John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)

John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)


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John Constantine: Hellblazer: Useless In America collection has been doing a bit rewriting and retconning of the early days of Sandman.



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  • New “John Constantine: Hellblazer” comedian retcons early “Sandman” lore with daring twists.
  • Clarice Sackville, a centuries-old magician, resurfaces with deep ties to Constantine.
  • Traditional literary and mythological allusions enrich Hellblazer’s narrative complexity.
  • Problem explores themes of mortality and magic, interweaving previous Hellblazer lore.

Final 12 months, Bleeding Cool advised you that the brand new John Constantine: Hellblazer: Useless In America collection can be doing a bit rewriting and retconning of the early days of Sandman, that noticed Dream observe down John Constantine, who was as soon as in his possession of his leather-based pouch stuffed with sand.

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John Constantine: Hellblazer: Useless In America #1 revealed that he had lied.

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HE had certainly used the grains for his personal ends.

John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)

So in alternate, Constantine is obliged to place proper what as soon as went flawed and hoping every time that his subsequent leap would be the leap dwelling.

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“I’ll present you concern in a handful of mud”, paraphrased to advertise the Sandman comedian initially and from The Burial of the Useless in The Wasteland by TS Eliot, “And I’ll present you one thing completely different from both. Your shadow at morning striding behind you. Or your shadow at night rising to satisfy you; I’ll present you concern in a handful of mud.”

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And so Constantine urged to hunt out the Cumean Oracle to search out extra of his sand. And he finds Clarice Sackville, created by Warren Ellis and John Higgins in Ellis’ aborted Hellblazer run again in 1999, an aged magician, a high-ranking member of The Tate Membership and former lover of Constantine. She first appeared in Hellblazer situation 134 and was not less than 200 years previous then.

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Showing once more in Mike Carey‘s run, and in addition in Andy Diggle‘s, usually drawn by Leonardo Manco in addition to within the DC Rebirth model of Hellblazer by Simon Oliver. However she has by no means been who she says she is.

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The Satyricon is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius within the late 1st century, credited to Titus Petronius. The surviving points fo the textual content embrace the exploits of the narrator, Encolpius and his intercourse slave Giton. And has former slave Trimalchio state that he had seen Sibyl at Cumae “hanging in her jar”, a line that gained better fame when translated as “For I certainly as soon as noticed with my very own eyes the Sibyl at Cumae hanging in her jar, and when the boys requested her, ‘Sibyl, what would you like?’ she answered ‘I wish to die’” and quoted within the Epigraph to T.S. Eliot‘s The Wasteland.

John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)

Seems he all the time knew who she was as effectively. Sibylla was a Greek priestess in Cumae close to Italy, famed as an oracle and painted into the Sistine Ceiling of Michelangelo, and believed to have prophesised the start of Jesus Christ. Ovid‘s Metamorphosis has her dwelling a thousand years, when the god Apollo provided to grant her a want in alternate for her virginity, taking a handful of sand and requested to dwell for as a few years because the grains of sand she held. However after refusing  Apollo’s love, he allowed her physique to wither away as a result of she didn’t ask for everlasting youth. Her withered physique was ultimately was saved in a jar till solely solely her voice was left.

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Which is principally the place Swamp Factor is correct now… and perhaps an opportunity for some empathy on Clarice’s half? As a result of that is, it appears, who Clarice Sackville was. The oracle Sibyl at Cumae.

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Are the grains of sand these from the pouch? However this oracle has a historical past lesson to impart.

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Rewriting historical past and fable, in addition to Sandman and Hellblazer.

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Not the primary time Sandman has carried out this in fact, with Calliope or the Kindly Ones.

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Speaking of which…

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In fact, not all the things goes in line with plan.

John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)John Constantine, Rewriting Sandman, Hellblazer & TS Eliot (Spoilers)

And sure, that’s principally how Greek and Roman students, and even TS Eliot have framed the story of Sibyl at Cumae. This week, Clarice Sackville will get to border it again once more, courtesy of Si Spurrier and Aaron Campbell.

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With the specter of mortality respiratory down his neck, John heads to the Massive Simple, the place he enlists the talents of previous good friend Clarice Sackville to heal the fractured thoughts of Alec Holland, the Swamp Factor, and use that elemental energy to kickstart his personal lifeless coronary heart. Maybe she will be able to do this–however it should require a drug-induced journey into distant realms that’ll shake John to his rotten core. And in the meantime, Nat and Noah study the magical lengths Clarice is prepared to go to with the intention to prolong her personal terrifyingly lengthy life… Retail: $4.99 In-Retailer Date: 2/20/2024

 


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