Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy Kindle ☆

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Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy ❰Ebook❯ ➩ Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy Author Denise Mina – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Collecting award winning novelist Denise Mina s Garnethill, Deception, Field of Blood take on the hard drinking master of bad luck magic from HELLBLAZER When an ordinary man innocently uses an incan Collecting award winning novelist Denise Mina s Garnethill, is the Kindle Õ Deception, Field of Blood take on the hard drinking master of bad luck magic from HELLBLAZER When an ordinary man innocently uses an incantation, he turns to Constantine for help But when an infamous Scottish occultist gets involved, Constantine discovers he has been cursed with empathy for his fellow man and realizes that the nightmare has just begun.

  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy
  • Denise Mina
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 140121066X

About the Author: Denise Mina

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in is the Kindle Õ Because of her father s job as an Engineer, the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around EuropeShe left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs, including working in a meat factory, as a bar maid, kitchen porter and cookEventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patientsAt twenty one she passed exams, got into study Law at Glasgow University and went on to research Hellblazer: Empathy eBook » a PhD thesis at Strathclyde University on the ascription of mental illness to female offenders, teaching criminology and criminal law in the mean timeMisusing her grant she stayed at home and wrote a novel, Garnethill when she was supposed to be studying instead.



10 thoughts on “Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This is the first of two Hellblazer titles written by Denise Mina, after Mike Carey left the driver s seat I am a huge fan of the series John Constantine will always be one of my favorite characters I also think that for every writer who takes over the series, they have been given a difficult thing to mess up, especially now since the run has been around for so long Constantine practically writes himself Everyone knows his character, his quirks, abilities, problems, and attitude Above all This is the first of two Hellblazer titles written by Denise Mina, after Mike Carey left the driver s seat I am a huge fan of the series John Constantine will always be one of my favorite characters I also think that for every writer who takes over the series, they have been given a difficult thing to mess up, especially now since the run has been around for so long Constantine practically writes himself Everyone knows his character, his quirks, abilities, problems, and attitude Above all else, new writers to the series must think of something original, something Constantine hasn t yet dealt with, and I think Mina did a great job I wishof Constantine had been present Maybe it is partially due to me not reading anything in the series for awhile but I did think his character was slightly short in appearance The story stuttered a bit at the beginning but everything tied together nicely towards the end The art was good, with some truly amazing and darkly beautiful pages in between the chapters I am looking forward to reading the next Hellblazer by Mina and I will not wait too long to do so

  2. Derek Derek says:

    Wow Brilliant story, great dialogue and devious set up Denise Mina s JC voice is impeccable Who knew that a volume entirely devoid of JC s use of magic would be so delectable It s a cool thing to witness JC use only his wits and badboy charm to dig himself out of this sticky situation Very riveting stuff.

  3. Salty Turtle Salty Turtle says:

    One of the best Muchlike the Constantine of the early days

  4. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    Denise Mina has taken Mike Carey s place as the writer for this series I m a little sorry to see Carey go, as I think he did some excellent things with the character, but I m excited to see what directions Mino takes things in This is a good start Mina s John Constantine is a littlevulnerable than we re used to seeing, but I think it works She said in an interview that she sees Constantine not as a true cynic, but as an idealist who s been let down too many times, and I think that s pr Denise Mina has taken Mike Carey s place as the writer for this series I m a little sorry to see Carey go, as I think he did some excellent things with the character, but I m excited to see what directions Mino takes things in This is a good start Mina s John Constantine is a littlevulnerable than we re used to seeing, but I think it works She said in an interview that she sees Constantine not as a true cynic, but as an idealist who s been let down too many times, and I think that s pretty apt.I did feel in this collection that she s still trying to find her footing there s a pretty huge info dump toward the end that just doesn t work 100% basically, a character shows up expressly for the purpose of giving Constantine and the reader a huge amount of much needed information, but it s not clear how or why this character knows all this The central premise, however, that a cult is causing people to feel empathy for one another to a detrimental degree, is pretty brilliant, especially since empathy is something Constantine fights constantly against I liked this well enough that I was tempted to run out and buy the subsequent single issues that Mina has authored

  5. Stephen Theaker Stephen Theaker says:

    John Constantine makes his way to Glasgow, where something rather nasty is brewing There s sickness in the air, and it s driving people mad they re being made to feel what others felt in the moments before their deaths It s the last thing Constantine needs empathy really is a liability in his line of work Like a lot of Hellblazer collections, a flick through this book makes it look very unappetising murky, dull and coloured in various shades of black and grey Once you get into it, though, John Constantine makes his way to Glasgow, where something rather nasty is brewing There s sickness in the air, and it s driving people mad they re being made to feel what others felt in the moments before their deaths It s the last thing Constantine needs empathy really is a liability in his line of work Like a lot of Hellblazer collections, a flick through this book makes it look very unappetising murky, dull and coloured in various shades of black and grey Once you get into it, though, the artwork serves the story, and it s a good one, one long saga that brings to mind Delano stories like The Fear Machine The end of the book is a pause in the action rather than its end, so I m looking forward to reading the next in the series, The Red Right Hand.There s certainly no sense here of a big shot author coming in to show everyone how it s done Like Kevin Smith on Daredevil she s respectful of what s gone before, building nicely on one story from Mike Carey s run Just a shame her run was so short, though I ve heard nice things about the Andy Diggle issues that come next

  6. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    Great book follows the John Constantine model of Constantine in bar Friend walks in, presents incredible problem that hooks reader Constantine follows this friend s problem, and then realizes that this problem is just the tip of the entire narrative and what is really going on is bigger than anyone could possible imagine.In an Olympics anaolgy Denise Mina takes on an All star team in the Hellblazer saga, and delivers gold.Great art by Leonardo Manco, Bradstreet esque Great book follows the John Constantine model of Constantine in bar Friend walks in, presents incredible problem that hooks reader Constantine follows this friend s problem, and then realizes that this problem is just the tip of the entire narrative and what is really going on is bigger than anyone could possible imagine.In an Olympics anaolgy Denise Mina takes on an All star team in the Hellblazer saga, and delivers gold.Great art by Leonardo Manco, Bradstreet esque

  7. Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace says:

    Good volume, although I did get a little confused at times New Hellblazer writer Denise Mina takes a stab at the character and it s apparent she has a good grip on the character Good story with plenty of twists and turns and demons Manco s art is great as always He really is a great artist for this series.Hellblazer fans should enjoy this one Looking forward to the next volume

  8. 47Time 47Time says:

    What starts off as a fun story turns into a convoluted mess with a medieval religion, a necessary sacrifice for a grand plan and something to do with empathy Its ending isn t even there after toiling through the last couple of issues that were ripe with flashbacks to medieval events that didn t make sense I understand that magic is complex, but did this story have to turn boring at the end and leave everything in the air The core of the story seems to revolve around the idea of empathy used in What starts off as a fun story turns into a convoluted mess with a medieval religion, a necessary sacrifice for a grand plan and something to do with empathy Its ending isn t even there after toiling through the last couple of issues that were ripe with flashbacks to medieval events that didn t make sense I understand that magic is complex, but did this story have to turn boring at the end and leave everything in the air The core of the story seems to revolve around the idea of empathy used in magic to link people s thoughts and memories Also there is a strange religion that has followers today that have a plan for the world John has sworn off magic, but he must resort to it to combat the evil that surrounds him Sadly, he is the least coolest I ve seen him in quite a while.Chris Cole approches John in a pub and says it s his last day alive He is depressed after having used a magic spell that caused a string of tragedies in a family he chanced on meeting at a party John helps him out by erasing his recent memories and finds that Steve Evans is behind it all John decides to visit Evans together with Cole, but they must not spring his trap view spoiler On their way to Scotland they meet Anita Nelson, the girl whose brother s death John caused with his first use of magic She tries to sway John from his path, but John can see through her ruse This is the first obviously useless detour.At Cole s house they find paintings that John recognizes as being inspired by his memories Charlie, Cole s ex girlfriend, may provide another clue It turns out she is gone and the trip to meet her gets away from Cole who gets kidnapped Or rather returns to the Oransay order led by Steve Evans Basically, another skippable part of the story At this point it feels like everything could have been told in half the space.John follows Cole and is captured Kinda He is convinced to be a sacrifice to the Third Place ruler for Evans plan to create a heaven on Earth This part is most confusing, but John survives and is pissed I am too This story turned out awful hide spoiler

  9. Wombo Combo Wombo Combo says:

    Not a bad story, but nothing amazing There are some really great callbacks, like references to Kit and the Lords of Hell, but besides that, there s not a ton to talk about The Third Place is a cool idea, though The art is nice and reminds me of Andrea Sorrentino s work, but I d prefer a less gritty style The writer pretty much nailed writing Constantine though, but there s a large focus on other characters that I don t care for.

  10. Seth Seth says:

    It might be the abiding love for John Constantine I ve held since high school, or it might be that Hellblazer has the best premise of any long running story since Doctor Who One or both of those factors make even mediocre Hellblazer stories enjoyable This is one of those.

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10 thoughts on “Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    This is the first of two Hellblazer titles written by Denise Mina, after Mike Carey left the driver s seat I am a huge fan of the series John Constantine will always be one of my favorite characters I also think that for every writer who takes over the series, they have been given a difficult thing to mess up, especially now since the run has been around for so long Constantine practically writes himself Everyone knows his character, his quirks, abilities, problems, and attitude Above all This is the first of two Hellblazer titles written by Denise Mina, after Mike Carey left the driver s seat I am a huge fan of the series John Constantine will always be one of my favorite characters I also think that for every writer who takes over the series, they have been given a difficult thing to mess up, especially now since the run has been around for so long Constantine practically writes himself Everyone knows his character, his quirks, abilities, problems, and attitude Above all else, new writers to the series must think of something original, something Constantine hasn t yet dealt with, and I think Mina did a great job I wishof Constantine had been present Maybe it is partially due to me not reading anything in the series for awhile but I did think his character was slightly short in appearance The story stuttered a bit at the beginning but everything tied together nicely towards the end The art was good, with some truly amazing and darkly beautiful pages in between the chapters I am looking forward to reading the next Hellblazer by Mina and I will not wait too long to do so

  2. Derek Derek says:

    Wow Brilliant story, great dialogue and devious set up Denise Mina s JC voice is impeccable Who knew that a volume entirely devoid of JC s use of magic would be so delectable It s a cool thing to witness JC use only his wits and badboy charm to dig himself out of this sticky situation Very riveting stuff.

  3. Salty Turtle Salty Turtle says:

    One of the best Muchlike the Constantine of the early days

  4. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    Denise Mina has taken Mike Carey s place as the writer for this series I m a little sorry to see Carey go, as I think he did some excellent things with the character, but I m excited to see what directions Mino takes things in This is a good start Mina s John Constantine is a littlevulnerable than we re used to seeing, but I think it works She said in an interview that she sees Constantine not as a true cynic, but as an idealist who s been let down too many times, and I think that s pr Denise Mina has taken Mike Carey s place as the writer for this series I m a little sorry to see Carey go, as I think he did some excellent things with the character, but I m excited to see what directions Mino takes things in This is a good start Mina s John Constantine is a littlevulnerable than we re used to seeing, but I think it works She said in an interview that she sees Constantine not as a true cynic, but as an idealist who s been let down too many times, and I think that s pretty apt.I did feel in this collection that she s still trying to find her footing there s a pretty huge info dump toward the end that just doesn t work 100% basically, a character shows up expressly for the purpose of giving Constantine and the reader a huge amount of much needed information, but it s not clear how or why this character knows all this The central premise, however, that a cult is causing people to feel empathy for one another to a detrimental degree, is pretty brilliant, especially since empathy is something Constantine fights constantly against I liked this well enough that I was tempted to run out and buy the subsequent single issues that Mina has authored

  5. Stephen Theaker Stephen Theaker says:

    John Constantine makes his way to Glasgow, where something rather nasty is brewing There s sickness in the air, and it s driving people mad they re being made to feel what others felt in the moments before their deaths It s the last thing Constantine needs empathy really is a liability in his line of work Like a lot of Hellblazer collections, a flick through this book makes it look very unappetising murky, dull and coloured in various shades of black and grey Once you get into it, though, John Constantine makes his way to Glasgow, where something rather nasty is brewing There s sickness in the air, and it s driving people mad they re being made to feel what others felt in the moments before their deaths It s the last thing Constantine needs empathy really is a liability in his line of work Like a lot of Hellblazer collections, a flick through this book makes it look very unappetising murky, dull and coloured in various shades of black and grey Once you get into it, though, the artwork serves the story, and it s a good one, one long saga that brings to mind Delano stories like The Fear Machine The end of the book is a pause in the action rather than its end, so I m looking forward to reading the next in the series, The Red Right Hand.There s certainly no sense here of a big shot author coming in to show everyone how it s done Like Kevin Smith on Daredevil she s respectful of what s gone before, building nicely on one story from Mike Carey s run Just a shame her run was so short, though I ve heard nice things about the Andy Diggle issues that come next

  6. Jonathan Maas Jonathan Maas says:

    Great book follows the John Constantine model of Constantine in bar Friend walks in, presents incredible problem that hooks reader Constantine follows this friend s problem, and then realizes that this problem is just the tip of the entire narrative and what is really going on is bigger than anyone could possible imagine.In an Olympics anaolgy Denise Mina takes on an All star team in the Hellblazer saga, and delivers gold.Great art by Leonardo Manco, Bradstreet esque Great book follows the John Constantine model of Constantine in bar Friend walks in, presents incredible problem that hooks reader Constantine follows this friend s problem, and then realizes that this problem is just the tip of the entire narrative and what is really going on is bigger than anyone could possible imagine.In an Olympics anaolgy Denise Mina takes on an All star team in the Hellblazer saga, and delivers gold.Great art by Leonardo Manco, Bradstreet esque

  7. Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace says:

    Good volume, although I did get a little confused at times New Hellblazer writer Denise Mina takes a stab at the character and it s apparent she has a good grip on the character Good story with plenty of twists and turns and demons Manco s art is great as always He really is a great artist for this series.Hellblazer fans should enjoy this one Looking forward to the next volume

  8. 47Time 47Time says:

    What starts off as a fun story turns into a convoluted mess with a medieval religion, a necessary sacrifice for a grand plan and something to do with empathy Its ending isn t even there after toiling through the last couple of issues that were ripe with flashbacks to medieval events that didn t make sense I understand that magic is complex, but did this story have to turn boring at the end and leave everything in the air The core of the story seems to revolve around the idea of empathy used in What starts off as a fun story turns into a convoluted mess with a medieval religion, a necessary sacrifice for a grand plan and something to do with empathy Its ending isn t even there after toiling through the last couple of issues that were ripe with flashbacks to medieval events that didn t make sense I understand that magic is complex, but did this story have to turn boring at the end and leave everything in the air The core of the story seems to revolve around the idea of empathy used in magic to link people s thoughts and memories Also there is a strange religion that has followers today that have a plan for the world John has sworn off magic, but he must resort to it to combat the evil that surrounds him Sadly, he is the least coolest I ve seen him in quite a while.Chris Cole approches John in a pub and says it s his last day alive He is depressed after having used a magic spell that caused a string of tragedies in a family he chanced on meeting at a party John helps him out by erasing his recent memories and finds that Steve Evans is behind it all John decides to visit Evans together with Cole, but they must not spring his trap view spoiler On their way to Scotland they meet Anita Nelson, the girl whose brother s death John caused with his first use of magic She tries to sway John from his path, but John can see through her ruse This is the first obviously useless detour.At Cole s house they find paintings that John recognizes as being inspired by his memories Charlie, Cole s ex girlfriend, may provide another clue It turns out she is gone and the trip to meet her gets away from Cole who gets kidnapped Or rather returns to the Oransay order led by Steve Evans Basically, another skippable part of the story At this point it feels like everything could have been told in half the space.John follows Cole and is captured Kinda He is convinced to be a sacrifice to the Third Place ruler for Evans plan to create a heaven on Earth This part is most confusing, but John survives and is pissed I am too This story turned out awful hide spoiler

  9. Wombo Combo Wombo Combo says:

    Not a bad story, but nothing amazing There are some really great callbacks, like references to Kit and the Lords of Hell, but besides that, there s not a ton to talk about The Third Place is a cool idea, though The art is nice and reminds me of Andrea Sorrentino s work, but I d prefer a less gritty style The writer pretty much nailed writing Constantine though, but there s a large focus on other characters that I don t care for.

  10. Seth Seth says:

    It might be the abiding love for John Constantine I ve held since high school, or it might be that Hellblazer has the best premise of any long running story since Doctor Who One or both of those factors make even mediocre Hellblazer stories enjoyable This is one of those.

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