Cover image for John Constantine, Hellblazer. [16], The wild card / Mike Carey, writer ; Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, Lee Bermejo, Doug Alexander Gregory, Jock, Jimmy Palmiotti, artists ; Lee Loughridge, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer ; Nimit Malavia, cover art ; Tim Bradstreet, original series covers.
Title:
John Constantine, Hellblazer. [16], The wild card / Mike Carey, writer ; Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, Lee Bermejo, Doug Alexander Gregory, Jock, Jimmy Palmiotti, artists ; Lee Loughridge, colorist ; Clem Robins, letterer ; Nimit Malavia, cover art ; Tim Bradstreet, original series covers.
Title Variants:
John Constantine, Hellblazer.

The wild card

Wild card
ISBN:
9781401269098
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2017]

©2017
Physical Description:
328 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"John Constantine created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Totleben and Jamie Delano & John Ridgway"

"Originally published in single magazine form in HELLBLAZER 175-188"
Abstract:
"After spending a year and a half wandering through the darkest corners of America, John Constantine has returned home! His port of entry is Liverpool, where the decaying landscape and gentle undercurrent of despair match his frame of mind. Of course, no sooner does he set foot upon his native land than he stumbles into a small-time necromancy-and-murder ring centered on his own sister's apartment building. More worrying than this sordid little power trip is the disappearance of his niece, Gemma, who's turning out to be a bit too much like her uncle for anybody's good. In her eagerness to learn the family trade, Gemma has gone to London and fallen in with a bad crowd, and pulling her out means that Constantine will have to join the search for a distinctly nasty magical artifact--one that shouldn't fall into anyone's hands, least of all those of the man determined to find it. Critically acclaimed author Mike Carey kicks off his acclaimed run on England's legendary magus with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 16: THE WILD CARD, collecting issues #175-188 of the signature Vertigo series and featuring the fan-favorite artistic talents of Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, Lee Bermejo, Doug Alexander Gregory and Jock"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

After spending a year and a half wandering through the darkest corners of America, John Constantine has returned home! His port of entry is Liverpool, where the decaying landscape and gentle undercurrent of despair match his frame of mind.

Of course, no sooner does he set foot upon his native land than he stumbles into a small-time necromancy-and-murder ring centered on his own sister's apartment building. More worrying than this sordid little power trip is the disappearance of his niece, Gemma, who's turning out to be a bit too much like her uncle for anybody's good. In her eagerness to learn the family trade, Gemma has gone to London and fallen in with a bad crowd, and pulling her out means that Constantine will have to join the search for a distinctly nasty magical artifact--one that shouldn't fall into anyone's hands, least of all those of the man determined to find it.

Critically acclaimed author Mike Carey kicks off his acclaimed run on England's legendary magus with JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER VOL. 16: THE WILD CARD, collecting issues #175-188 of the signature Vertigo series and featuring the fan-favorite artistic talents of Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, Lee Bermejo, Doug Alexander Gregory and Jock.


Author Notes

Writer Mike Carey, best known for his work on Vertigo's LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER, has made his mark in comics. Born in Liverpool, England, Carey worked as a teacher for fifteen years before gaining regular work writing for several independent companies. In 1999 he wrote the Sandman spinoff miniseries SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER. This led to the LUCIFER solo title which earned him a nomination for the 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Best Writer. The Fourth Rail said of his work, "Carey gives the characters in all of the stories believable motivations and characterization." His additional Vertigo projects have included FAKER and CROSSING MIDNIGHT. In 2007, he helped DC launch the Minx line of graphic novels for teen girls with the REGIFTERS. Beyond DC, Carey was also recognized for his work on Marvel's X-MEN titles. He makes his home in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.


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