Hellblazer: Rise and Fall by Tom Taylor

Title: Hellblazer: Rise and Fall.
Writer(s): Tom Taylor.
Artist(s): Darick Robertson.
Colourist(s): Diego Rodriguez.
Letterer(s): Deron Bennett.
PublisherDC Comics.

: Hardcover.
Release Date: April 27th 2021.
Pages: 200.
Genre(s): Comics, Horror.
ISBN13: 9781779504661.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.


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9 thoughts on “Hellblazer: Rise and Fall by Tom Taylor

  1. Ah, writing Hellblazer is a trial by fire, I’d say; not many authors seem to succeed with it. I’ll be starting Ennis’s run in a few days and I’m quite stoked for it as it seems to be well regarded. Cool review, Lashaan! I guess I’ll give this one a pass – I’m not really one for prequels 😜
    Also, I know that may not be the most important thing here, but I’m somewhere at the end of Delano’s run and till now Constantine was very much heterosexual with a bit of tree-hugging involved 😉

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    1. Indeed, if the tone isn’t right from the start, they tend to struggle in the execution. I haven’t tried Ennis’ run but did read the first volume of Delano’s run in 2019 (and have yet to continue it). I hope Ennis’ run impresses you though!

      I have only seen him as a heterosexual in most stories too. The first time they dared push him into being bisexual was in the CW Arrowverse shows. And now I got Tom Taylor embracing that element for the character in this story.

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  2. Did you ever read the original Hellblazer comics? I’ve not, though I’ve been curious to try them at various times. Obviously, though, never enough to actually do it. If I do I probably won’t start here. 🙂 And your mention of The Boys reminded me I have a copy of volume 1 waiting in my stack of yet to be read trade paperback collections. One day perhaps I’ll get through all those.

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    1. I have! I read and reviewed the first volume of Delano’s Hellblazer run back in 2019 but never got around to continuing the series. I definitely should fix that at some point.

      Glad to hear that you have a copy of The Boys in your collection! I read the first omnibus digitally and wasn’t completely enamoured by it but appreciated the insanity of the story (I was curious to see how it measured up to the show).


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