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The country John discovers that one of the villagers is transforming into a werewolf but this strange case of lycanthropy is only a portent of worse things to comeCollecting Hellblazer 108 12 I didn't realize there were of these until the library got them Enjoyed it Electromyography for Experimentalists until the library got them Enjoyed it

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Hellblazer Volume 11 Last Man Standing

In this new Hellblazer collection John Constantine while scouting for blackmail victims at an orgy John finds himself accidentally summoning up sinister beings known as the Mendw with terrible Paul Jenkins and Sean Phillips wrap up their run on Hellblazer with this volume collecting the Last Man Standing 5 parter as well as numerous done in one stories and the 10th anniversary double sized issue #120Last Man Standing itself is a decent little arc but it's about 2 issues too long The ultimate conclusion is very much in line with how Constantine operates but it takes too long to get to the point and doesn't really flesh out Merlin or the Knights of the Round Table instead relying on Constantine's numerous interchangeable friends to fill in the gapsMost of the done in ones are much better such as 'In The Red Corner' in which Constantine gets revenge on his girlfriend's ex in a deliciously evil manner and 'Life and Death and Taxis' which looks at the three inevitabilities in life according to ConstantineThe 10th anniversary issue is a special one breaking the fourth wall into pieces and bringing Jenkins and Phillips' run to a close as well as ending the volume The pair enjoyed a good run on the title with a few ups and downs but mostly keeping the uality high and enjoyable Onwards to volume 12

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Conseuences for an anorexic girl and her abusive father  Plus cattle mutiliations in Yorkshire hold no interest for Constantine until a nosy tabloid reporter chases him out of London Once in Look I just hate Jenkins so much lol Actually that's probably a bit of an over statement because nothing he writes really makes me angry but it's just soooo booooring and I need for him to leave now Looks like I have one volume til I get to Ellis and I am SO READY Anyway I don't really remember what happened in this because nothing much has happened his ENTIRE RUN Uh it started with a random issue with our good friend 'pedophilia for shock value' rolls eyes and there was some weird thing where John's friend is the descendant of King Arthur and I have no idea what the POINT of any of that was and there was some other crap too I guess I don't know What is the over arching plot of this run supposed to even be? I mean there are recurring characters but it seems like every issue just happens in an vacuum and I hate it Anyway have a few panels of John getting kissed by King Arthur because reasons? I mean I just read the damn thing and I still have no idea whyAnd then also a cute little Death cameo


10 thoughts on “Hellblazer Volume 11 Last Man Standing

  1. says:

    Days of Wine Roses 108 One of Jekins' best one off stories because it nicely combines human problems Constantine hi jinks and foreshadowing of oncoming danger — all with a wry ending 810The Wild Hunt 109 This one calls back to some of Delano's rural adventures but its main purpose is to again foreshadow the coming dangers The result is good 710Last Man Standing 110 114 I have mixed feelings about this Jenkins arc On the one hand I love the integration of the Arthurian mythos and the continued focus on the magic of Britain I also uite like its ties to Rich while Dani is a great addition to the cast and a nice and necessary move past Kit On the other hand the plotting feels muddled Isn't John just doing God's work with his special stew and won't there be big problems when any of them die and isn't this a repeat of the trick he played in Dangerous Habits? And how exactly does the return of the fay in 108109 tie with their attempted extermination here? I feel like I'm missing a bit Which I often felt in Delano stories too until I read them a few times which leaves Jenkins in good company Interesting but hard to interpret 610In the Red Corner 115 An amusing bit of what will John do to get what he wants and a nice continued look at his relationship with Dani 710Widdershins 116 117 A nice little ghost story with an explanation that's in the end too simple I mean it's sort of classic Constantine but after spending two issues on this it doesn't seem enough 610Life Death Taxis 118 This is a nice bit of slice of life the sort of thing Constantine needs to make the magic so magical But ohhhh the life death dichotomy is cliched 610Undertow 119 This strangely told story of disasters reads like some of Delano's best weird stories such as On the Beach 13 It's rather magnificent 810Desperately Seeking Something 120 This anniversary issue does its best to offer a uniue experience but it's desperately seeking something all right a plot It just doesn't go anywhere interesting 510 Overall this is definitely a weaker volume that uickly loses any momentum it had thanks to all its one off and two off stories which don't even have much thematic continuity unlike Jenkins' excellent one offs in the previous volume Still they're mostly enjoyable reads and Hellblazer worth having


  2. says:

    Paul Jenkins and Sean Phillips wrap up their run on Hellblazer with this volume collecting the Last Man Standing 5 parter as well as numerous done in one stories and the 10th anniversary double sized issue #120Last Man Standing itself is a decent little arc but it's about 2 issues too long The ultimate conclusion is very much in line with how Constantine operates but it takes too long to get to the point and doesn't really flesh out Merlin or the Knights of the Round Table instead relying on Constantine's numerous interchangeable friends to fill in the gapsMost of the done in ones are much better such as 'In The Red Corner' in which Constantine gets revenge on his girlfriend's ex in a deliciously evil manner and 'Life and Death and Taxis' which looks at the three inevitabilities in life according to ConstantineThe 10th anniversary issue is a special one breaking the fourth wall into pieces and bringing Jenkins and Phillips' run to a close as well as ending the volume The pair enjoyed a good run on the title with a few ups and downs but mostly keeping the uality high and enjoyable Onwards to volume 12


  3. says:

    OVERALL RATING 35A Touch of Heaven 3In The Line Of Fire 35Days of Wine Roses 25The Wild Hunt 25Last Man Standing 45 In The Red Corner3Widdershins 3Life and Death Taxis 35Undertow3 Desperately Seeking Something 3This was rather lengthy and took a long while navigating the one shot stories before coming to the core story but all in all it was cool Refreshing even It's cool to see JC giving relationships another go and Dani is a keeper definitely though she's no Kit But for now she seems to have JC on his best manners The main storyline Last Man Standing wow what a refreshing take on a familiar story Constantine versus Merlin Hmmn now we know


  4. says:

    Paul Jenkins continues to take Hellblazer in fresh new directions and it's all very intriguing although he maybe falters just a little bit with this collection Spoilers followLast Man Standing starts with a couple of one offs but they aren't entirely self contained because each carries some portents of things to come The first one features guest art from Charles Adlard I think he's the guy who many years later would be the initial artist on The Walking Dead? while Constantine attends an orgy in order to get blackmail material on powerful people a young gymnast struggles with an eating disorder and a cruel father; the two stories intersect but importantly Constantine gets a message from Jack of the Green that the fairies are coming back Sean Phillips is back for the next tale involving werewolves although they're werewolves related to the Wild Hunt of British mythology than the old Universal monster movie type thing This one is pretty cool and again portends the coming disaster in Last Man Standing Also Constantine meets Danita Wright an American tabloid journalist who very uickly becomes his first serious relationship since Kit I actually liked her right away although it takes a while for her to feel like a fully developed characterLast Man Standing is the central story arc in this volume and it's definitely one of the stranger tales in the Constantine canon drawing very heavily on the British folkloric tradition of Arthurian myth Merlin Meardon has returned working within the government to stifle the earth's mystical power lines in search of the Grail God's great secret of the universe As England begins to falter and fall ill Constantine is approached by the immortal knights of Arthur to help their cause and they reveal to him who the new embodiment of their King is turns out it's wacky ole' Rich the Punk a revelation that made me very happy it was so unlikely This got a little muddled at times so forgive my sloppy synopsis with the help of Jack of the Green Constantine finds the Grail which turns out to be a box containing the head of Bran the Blessed one of Arthur's people Bran has been cursed with all the secret knowledge of God via Arthur and the living head and Constantine work out a plan to bamboozle Merlin Unfortunately it involves all of Constantine's friends Despite a saggy middle the last chapter brings everything together really nicely Merlin has Dani Rich Michelle and Syder hostage and Constantine pulls yet another excellent scam having utilized Bran's head in a way that Merlin would never have expected a very gross way that might turn you off stew for a while cleverly assuring that Merlin would only destroy himself if he killed any of them In the end Arthur shows up at long last and initiates a reconciliation with Merlin and off they go together Constantine and his friends totter off England heals and Constantine is left to ponder the wisdom of allowing himself to get too close to anyone This was a very dense story with a lot jammed into it and I have to admit there were parts where I was a bit lost But still the ending was very well done Warren Pleece is guest artist in the stand alone story In the Red Corner you'd have to read this one to know what that title means I'm not saying a damn thing which gives some much needed focus on the relationship between Constantine and Dani Pleece very soon becomes the regular penciller on Hellblazer and he has a solid uniue style that's not unappealing only following on the heels of Phillips it's a little jarring More about Pleece's art in the next volume But anyway the story when Dani's ex shows up and abuses her Constantine's masculine pride won't allow it to go unanswered and pays a voodoo witch to deal with the guy for him I like that this story touches on Constantine's somewhat misogynistic impulse to be the white knight even if doing so entails risks to his relationship that aren't worth itWiddershins is a solid two parter in which a local graveyard is disrupted and the restless spirits of the dead buried there grow angry and begin exerting a negative influence on the living Constantine figures out that the new path through the cemetery runs counter clockwise widdershins and that's what has caused the problem He fixes it with some good old vandalism Life and Death and Taxis is a great very personal story and probably my favorite in this collection Michelle is about to give birth; Constantine and Rich and Dani rush her to the hospital but on a brief respite at home Constantine and Dani are interrupted by upstairs neighbor Straff at a um inopportune moment because his mother has had a heart attack Again they enlist Chas and rush her to the hospital While Straff's poor mother is dying Rich and Michelle's baby is being born Later at the funeral the baby cries and Constantine catches a whiff of old lady perfume Nicely played Paul JenkinsA melancholy and thoughtful meditation on huge disasters and their effect on our collective unconsciousness follows with Undertow In a weirdly banal slice of life bit Constantine is desperately trying to find new fish for Dani's fish tank before she comes home and finds that he's accidentally killed them This mini disaster is juxtaposed against huge historical tragedies in a number of snippets until finally Constantine is sort of astral projected into an airplane that is about to crash This ghostly Constantine can only bear witness to the last desperate moments of life of the passengers This is an odd story that left me feeling kinda contemplative And finally Desperately Seeking Something the tenth anniversary issue of Hellblazer and one of the weirder and memorable stories in the long running series This one breaks the fourth wall as you the reader join John as you do every month at the pub so he can regale you with another crazy ass tale But this time he decides to take you along with him to see what he does resulting in near disaster We get a peek behind the scenes sort of and also meet some of the writers and artists who've created Constantine's adventures It's a fun and appropriate tenth birthday party Cheers again JenkinsThis volume started out a bit rougher and confused than previous Jenkins volumes but the last half felt even keeled and assured again and I'm having a lot of fun re reading these stories Jenkins is vastly under rated as a Hellblazer writer and I hope these volumes help him get his proper due at last


  5. says:

    The dialogue is humorous than ever in this volume but the atmosphere darkens in the main story given the threat on BritainMyrddin or Merlin from King Arthur's time is responsible for a great deal of spiritual destruction on sacred sites along dragon lines John refuses to go against him but Merlin forces John to find the Holy Grail for him view spoilerJohn has the rightful king of Britain who turns out to be Rich auire the Grail The Grail contains the severed but still alive head of Bran the BlessedBefore taking the box to Merlin John cuts his ties to his friends and girlfriend Even so Merlin uses them to force John to give him the contents of the box John then reveals that he fed his friends pieces of Bran's boiled head so Merlin can't kill them as that would release energy that can destroy him as well Arthur shows up to explain the real purpose of the box God intended Merlin to find it and upon opening it to be poisoned and killed because God was jealous of Merlin and his kind The box misses its purpose and all is well in the world for a while Only John remains his old sullen self hide spoiler


  6. says:

    Look I just hate Jenkins so much lol Actually that's probably a bit of an over statement because nothing he writes really makes me angry but it's just soooo booooring and I need for him to leave now Looks like I have one volume til I get to Ellis and I am SO READY Anyway I don't really remember what happened in this because nothing much has happened his ENTIRE RUN Uh it started with a random issue with our good friend 'pedophilia for shock value' rolls eyes and there was some weird thing where John's friend is the descendant of King Arthur and I have no idea what the POINT of any of that was and there was some other crap too I guess I don't know What is the over arching plot of this run supposed to even be? I mean there are recurring characters but it seems like every issue just happens in an vacuum and I hate it Anyway have a few panels of John getting kissed by King Arthur because reasons? I mean I just read the damn thing and I still have no idea whyAnd then also a cute little Death cameo


  7. says:

    This trade contains a wonderful arc written and illustrated by Paul Jenkins and Sean Phillips respectfully where Camelot is alive and er not really well in London with a doomsday scale scuffle between King Arthur Merlin and God himself Con man is recruited to settle the battle but whose side will he land one?Also notable is standalone issue Undertow in which John Constantine fights and accepts the reality of parallel events and the overwhelming idea that we can not change a thing; that all things must and will happen It is a tightly packed classic musing spear headed by Jenkins that had me reading it again as soon as it ended


  8. says:

    Another Hellblazer collection I really liked The majority of the book deals with the return of Merlin and King Arthur in a story that puts a modern spin on the Albion mythology Then there are some shorter tales that include a graveyard giving up its ghosts a spirit transference tale that is probably going to come up again in later volumes a very dark tale about death and disaster and then a gem of a story that breaks the third wall and features Constantine meeting with his writers That story was the tenth anniversary issue and was very entertainingThe art in Hellblazer is usually decent The title has never really been known of its art specifically and in that respect I think the art is underrated But the art almost always fits the story which is all that's needed in some cases This was a strong Hellblazer collection and once again one of the last to be collected I wonder why they waited so long


  9. says:

    I didn't realize there were of these until the library got them Enjoyed it


  10. says:

    Jenkins' run continues with mostly middle of the road stories#108 Days of Wine and Roses 155A one parter that foreshadows the next big arc It tries to be a PSA about abuse and bulimia but it takes a standard horror turn and loses the message It is entirely skippable and a little offensive#109 The Wild Hunt 25Werewolves that don't really do much but foreshadow Also like the last few stories Jenkins just kind of cuts away from the ending to foreshadow his next big plot It's like Jenkins saw horror movies that end with the main character in a bleak place and then cut away and decided he was just going to do that Except this is an ongoing story so plots and characters just end up disppearing Unfortunately this pattern continues later#110 114 Last Man Standing 355Aside from being slightly obliue as to how the mcguffin actually works this is a pretty decent story that melds Arthurian lore into the Hellblazer universe I'm actually kind of sad that none of Constantine's big trick seems to come back or be addressed in the remainder of Jenkins' run but alone this is pretty okay#115 In the Red Corner 45Dani's abusive ex boyfirend returns and Constantine is havong none of that shit That's right it's ConstantineDani relationship building time It's a brief read and while not essential is a great one off that builds the characters It has the lack of conclusion on the magic side of the plot again but it is used to better effect than the last couple one shots#116 117 Widdershins 255Like In the Line of Fire last volume this is another weird two parter that feels like it should be one part However asider from the uickly written off cliffhanger there is plenty to leave out Hanuted cemetary next to houses and pissed off ghosts affect people; most of it doesn't really matter It's fine but very skippable#118 Life and Death and Taxis 25A one off that has an interesting atmosphere but the story and the characters didn't have any payoff In fact the entire thing feels as if it is all for a lame joke#119 Undertow 355A disaster story that explores the costs of life and death This one feels like it could have been part of a larger story but Jenkins is interested in the cold cruelty of it It would likely be average in another volume but it stands out in this one#120 Desperately Seeking Something 25Depth it's desparately seeking depth This weird mishmash of events in Constantine's life is meant to be celebratory but it just ends up menadering Jenkins should've spent less time on foreshadowing the next big multi parter and on fleshing out the interesting facets introduced hereThis volume makes very clear that long story arcs are not Jenkins' strong suit His one off are great and he can really weave a nice character narrative but when he tries to do something big it just seems forced Next volume contains the two longer stories that finish his run and they are not that great Also Sean Phillips finishes his run on Hellblazer and I will miss him so much Phillips could capture the feel of the Hellblzer universe much like the grimy feel that Ridgway Alcala and Lloyd began the series with I really should've spent time prasing them then because the era of big eyes begins next volume


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