(2006) Mike Carey, Marcelo Frusin & Doug Alexander Gregory, Titan Books, £9.99, trdpbk, 168pp, ISBN 1-84576-233-9
This volume collects issues 187-193 of the ongoing Hellblazer title. The opening two-parter, "Bred in the Bone", features John's neice Gemma and an island full of semi-vampire thingies, something of a filler with Doug Gregory's art. The five-part story-arc "Staring at the Wall" concludes Carey's opening plotline of impending doom: Constantine and some friends corner and kill the mystical dog that has been threatening everyone's dreams, only to discover it was a guard dog that was keeping something else at bay. Now it looks like Constantine has opened the way to a global massacre. After a run-in with the Phantom Stranger, John enlists the aid of the Swamp Thing to battle the now-revealed evil, but can he make a difference before the end comes...? Carey's writing is very good, but Frusin's art continues to disappoint (me anyway). Lovely covers still from Tim Bradstreet. Still one of Vertigo's better titles.
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