Hellblazer Vol. 1: Original Sins
Author: Jamie Delano, Author Illustrator: John Ridgway, Illustrator: Alfredo Alcada, Illustrator: Tom Mandrake
For those who are in the uninitiated this is the series of comics that birthed John Constantine and they are very gritty. Demons abound in Constantine’s world and there is one common thing he cannot be counted on…not getting you killed.
Throughout the stories in this first volume he is hounded by a herd of ghosts of friends past that he has let down. They are still trying to help him come to peace with himself. Good luck. As he bounces back and forth across the pond he is also stalked by Nergal, who has brought him back from the brink of physical ruin after a not so thought out exit from a speeding train. Nergal wants Constantine to act as his tool.
I liked the stories. I loved the art. I’m a fan. Four out of five for the quality of the volume product by the way.