Where to start in HELLBLAZER!

#1 Posted by Squalleon (7842 posts) - - Show Bio

I wanna start reading Hellblazer so......does anyone know a good starting point except issue 1 :-P

thanks in advance!

#2 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it starts at Hunger IIRC

#3 Posted by danhimself (21320 posts) - - Show Bio

ask ....he's the one who got me started but I forget where he told me to start

#4 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3838 posts) - - Show Bio
@Squalleon: Honestly, you might as well start with #1, since it won't be continuing past February. Otherwise, why not start with Peter Milligan's run? He's the current and final writer for the series and started with 250, I believe.
#5 Posted by Squalleon (7842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi: @danhimself: @The_Lunact_And_Manic: Thanks :-)

#7 Posted by Billy Batson (59391 posts) - - Show Bio

You can just start reading it from any writer's run but it can be rewarding if you've read some past stuff for some of the runs.
But like others said, just start from the beginning.
BB

#8 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3838 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

@Kal'smahboi said:

@Squalleon: Honestly, you might as well start with #1, since it won't be continuing past February. Otherwise, why not start with Peter Milligan's run? He's the current and final writer for the series and started with 250, I believe.

This is pretty much the best answer (although his run technically began with #251, 250 was an anthology). They are making new trades and collecting issues that had previously never been collected and since the series has been cancelled, it's really the best time to catch up from the beginning. You'll get some bad issues (some even awful) here and there usually because of guest writers but for the most part, the series is good for all 25 years of its run. Everything in Milligan's run (#251-300) is amazing though.

Yeah, I'm taking the opportunity to start from the beginning, since I only started around #280-something. I've read Original Sins but I'm very excited to start collecting further and reading the rest of this great series.
 
In other news, I came across a first edition copy of Hellblazer #1 that had never been removed from the original shipping box since 1988. It's in mint condition. I'm very excited to have it :)
#9 Posted by Epicbeast3000 (1012 posts) - - Show Bio

I DAH BEAST

#10 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

I hear issue #300 is supposed to be a really good jumping on point.

#11 Posted by TheLaughingMagician103 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

start with the "original sins " collection. has all of the first 9 issues as well as his appearances in swamp thing (if you're getting this version, that is ) :

http://www.amazon.com/John-Constantine-Hellblazer-Vol-Original/dp/1401230067/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434221223&sr=8-1&keywords=hellblazer+original+sins

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