List of Hellblazer publications

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Hellblazer has been incompletely collected into many trade paperbacks. The first UK editions, printed by Titan Books, reprinted the original colour issues in black and white. Though subsequent editions were in colour, they were not numbered and not always released chronologically. While some issues were never collected in trade form, some early issues appear in books.

In April 2011, Vertigo began republishing the series in new numbered editions, collecting the series in proper chronological order and including issues that had been left out of earlier editions. The new editions also include short stories, prose pieces and crossover issues from other series, most commonly Swamp Thing.

As of October 2014, some issues remain uncollected. They are 108–128, and 229.

Collected editions[edit]

As of October 2014, nine volumes of the new numbered editions of Hellblazer have been published. The tenth is scheduled for release in February 2015. The following table lists these books in chronological order.[1]

In reading order, these volumes are immediately preceded by vols. 3–7 of Swamp Thing.

Title Issues collected Writer(s) Story arcs reprinted ISBN
Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Original Sins HELLBLAZER #1–9
SWAMP THING #76-77
Jamie Delano
Rick Veitch
HELLBLAZER: "Hunger", "A Feast of Friends", "Going for It", "Waiting for the Man", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Extreme Prejudice", "Ghosts in the Machine", "Intensive Care", "Shot to Hell"
SWAMP THING: "L'Adoration de la Terre", "Infernal Triangles"
1-56389-052-6
Hellblazer, Vol. 2: The Devil You Know HELLBLAZER #10–13
HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1
THE HORRORIST #1-2
Jamie Delano "Sex and Death", "Newcastle: A Taste of Things to Come", "The Devil You Know...", "On the Beach", "The Bloody Saint", "Venus of the Hardsell", "Antarctica" 1-40121-269-7
Hellblazer, Vol. 3: The Fear Machine HELLBLAZER #14–22 Jamie Delano "The Fear Machine" 1-40121-810-5
Hellblazer, Vol. 4: The Family Man HELLBLAZER #23-33 Jamie Delano
Dick Foreman
Grant Morrison
Neil Gaiman
"Larger Than Life", "The Family Man", "Thicker Than Water", "Sick at Heart", "Fatality", "Mourning of the Magician", "New Tricks", "Sundays Are Different", "Early Warning", "How I Learned to Love the Bomb", "Hold Me", "The Gangster, the Whore and the Magician") 1-40121-964-0
Hellblazer, Vol. 5: Dangerous Habits HELLBLAZER #34-46 Jamie Delano
Garth Ennis
"The Bogeyman", "Dead-Boy's Heart", "The Undiscovered Country...", "Man's Work", "Boy's Games", "The Hanged Man", "The Magus", "Dangerous Habits" 1-40123-802-5
Hellblazer, Vol. 6: Bloodlines HELLBLAZER #47-61 Garth Ennis "The Pub Where I Was Born", "Love Kills", "The Lord of the Dance", "Remarkable Lives", "Royal Blood", "Guys and Dolls" 1-40121-514-9
Hellblazer, Vol. 7: Tainted Love HELLBLAZER #62-71
HELLBLAZER SPECIAL #1
HELLBLAZER story from VERTIGO JAM #1
Garth Ennis "Tainted Love", "Down All the Days", "Rough Trade", "Heartland", "Finest Hour", "Confessional" 1-56389-456-4
Hellblazer, Vol. 8: Rake at the Gates of Hell HELLBLAZER #72–83
HEARTLAND #1
Garth Ennis "Damnation's Flame", "Act of Union", "Confessions of an Irish Rebel", "And the Crowd Goes Wild", "Rake at the Gates of Hell", "Heartland" (special one-shot issue; a follow-up to the "Heartland" in the previous volume) 1-40124-749-0
Hellblazer, Vol. 9: Critical Mass HELLBLAZER #84-96 Paul Jenkins
Jamie Delano
Eddie Campbell
"In Another Part of Hell", "Warped Notions", "Dreamtime", "Dangerous Ground", "Riding the Green Lanes", "Critical Mass" 1-40125-072-6
Hellblazer, Vol. 10: In the Line of Fire Collects HELLBLAZER #97-107 Paul Jenkins "Nature of the Beast", "Walking the Dog", "Punkin' Up the Great Outdoors", "Sins of the Father", "Football: It's a Funny Old Game", "Difficult Beginnings", "A Taste of Heaven", "In the Line of Fire" 1-40125-137-4

The most up-to-date collections of the series that have not yet been replaced with the new editions are listed below.

Title Issues collected Writer(s) Story arcs reprinted ISBN
Hellblazer: Son of Man Collects HELLBLAZER #129–133 Garth Ennis "Son of Man" 1-40120-202-0
Hellblazer: Haunted Collects HELLBLAZER #134–139 Warren Ellis "Haunted" 1-56389-813-6
Hellblazer: Setting Sun Collects HELLBLAZER #140–143 Warren Ellis "Locked", "The Crib", "Setting Sun", "One Last Love Song", "Telling Tales" 1-40120-245-4
Hellblazer: Shoot Collects HELLBLAZER #144, 145, 245-246, 250 and VERTIGO RESURRECTED: HELLBLAZER—SHOOT #1 Warren Ellis
Jason Aaron
Darko Macan
Dave Gibbons
Jamie Delano
Brian Azzarello
Peter Milligan
China Miéville
"Shoot", "Ashes & Honey", "Newcastle Calling", "Happy Fucking New Year", "Christmas Cards", "All I Goat for Christmas", "The Curse of Christmas", "Snow Had Fallen" 1-40124-748-2
Hellblazer: Hard Time Collects HELLBLAZER #146–150 Brian Azzarello "Hard Time" 1-56389-696-6
Hellblazer: Good Intentions Collects HELLBLAZER #151–156 Brian Azzarello "Good Intentions" 1-56389-856-X
Hellblazer: Freezes Over Collects HELLBLAZER #157–163 Brian Azzarello "...And Buried?", "Freezes Over", "Lapdogs and Englishmen" 1-56389-971-X
Hellblazer: Highwater Collects HELLBLAZER #164–174 Brian Azzarello "Highwater", "A Fresh Coat of Red Paint", "Chasing Demons", "Ashes and Dust in the City of Angels" 1-40120-223-3
Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre Collects HELLBLAZER #175–180 Mike Carey "High on Life", "Red Sepulchre" 1-40120-485-6
Hellblazer: Black Flowers Collects HELLBLAZER #181–186 Mike Carey "The Game of Cat and Mouse", "Black Flowers", "Third Worlds" 1-40120-499-6
Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall Collects HELLBLAZER #187–193 Mike Carey "Bred in the Bone", "Staring at the Wall" 1-40120-929-7
Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross Collects HELLBLAZER #194–200 Mike Carey "Ward 24", "Out of Season", "Stations of the Cross", "Happy Families" 1-40121-002-3
Hellblazer: Reasons to be Cheerful Collects HELLBLAZER #201–206 Mike Carey "Event Horizon", "Reasons to be Cheerful", "Cross Purpose" 1-40121-251-4
Hellblazer: The Gift Collects HELLBLAZER #207–215 Mike Carey "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go", "The Gift", "R.S.V.P." 1-40121-453-3
Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy Collects HELLBLAZER #216–222 Denise Mina "Empathy is the Enemy" 1-40121-066-X
Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand Collects HELLBLAZER #223–228 Denise Mina "The Season of the Zealot", "The Red Right Hand" 1-40121-342-1
Hellblazer: Joyride Collects HELLBLAZER #230–237 Andy Diggle "In at the Deep End", "Wheels of Chance, Systems of Control", "Joyride" 1-40121-651-X
Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician Collects HELLBLAZER #238–242 Andy Diggle "The Smoke", "The Passage", "The Laughing Magician" 1-40121-853-9
Hellblazer: Roots of Coincidence Collects HELLBLAZER #243-244, 247-249 Andy Diggle "The Mortification of the Flesh", "The Roots of Coincidence" 1-40122-251-X
Hellblazer: Scab Collects HELLBLAZER #251-255 and a story from #250 Peter Milligan "The Curse of Christmas", "Scab", "Regeneration" 1-40122-501-2
Hellblazer: Hooked Collects HELLBLAZER #256-260 Peter Milligan "Hooked", "The Cottage", "The Long Crap Friday" 1-40122-728-7
Hellblazer: India Collects HELLBLAZER #261-266 Peter Milligan "India", "No Future" 1-40122-848-8
Hellblazer: Bloody Carnations Collects HELLBLAZER #267-275 Peter Milligan "Sectioned", "Bloody Carnations", "The Royal Wedding of the Century" 1-40123-152-7
Hellblazer: Phantom Pains Collects HELLBLAZER #276-282 Peter Milligan "High Frequency Man", "Phantom Pains", "Inside" 1-78116-057-0
Hellblazer: The Devil's Trenchcoat Collects HELLBLAZER #283-291 Peter Milligan "The Devil's Trenchcoat", "Another Season in Hell" 1-40123-720-7
Hellblazer: Death and Cigarettes Collects HELLBLAZER #292-300; HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1 Peter Milligan "Death and Cigarettes" 1-40124-093-3
Constantine, Vol. 1: The Spark and the Flame Collects CONSTANTINE #1-6 Jeff Lemire
Ray Fawkes
New series set in the New 52 1-40124-323-1
Constantine, Vol. 2: Blight Collects CONSTANTINE #7-12 Ray Fawkes Part of DC's Forever Evil: Blight crossover 1-40124-747-4

Other collections[edit]

  • Constantine is found in most Swamp Thing collections from volume 3, The Curse. He appears in every subsequent volume of the 1985 series and in volume 1, Bad Seed, of the 2004 series. He also appears in the final chapter of Brightest Day.
  • Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection is a movie tie-in that collects the 64-page prestige format official film adaptation, as well as Hellblazer #1, #27 (written by Neil Gaiman), and #41. All three issues from the main series are available in other collections: #1 in vol. 1, Original Sins, #41 in vol. 5, Dangerous Habits, and #27 in Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days, a collection of Gaiman-penned stories (ISBN 140120340X), and Hellblazer vol. 4, The Family Man.

In 2010, Vertigo began publishing 100-page reprints of previously unpublished or "forgotten" stories that would not fit easily into larger collections, under the banner "Vertigo Resurrected". Several contain John Constantine stories. Vertigo Resurrected: Shoot, published October 2010, prints Warren Ellis, Phil Jimenez, and Andy Lanning's previously unpublished Hellblazer story "Shoot", along with reprints of some non-John Constantine stories. Vertigo Resurrected: Winter's Edge, published November 2010, reprints Paul Jenkins and Paul Pope's "Tell Me" story, previously published in Vertigo: Winter's Edge #1; Garth Ennis and Glyn Dillon's "All Those Little Girls and Boys" story, previously published in Vertigo: Winter's Edge #2; and Dave Gibbons's illustrated prose story "Another Bloody Christmas", previously published in Vertigo: Winter's Edge #3; along with reprints of some non-John Constantine stories. Vertigo Resurrected: Hellblazer, published December 2010, reprints Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's "Mortal Clay" and "Body and Soul" stories, previously published in Hellblazer #57–58; and Jason Aaron and Sean Murphy's "Newcastle Calling, Parts One and Two" stories, previously published in Hellblazer #245–246. Finally, the Vertigo Resurrected: Bad Blood, published June 2011, collects Jamie Delano's five-part miniseries.

Graphic novels[edit]

There have also been a number of original graphic novels:

  • All His Engines, by Mike Carey, involves Constantine trying to solve the mystery of a strange sickness sweeping the globe.[2] It also includes a character summary and history of the series taken from Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer.
  • Hellblazer: Pandemonium, by Jamie Delano and Jock, originally scheduled for release in 2008, was held back until 2010 (being the 25th year since Constantine's first appearance). The novel sees Constantine visiting Iraq. The story also reflects on the history of Constantine.[3][4]
  • Dark Entries,[5][6] written by Ian Rankin with art by Werther Dell'Edera and cover art by Lee Bermejo, is a 216-page black-and-white original hardcover graphic novel under the Vertigo Crime "sub-print".[7] It stars John Constantine without the "Hellblazer" banner below his name, much like the The Horrorist, which was released as a two-part, prestige format mini-series. The story concerns Constantine's investigation of mysterious deaths during the broadcast of a reality TV show and is the only title in the Vertigo Crime series to feature a previously existing character.

Novels[edit]

Author John Shirley has written three Hellblazer-related novels: a novelisation of the film Constantine, released in 2005, War Lord and Subterranean, a pair of original novels based around the Constantine seen in the comics, both of which were released in 2006.

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