Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 77 Hellblazer Vol. 1

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In which, Andrew, Dude, and Tracy have their first review threesome–diving into Vertigo’s Hellblazer Volume 1.  Dude especially enjoyed the characterization of John Constantine, and the ambiguous nature of his protagonism.   Tracy liked the flow of the writing–which felt “like a quality pulp novel”–and the lack of origin story.  We spend some time discussing the way the book blends the mystical with elements of mental illness. as well as the political commentary of the book (some more blatant than other).  This is a great horror novel with plenty of depth for multiple readings.

Show Notes:

Kenny Baker’s passing

In Bruges

Hellblazer: Original Sins

Swamp Thing #37 – first appearance of John Constantine

Tooth And Claw: the Autumnlands

Thomas Gibson Kicked a Producer

The Client List

Naja

Olivier’s Henry V

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