PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The infernal fire that has blazed beneath cynical detective John Constantine for years is being extinguished.
But not for long.
The chain-smoking British occult detective, long a staple of Vertigo's "Hellblazer," is getting what promises to be a duly deserved send off as the title ends at No. 300 in February.
But Constantine, a somewhat sorcerer more at home fighting demons than socializing with people, won't be fading away with the title's end. Instead, the ending is a beginning of sorts for the character.
That's because writer Robert Venditti, a best-selling author whose works include "The Homeland Directive," will launch "Constantine" with artist Renato Guedes, a new DC Comics series focusing on the detective's adventures in the relaunched DC universe.