Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hellblazer: Archbishop Bomb

I Started collecting Hellblazer comics, detailing the exploits of street Magician/conman John Constantine when I was a teenager. One story in particular had a particular resonance for me.

"Archbishop Bomb" was a two parter ("Early Warning" & "How I Learned to Love the Bomb") written by Grant Morrison in 1990 that wove together strands such as pagan folklore, MoD military sites, nuclear Armageddon and ultra low sound frequencies.


  1. mmm - David Lloyd too...

    he's always had a bit of a thing for the MoD and associated weirdness has our Grant - I'm sure he even managed to squeeze Porton Down into his New X-Men romp at one point.

    the first and last arcs in The Invisibles are particularly Found Objects-friendly too...

    Grant Morrison - most hauntological comic book writer? discuss...

  2. His recent Batman & Robin #7 was a very fun attempt to splice hauntological preoccupations with the modern UK of the DC Universe. Standing stones, ley lines, abandoned mines, Quatermass, Red Riding, Radio Ghosts, Morris Men, Only Fools & Horses, Pearly Kings, radioactive miners... & Batman!

    Mention should go to David Hine & Shaky Kane's current The Bulletproof Coffin as the finest haunto-critical-paranoiac comic of the minute.