Showing posts with label Constantine. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Justice League Dark – The Last Age of Magic | Comics

Wonder Woman rallies up Detective Chimp, Man-Bat, Swamp Thing and Zatanna to reform Justice League Dark to stop The Otherkind.

During one of her stage shows, Zatanna accidentally unleashes a bunch of mystical creatures from her hat that started attacking people in audience and she was able to avert a major crisis only for the timely intervention of Wonder Woman. Diana came checking on her for not returning her calls ever since they came back from Colu.

Zatanna tries to burn them with her spell but it fires back at her and though it appears that magic is broken, she denies joining Diana. Shortly afterwards, when she came to attend an emergency meeting at Wintersgate Manor, John Constantine came to see her about that incident prior and suggested that she gets help.

Inside the manor, Jason Blood arranged a meeting of prominent magic users like Klarion the Witch Boy, Madame Xanadu and Morgaine le Fey to discuss an oncoming change. As he explains how a tear in Source Wall allowed access to some entity to step into this universe, Zee notices a small plant is eavesdropping on them.

Following its trail, she reaches to Tree of Wonder to find Swamp Thing sitting next to it and starts lashing out at him for doing absolutely nothing being a guardian of green. He believes keeping this problem in shadows like Jason Blood is not a good idea nor is forming Justice League Dark to punch it into light is the correct way.

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Justice League Dark – The Last Age of Magic | Comics

Failing to find answers, Zatanna wished to talk to Tree of Wonder and she has a chance to see spirit of her deceased father Zatara who warns her of The Otherkind and arrival of Upside-Down Man. Showing her a glimpse of what is coming, he reveals that one of them is powerful enough to fight back this crisis and urges her to find them.

Diana sits disappointed at Oblivion Bar beside Detective Chimp, wondering why every magical hero she approached to join her team has declined her so far. In the wake of a series of gruesome death of ordinary magic users lately, Wonder Woman realizes some powerful force is at work here and so, she kept looking for recruits.

Bobo also expresses his dilemma of being new "Nightmaster" for possession of Sword of Night, which makes him a defender of magical realm Myrra, now that his friend Jame Rook is no more. He offers his help investigating her murder mystery and they head to Hall of Justice, where Bobo Chimpanzee met former Batman villain, Man-Bat.

Diana recruited Kirk Langstrom to study the mutated cadavers from A.R.G.U.S. and suddenly, they start coming back to life. She told Langstrom to fly out with Bobo immediately but cavalry arrived in form of Swamp Thing and Zatanna. After regrouping, Zee suggests that they go visit Tower of Fate seeking answers from Doctor Fate.

Alec Holland stayed outside and Constantine came to see him regarding an approaching danger that they both feel coming. Once inside, Zatanna wishes to speak to original lord of order, Nabu and Fate agrees to arrange that but kept Bobo and Kirk out.

Langstrom accidentally breaks an artifact that gives away a dark secret about Fate which Diana and Zee feels too. Only then, they realize that it was Nabu himself who was posing as Kent all along. He admits of summoning The Otherkind to this world before leaving them in dark, from which crawls out the dreaded Upside-Down Man.

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Nightmarish New Threat

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Justice League Dark – The Last Age of Magic

Following major DC Rebirth events like "Dark Nights – Metal" and "Justice League – No Justice", a new incarnation of Justice League Dark is formed by Wonder Woman, which kick-starts from a six-part storyline titled "The Last Age of Magic" from second monthly ongoing volume of the titular comic-book series by DC Comics in 2019.

To rework it a new, writer James Tynion IV (Detective Comics – Rise of the Batmen, Detective Comics – The Victim Syndicate) and artist Álvaro Martínez (Detective Comics – A Lonely Place of Living, Detective Comics – Deus Ex Machina) were brought on board to create a fresh plotline that collects issues #01-03 and #05-07 from the series.

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What Lurks Within Dark?

After returning back to Earth from fighting Omega Titans on Colu recently, Diana of Themyscira starts looking for magical heroes she knew to prepare a team for an upcoming magic war. She eventually ended up gathering Detective Chimp, John Constantine, Man-Bat, Swamp Thing and her former teammate from Team Wonder, Zatanna.

In a quest to restore balance in magical sphere, they face unknown threat such as an extra-dimensional being known as Upside-Down Man. Though JL Dark was able to fend off The Otherkind for now, there are greater menaces lurking within shadows around then and more of that will be explored in "Lords of Order" story arc up next.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Trinity – Dark Destiny | Comics

When Circe and Ra's al Ghul teams up to transform their allies, Batman calls in a Trinity of mystical heroes for help.

When immortal witch Circe invited Lex Luthor and Ra's al Ghul to a secret location for forming their very own unholy Trinity to defeat their arch-nemesis, none of them were interested much. When she showed them three Pandora Pits, a beast made out of the likeness of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman was unleashed on them.

Though Luthor left them shortly afterwards but Ra's remained interested to see what secrecy those Pandora Pits hold. A mysterious hooded entity made it to the island where they were but is quickly surrounded by League of Assassins. He revealed himself to be Jason Blood, alter ego of Etrigan, the Demon and let it loose on them.

After finishing them off, Circe approached him to join their cause since Lex has left but he jumped onto them only to be slashed by Ra's. His demon blood hits the pit and it reacts by sucking him inside to release his true demonic form apart from Jason, deciding to attack humanity with an army of demons with no one there to stop it.

In Gotham City, Bruce has called both Clark and Diana to one of his finest restaurants to spend time together without costume and find a human connection. Their hangout is interrupted by a Justice League distress call that needed their immediate attention.

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Trinity – Dark Destiny | Comics

Before this unfortunate mishap, Jason sent them an imagery of an ancient painting of three of them being slayed by demons. The Trinity of superheroes arrives in time to fight off a demonic horde running rampant on Greece. Even the might of a goddess and a Kryptonian proves futile to fend them off, leading Batman to find an alternative.

He locates Blood and convinces him to take his demon back even at the costs of their lives but seeing her long-time enemy being taken away, Circe intervened and powered the spell with her dark magic before departing with Ra's al Ghul and Pandora Pits.

Weeks later, these two visits Transantarctic Mountains of Antarctica to meet a Dark Trinity of Outlaws with a plan. Though they rejected to join them, Artemis, Bizarro and Red Hood are soon overwhelmed when a group of Ani-Men and League of Assassins distracts them so Ra's can draw blood from them into those pits to suck them in.

Deadman, John Constantine and Zatanna are called by Batman to seek their help with supernatural affairs now that Red Hood is possessed by a demon. Superman and Wonder Woman stand there barely holding him but both Deadman and Zatanna ended up being consumed within him, leaving Constantine behind.

Though John followed them to bring back and eventually met with the true conspirators but he sees through Circe and he is stabbed by Ra's. In a bid to save his life, Constantine suggests her to release Deadman and send him after Man of Steel.

She does so when Trinity was busy protecting Gotham from a demonic invasion led by Red Hood and the Outlaws. It worked as Superman has turned into a monstrosity that starts giving Diana a hard time teamed up with a possessed Bizarro, leaving The Dark Knight behind to somehow save everyone by solving a magical mystery.

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Mystical Super Exorcist

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Trinity – Dark Destiny

Following up to previous events from "Dead Space" arc, iconic Trinity of DC Comics superheroes returns in 2018 along with a wide range of popular characters as part of the narrative with their third storyline "Dark Destiny" from brand-new second run of Trinity monthly ongoing series that collects issues #12-16 and Annual #1.

Comic-book writer Rob Williams (Suicide Squad – Going Sane, Suicide Squad – The Black Vault) was hired to work with artists Kenneth Marion (Green Lanterns – Ghosts of the Past, Titans – A Judas Among Us) for interior illustration and Guillem March (Catwoman – The Game, Gotham City Sirens – Union) to fill in as guest penciler for two issues.

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Pit of Despair

Also brought in to deliver cover arts are Clay Mann (Dark Reign – Elektra, Magneto – Not a Hero), David Finch (Wonder Woman – Resurrection, Wonder Woman – War-Torn), Philip Tan (Uncanny X-Men – The Draco, Uncanny X-Men – Holy War) and Tony Daniel (Deathstroke – God Killer, Deathstroke – Gods of War) for issues involved.

Artists Ben Oliver (Ultimate X-Men – Cable, Ultimate X-Men – Sentinels), Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil – End of Days, Elektra – Assassin) and Jason Fabok (Justice League – Darkseid War, Justice League – Injustice League) did variants covers for five issues.

Aside from regular appearance of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, characters like Artemis, Bizarro and Red Hood of the Outlaws showed up to cause trouble. Deadman, John Constantine and Zatanna were then recruited to help them. Even Suicide Squad member Deadshot was featured on a story of his personal vendetta.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Trinity War | Comics

In the prehistoric era of 8,000 B.C.E., Pandora found a golden skull in the woods, that would unleash the Seven Deadly Sins onto the world and as punishment, she was granted an eternal life. In modern age, she approaches Superman with the box in hopes to open it and relieve her of the curse, considering him to be purest of heart. Surprisingly, the box almost immediately tries to corrupt Superman and Pandora then quickly vanishes with the box.

Batman informs Clark that Shazam is entering the restricted borders of Kahndaq and they need to stop him before it's too late. When their confrontation turns into a fight between Superman and Shazam, Steve Trevor's Justice League of America arrives to the scene to escort Justice League out of Kahndaq. Both teams get into a fight and in a sudden moment of confusion, Superman lost his control and kills Doctor Light after he accidentally blasts off Wonder Woman upon losing control over his powers for unknown reasons.

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Justice League – Trinity War | Comics

This shocking development left everyone in awe and the Man of Steel then knocks off everyone around him. Superman then begs to be kept locked up and Col. Steve Trevor's team complies by taking him to A.R.G.U.S. While Cyborg and Martian Manhunter was analyzing Superman's autopsy to prove him clean, Batman pays him a visit. To uncover the secrets of Pandora's Box, Diana eventually approaches the smith-god Hephaestus and then finally recruits help from Justice League Dark, who was looking for their missing teammate Madame Xanadu.

When the mystery gets even more complicated, Phantom Stranger and The Question enter the scene to reveal the identity of the culprit responsible for all these chaos. Regarding the theory of what really made Superman gone berserk and Trevor's previous encounter with Pandora's Box finally made Batman lead a team of remaining heroes at his employ to stop Wonder Woman and it gets really intense inside the House of Mystery.

Constantine and Shazam go their own separate way out of the brawl of heroes to solve this mess by themselves. The Question busts out Superman off the A.R.G.U.S. facility to go after the evil telepath known as Doctor Psycho. While all of them were fighting each other, seemingly it was all planned out by The Outsider, who also kept Madame Xanadu captive and rallied the Secret Society of Super-Villains for his own nefarious end.

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War of The Justice Leagues

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In 2013, DC Comics assembled the elite comic-book writer/artist team of Doug Mahnke (Justice League Elite, Major Bummer), Geoff Johns (Flash – Rebirth, Green Lantern – Rebirth), Ivan Reis (Infinite Crisis, Sinestro Corps War), Jeff Lemire (Beowulf, Essex County) and Mikel Janín (Batman – I Am Suicide, Superman – The Final Days of Superman) for plotting out the "Trinity War" crossover event, which has been building up from story arcs like "The Villain's Journey" and "The Grid".

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Hunt for Pandora's Box

Since the "Flashpoint" changed the entire DC Universe like never before, the world's greatest heroes found themselves in Prime Earth. When the Justice League prevented an invasion of Apokolips and battled Darkseid (Justice League – Origin), the barriers of dimensions are weakened and using that lead, the story progresses towards a very interesting turn. This very arc will lead path for another big-one titled "Forever Evil" up next, which will sow seeds for one of the biggest event from the monthly Justice League series of The New 52 titled "Darkseid War".
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Hellblazer – City of Demons | Comics

Upon getting hit by a truck, John Constantine is ended up on hospital for a while and came out realizing streets of London has changed.

After spending a quiet night drinking at Lord Clyde pub, John Constantine went out to have a smoke. He is met by two small-time street thugs who were unaware of who he was and try to rob him, only for him to turn them into his mind-controlled puppets holding their blades into each-others' mouths. Not before he could go too far, a Van hit a passer-by out of nowhere ad John immediately calls for an ambulance. As he was explaining the situation to the medics, it slowly unfolds that he is the one got hit and he is on spectral plane.

Realizing he is in trouble, his out-of-body form also gets hyped up but when surgeons started operating on him, John goes out to hang out with other lost souls. He believes that someone was behind that SUV hitting him and he cannot make his mind about who was it out of a fat-guy, a headless woman and a little kid. As he decides to help the kid to find her mom, she confessed that it happened because of her but instead of turning out to be a Hell-spy, she turn out to be a soul of a kid who just passed away last week.

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Hellblazer – City of Demons | Comics

Into the morgue, he finds out the other two were human as well after some questioning. Meanwhile, one of those street thugs came to hospital for sustaining injuries on throat and face, while his friend died. After he draws a picture of Constantine, his mother furiously rushes to stab John and is subdued with some struggles. The operation was successful and John finally wakes up in his body but stuck into bed for three months as Nurse Marie looks after him. Elsewhere, doctors Malachy Young and Jonathan Yorke were discussing about his demon-tainted blood sample, which got them very interesting.

Turns out, they both are occultists and are planning to use John's blood to infect people to amass an army of demons. They start by infecting some pet animals and then moved to human test subjects. When John passes by one of them in corridor, he collapses feeling an intense headache. The infected person, Gavin becomes suddenly becomes too grumpy and started sticking red hot pins in his eyes in a dinner with his girlfriend's parents. Another patient Nicole Ryan develops a taste for decapitating and making art off her victims.

When Constantine is discharged and goes out, he came across a homeless girl and quickly leaves after that headache comes back. He sees the girl cuts throat of the next guy after being kicked by him and realizes lot has changed when he was away. John eventually discovers a link to Saint Bartholemew hospital, where he was kept in and calls for an inside contact. Getting into it, the demon hunter discovered the unthinkable and never could have imagined how his blood could turn the entire London into a city of demons.

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Going Literal Underground

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Hellblazer – City of Demons

In 2011, "City of Demons" was released as a five-part limited series featuring the occult detective John Constantine of Hellblazer comic-book series from Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. The story is plotted by writer Si Spencer (Judge Dredd, Slash and Burn), who worked with artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) to create a small adventure of England's most popular chain-smoking, trash talking antihero. As an illustrator, Murphy leaves his impression all over the arc and possibly on the mind of the spectators.

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Perched Between Planes

The story very well-depicts the fact that Constantine doesn't just fight with Hell and beyond, he is capable of looking into unlikely places and start pulling necessary strings when it is necessary. Plus, he doesn't shy away to show a small act of kindness every now and then when probably no one is watching. Despite presenting any of his regular enemies like Nergal or The First of the Fallen as threats, Spencer masterfully creates an atmosphere of tension around him that is caused by his demon blood and two ordinary nobody.
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Sunday, January 4, 2004

Crisis on Infinite Earths | Comics

During the Big Bang event that structured the entire universe, there also was created many others like the first one as a sort of imitation. Thus, they all have their own different histories from the other one. The same event that has caused this multiple universe has also produced two supreme beings called The Monitor and its evil counterpart; Anti-Monitor, both knowing the secrets of the universe.

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Crisis on Infinite Earths | Comics

At the beginning of all, they both engaged in war without a result, where The Monitor tried his best to stop Anti-Monitor from destroying Multiverse but finally both rendered unconscious for millennia. When scientist Kell Mossa tried to witness creation at Dawn of Time in his anti-matter chamber, he instead accidentally witnessed the Anti-Monitor.

It eventually destroyed his world just like many other of the Multiverse, he was saved by The Monitor who renamed him as Pariah. The Monitor sends his assistant Harbinger to seek out some heroes from Multiverse to make a final stand and fight back against Anti-Monitor. So, Arion the Sorcerer, Blue Beetle, Dawnstar, Firebrand, Firestorm, Killer Frost, King Solovar of Gorilla City and Psycho-Pirate is recruited to fight back the evil anti-matter force of destruction.

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Released on 1985 from DC Comics, "Crisis on Infinite Earths" is a twelve issue limited series that re-forged the then already 50 year reigning DC Universe. Writer Marv Wolfman (DC Universe Online – Legends, Deathstroke the Terminator) and artist George Pérez (Final Crisis – Legion of 3 Worlds, Infinity Gauntlet) were tasked along with Mike DeCarlo, Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway to create this series that served as a comic book crossover event at that time.

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The heroes fighting the Anti-Monitor

The crossover also produced three sequels that was Zero Hour – Crisis in Time (1994), Infinite Crisis (2005–2006) and Final Crisis (2008). Crisis on Infinite Earths was not only one of the most influential comic book story of that time but it paved the pathway for the future "Crisis" titled events.
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