Batson's Hellblazer Thread

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#1 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

A thread for discussing the series Hellblazer. Old and new. You know you want it. Hopefully this will get more than 10 different people.
So, now that Another Season in Hell ended, what were your thoughts?
And yes, I'm smug enough to name this after myself.
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#2 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

Yesssssssssssss.

#3 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
I haven't read Hellblazer since the enchanted trenchcoat shenanigans, I found that rather silly. I'll probably catch up soon enough. 
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#4 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@ragdollpurps said:

Yesssssssssssss.

Go read Ennis' run to see the best John before squeaking. :P
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#5 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

SMH. I liked it. I think you might like the latest arc. Gemma's still a b!tch a though.
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#6 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_: Kiss my arse.

Gemma is btch. I wanna talk about what she did in yesterday's issue.

#7 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

SMH. I liked it. I think you might like the latest arc. Gemma's still a b!tch a though.
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Gemma hasn't been good since Delano or maybe Carey, so I'm not really surprised.
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#8 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@ragdollpurps: I had the perfect retort, but I'll abstain from using it. 
 
Use spoilers if you do. :P
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#9 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

@Billy Batson said:

SMH. I liked it. I think you might like the latest arc. Gemma's still a b!tch a though.
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Gemma hasn't been good since Delano or maybe Carey, so I'm not really surprised.

Hah, she was only a kid during Delano's run. Didn't really do much anything :p
Hardly remember from Carey's run.
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#10 Posted by cattlebattle (12770 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this thread about that Keanu Reeves movie??
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
trolling like a boss.....

#11 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson: That's exactly why she was good. :P 
 
 
Spoiler for the as of yet uneducated cat's benefit.
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#12 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle:

Pfff that would been more fitting if this was called the Constantine thread.

@Morpheus_:

At least she's getting used. I'm either hoping that she snaps out of it or becomes batsh!t crazy and becomes a new enemy of John. That would be fun since John could use more enemies.
Which reminds me that the First of Fallen is back so there's a reason to get caught up with the series.
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#13 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: With what happened in yesterday's issue, it looks like she's going the villain route.

#14 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

So who else read the latest issue? Thought it was pretty cool myself.
And if anyone's interested, the new edition of Fear Machine came out.
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#15 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

Piffy<3

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio

Man I need to catch up

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#17 Posted by Saren (25674 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked the latest issue, thankfully it was a one-shot so I can jump on from here since I haven't been following for a while now.

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#18 Posted by Afro_Warrior (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

This thread is actually perfect. I've only just started reading Hellblazer and i'm currently on the Family Man (I've read everything preceding it including the annual). So anyway, i was hoping that i good get a few suggestions about good arc's that i should read first.

#19 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps said:

Piffy<3

Those curves <3

@spiderbat87 said:

Man I need to catch up

What was the latest issue that you read?

@CitizenBane said:

I liked the latest issue, thankfully it was a one-shot so I can jump on from here since I haven't been following for a while now.

Blasphemy! Weren't you buying it regularly?

@Afro_Warrior said:

This thread is actually perfect. I've only just started reading Hellblazer and i'm currently on the Family Man (I've read everything preceding it including the annual). So anyway, i was hoping that i good get a few suggestions about good arc's that i should read first.

Pretty much everything is worth a read except for Denise Mina's run, issues #216-228.
For long runs go with Delano's, Ennis', Azzarello's, Carey's and Milligan's runs.
Diggle's and Ellis' short runs were also great.
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#20 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

I haven't read Hellblazer since the enchanted trenchcoat shenanigans, I found that rather silly. I'll probably catch up soon enough.

you are a fool! how was it silly, surely the fact that it was extremely dark balanced out any silliness you thought was present

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#21 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson: Last one I read was #289 but I'm also trying to fill out my collection with back issues and TPBs 
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#22 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87:

you can read the latest issue if you want since it isn't related to the past story arc.
and since you use comixology, they've been putting old and new issues out.
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#23 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

An astounding success.

#24 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

An astounding success.

It's a given.
More replies than your Nightwing thread...OH WAIT.
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#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@spiderbat87:

you can read the latest issue if you want since it isn't related to the past story arc.
and since you use comixology, they've been putting old and new issues out.
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I'm just going to splurgh some cash and get all the issues to catch up, have a big Hellblazer marathon. Yea I'v been slowly working my way through older issues as I go.
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#26 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

An astounding success.

It's a given.
More replies than your Nightwing thread...OH WAIT.
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You don't want to go there bro. You don't want to go there.

#27 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87:

Going to do same thing soon. Trying to read the whole series during the summer.
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#28 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

An astounding success.

It's a given.
More replies than your Nightwing thread...OH WAIT.
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You don't want to go there bro. You don't want to go there.

Neither did you, apparently ;)
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#29 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

An astounding success.

It's a given.
More replies than your Nightwing thread...OH WAIT.
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You don't want to go there bro. You don't want to go there.

Neither did you, apparently ;)
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All I know is that my last Nightwing blog got more comments in a day than this did in a month. ;)

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#30 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp:

Ah yes, the butt blog.
What's the next, dat mullet blog?
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#31 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost: You're the guy who presumes to rank Milligan's run above Ennis'. Get away from me, son.
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#32 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp:

Ah yes, the butt blog.
What's the next, dat mullet blog?
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Awh.
U Jelly now?

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#33 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Pretty confident that I already suggested a mullet blog. It would help ReVamp's posts retain the high quality we are all accustomed to.
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#34 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

@Billy Batson said:

@ReVamp said:

An astounding success.

It's a given.
More replies than your Nightwing thread...OH WAIT.
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You don't want to go there bro. You don't want to go there.

Neither did you, apparently ;)
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or anybody else for that matter 
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#35 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp:

@spiderbat87:

ha, nice.
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#36 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_: you're the one with the rose-colored glasses here, living in the past old man, accept that someone can do better then the guy who came first and you'll find that every so often someone does

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#37 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

@Morpheus_: you're the one with the rose-colored glasses here, living in the past old man, accept that someone can do better then the guy who came first and you'll find that every so often someone does

I will gladly accept it when it actually happens. 
 
And being technical, Ennis outdid the guy who came first. Burn.
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#38 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

Pretty confident that I already suggested a mullet blog. It would help ReVamp's posts retain the high quality we are all accustomed to.

Everybody's a critic.

@Billy Batson:

#39 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_ said:

I will gladly accept it when it actually happens.

And being technical, Ennis outdid the guy who came first. Burn.

I knew you were going to mention that but my point remains valid, it happens in any medium, everyone likes the earlier guy but never the first because the first person had to break the ground for the next guy to be the first to produce a crop and once one guy does it, everyone after them will be second best

anyways, Milligan's run is better, it's a simple fact and I don't wish to embarrass you for having an opinion but I think you'll always be stuck on Ennis because he's the most recent Hellblazer you knew for too long and you ended up comparing everything to him

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#40 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost:

have you read the latest issue yet?
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#41 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: my comics get sent to me twice a month which means I don't get them right as they come out, so no, I do usually read the new issue of a series before the next one is released though

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#42 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

@Morpheus_ said:

I will gladly accept it when it actually happens.

And being technical, Ennis outdid the guy who came first. Burn.

I knew you were going to mention that but my point remains valid, it happens in any medium, everyone likes the earlier guy but never the first because the first person had to break the ground for the next guy to be the first to produce a crop and once one guy does it, everyone after them will be second best

anyways, Milligan's run is better, it's a simple fact and I don't wish to embarrass you for having an opinion but I think you'll always be stuck on Ennis because he's the most recent Hellblazer you knew for too long and you ended up comparing everything to him

A broad generalization does not correspond to every case - as you well know. Case in point, I don't care much about Delano's work on Constantine. It's important and highly influential, yet contrived and flat out boring. 
 
Nah, you embarrass yourself already by thinking your opinion is fact. When we already know that only applies to my own. :P
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#43 Posted by Afro_Warrior (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson:

Cheers.

Guess i'll just keep slogging through the back issues then.

#44 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@aztek_the_lost:

have you read the latest issue yet?
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I'm not sure what I think about last issue yet tbh
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#45 Posted by ApatheticAvenger (1636 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall, do you guys prefer Ennis or Carey's runs? I gotta go with Ennis.

#46 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio

I gotta say Ennis but Milligan is catching up (except the last issue)

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#47 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

Pish posh, last issue was a fun one-shot. What didn't you like about it?
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#48 Posted by Billy Batson (58026 posts) - - Show Bio

Dem solicits~

HELLBLAZER #296
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPI CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Sex and horror in Ireland as urban mage John Constantine – along with his alchemically gorgeous wife Epiphany – finally finds his long lost nephew, an alleged occultist serial killer driven bad by blighted Constantine blood. But what is the secret of the real killer? All will be revealed in Part Four of “The Curse of the Constantines.”
HELLBLAZER VOL. 4: FAMILY MAN TP NEW EDITION
Written by JAMIE DELANO, GRANT MORRISON, NEIL GAIMAN and DICK FOREMAN
Art by DAVID LLOYD, DAVE McKEAN, MARK BUCKINGHAM, SEAN PHILLIPS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new volume collecting HELLBLAZER #23-33, a twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer called the Family Man, who forces the con man mage to make a shattering choice.

They're really bumping those new editions :)
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#49 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: Thank youuuu, the solicit they have on the site for this... is for Fables. -____-;;

#50 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33405 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

Pish posh, last issue was a fun one-shot. What didn't you like about it?
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I don't know, there was just something about it that felt forced 
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