Si Spurrier signing Hellblazer
SI SPURRIER will be signing SANDMAN UNIVERSE SPECIAL HELLBLAZER #1 and JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 30th November from 1 - 2pm!
The second year of the Sandman Universe begins with the long-awaited arrival of one of DC’s most iconic characters - John Constantine, Hellblazer!
He’s cheated death and damnation more times than he can count, but never like this. Long ago, in the crucible of a magical war waged across countless futures, Constantine was murdered by an all-powerful adversary: a twisted version of Timothy Hunter, bloated with evil.
But over the past year strange forces have conspired to restart Tim Hunter’s tale, and somehow-amid sorcery, insanity and secret agendas-this older, wiser, wilier shade of Constantine has been dragged back with it.
Unlike young Tim, John remembers every second of a life that went very, very wrong. Now he must ask himself why he, the last person in the world to deserve a second chance, has been given one. Is John Constantine here to put Tim Hunter on the right track and avert a terrible outcome? Or is it because he’s the only person in existence with the guts to do what REALLY must be done?
After all, he’s a nasty piece of work, chief ask anybody. This oversize one-shot sets the stage, and is the perfect jumping-on point, for a new era of Sandman Universe tales beginning in November and is the official start of the strangest chapter yet in John Constantine’s long life!
In JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #1, Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds.
A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers.
But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece!
Simon Spurrier was physically born in the 80s but profiles an existential/curmudgeonly age of 103. Working as an Art Director for the BBC in the armpit of the millennium, he took an unscripted tangent into the murky depths of Making Stuff Up On Paper and has since become an award winning author and graphic novelist. His latest crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, was released to great critical acclaim in 2011, while his comics works includes Judge Dredd, Crossed, Gutsville, Six-Gun Gorilla and X-Men Legacy.