Hellblazer Special: Bad Blood

House of Mystery
Publisher Vertigo
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date 2000
Number of issues 4
Main character(s) John Constantine
Creative team
Writer(s) Jamie Delano
Artist(s) Philip Bond

Hellblazer Special: Bad Blood was a comic book limited series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics in 2000. It was written by Jamie Delano and illustrated by Philip Bond, and features the character John Constantine, albeit several decades after most of his series continuity.[1]


In the year 2025, an elderly John Constantine has forsaken the world of magic. The monarchy of the United Kingdom is sputtering out, and John's friend Dolly is being held captive on a reality TV show that revolves around the premise that she is the sole heir to the English throne. Numerous interest groups of the pro- and anti-monarchy variety attempt to influence the show in the direction they favor. After Dolly is rescued by Constantine, she reveals that he is the father of her unborn child. Constantine is then faced with the decision of whether or not he wants his progeny crowned king of England.[1]

Collected editions

Hellblazer Special: Bad Blood has never been collected in trade paperback. A reprint of the entire series was collected under the Vertigo Resurrected line. The solicited release for this collection is June 2011.



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