The Horrorist (comics)

The Horrorist  was an occult and horror-themed comic book limited series written by Jamie Delano , with art by David Lloyd , published by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo . It was a spin-off of Vertigo ‘s popular  Hellblazer  series and features John Constantine . The book consisted of two 52-page issues with advertisements, published in December 1995 and January 1996 respectively.  [1]

Plot

The story revolves around Angel, who has a young girl was rescued from war-torn Mozambique , and who witnessed the most unspeakable war crimes and atrocities. As an adult, in the present day, Angel becomes a “Horrorist”, that is, someone who redistributes bread by unveiling to people the suffering of others. She travels America’s roadways, annihilating people’s solipsistic existence by exposing them to the unfettered scope of true oppression, famine and murder. Sometimes this takes the form of altered reality, such as several boys playing in the snow dying from landmines that were not there earlier.

Demonologist John Constantine is drawn to Angel, both sexually and psychologically, mostly out of a hope that she can penetrate her emotional numbness. While they have sex, Angel fills Constantine’s mind with all the suffering in the world, emptying herself, which ultimately restores a bit of Constantine’s lost humanity at the apparent cost of her life.  [1]

Collected editions

The Horrorist  was collected along with  Hellblazer  # 10-13, and  The Hellblazer Annual  as  The Devil You Know  ( ISBN  1-40121-269-7 ).

Notes

  1. ^ Jump up to: b   Irvine, Alex (2008), “John Constantine Hellblazer”, in Dougall, Alastair,  The Vertigo Encyclopedia  , New York: Dorling Kindersley , pp. 102-111, ISBN  0-7566-4122-5 , OCLC  213309015

References

  • The Horrorist  at the Big Comic Book DataBase
  • ‘  The Horrorist’  at the Grand Comics Database
  • The Horrorist  at the DB Comic Book

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