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Like, literally shows up out of nowhere on an otherwise ordinary day. Flesh and blood, cigarette and tie. They swear to it. I mean, what the fuck would I say? And what trouble might one get into? Brian Azzarello saw him at a Chicago bar in the early aughts but avoided him. Any cunt could do it. Once again, Constantine stands alone. And today, this beloved piece of intellectual property stands at a crossroads: With the TV series Constantine, DC wants Constantine to be a household name — and that might be the worst thing that ever happened to him. Here, then, is the secret history of John Constantine, and a glimpse of dangerous things to come.

He keeps dropping in on people unexpectedly — a nun, an addict, Swamp Thing — clad in his beige trench coat and wearing a knowing smile.

His girlfriend is visited by a kind of demon and commits suicide, setting up a running and problematic motif for John: The women in his life are always in danger. Mind if I smoke? Readers were enchanted. Nearly all the subsequent Constantine writers I spoke to remembered how those Swamp Thing issues gripped them — especially because he gave so little away about his origins or what he knew.

Excerpt from Saga of the Swamp Thing No. Art by Rick Veitch. A young Neil Gaiman tried to pitch her on a Constantine monthly, but it was too late: Moore had handpicked Jamie Delano as his successor. Delano was an unknown to Americans, having made his bones writing for the U. But he immediately impressed Berger with his explosion of ideas for John.

Neither he nor Berger could remember who came up with Hellblazer, but Berger loved it. Delano, not so much. Excerpt from Hellblazer No.

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Readers learned about Constantine ancestors dating back to the sixth century, AD. They found out a fetal John had strangled his twin brother in the womb and that his mother had died in childbirth, leading to constant blame from his drunk of a father. They saw the aftermath, when he had a breakdown and was confined to a facility called Ravenscar.

They met individuals who haunted him for decades afterward: friends like the affable and hapless cab-driver Chas, and foes like the demon Nergal.

But it became central to the character. It fills my mind from Louisiana to London.

And all the while I wade through scuttling humanity — flotsam and jetsam, unconscious of the cosmic forces that wash them to and fro. Am I insane to care what happens to these stupid sheep? Is it some psychotic arrogance that drives me to save my species from itself? Is it an impulse of self-destruction that leads me to conjure demons and oppose them? Or is it rage?

Remember Newcastle, he said, and slapped me with a sudden chill of anger which now grows tentacles through me, like cancer, or death. Remember Newcastle.

Deep breath there, John and Jamie. Delano also introduced an unprecedentedly specific and biting dose of political rhetoric into his run on Hellblazer, and he wasted no time in doing so. Art by John Ridgway. Sure, there would be veiled allusions to politics, like the time Captain America found out a nameless Nixon analogue had secretly betrayed America by joining a shadowy cult.

But it was always done with vagaries and watered-down, kid-friendly versions of liberal politics. Not so with Delano. In that series, he even introduced a crafty Constantine ancestor named Johanna Constantine, who ran secret missions along the cobblestones of Revolution-era Paris.

Finally, John wakes in the hospital.

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His body is in poor condition, having broken many of his bones after leaping out of a moving train. Finally recalling how he got to be there, and how the Swamp Thing had saved his life, John feels embarrassment.

Gauging the extent of his injuries, John realizes that he is not in good shape at all. Looking over, he sees that there is a police officer posted outside his door, and decides to pretend to be unconscious when the doctor approaches. He fails to notice that the policeman is dead. Keeping his eyes closed, John is forced to cough at the stink of something strange in the room.

He tries to remain still as he feels something wet touching his face. When the thing touches his lips and forces its way into his mouth, John opens his eyes and is horrified to see that he has been probed by the demon Nergal 's tongue. Nergal introduces himself as the one behind the Damnation Army , and his invitation to join them is still open. Naturally, John refuses, but Nergal responds that there is no choice in the matter.

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His cooperation is requested, but not required. John laughs that there isn't much the demon can do to him to coerce him, given that his arms and legs are already broken. Nergal suggests that John might have wanted to join him out of revenge for the death of Ray Monde at the Resurrection Crusaders' hands.

Meanwhile, they have also taken back Zed. Even still, John refuses to join Nergal's army. So, the demon comments that he may be unable to restrain himself from feasting on the innocent souls of the children in the maternity ward if John doesn't cooperate.

Finally, John agrees to listen. Nergal admits that times are changing. An era is passing.

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