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November 12, 2009

FBBP #119 – Hellblazin’ Milligan

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 3:13 pm

This episode, we take a look at Peter Milligan’s recently started run on Hellblazer, as one of the original British Invasion writers becomes the latest in his gang to tackle one of the longest running monthly American comic books in print.

Does Milligan still have “it”? Does John Constantine? Are they both self-sabotaging, self-destructive British gentlemen of a certain age? Listen and find out!


  1. Looking forward to the podcast.

    In the future, is there any way that you guys could announce what you’ll be discussing on upcoming podcasts, so that the listeners can have time to read up before that podcast comes out?

    Comment by benk — November 12, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

  2. As soon one who’s a Peter Milligan fan and an old Hellblazer fan, this run seems to be fairly derivative. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot interesting going on, and all the supporting characters seem to have very little to do other than provide random bits of exposition that only serve to remind us how entrenched in trope John Constantine has become.

    Comment by Vivek — November 13, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  3. Geeky note: Moore wanted to call the book “John Constantine: Hellraiser” but the movies came out just ahead of the book, so he switched out a few letters.

    Comment by Matt Young — November 17, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

  4. Matt,

    That’s really interesting. I’ve always wondered about the origin of the Hellblazer portion of the title.

    Comment by Jamaal Thomas — November 25, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

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