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    Jamie Delano
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Jamie Delano was hand-picked by Alan Moore to continue writing John Constantine, originally a secondary character introduced during Moore's revolutionary Swamp Thing run. Delano established the character in his own right, fleshing out what had been, in Moore's hands, a more shadowy, wisecracking sort of figure. It was also Delano who set the character firmly in London, Moore (and later Veitch) preferring to present him travelling virtually anywhere at will. Delano's Constantine is very much flesh and blood, never using magic when a con will do, frequently drunk, down & out, and haunted by his accidental condemning of a little girl named Astra to Hell.

Delano's approach owes much to the quiet, cold but vicious work of British "new wave" writers like Ramsey Campbell and J.G. Ballard and it is this tone that subsequent writers have either had to adopt or go violently against. This also makes Delano the first Vertigo writer, as Hellblazer is often thought of as the company's flagship title. He established the character's history – and his family's – going all the way back to the time of King Arthur in one of the more emblematic Constantine stories, "The Bloody Saint" (1989), drawn by Bryan Talbot. Much of his version of Constantine was the basis of the 2005 Constantine movie.

Most of his work since leaving the book to Garth Ennis and many others since (though he has gone back to the character a number of times), has also been for DC/Vertigo, both radical treatments of established characters and more pointed, political works, a list of which (from his site) can be found below.

Much of Delano's often bitingly witty work shares concerns with that of other British comics writers like Pat Mills, and can be characterized as science fiction, or horror, but often is a blend thereof and used very allegorically. In its concern with transformation of bodies and cultures, through psychedelia, conspiracy, or science, his work shares much with the likes of David Cronenberg and some, like Ghostdancing or Animal Man, have taken a great deal of influence from Carlos Castaneda and Jim Morrison.

Frequent subjects in his work include the War of the sexes (World Without End), imperialism and genocide (Ghostdancing), and environmental & cultural collapse (2020 Visions, Animal Man).

Most recently, it has been announced that, as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, he will be returning to Hellblazer to write Pandemonium, a graphic novel to be drawn by Jock. He is also has a number of series in the pipeline at Avatar Press.

Date of Birth: 1954
Birthplace: Northampton, UK


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2000 AD (1977)
2020 Visions (1997)
9-11 (2002)
AARGH! (1988)
Absolute Vertigo (1995)
Alan Moore Classics (2011)
Animal Man (1988)
Batman [GER] (1989)
Batman & Superman (1997)
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
Batman: Manbat (1995)
The Best of 2000 AD Special Edition (1993)
Capolavori dei Comics (1994)
Captain Britain (1985)
Captain Britain (1988)
Captain Britain (2006)
Captain Britain by Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus (2009)
The Children's Crusade (1993)
Comic 2000 (1991)
The Comic Relief Comic (1991)
The Complete D.R. & Quinch (2001)
Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection (2005)
Constantine/Hellblazer Special Edition (2014)
Crossed: Badlands (2011)
Cruel and Unusual (1999)
The Daredevils (1983)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
DC Comics Presenta (1993)
DC Comics Presents (1992)
Die Bücher der Magie (1996)
Doctor Who Classics: Series 4 (2012)
Doctor Who Graphic Novel (2004)
Doctor Who Magazine (1979)
Gangland (1998)
Ghostdancing (1995)
Hell Eternal (1998)
Hellblazer (1988)
Hellblazer (2007)
Hellblazer (2015)
Hellblazer - Special Constantine DVD Issue (2005)
Hellblazer Special: Bad Blood (2000)
Hellblazer Speciale: Sangue Cattivo (2007)
Hellblazer: Pandemonium (2010)
Horror (1990)
The Horrorist (1995)
Jamie Delano's Narcopolis (2008)
John Constantine - Hellblazer (1998)
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Pandemonium (2010)
John Constantine: Hellblazer [FIN] (2005)
Legends of the DC Universe (1998)
The Lovecraft Anthology (2011)
The Mighty World of Marvel (1983)
Nevermore (2007)
Nevermore: A graphic adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories (2008)
Night Raven: From the Marvel UK Vaults (2017)
Night Raven: House of Cards (1991)
Night Raven: The Collected Stories (1990)
Occupational Hazards (2000)
Outlaw Nation (2000)
Play Book (1990)
Rawbone (2009)
The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
Shadowman (1997)
Showcase '96 (1996)
Superman: Offical Annual (1980)
Swamp Thing (1985)
Tainted (1995)
The Territory (1999)
Time Twisters (1987)
The Transformers (UK) (1984)
Twisted Metal 2 (1996)
Vampirella Strikes (1995)
Vertigo Book (2000)
Vertigo Jam (1993)
Vertigo One-Shot (1999)
Vertigo Preview (1992)
Vertigo Rave (1994)
Vertigo Resurrected: Hellblazer-Bad Blood (2011)
Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer (2000)
Vertigo: Winter's Edge (1998)
World Without End (1990)
The Worm (1999)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)

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