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John Constantine, Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits Paperback – March 1, 1994
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Top Customer Reviews
It is entirely likely that anyone reading this review doesn't need me to say a thing about it. You already know who John Constantine is (even those of you who don't follow comics, thanks to the recent Keanu Reeves vehicle). You probably even know what issue numbers are contained in this book, which was the beginning of Garth Ennis' stint as the primary writer, and what happens in them. On the off chance, however, that someone who's not into comics stumbles across this review, I'll go ahead and say "get this."
Chain-smoking, hard-drinking John Constantine, rake, magician, and all-around bad guy, has just found out he has terminal lung cancer. He's going to die. He has few to turn to for help; most of his friends are dead, and both friends and adversaries still alive are loath to help him for various reasons of their own. Thus, Constantine has to come up with a typically brilliant, diabolical plan in order to get himself out of an inextricable mess.
Granted, this is a regular day in the life of the Hellblazer, but Ennis, the man behind the great Preacher, brings a style and energy to Constantine's character that's undeniable and attractive. He's a bit less comfortable with some of the minor characters from older issues, as if he's still getting used to being thrust into their skins, but as this story arc is highly centered around Constantine and a new character, that doesn't play as important a part as one might at first think. (The Snob, especially, is... well, downright boring here.) Ennis' writing is as witty and wiseacre as ever, and, well, it's simply a load of fun. If you're not familiar with Constantine, you may want to hunt down Original Sins before this, but this is one you'll definitely want to go on to. *** ½
I liked this a lot! It really flushes out Constantine's character, and helps to explain the kind of person he is.
+Now I understand all of the confusing parts of the movie that didn't seem to make sense
+Seems to discourage smoking, since all the smokers in this book are dying
+Very amusing story, as Constantine tricks multiple devils
-None, I liked everything about it
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dangerous Habits is widely considered to be one of the most difficult books to be taken off the shelves in Canada. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Shinobi
Garth Ennis was born as a writer parthogenetically from the accumulated work of Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Toltleben, and Jamie Delano. Read morePublished on October 17, 2011 by Danny C. Johnson
'Dangerous Habits' is the first Hellblazer book you should read. If you loved Preacher, Sandman, or similar, this is of the same calibre. Poignant, gripping, and fun. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Greg Bosworth
I like to find items like this when I like a movie that is related to the theme of the story.Published on January 7, 2010 by L. McDonald
Granted, there are differences in the stories. (Mild differences.) And, the book is better than the movie. (Mildly better. Read more
Garth Ennis decides to take the decidedly low-rent, if dangerous John Constantine even lower. Smoking a lot really is bad for you, even if you are a magician of sorts. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by average
Garth Ennis is one of the most consistently entertaining writers in comics today, and one of the most challenging. DANGEROUS HABITS is the beginning of that. Read morePublished on December 21, 2005 by The Blue Thunder Bomb
i have been a fan of the dc vertigo series for a while. i finally came around to reading this book after watching the movie. Read morePublished on February 24, 2005 by Jack Thanatos