Hellblazer

constantine-series-blu-rayAlthough Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl (along with the less-successful Legends of Tomorrow) have all found solid footholds on The CW, not all of DC’s recent television shows have fourished. Constantine only lasted one-half of one season. Centered around dickish demon hunter John Constantine (Matt Ryan), the show had mixed results diving into the magic and occult of the DCU. Along with old (Charles Halford) and new (Angélica Celaya) friends, Constatine would fight to push back the darkness until the show’s cancellation (although since he has turned up on Arrow during it’s heavily magic-centered Fourth Season). Collected on DVD and Blu-ray, the show is a mixed bag (more comparable to Legends of Tomorrow than The CW’s other super-hero shows) which dips DC’s television universe into magic and the occult, but leaves quite a lot of story untold.

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The latest Smallville Season Eleven Special turns its attention the more magical and mystical aspects of the wider Smallville Universe by offering the first team-up of Zatanna and John Constantine. As a bigger fan of Zatanna than Hellblazer, I’ll admit I enjoyed both versions of the characters who are thrown together while dealing with the cult of Brother Blood who desperately wants a book of magic which once belonged to Zatanna’s father.

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Here’s a first look at NBC’s new series Constantine based on the long-running Vertigo comic Hellblazer centered around occult detective and con man John Constantine (Matt Ryan) dealing with a world most don’t know exists. Lucy Griffiths also stars. Set to premiere this Fall on NBC, the trailer doesn’t do much to sell me on the concept (although I’ve never been an avid Hellblazer reader).

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AC Custom Figures has a nice collection of custom action figures including John Constantine, Deadpool (in his Uncanny X-Force look), and not one but two versions of the Red Hood. It appears they also accept commissions for custom figures. Hmmm… maybe I can finally get the Captain Carrot figure I always wanted. See the full gallery here.

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As you might have guessed, the Freak-Out is taking a break this week to utilize our trademark snark and vinegar in a more traditional manner: Sniping at family as we dig in on our Thanksgiving dinner. But while this was a somewhat light week for comics, I thought I’d go ahead and share my picks o’ the week. So take a break from self-loathing and turkey hangovers to wander through the best comics of the week!

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