Doctor DC Podcast | Issue #105 – “The Hellblazer” (w/ Lacretia Lyon)
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Issue #105 – “The Hellblazer” (w/ Lacretia Lyon)

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

 

The Hellblazer

(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?

 

Dial Doc

(79:05) Three Way

(80:06) The Zephyr

(80:45) Shock Jock

 

Characters, Places, Things

Jesse Custer

John Constantine (Vertigo) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Nergal

Neron (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Swamp Thing (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Zed (PreFlashpoint) (TV Series)

 

Recommended Reading and Viewing

Constantine (TV Series) (Film)

Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol 1

The Hellblazer Vol 1 (Rebirth)

Hellblazer Vol 1

Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits

Hellblazer: Haunted

Hellblazer: Original Sins

 

People

Alan Moore

Ben Templesmith (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Donny Cates (Twitter) (Instagram)

Jeff Lemire (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Matt Ryan (Wiki) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Lacretia Lyon (Website) (Instagram) (Twitter)

1Comment
  • Jess Ransdell-Smith
    Posted at 01:08h, 23 February Reply

    Constantine is Sting = hot. Matt Ryan is Constantine = also hot. 😀

    Matt’s portrayal of this character on the NBC show is what drew me to the character and wanting to read him. I wasn’t really much into comics much to my father’s chagrin, I think. LOL! I was never into comics because I feel like Superheros are too…fantastical…I guess. I was never into the overly muscled guys and stuff, they never appealed to me. Constantine is just a regular bloke trying to get through life and I love that so much and I really love the supernatural as well so this character is perfect for me!=

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