Mike Carey is a British comic book writer who began his career writing for U.S. independent publisher Caliber Press, where he created the original series Inferno and produced the graphic novel Dr. Faustus with artist Mike Perkins. He went on to write a number of projects for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint including the Eisner Award-nominated series LUCIFER, an extended run on HELLBLAZER and the original graphic novels THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES with John Bolton and HELLBLAZER: ALL HIS ENGINES with Leonardo Manco. He is currently the writer of Vertigo's acclaimed series THE UNWRITTEN, which he co-created with his LUCIFER collaborator, artist Peter Gross. Carey is also known for his work on WETWORKS for DC Comics as well as X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics. As a novelist, he has penned five supernatural thrillers in the Felix Castor series and co-wrote The Steel Seraglio (UK title City of Silk and Steel) along with his wife, Linda, and their daughter Louise.
John Constantine has survived his share of horrifying events: a bout with cancer, four-headed soccer hooligans, a stint in a maximum security prison, and more trips to Hell than he probably cares to recall. In this month's gala HELLBLAZER #200, he'll face a threat even he could never envision: married life.
A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (THE INTIMATES) and Lorenzo Ruggiero. After his demon kids wipe out his friends and family, John prepares for a high-stakes ritual that he hopes will repair some of the damage. But when he asks Chas for help, his old friend goes on a rampage.
Part 1 of the 2-part "R.S.V.P." John Constantine's back in London to see some old friends, only to realize all his friends are dead (or worse). After a less-than-memorable encounter with one of his last living mates, Constantine realizes he has an addiction to the black arts, and sets out to kick his habit. But what does a mysterious "magic convention" have to do with his decision?
Featuring new ongoing series artist Leonardo Manco! When a trio of thieves makes the mistake of stealing a rare and cursed magical artifact from John Constantine's lock-up, they soon learn the hard way that they've nicked from the wrong bloke.
In this unforgettable one-shot story, Mike Carey and John Paul Leon (THE WINTER MEN) tell a twisted tale of things that aren't what they seem. Constantine happens upon an argument between twin sisters that turns into a hunt through London for mysterious items to quell the sibling fire. But when a bizarre sickness begins to shadow him, he realizes he'll need help from some "special" friends to get him out of this terrifying, deadly mess.
A special stand-alone issue featuring art by Frazer Irving (SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCHBOY). Back from the depths of Hell (literally) and devastated by the soul-wrenching events that took place there, John Constantine recalls the first time he ever worked his own unique brand of conjuring — with an emphasis on "con."
Critically acclaimed writer Mike Carey concludes his three-year Hellblazer run with a tale that leaves John Constantine ready to construct a new life after literally torching the debris of his old one. But he's got one last trick to play, and he's chosen the magicians of London's Tate Club to be his ill-fated audience.
The shocking final chapter of the 4-part "Reasons to be Cheerful." John's desperate race to save his loved ones from the demons' cull ends in tragedy. But this isn't the tragedy that he'd feared and expected — this is far worse.