DC Cancels Hellblazer, Announces New Constantine SeriesA comics news article
by Josef Fleming
Why must all good things come to an end? Because of reasons. Those same, incomprehensible reasons are behind the relaunch of of DC’s longest running uninterrupted title, Hellblazer. After a 25-year run, with talent from some of the biggest names in the industry, DC have announced that the title will end with issue #300. It will be replaced by Constantine (yes, like the film) a new monthly title, written by Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, Homeland Directive) and will be drawn by Renato Guedes (Superman, Action Comics).
Very little information about the new relaunch has been released, so all we have is wild speculation. Will there be more interaction with the main Dc universe, now he is out of the Vertigo stable? Will we be stepping away from political discourse and the United Kingdom? Will he be inspired by Keanu Reeves? I have a lot of questions guys, but I have no answers to give you. What I can tell you though, is that after Hellblazer ends, neither Marvel or DC will have a title numbered as high as #50.
Calm down, guys.
Josef Fleming is a playwright/researcher/columnist based in Birmingham (England, not Alabama). He will mainly be shouting to you about comic books, why they're wonderful and why you should be reading more of them. He exists on Twitter @JosefFleming, but as it is a social media invented by Satan himself, don't expect anything either coherent or pleasant. Actually, that's a good motto for most of Josef's work. Take heed.
He can be bribed with hand-drawn pictures of obscure X-Men from the '90s. If you're into that sort of thing. He is into that sort of thing.