The first of John Constantine's ongoing series. I've heard that the series as a whole improves later on, which is good. There are some panels that fall seriously flat here. But there are glimmers of brilliance, too. The soul market storyline is fascinating, even placed as it is very much in a particular time and place that now makes it dated. Constantine himself is charmingly horrible, in the true antihero tradition. I think I may continue with Hellblazer, at least for a few more trades. I like reading the character (Constantine's Sandman story is one of my favorites in the series) and I'd like to see what else can be done with him.