Rookie Vertigo Assistant Editor Gregory Lockard here with my first blog for GRAPHIC CONTENT and it’s regarding HELLBLAZER #275! This issue features both the wedding of John Constantine and Epiphany Greaves in an over-sized anniversary special by one of my all-time favorite writer/artist teams AND it is my first issue as Shelly’s assistant editor. “Holy crap” would be a boring understatement but my thumping heart won’t let me concentrate.
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It’s not often that I can start an anecdote with the line: I was lying by a hotel swimming pool in L.A.. But I really was lying by the swimming pool of La Reve hotel in L.A. with Art Young, editor of the then soon to be written THE EXTREMIST--the book that Vertigo are re-releasing this month as part of its Vertigo Resurrected line.
The first Vertigo Resurrected is a 100 page book that features "Shoot," Warren Ellis's much-talked about, but never published story, involving schoolyard killings and John Constantine. [Page 2 from “Shoot”]
That’s right, as mentioned back in July on Graphic Content, John Constantine will be tying the knot. Many things have conspired to stop John Constantine from getting married; not least of which is Constantine himself. But this time it’s different—this time it’s alchemy babe Epiphany Greaves. But even as the church fills and the blushing bridegroom slips a carnation into his buttonhole, thing can go horribly wrong, as uninvited guests threaten to ruin the wedding of the year.
Last month we introduced VERTIGO RESURRECTED. This month I’m excited to reveal the next volume scheduled for November publication, VERTIGO RESURRECTED #2-THE EXTREMIST. Now, back in print! One of Vertigo’s first creator owned books, THE EXTREMIST stretched the limits of comics storytelling. From writer Peter Milligan (HELLBLAZER, X-STATICS, HUMAN TARGET) and artist Ted McKeever (DOOM PATROL, FAITH) the 4-issue miniseries took superheroics to their most risqué.
The Witch Queen seems to think that Fig is very important, but the more time they spend together, the more the Witch Queen has her doubts in House of Mystery #28 written by Matt Sturges and artist by Luca Rossi. Plus, this month's short story is illustrated by cover artist Esao Andrews (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL) and stars the dearly departed Poet.
John Constantine has walked the streets of London, been to hell and back and has aged gracefully since his first appearance 25 years ago. Now, HELLBLAZER, the longest running ongoing Vertigo series hit’s issue #272 with a story that will shock you. It was announced at the Vertigo: On the Edge panel that the chain-smoking con man may be getting married! That's right, married!
Over on THE SOURCE, The DCU is celebrating 75 years of DC Comics by revealing a bunch of amazing variant covers. But these aren’t just any variant covers, they are of some of the most classic and iconic images from DC’s illustrious history re-imagined by some of the biggest names in the industry.