Hellblazer #200

October 4, 2004 | Comics


Hellblazer #200
Mike Carey, Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin, Leonardo Manco
Vertigo/DC Comics
$6.75/$4.50 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

It is an amazing thing how John Constantine endures.
Not just as a character in his monthly series Hellblazer, but on the comic book racks. After over 16 years of tales of the most immoral character in the DC Universe, fans get issue #200, a three-chapter trip down “what if” lane by past, present and future Hellblazer artists Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin and Leonardo Manco and talented scribe Mike Carey.
With a fairly cloudy memory of how he got there, Constantine wakes up one morning to find himself married, with a son. But he quickly begins to realize that something is amiss and evil is afoot. But just as he figures out what’s going on … he wakes up again — this time on the train home to see a different wife and son. When things again begin to go sour, as in blood-curdlingly so, John loses consciousness again and wakes up with yet another wife … and a daughter?
By the time Constantine figures out what’s going on the foundation is laid for Carey and Manco’s next year’s worth of stories and the given what he’s up against, it’s going to be a year of hell.

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