An exquisite new collection of short stories from award-winning author Simon Van Booy.
Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the innermost lives of everyday people. From a family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor, to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger, these masterfully written tales reveal not only the precarious balance maintained between grief and happiness in our lives, but also how the echoes of personal tragedy can shape us for the better.
“Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” —Los Angeles Times
"Simon Van Booy knows a great deal about the complex longings of the human heart." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
John Constantine, the mage you love to hate, continues his adventures through the mainstream DC Universe in THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH!
Constantine is back in London, reuniting with old friends—and older enemies: There’s Chas Chandler, his best mate; Mercury, the young psychic, the Earth elemental known as the Swamp Thing; and, of course, more demons and djinns than you can cast a curse at.
If he’s going to survive this hell-raising homecoming, Constantine will have to play fast and loose with the rules—and with the souls of everyone residing in the Old Smoke. Evil is a surprisingly common infection, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease…
THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH brings one of comics’ greatest antiheroes back to his roots—courtesy of the creative team of Simon Oliver, Moritat, Pia Guerra and José Marzán Jr.! This brand-new starting point collects issues #1-6 and the one-shot special THE HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH.