It finally arrived. We've been waiting for what seems like an eternity to see whether the small screen adaptation lives up to the pure awesomeness that existed between the covers of the much revered Hellblazer series, which ran for an epic 300 issues between 1988 and 2013.
This version sees John brought bang up to date with a contemporary setting, although the storyline comes straight out of the very early issues of the comic. As a long time fan of the comic I was more than happy that they seem to be winding up to deal with the whole Newcastle/Astra/Zed/Nergal plotline from the off. Although a lot of it has been toned down for the TV audience it still looks pretty promising.
There are more than a few nods to the comic book audience with easter eggs such as Doc Destiny's helmet being casually picked up and waved around. Yup, one the most powerful objects in the DC universe had its very own cameo. Nice.
As for the characterisation of Constantine himself?...Read more