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Episode 170 – Hellblazer

We’re taking a look at some of the iconic Hellblazer arcs! Join us as we discuss comic coloring, the history of Vertigo, what makes a super/hero, and whether John Constantine cares about anything at all.

We’re taking a look at some of the iconic Hellblazer arcs! Join us as we discuss comic coloring, the history of Vertigo, what makes a super/hero, and whether John Constantine cares about anything at all. (He does. Do not @ us.)

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

Four Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All by Zoe D. Smith

Should Old Comics Be Recolored? Ever? 

Examples of Aaron Campbell’s Uncolored Art 

DC, Vertigo, and the Redefinition of Comics by Julia Round

The Rewriting Ethos of the Vertigo Imprint: Critical Perspectives on Memory-Making and Canon Formation in the American Comics Field by Christophe Dony

Ambiguous Authorities: Vertigo and the Auteur Figure by Isabelle Licari Guillaume

The Definition of the Superhero by Peter Coogan

Folklore & the Comic Book: The Traditional Meets the Popular by Elizabeth Wein

The Secret History and Uncertain Future of Comics Character John Constantine by Abraham Riesman

Monstrous Markets: The Neoliberal Gothic in Graphic Novels by Justin D Van Wormer

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