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Monday, June 2, 2014

Hellblazer Key Comics Part 3



Welcome to Part 3 of this Hellblazer key comics list! We've got more sleeper key issues here. Whether or not demand goes up for these because of the NBC t.v. series soon to come is still up in the air. Most of these will be hard to find CGC graded, as they are aren't yet deemed worth the time to do so.

Unslabbed copies will mostly be the only options for snagging at the time of this writing. Lots of these Hellblazer key issues will be extremely affordable!





John Constantin Hellblazer #13
  • First appearance of Thomas Constantine
John's pops makes his first appearance in this issue. We will later learn in the series that Thomas Constantine blames John for the death of his wife and John's mother, Mary Anne Constantine, and was an abusive father to both John and his sister Cheryl.

eBay - Only a few unslabbed options here. Super affordable key so far.

mycomicshop - Only a VF and FINE copy available here at the time of this writing. May change by the time you read this or not.

NewKadia - Four copies found here. Highest is a NM+. Lowest is low VF. Also a solid NM copy as well.






John Constantin Hellblazer #14
  • First appearance of Marj
  • First appearance of Mercury
  • Begins The Fear Machine story line
Marj and Mercury are minor characters in the world of Hellblazer. Marj is the guardian of Mercury, a young girl in a hippie commune that also happens to be a powerful psychic. John hides out in this hippie commune when the police are looking for him, thus meeting these two characters.

The Fear Machine story line is a fan-favorite, but this minor, sleeper key issue is still not very sought after yet. That may change or may not.

eBay - Quite a few unslabbed options for sure. Best time to get these sleeper keys cheap. No CGC as of yet. That will change so best to keep an eye out if you prefer buying graded copies on the mighty eBay.

mycomicshop - Three unslabbed copies available. Highest is a NM. 2nd highest is only a VF copy.

NewKadia - Only two copies here. Highest is a VF+.






John Constantine Hellblazer #24
  • First appearance of The Family Man
The Family Man plays a somewhat important role in John's life. He is an ex cop and serial killer. His real name is Samuel Morris, and John sets out to investigate who is behind the brutal murders that involve random families.

eBay - Pretty limited selection for this key issue. All unslabbed copies as expected. No CGCs just yet. Might change sooner or later.

mycomicshop - Three copies here. Highest is only a VF.





John Constantine Hellblazer #27
  • First appearance of Shona
  • First appearance of Anthea
  • First appearance of Jacko
  • Low print run
This issue has a few first appearances of minor characters such as Shona, Anthea, and the ghost Jacko. It is a fan-favorite issue, but more importantly, this issue has a low print run for 1st prints. 

This is one of the more expensive issues in the Hellblazer series. If you already have a high grade copy in your collection, may be worth thinking about getting it graded. Just a thought.

eBay - Only four single options here. The other one is in a comic lot that's asking for quite a bit of money. It does have a best offer option though.

mycomicshop - Only one FN/VF 7.0 copy available.

ComicConnect - Finally, a CGC copy for a Hellblazer key issue. Only one and its a 9.6 NM+ for only $45 bucks!





John Constantine Hellblazer #28
  • Death of Thomas Constantine
In retaliation of John Constantine meddling in his affairs, The Family Man gives him the ultimate warning and slays John's father, Thomas Constantine. John would ultimately get his revenge on The Family Man and kill the serial killer in Hellblazer #30.

eBay - Limited selection of unslabbed copies but still a larger selection that anywhere else online. You will have to keep a look out for any CGCs that pop up if you prefer graded copies.

mycomicshop - Highest is a VF copy so far at the time of this writing. Hopefully that changes and some CGCs start showing up in the near future.





John Constantine Hellblazer #39
  • First The Golden Child
Here we are with the first appearance of The Golden Child or Golden Boy. This is actually John's twin brother, who died before child birth, strangled by the umbilical chord. John's twin was the better version of himself and was suppose to be the greatest magus ever.

It's later found that his spirit had been manipulating events in John's life. Constantine would always feel that he killed his twin brother in the womb, but it's later revealed that his father's crude abortion technique and attempt with a coat hanger would be the cause of his twin brother and mother's death.

eBay - Not many choices for this key here, but there are some. Finding a real high grade copy will be quite a challenge at the moment.

mycomicshop - Only one copy found here so far. It's an unslabbed VF copy.

NewKadia - Only one copy here, and it's a NM+. You'll need to scroll near the bottom after clicking the blue link.



More Hellblazer key comics in Part 4. Just click the PART 4 link below to continue on. If you missed Part 2 to this series, just click the PREVIOUS link below to check that out.







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