Sadly, I could only take this on for
a year or so because I had a lot of other work commitments but
what a buzz! The series
was illustrated throughout by Leonard Manco, man of genius, gentleman
and all round good guy.
The series was inspired by near death experiences.
I always wondered about the tunnel of warm light and the welcoming
it was a trap? No one ever comes back from the light, no one ever
gets there and then comes alive again, it’s always a journey.
What if something sinister lay behind the panel of white light?
What if Heaven and Hell weren’t all there was?
John Constantine is drinking in a pub in London when a
suicidal man wearing a Wreckless Eric T Shirt approaches him and
help. If John can’t help him he’s scheduled to kill
himself that evening. Chris Cole is crippled with empathy.
After using a spell a bird told him at a party he finds that he
has set off a
series of events that lead to the death of a young family in a
house fire. Bad enough, but now he’s feeling their emotions
as they died in the fire and it’s snowballing, getting more
intense. He feels their familys’ grief, the desolation of
their young nephew. He can’t stand it any more. Steve Evans
sent him to John.
But here’s the conundrum: Evans is a magus
too, he could cure Cole with a flick of his wrist, so why send
him all the way to
London to see John? Why draw John’s attention North like that?
he has caught the empathy virus and begins to feel the emotions of the people
around him. Uncomfortable for an old war
horse but intoxicating as well, comforting.
After finding a murdered woman in
Cole’s hotel room they
head North to Glasgow and Steve Evans, even though John knows,
as he knows anything, that he is heading towards his own death.
Red Right Hand
Judgement day has come to Glasgow. Nuff said.