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Hellblazer

Hellblazer is a highly successfull monthly series of comic books published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, which features the misadventures of John Constantine. It is ongoing since the 1980s. The character John Constantine was originally created by Alan Moore, and first appeared in the horror series Swamp Thing. When he first appears, John Constantine is a trenchcoated sorceror with a tendency to get on people's nerves, and who also happens to be the spitting image of Sting (in fact, Alan Moore once stated that he modeled the character's appearance after Sting).

Hellblazer is a decidedly dark comic book, its main character often seen doing morally questionable things while tricking his way through a modern world with a lot of magic and supernatural confict going on behind the scenes. While sometimes clearly heroic, Constantine is more often than not merely fighting for his survival and usually making more enemies in the process.

Constantine has featured in several other comic book titles, such as The Sandman and Books of Magic[?]. A Hellblazer movie named Constantine is scheduled for the end of 2004, and will likely feature Keanu Reeves as John Constantine.

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