‘Hellblazer’ cancelled, replaced by ‘Constantine’

Credits: Associated Press

‘Hellblazer’ cancelled, replaced by ‘Constantine’

The character of John Constantine has seen a boost recently. He leads his own team of supernatural and magic based characters in Justice League Dark and has popped up in a few other titles at DC.

However, Constantine’s adventures have been going on for much longer in the pages of “Hellblazer” under the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics.

According to the Associated Press, in February “Hellblazer” will hit issue #300 where it will end. That’s right, “Hellblazer” has been cancelled.

Since 1988 the chain-smoking Brit has investigated the occult of England and has become a staple in the comic community with its mature, gritty nature. DC, however, is not going to do away with Constantine’s solo adventures just like that.

Writer Robert Venditti (XO Manowar) and artist Renato Guedes will bring a younger Constantine to the streets of the New 52 that same month in the new book titled “Constantine”.

“He’s going to be the same age that he is in Justice League Dark and the same character that people know and recognize – the drinking and smoking, the con man aspect of him – that’s going to be very much part of the series,” Venditti said in an interview with AP.

With Vertigo’s longest running comic coming to an end and jumping over to the main DC imprint, what will it mean for the rest of its titles? Let the speculation begin.

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