How to Catch Up with Constantine?

#1 Posted by DoctorShades24 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm mainly a Lantern and JL reader, but I have always wanted to get into John Constantine, even though everyone hates on the Constantine movie, I loved it, and I'm really excited about the new TV show.

If you had to make a list of essential trade-books that spells out Constantine completely, not the little side stories, but the important parts of his story, what would it be?

#2 Posted by DoctorShades24 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, is Constantine, the new title after Hellblazer, is it a reboot or a continuation? I'm thinking about picking them up.

#3 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8906 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellblazer is fantastic.. And 300 issues.

#4 Posted by Vitalius (1965 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by DoctorShades24 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@dagmar_merrill: Lol, that's the problem, 300 issues. Are there any main points in it so I can look for just trades?

#6 Edited by DoctorShades24 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@vitalius: Awesome, I'll start picking Constantine up then, thanks. I'm just not that big on JLD to be honest.

#7 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8906 posts) - - Show Bio

@doctorshades24: Dangerous Habits is considered by most to be the best story.

#8 Posted by Vitalius (1965 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Edited by SmashBrawler (5823 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do people always want to "catch up"? Why not just read a series, hopefully enjoy it, and not worry whether you'll be able to catch up with recent events any time soon or not?

#10 Posted by pretur22 (143 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has been reprinting Hellblazer in numbered collections and I would start with the first one.

#11 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8906 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do people always want to "catch up"? Why not just read a series, hopefully enjoy it, and not worry whether you'll be able to catch up with recent events any time soon or not?

It's the completionist in all comic book fans.

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