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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 217

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Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at a classic scene from early in Garth Ennis’ Hellblazer run (I think you all know which one I’m talking about)…

Okay, to set up this scene from Hellblazer #45 (by Garth Ennis, Will Simpson and Tom Sutton), Constantine is dying of lung cancer, but to force the issue, he’s also opened up his wrist with a razor – this is all done to force the issue amongst three “devils” (remember, since this book shares a universe with Sandman, Lucifer is not in the picture anymore down there) to go to action, because Constantine has promised his soul to all three of them. Therefore, if he dies, they’d have to go to war over his soul. They realize that is not the best thing for them, so they are “forced” to keep Constantine alive…




After some painful cancer surgery…




Now, of course, the final page is “the” moment, but damned if Ennis doesn’t put in an almost equally great moment very subtly right before that moment – where he shows Constantine, who just got over lung cancer, picking up a cigarette and lighting up right away – that’s Constantine for you, perfectly. But so, of course, is giving three devils the finger (Ennis does a very nice job there of giving us his thoughts, because it makes the build up cooler, as opposed to just him giving the finger out of nowhere).