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Title:
John Constantine, Hellblazer. Volume 18, the gift
Author:
Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
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Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2018]
Physical Description:
326 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
"To restore his mind and save his life, John Constantine was forced to give a day of his life to a she-demon named Rosacarnis. It was a bad bargain, and one that he knew he'd regret--but he had no idea how quickly everything would go straight to hell in its aftermath. Over the course of that single day, England's savviest street sorcerer lived several lifetimes--and sired three infernal offspring, whose incandescent hatred of him was carefully nurtured by their mother. Luckily for Constantine, the blood he shares with his sulfurous brood makes it impossible for them to kill him outright. Unluckily, his dwindling roster of friends and loved ones enjoy no such protection. And now that war has been declared on all that John holds dear, the lives and souls of his best friend, his ex-flame, his niece and his sister are all fair game for the non-existent mercies of Rosacarnis and her family. Can Constantine defeat his progeny, their mother and their all-powerful grandfather? Or will the so-called gift of fatherhood finally be the death of him?"--
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.

"John Constantine created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Totleben and Jamie Delano & John Ridgway"

"Originally published in single magazine form in HELLBLAZER 202-215"
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781401275389
Format :
Book

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Summary

His hellish journey continues in JOHN CONSTANTINE- HELLBLAZER VOL. 18- THE GIFT. John Constantine has become a father. Through magic, coercion and deciet, the she-demon, Rosacarnis (daughter of Nergal and ruler of his domain in Hell), has birthed three children of the Hellblazer's seed--Adam, Maria and Saul--and has now unleashed them upon the world. But before they can realize their malevolent destiny, the children must first confront and defeat their mortal father, a powerful and cunning mage.

Collects JOHN CONSTANTINE- HELLBLAZER #202-218.


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Booklist Review

Tragedy has a way of befalling those close to sorcerer John Constantine. The events of Reasons to Be Cheerful (2007) left his sister Cheryl dead and her soul condemned. Now Constantine travels to hell magnificently rendered by Manco to rescue her, guided by his longtime foe, the demon Nergal, who has his own agenda. This story concludes Carey's run on Hellblazer, which has been scripted by some of mainstream comics' best writers, including Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis, during the past two decades. Carey ranks right up there with them, and Manco's art is equally outstanding.--Flagg, Gordon Copyright 2007 Booklist