*DC: An addition to our catalogue listings this update is Hellblazer, from DC’s ‘mature readers’ line of the 1980s (which later evolved into the Vertigo imprint). No-one ever calls John Constantine ‘Hellblazer’, but that’s the name execs nevertheless picked for the series, for reasons lost to history. Created by Alan Moore as a supporting character in his acclaimed run on Swamp Thing, the chain-smoking, scruffy, alcoholic and poly-lecherous Constantine was a breakout character, developed in his own series by writer Jamie Delano and a string of all-star artists – John Ridgway, Richard Piers Rayner, Mark Buckingham, Ron Tiner, and, in the Annual, Bryan Talbot. Highlights in this run, apart from the first issue at NM- £40 (pictured), include guest-writer Grant Morrison’s team-up with illustrator David Lloyd (issues #25 & #26), and #27, a one-shot by guest-creators Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, whom you might just possibly have heard of. Constantine is wily, treacherous, and has a habit of leaving his friends and lovers dead in his wake, but even though he consorts with devils, he’s nominally on the side of the angels! The first thirty issues of his ongoing series, plus Annual #1, are new to our lised stock, and price and grade details may be found in our catalogue.