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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 352

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Two months later, let’s finish the cool moments from Hellblazer #71, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon!

Okay, if you recall the first part, John Constantine’s life was in shambles and was basically just a homeless bum waiting to die by the sea in England. However, one night, after a drunken binge, he passes out next to a crashed airplane from World War II. Constantine’s magical powers allows him to re-live the last moments of the pilot’s life, where the pilot strove to live, no matter what.

Constantine awakes, startled.

He is now inspired, leading to the following awesome turnaround…

What a great moment, as Constantine is inspired to turn around his life.

When Ennis decides to go for uplifting, he’s sure as heck great at it (and Dillon is awesome, as usual).

Thanks so much to all the folks who offered me scans of this issue (I misplaced my copy after posting Part 1), and special thanks to layne (of And Plus! fame – it’s nuts how long he and I have both been doing the blog thing).


Constantine can control minds?

To a certain extent, yes. He knows a whole lot of magic, after all.

Not to mention that he has that demon-blood inside him.

delano, ennis, jenkins, ellis, azzarello, carey, diggle, aaron.

those were the good ol’ days.

the jury’s still out on the new guy.

this was a great run and showed how even Constantine has a heart – though it may be two sizes too small – as it was in no small part the loss of his Irish sweetheart soon after his 40th birthday that sent him downward and another man’s bravery that pulled him out.

small cringe… I am always a tiiiiiiiiiny bit frustrated when artists show a wardrobe ready on a hanger as if it’s a very elaborate 1 piece bodysuit. Not only is it unrealistic, it makes it look like John doesn’t know how to tie his skinny tie (like he did it once back in private school and hasn’t undone it since then).

Seeing this rememds me that I liked Dillon’s art on Hellblazer. I can’t stand seeing him on Marvel books nowadays.
@Tom, “The new guy” really? Milligan has been around the block enough times to not be the new guy. His run is allready far better than Azz and his garbage run.

loved that moment espically where John is saying if there is some where lower one can go why bother trying to sick that low in the first place. not to mention Enis has an interesting way of showing good things for john given his bad luck of any one in his world winding up whacked

Was this scanned from a TPB, Brian? If so, which one?

It was scanned from the Hellblazer: Tainted Love TPB, wwk5d.

You’re far too kind, Brian, the hiatuses (hiatti?) in my blogging ‘career’ have been many and lengthy. Hopefully I can find something to keep me busy in 2010.

I loved the Ennis/Dillon Hellblazer years… When they moved over to Preacher, I was sold from Issue #1

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