Taking a break from his 44/876 Tour with Shaggy, Sting has recorded a video revealing he will pen the forward to the upcoming DC release of CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Sting channels the famous occult detective in the video wearing the traditional trench coat. When Alan Moore created the character, Constantine’s look was based on Sting. The video is worth a look at this link.
Starting with his first appearance, a debut penned by legendary writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN), Constantine has served as an enduring and controversial pop culture character—an exorcist and demonologist, master of the dark arts, and the lead of DC Vertigo’s longest-running and most successful title.
The commemorative collection will explore the complete history of the series with four one-page essays written by HELLBLAZER author Rich Handley. It will also include a comprehensive timeline of Constantine’s life and three one-page stories featured in JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER issues #1, 2 and 4. Memorable stories from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Paul Jenkins, Jamie Delano and others reflect the best of the long-lasting series, including HELLBLAZER issues #11, 27, 41, 63, 120, 146, 229 and 240 and SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #37, where the character was officially introduced.
The JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION commemorative collection will be available everywhere books are sold on October 30. Sting’s 44/876 Tour with Shaggy starts on June 19th, please visit www.sting.com for more details.