COMICS: Check Out Simon Bisley's Cover To The Final Issue Of HELLBLAZER

Last week we showed you the cover of Constantine #1, which marks the character's first solo outing in the DCNU, now we have the phenomenal Simon Bisley's cover art for Hellblazer #300 - the finale issue of the longest ever running Vertigo series..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/17/2012
As part of the series' current creative team alongside Peter Milligan and Giuseppe Camuncoli, Simon Bisley is responsible for some of the greatest Hellblazer art we have seen, so it is only fitting that he will be bringing us the final cover. Below you can see that, along with Bisley's personal favorite cover from his run, and also hear what the artist has to say about the long-running series coming to an end and "JC" getting a new - albeit watered down - lease of life in the New 52..

The cover of Hellblazer #300



Bisley's favorite cover - Hellblazer #298



Bisley on the series' cancellation..

"I was a little bit hurt, though. I'm over it now. Well, not entirely. [Laughs] I don't know why they did cancel it. I suppose I'll know in time, what the reason behind it was."


And after being informed that DC are giving the character a solo run in the New 52..

"Are they really? Will he still smoke and drink? [Laughs] I bet not! I'm confused. I just don't know. It was probably an executive idea, I don't know how people think. Maybe they just wanted to make him a more commercial character, I suppose. Maybe what we were doing conflicts with what they want to do."


Then asked if he had any parting words for Constantine now that the Vertigo version of the character may be gone forever, Bisley replied, "See ya in Hell, buddy! Keep the beers on ice." For the full interview click the link back to CBR below.









Source: CBR
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TankD - 12/17/2012, 9:16 PM
This makes me want to chain smoke and abuse my lungs.
Happy11 - 12/17/2012, 9:33 PM
Hellblazer I salute you, anything could happen and it often did, I love Constantine and I'm not talking about the movie I'm talking about the blonde haired liverpudlian who was very much a product of his times. I hope his own title gets the success the.character deserves. Ps I didn't hate the film its just that I think it would've looked and felt a lot better in a London setting and the fact they made him American you lose a lot of what the character is.
Tomontherun99 - 12/17/2012, 10:40 PM
Sad to see this go but excited for his solo DCNU series as well. To be honest the only real differences between the 2 Constantines are the sex, lesser swearing and the age. Hellblazer's had an impressive run but to be honest I haven't heard people talk about the book much anymore, I think sales were lagging a bit and before Milligan took over it has been through it's major ups and downs. As long as the series ends on a high point I'll be happy. Farewell John Constantine, ya bastard.
Ceejay - 12/18/2012, 12:54 AM
Great, to be replaced with Hellblazer-Lite in yet another sad attempt to cater for a wider audience and make an extra buck they don't need.
marvel72 - 12/18/2012, 3:27 AM
i love simon bisley's art,i've got a signed edition of batman/judge dredd judgement on gotham by alan grant,john wagner & simon bisley.

first printing three signatures must be worth something.
mctrinket - 12/18/2012, 4:01 AM
Great cover!
Greggmcg - 12/18/2012, 4:30 AM
I'm almost two years behind reading this series between getting married four years ago and moving at the same time and missing several issues a few years ago but I bought it every month since it started. I hate to see it go. I'll check out the DCU series but I'm not holding out much hope.
DRMidNite - 12/18/2012, 5:06 AM
THIS. JUST. SUCKS.
SuperSomething616 - 12/18/2012, 5:09 AM
Unfortunately had to come to an end sooner or later due to John ageing real time...guys like in his 80's now (albeit with the body of someone in his 60's due to the first of the fallen)...

Still think it had some years left though...
DukeAcureds - 12/18/2012, 12:54 PM
I thought it was bad when they cancelled Action Comics, but this is just plain wrong.
Love Biz. He is the fvcking man.

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