DC Comics Announce ‘Hellblazer: Rise and Fall’ By Tom Taylor And Derrick Robertson

by Olly MacNamee

DC Comics have announced an all-new John Constantine focused three-part 48-page prestige format mini-series Hellblazer: Rise and Fall written by writer du jour Tom Taylor and The Boys Darick Robertson. 

A billionaire mysteriously falls out of the sky and is gruesomely skewered on a church spire. Even stranger, they have angel wings attached to their back. More bodies soon follow, raining death and causing widespread panic. Detective Aisha Bukhari is stumped by the phenomenon, until she’s visited by her childhood friend, occult investigator John Constantine. 
DC’s Hellblazer soon discovers a link between the falling elite and a shocking moment in his and Aisha’s misspent youth. How do these killings tie to the first act of magic ever committed by John Constantine? How does this involve Heaven and Hell? Thirty years later, Constantine’s no stranger to supernatural threats and hard-pressed to consider stopping any monster who haunts a nation by killing the most corrupt among its citizens.

Coming this September this new series will be a DC Black Label book, reflecting its more mature content, as Taylor explains:

This is a very twisted book. But, I actually want to give people exactly the John they’ve seen before. I want to write the bloke who steps out of the shadows with the smirk, the lit cigarette and all the answers. I want a story of shocks and sadness and triumph in the face of utter horror.

When the 1% start falling from the skies, will Constantine even give a damn? Talk about trickle down economics. Here’s your first look art Roberston’s interiors.

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