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The #DCTV Secrets of CONSTANTINE - Episode 1: "Pilot"

The #DCTV Secrets of CONSTANTINE - Episode 1: "Pilot...

By Paul Malmont Friday, October 24th, 2014

These secrets are almost too hot to handle!

Constantine is finally here!   Here are this week’s #DCTV Secrets you might be asking about:

  • What's the history of Ravenscar?
  • What badness happened in Newcastle?
  • Why does that helmet look so familiar... and so dangerous?

Want to carry on the conversation?  Jump on #DCTV in Twitter and see what clues others have found.

 

 

Don’t delve further into the dark arts if you want to stay spoiler free.  But you know you’re going to.  You’ve been warned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When in England, Visit Ravenscar.

That’s right.  Ravenscar actually exists.  It’s a coastal village in North Yorkshire, England.  Whether or not it’s the home to the dark asylum in which we met John Constantine in this episode is something you can discover for yourself next time you’re in England.  That particular institution has been a part of John’s story since nearly the beginning.  Want to discover more about the “graphic” origins of Constantine and his connection to Ravenscar?  Start with Hellblazer Vol. 1: Original Sins.

Like Bringing Coal (and Other Dark Matter) to Newcastle.

Just as the pilot showed, in the comic books the events at Newcastle have created permanent scars on whatever’s left of John’s soul.  Ritchie Simpson was there, as were  poor, unfortunate Astra, and Nergal—a Babylonian demon the little girl summoned to help her with a nasty problem.  What happened was enough to drive Constantine into a mental institution. 

And what about Ritchie?  We’ll have to see if the TV version of the character meets the same deadly fate as the book’s.  Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you about spoilers.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Speaking of fate, yeah, we were excited to see Doctor Fate’s helmet make a brief appearance (accompanied by an appropriate warning!).  We’ll have to wait to see what part this powerful Egyptian occult object plays in John’s future.  But for now, hands off! 

Think that’s the only DC artifact in the Mill House we noticed?  Nope.  Were you quick enough to see Pandora’s Box as seen in Trinity of Sin-Pandora Vol. 1: The Curse or the Ibistick of Golden Age Superhero, Ibis the Invincible.

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See you next week!