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Jamie Delano

Full Name: Jamie Delano
Hometown: Northampton
Born: 1954-01-01
Number of Works: 30
Jamie Delano was hand-picked by Alan Moore to continue writing John Constantine,[citation needed] originally a secondary character introduced during Moore's revolutionary Swamp Thing run. Delano established the character in his own right, fleshing out what had been, in Moore's hands, a more shadowy, wisecracking sort of figure. It was also Delano who set the character firmly in London, Moore (and later Veitch) preferring to present him travelling virtually anywhere at will. Delano's Constantine is very much flesh and blood, never using magic when a con will do, frequently drunk, down & out, and haunted by his accidental condemning of a little girl named Astra to Hell.
Delano's approach owes much to the quiet, cold but vicious work of British "new wave" writers like Ramsey Campbell and J.G. Ballard[citation needed] and it is this tone that subsequent writers have either had to adopt or go violently against. This also makes Delano the first Vertigo writer, as Hellblazer is often thought of as the company's flagship title. He established the character's history – and his family's – going all the way back to the time of King Arthur in one of the more emblematic Constantine stories, "The Bloody Saint" (1989), drawn by Bryan Talbot. Much of his version of Constantine was the basis of the 2005 Constantine movie.
Most of his work since leaving the book to Garth Ennis and many others since (though he has gone back to the character a number of times), has also been for DC/Vertigo, both radical treatments of established characters and more pointed, political works, a list of which (from his site) can be found below.
Much of Delano's often bitingly witty work shares concerns with that of other British comics writers like Pat Mills,[citation needed] and can be characterized as science fiction, or horror, but often is a blend thereof and used very allegorically. In its concern with transformation of bodies and cultures, through psychedelia, conspiracy, or science, his work shares much with the likes of David Cronenberg[citation needed] and some, like Ghostdancing or Animal Man, have taken a great deal of influence from Carlos Castaneda and Jim Morrison.[citation needed]
Frequent subjects in his work include the War of the sexes (World Without End), imperialism and genocide (Ghostdancing), and environmental & cultural collapse (2020 Visions, Animal Man).
Most recently, it has been announced that, as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, he will be returning to Hellblazer to write Pandemonium, a graphic novel to be drawn by Jock. He is also has a number of series in the pipeline at Avatar Press.[1]

ISBN: 1563890526, 9781563890529
Keywords: sins, original, hellblazer
Pages: 256
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

Back by popular demand and in celebration of it's tenth anniversary, DC Comics is pleased to again offer Hellblazer: Original Sins which re-prints Hellblazer #1-9. This collection represents the earliest adventures of the tortured antihero John Conatantine, who faces both supernatural and man made horrors in the volume.
ISBN: 1401202403, 9781401202408
Keywords: cuts, rare, hellblazer
Pages: 160
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1401212697, 9781401212698
Keywords: devil, hellblazer
Pages: 264
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

This volume features some of Constantine's earliest adventures by writer Jamie Delano, including his first victory in the long war with the demon Nergal and an encounter with a strange woman who is the embodiment of the world's horrors, painted by V FOR VENDETTA co-creator David Lloyd.
ISBN: 1401218105, 9781401218102
Keywords: machine, hellblazer
Pages: 240
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 60%

In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company's aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
ISBN: 1401219640, 9781401219642
Keywords: man, family, hellblazer
Pages: 208
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

John Constantine is an unconcerned, amoral occultist with a British working-class background. He's an anti-hero who manages to come out on top through a combination of luck, trickery and genuine magic skill. V FOR VENDETTA illustrator David Lloyd provides painted artwork for the tale of an encounter with a strange woman who is the embodiment of the world's horrors. This volume also features some of Constantine's earliest adventures including his first victory in the long war with the demon Nergal.
ISBN: 1401220355, 9781401220358
Keywords: pandemonium, hellblazer
Pages: 128
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1563893207, 9781563893209
Keywords: bat, man, batman
Pages: 160
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 1941203299, 0761941203294
Keywords: horrorist, hellblazer
Pages: 104
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

The story revolves around Angel, who as a young girl was rescued from war-torn Mozambique, and who witnessed the most unspeakable war crimes and atrocities. As an adult, in the present day, Angel becomes a "Horrorist", that is, someone who redistributes pain by unveiling to people the suffering of others. She travels America's roadways, annihilating people's solipsistic existence by exposing them to the unfettered scope of true oppression, famine and murder. Demonologist John Constantine is drawn to Angel, both sexually and psychologically, mostly out of a hope that she can penetrat
ISBN: 0973703997, 9780973703993
Keywords: visions
Pages: 296
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 158240707X, 9781582407074
Keywords: nation, outlaw
Pages: 456
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%