Showing posts with label Books: Hellblazer: Pandemonium. Show all posts
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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Books: Hellblazer: Pandemonium

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Hellblazer: Pandemonium
Written by Jamie Delano
Art by Jock

2011




Available now from Islington Libraries
You can reserve this item for free here:
http://www.library.islington.gov.uk/TalisPrism/

Or as I like to think of: "John Constantine Goes To Iraq." Written to celebrate the 25 years since his first appearance in the pages of Swamp Thing and bringing back the writer who penned his first solo mis-adventures - Pandemonium is a grown-up, war-damaged, bitter-tasting book that takes everyone's favourite piss-taker magician to the few places left that he hasn't been before... With scrumptious brutalism artwork by 2000AD favourite Jock (who's probably best known now for his work on mediocre-written The Losers) this is a comic draped over in a cynical smoggy haze and burning hatred for everyone complicit in the industry of human misery. Although Delano is best described as a writer who never met a thesaurus he didn't like (and yes: his prose can be just a little purple in parts: "Just a dense compaction of eternal dread swelling up from below, an anxious recognition in my blood. An instinctive forensic hunger." etc) his plotting is taut like barbed wire wrapped around your neck: which makes a welcome change to the sloppy versions of Constantine served up recently... Anyone looking for something a little more serious - I'd happily recommend you giving this a read.

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Further reading: Swamp Thing, Hellblazer: The Fear Machine, Hellblazer: City of Demons.

All comments welcome.