Category Archive: Back Issues

This blog series, founded by Chris, covers the older comics that the guys have come to enjoy. Anything older, with or without dust, is up for grabs in this series. The guys feel that the reviews within this series of blogs will help point readers to runs and arcs that they feel need to be owned or read by any respectable comic book nerd. Warning: Some of this blogs may contain spoilers. Nerd out!

Mar 23

Back Issues #29 – HellBlazer: The Fear Machine

HellBlazer: Fellow Travelers Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: Mark Buckingham & Alfredo Alcala Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1989 (Issues 20 &21)   The last time we saw John Constantine he was a bit occupied with trying to survive a train crash. The next issue picks up as he is pulling himself from the …

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Mar 16

Back Issues #29 – HellBlazer: Fellow Travelers

HellBlazer: Fellow Travelers Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: Mike Hoffman Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1989 (Issues 20 &21) If you remember back to last week’s Back Issues you will remember that Constantine had been traveling along in a hippie commune (for lack of a better term). One could almost even argue he had …

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Mar 08

Back Issues #28- HellBlazer: Shepherd’s Warning

    HellBlazer: Shepherd’s Warning Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: Richard Rayner & Todd Klein Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1989 (Issues 17-19)   So the flash backs are over, and with that we get back to the story at hand. It starts off with John on the run from the cops. They seem …

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Mar 03

Back Issues #27 – HellBlazer: Newcastle

HellBlazer: Newcastle Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: Richard Rayner & Todd Klein Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1989 (Issues 12-16)   After a short absence I am back to continue my journey into the world of HellBlazer and to report back to you fine folks. We have so much to cover due to the …

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Feb 15

Back Issues #26- HellBlazer: Tongues of Fire

HellBlazer: Tongues of Fire Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: John Ridgway. Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1988 (Issues 8-11)   So last we left our heroes they were enjoying a nice sleep in Zed’s bed. While, at the same time, a nasty piece of damnation was running a muck through the city. Well we …

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Feb 08

Back Issues #25 – HellBlazer: Damnation Army

HellBlazer: Damnation Army Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by: John Ridgway. Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 1988 (Issues 3-7) This week I’ll be reviewing the first few issues dealing with The Damnation Army. After reading these it’s fairly obvious that either: A) This will be a long slow arc, or B) The Damnation Army will …

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Jan 23

Back Issues #24 – HellBlazer: Hunger

HellBlazer: Hunger. Written by: Jamie Delano. Art by:John Ridgway. Published by: Vertigo. Run Date: 1988 (Issues 1 and 2)   The Following Review of HellBlazer: Hunger will contain spoilers. I’d feel bad about it, but the comic was released almost 30 years ago. I wanted to review the HellBlazer series because the character John Constantine …

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Mar 13

Back Issues #23 – Scalped: Trail’s End

Scalped: Trail’s End Written by: Jason Aaron Art by: R.M Guera Published by: Vertigo Run Date: 2012 (Issues 56-60)   The following bad issues will contain spoilers, I will do my best not to but who knows.  Sorry about last week, I needed to take care of the baby room and get that …

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Feb 27

Back Issues #22 – Scalped: Knuckle Up

Scalped: Knuckle Up Written by: Jason Aaron Art by: R. M. Guera Published by: Vertigo Run Date: Issue 50-55   The Following Back Issues may contain spoilers, I will do my best not to but hey I probably will.   We all live in a world where we think we are different from …

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Feb 20

Back Issues #21- Doctor Strange: The Oath

Doctor Strange: The Oath Written by: Brian K. Vaughn Art by: Marcos Martin Published by: Marvel Run Date: December 2006 – April 2007   The following Back Issues may contain spoilers, I will do my best to not ruin too much.   I never really thought that Doctor Strange could be a cool character. …

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