Constantine premiered last Friday, and I enjoyed it immensely. Definitely better than Gotham, which was a bit boring in the first episode? I'm finding it hard to go back to.
Anyway, I have decided to make a short reading list for those of you who want to give the comics a try and do not know where to start. While the show is different, reading the source material can't hurt. And you never know, you just might find a new series to get hooked on.
- Hellblazer Vol. 1: Original Sins
- Hellblazer Vol. 2: The Devil You Know
- Hellblazer Vol. 3: The Fear Machine
- Hellblazer Vol. 4: The Family Man
- Hellblazer Vol. 5: Dangerous Habits
- Hellblazer Vol. 6: Bloodlines
- Hellblazer Vol. 7: Tainted Love
- Hellblazer Vol. 8: Rake at the Gates of Hell
- Hellblazer Vol. 9: Critical Mass
- Hellblazer Vol. 10: In the Line of Fire
There's more than what I have listed, but I did not want to overwhelm new readers. If you make it through the above and are looking for more, then there's a pretty good list over at wikipedia.
And with the New 52 reboot, Hellblazer became Constantine. There are fewer volumes with the new series.
I do recommend these comics for an older teen reader (i.e. 17 years of age) as there may be content that's a little too scary or strange or violent for a younger reader.