20 Feb Issue #105 – “The Hellblazer” (w/ Lacretia Lyon)
In this week’s issue we sit down with host, comedian, actor, producer Lacretia Lyon to talk about the Hellblazer himself… John Constantine!
Intro Music by Aaron Barry
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Meet Lacretia Lyon
(1:20) Lacretia’s background in comics
(6:13) Working in the entertainment industry
(11:40) Is Constantine actually powerful or does he just get lucky?
(14:22) What has kept Constantine such a consistently popular character?
(18:12) Earth K Constantine.
(23:08) Must read stories and arcs from Hellblazer.
(27:03) Is there a definitive take on Constantine?
(30:36) What writer/artist would you like to see take on Constantine?
(37:38) John Constantine’s appearance in a day-time soap.
(38:42) Thoughts on Matt Ryan’s take on Constantine.
(43:33) Has there been a part of his origin that showed a specific instance that sparked his interest in the occult?
(46:23) What’s Constantine’s shampoo regiment like?
(50:00) Who is Constantine’s arch-nemesis? Recent story recommendations.
(59:49) Is Constantine capable of having a healthy relationship?
(1:04:01) What’s Constantine’s relationship with Jesus or other hippie cult leaders?
(1:07:30) What were the main problems with the NBC show? Why chose Zed? Will he show in DC Universe’s Swamp Thing?
(1:10:10) What’s a good trade to jump in to reading Constantine?
(1:14:42) Is Constantine canonically the only aging DC character? Would growing up in a post-grunge era change his character?
(79:05) Three Way
(80:06) The Zephyr
(80:45) Shock Jock
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