Review: Down at the Pub with HELLBLAZER #300

Opening remarks are a prerequisite to talking about the final Vertigo issue of the imprint’s longest running series, the only from Vertigo’s original armada to last nearly so long, and a series which, totaling its original DC imprint and Vertigo lifespan, has lasted for 25 years. The series’ past and future are apt to be reassessed in much the same way that John Constantine reassesses his past and future in issues #299 and #300. In fact, it’s hard not to read these issues without interpreting them on some level as a metaphor for the series as a whole, weighing its achievements and milestones.

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[Vertigo’s first HELLBLAZER, cover by Dave McKean]

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