After decades of slogging through the worst that the black
magic world can throw at him, John Constantine has more than
a few stories to share. They won't help you sleep at night
if you hear them, though they might give Constantine a bit
of a grin. Five of the better ones are laid out here, in all
their gruesome glory, just waiting to infect your dreams and
probe the dark recesses of your collective unconscious...
an interesting collection of short, twisted stories. We start
with Locked, a tale about a sick serial killer. Constantine
enters his room, which is full of the smell of death, in order
to get him to give himself up. Okay, it's not usually his
thing, but an old favour has been called in. The art for this
story is as twisted and grotesque as the subject matter.
title story, Setting Sun, sees Constantine witness
the confessions of a dying murderer who performed horrible
experiments on living prisoners during the Second World War.
Does he want forgiveness? Or is he after something much more
Tales is probably my favourite story in this collection.
Here Constantine spends a bit of time winding up a journalist
who is convinced that the US government is hiding many secrets
from us - one of which is that aliens shot JFK. This very
tongue in cheek story represents Hellblazer
at it's best.
is certainly a collection for true Hellblazer fans,
but it also works well as a stand alone collection of weird
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