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    DC Black Label Announces “Hellblazer: Rise and Fall”

    By | June 10th, 2020
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    Art by Darick Robertson
    DC Comics have announced “Hellblazer: Rise and Fall,” a new three-issue Black Label series starting in September. The comic, written by Tom Taylor with art by Darick Robertson, sees John Constantine teaming up with a childhood friend, Detective Aisha Bukhari, to investigate a bizarre series of murders aimed at the One Percent, who are literally falling out of the sky.

    John “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.”

    Taylor said, “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.”

    He continued, “I love writing characters who speak truth to power. John doesn’t just speak truth to power, he tears power a new one any chance he gets. He’s also not your standard perfect hero. He makes a lot of mistakes and people in his orbit get hurt. But there’s a beautiful heart beating in the bastard… there’s something very cathartic about class warfare where the upper class doesn’t win every damn battle.”

    Each issue of “Hellblazer: Rise and Fall” will be released in a 48-page Prestige Plus format, all retailing for $6.99: it is aimed at readers age 17 and up. The next two issues of John’s main series, “John Constantine: Hellblazer,” are set for release on June 24, while the ninth was solicited for August 26.

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is the news manager of Multiversity Comics. A writer from London on the autistic spectrum, he enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, and games, plus history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic.