John Constantine takes center stage in the new three-issue miniseries by Tom Taylor (DCeased, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Suicide Squad) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys) launching this September, in HELLBLAZER: RISE AND FALL, from DC Comics’ Black Label imprint.
When a billionaire mysteriously falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire and discovered to have angel wings attached to his back, Detective Aisha Bukhari, who is assigned the case finds herself stumped. Soon more bodies also rain down from the sky, as death and widespread panic ensue across London. Detective Bukhari is visited by her childhood friend, occult investigator John Constantine, who might just be able to explain the phenomenon.
DC’s Hellblazer, no stranger to supernatural threats, find himself hard-pressed to consider stopping any monster who haunts a nation by killing the most corrupt among its citizens as he soon discovers a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. As it is thirty years later, just how do these killings tie to the first act of magic ever committed by John Constantine? How does this involve Heaven and Hell?
In a press release from DC Comics, scribe Tom Taylor said about the miniseries,
“This is a very twisted book. But, I actually want to give people exactly the John they’ve seen before. I want to write the bloke who steps out of the shadows with the smirk, the lit cigarette, and all the answers. I want a story of shocks and sadness and triumph in the face of utter horror.”
“I love writing characters who speak truth to power. John doesn’t just speak truth to power; he tears power a new one any chance he gets. He’s also not your standard perfect hero. He makes a lot of mistakes, and people in his orbit get hurt. But there’s a beautiful heart beating in the bastard …there’s something very cathartic about class warfare where the upper class doesn’t win every damn battle.”
Taylor is joined on the series by with art and cover by master storyteller Darick Robertson.
HELLBLAZER: RISE AND FALL (DC BLACK LABEL)
- Written by Tom Taylor
- Art by Derick Robertson
- Ages 17+
- Retail price of $6.99
Even if this mess is kind of John’s fault, will Constantine be happy to let a few more rich bastards fall from the sky, like a vindictive Robin Hood? Does John have any interest in stopping the 1% from…trickling down?
Find out when HELLBLAZER: RISE AND FALL lands this September.
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