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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hellblazer Key Comics Part 5

We are finishing up with this John Constantine Hellblazer key comics list. Part 5 will feature the last few keys in this titled series. All in Part 5 are definite sleepers and may or may not remain so after the NBC television show airs. Hopefully, the show ups the demand for some of these books, but we will have to see.
Visit the link if you missed Part 4. Or, if you missed the beginning of this key issues list, you can start at the beginning with Part 1.

If you're ready to continue, enjoy and hope this helps you out in your hunt.

John Constantine Hellblazer #135
  • First appearance of Map
A powerful mage who has assisted John Constantine on several occasions, often for his own ends, Map is a tube maintenance worker who draws power from the city of London itself.

The first appearance of Map is still a sleeper. Highly unknown if this character will have a recurring role, or even a role in the NBC television series. Guess we will have to see.

eBay - Two single options available at the time of this writing. Others are in comic lots. All unslabbed and all extremely affordable. No CGC graded copies just yet. May change by the time you read this.

mycomicshop - Only one VF unslabbed copy here at the moment of this writing. Could change by the time you read this or not.

John Constantine Hellblazer #175
  • First Angie Spatchcock
Can't say that John Constantine isn't a ladies man. Then again, the comic character was physically modeled off of the musician Sting. This issue has the first appearance of Angie Spatchcock, another romantic interest and girlfriend of John's. Her last appearance in the series is in Hellblazer #275.

eBay - A few unslabbed copies. Some are in comic lots, but there's a lot more single options. Comic lots with this issue in them are extremely cheap also. Just saying.

mycomicshop - Three unslabbed copies available. Highest are a NM copy and a VF copy.

NewKadia - Two copies in the Near Mint range here. One is a NM+ and the other a solid NM.

John Constantine Hellblazer #194
  • First appearance of Rosacarnis
Another demoness, Rosacarnis is the daughter of Nergal and first appears in this issue as a little girl. Rosacarnis ended up conceiving three offspring with John Constantine - Adam, Saul, and Maria. Once these offspring entered the Earth realm, they began killing off John's friends and family. Adam, Saul, and Maria first appear in Hellblazer #200.

eBay - Only two unslabbed copies available on the mighty eBay at the time of this writing. Not sure if they're 1st prints or reprints or if there are any 2nd or 3rd printings for this issue.

mycomicshop - Only one FINE copy here.

NewKadia - Three Near Mint copies here. One is a NM+, one's a solid NM, and the other a low NM copy.

John Constantine Hellblazer #239
  • First appearance of Mako
Master of sympathetic magic, which utilizes the ability to kill someone by manipulating an object. For example, popping someone's head by popping a balloon. 

However, Mako has a thirst for blood magic, in which he binds the souls of his victims into their bodies and then eats their brains while still alive. This allows him to absorb their power and memories.

He believes John Constantine to be the most powerful magician on the planet and therefore wants to consume and absorb him.

eBay - Only one single option available for now. The other copy is in a comic lot. Always your local comic shop or comic convention to consider. Best to get a high grade copy.

NewKadia - Only two copies left here. Highest is a solid NM. Other option is a low NM copy.

John Constantine Hellblazer #251
  • First appearance of Julian
A hulking demon that often takes the guise of a school girl with bulging eyes and messy black hair. Julian has only been a nuisance of John Constantine for a few issues since his first appearance in Hellblazer #251. His last appearance in this series would be Hellblazer #282.

eBay - Two copies on the mighty eBay at the time of this writing. One is advertised as NM.

mycomicshop - Only one VF copy here for now.

NewKadia - Only one low Near Mint copy available.

John Constantine Hellblazer #256
  • First appearance of Epiphany Greaves
Daughter of gangster Terry Greaves, Epiphany Greaves would end up being a pretty important character in the later issues of Hellblazer. After all, John does fall in love with her, and she does end up becoming John's wife. Yep, John Constantine is married, and Epiphany would later be known as Epiphany Constantine. They're wedding took place in Hellblazer #275.

Whether this character shows up in the television show is unknown. She may show up in a later season.

eBay - Another Hellblazer key issue with a limited selection on eBay. Not that surprising. Like most of the others, options are affordable here for now.

mycomicshop - Only one VF unslabbed copy here at the moment.

NewKadia - Only one VF copy left at the time of this writing.

That concludes this Hellblazer key comics list for now. Whether I plan of expanding to this is up in the air, but I probably will when the show starts to air and characters are introduced. For now, most of the keys are sleepers and may or may not blow up in the very near future. Part of the game when you're leaning more towards speculating.

As usual, you can click the PREVIOUS link below if you missed Part 4 to this key issue series. If you missed the Preacher key issues list, just lick the link below to check that out as well.

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