In Episode 49 of the Film ’89 Podcast, our resident comic book creator Haydn Spurrell is joined by returning co-host and fellow comic book expert, John Arminio of Comix Connection, to discuss in-depth one of their favourite comic book creations, John Constantine. Star of DC Comics’ Hellblazer comic book series and the creation of legendary comic book writer, Alan Moore, John Constantine is a cynic with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form. He seeks salvation from eternal damnation in Hell for a suicide attempt in his youth. In 2005 the character became the focus of a big screen adaptation from director Francis Lawrence. A star vehicle for Keanu Reeves, the film featured brilliant turns from Peter Stormare as Lucifer, Tilda Swinton as the Archangel Gabriel and Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnite and went on to gross over $230 million worldwide. The guys explore in-depth the origins of the character, his successful film adaptation and much more. Plus they give their overview of some of their favourite comic book creations, past and present.
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