John is drifting through a life he no longer understands ? until a bizarre cult offers him salvation and a bed for the night. But the religious life holds unforeseen perils, and behind an old adversary lurks the ultimate puppet-master. MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #198
    Hellblazer (1988) 198

    WRITTEN BY MIKE CAREY; ART BY MARCELO FRUSIN; PAINTED COVER BY TIM BRADSTREET In stores July 28. "Stations of the Cross," Part 2 of 3. Imprisoned and tortured in the mazelike sub-cellars of a cult church, Constantine escapes with the aid of an unlikely ally. But how much use will she be in a house filled with one of the oldest and most ruthless of his enemies? MATURE READERS FC, 32 PG. $2.75 Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #199
    Hellblazer (1988) 199

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Marcelo Frusin Painted cover by Tim Bradstreet The shocking conclusion to the 3-part "Stations of the Cross" story arc! When all intrigues are laid bare and all masks thrown aside, John must look to one old enemy to save him from another. But sometimes the helping hand is a lot more dangerous than the one that stabs you in the back. MATURE READERS On sale Aug 25 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #200
    Hellblazer (1988) 200

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin and Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet John Constantine has survived his share of horrifying events: a bout with cancer, four- headed soccer hooligans, a stint in a maximum security prison, and more trips to Hell than he probably cares to recall. In this month's gala HELLBLAZER #200, he'll face a threat even he could never envision: married life. Series writer Mike Carey is joined be a trio of past, present and future HELLBLAZER artists ? Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin, and Leonardo Manco ? for this 40-page tale that finds Constantine living a day of wedded "bliss." In three separate-yet-connected tales, Constantine finds himself united in unholy matrimony to three women from his past, but, as the story unfolds, he soon realizes that a much more sinister force is behind what could be the worst day of his life. On sale Sept 29 / Mature Readers / 48 pg / FC / $4.50 US Cover price $4.50.

  • Issue #201
    Hellblazer (1988) 201

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet Featuring new ongoing series artist Leonardo Manco! When a trio of thieves makes the mistake of stealing a rare and cursed magical artifact from John Constantine's lock-up, they soon learn the hard way that they've nicked from the wrong bloke. On sale Oct 27 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? Mature Readers Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #202
    Hellblazer (1988) 202

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet "Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 1 of 4. John Constantine's three illegitimate children are back ? only this time, they're going after John's few remaining friends and loved ones. Can an aged and exhausted Constantine match three beings born with all of the Hellblazer's magical talents but with the hearts of demons? On sale Nov 24 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE AUDIENCES Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #203
    Hellblazer (1988) 203

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet "Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 2 of 4. As Constantine's three very illegitimate children continue to hunt and destroy his closest friends and allies, John finds aid from a highly unlikely ? and as yet anonymous ? source. But does this mystery helper really have Constantine's best interests at heart? On sale Dec 29 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? Mature Readers Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #204
    Hellblazer (1988) 204

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet "Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 3 of 4. John Constantine's demonic offspring ? Adam, Maria and Saul ? continue their vicious onslaught on those closest to the Hellblazer. But as John desperately tries to save his girlfriend, he leaves the door open for an attack on a beloved family member. On sale Jan 26 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? Mature Readers Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #205
    Hellblazer (1988) 205

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet The shocking final chapter of the 4-part "Reasons to be Cheerful." John's desperate race to save his loved ones from the demons' cull ends in tragedy. But this isn't the tragedy that he'd feared and expected ? this is far worse. On sale Feb 23 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #206
    Hellblazer (1988) 206

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Lorenzo Ruggiero Cover by Tim Bradstreet A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (THE INTIMATES) & Lorenzo Ruggiero. After his demon kids wipe out his friends and family, John prepares for a high-stakes ritual that he hopes will repair some of the damage. But when he asks Chas for help, his old friend goes on a rampage. On sale March 23 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #207
    Hellblazer (1988) 207

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet. Part 1 of a new 6-part story, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." After another of his blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, John forms an unlikely alliance with the one being who can help him. Can John survive a perilous passage through the outskirts of Hell with this strange guide? On sale April 27 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #208
    Hellblazer (1988) 208

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet Part 2 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." Constantine and his all-too-familiar guide take the back road into Hell as John searches for the kidnapped soul of a loved one. But he finds an especially dangerous opponent from his past who knows him as well as he knows himself. On sale May 25 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #209
    Hellblazer (1988) 209

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet. Part 3 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." In the depths of Hell, Constantine undergoes an unholy communion and learns more about both allies and enemies than he ever wanted to know. Whether he'll survive to use the knowledge is another matter... On sale June 29 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #210
    Hellblazer (1988) 210

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet Part 4 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." John's infernal quest nears its end point, and Nergal finally spells out what's at stake. But sulfurous wastes and succubi still bar their path, and the demon has saved the best lie for last ? the one that destroys every last possibility of success. On sale July 27 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #211
    Hellblazer (1988) 211

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet Part 5 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." As Nergal's master plan becomes frighteningly clear, John learns the macabre fate of Cheryl's soul. But surrounded by Rosacarnis and his own demon offspring, it may be too late for Constantine to save his sister ? or himself. On sale August 24 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #212
    Hellblazer (1988) 212

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Tim Bradstreet The horrifying conclusion of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." Once again, Constantine finds himself making deals in hell. But when one of his trademark schemes backfires with the First of the Fallen, John may inadvertently doom the soul of one of his closest and dearest friends. On sale Sept 21 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.

  • Issue #213
    Hellblazer (1988) 213

    Written by Mike Carey Art by Frazer Irving. Cover by Tim Bradstreet. A special stand-alone issue featuring art by Frazer Irving (SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY). Back from the depths of Hell (literally) and devastated by the soul-wrenching events that took place there, John Constantine recalls the first time he ever worked his own unique brand of conjuring ? with an emphasis on "con." On sale Oct 19 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US ? MATURE READERS Cover price $2.75.