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John Constantine, Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross


Volume: 0

Publisher: DC/Vertigo

Series Year: 2004

Published Year: 2006

Writer: Mike Carey

Artist: Leonardo Manco, Chris Brunner, Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon

Inker: Lee Loughridge

Letterer: Clem Robins

Genre: Horror, Crime, Fantasy,

Contributor(s): Alex Inskeep,

How does this comic relate to a sacred text?

The Name of Text: New Testament, Gospels

The relation: Story plot in comic reflects a plot in a sacred text

Main Character: John Constantine

Where: Earth, Hell, London

Summary: John Constantine has had his memories stripped from him while a bloodthirsty killer is on the loose. With only the help from his oldest enemy to regain his memories back, he might have to do what he never wanted to regain his sanity.

Entry: In this comic one finds significant connections to Christianity and the Gospels by just looking at the cover and the title.
-Reference to the rivers in hell
-Constantine says "God always provides"
- In reference to the story of Jonah: When John Constantine sees all the death around he says "People keep dying around me. Like Jonah. Every ship I sail in goes straight to the bottom with all hands."
- As Jesus went through, Constantine gets himself in a situation where he gets put in a very difficult trial or test. Constantine's enemy calls it a crucible.
-Talks about how Jesus told the Lepers to get up and walk.
-Quotes the Gospel of Matthew 17:20
-Multiple instances of characters in the crucifixion pose
-One of Constantine's enemies says "The Lord is my shepherd and the Savior my shield."

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