John Constantine’s new DC comic book ends with him kissing the Devil

Today, DC concluded the Black Label book Hellblazer: Fluctuate with a story about John Constantine examining a mystical string of deaths in which the worst of society’s upper crust keep jumping to their deaths with what appear like angel wings stitched into their backs.

Method back in the series’ very first concern, Satan techniques John into thinking for numerous minutes that he had an inebriated one night stand with the devil himself, prior to chuckling his ass off and informing John that as the King of Hell he has much better requirements than that. However is John Constantine too low lease for fast snog with the Lord of Lies?

Today we discovered that no. No he is not.

What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be terrific comics. (And if you missed out on the last edition, read this.)


Hellblazer: Fluctuate #3

John Constantine makes out with Satan (red skinned, horned, tailed, wearing a suit) in a dingy pub bathroom, in Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #3, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Tom Taylor, Darick Robertson/DC Comics

What actually makes this panel for me is the right creative option on Darick Robertson’s part, that when French kissing the Devil, Constantine would raise his ankle like a little princess.

Runaways #33

The Runaways fight Wolverine and Pixie to a standstill to keep them from taking Molly to Krakoa against her will. Pixie exclaims “We’re only here because we got Molly’s distress call. She asked us to bring her to Krakoa,” in Runaways #33, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Rainbow Rowell, Andrés Genolet/Marvel Comics

Awww, yes, Runaways is lastly dealing with the Krakoa concern: Now that all mutants have a house, how does homeowner mutant Runaway Molly Hayes feel about residing on the island?

“They are not heroes because they are perfect. They are heroes because they must overcome their imperfections,” says a narrator, as Yara Flor/Wonder Woman weeps, until her pegasus bonks her with his head. “Stop, Jerry! You are so annoying!” she cries, smiling again, in Future State: Wonder Woman #2, DC Comics (2021).

Image: Joëlle Jones/DC Comics

Yara Flor’s very first solo series concluded today, however don’t fret — she’ll be back as Wonder Lady!

X-Factor #7

Prodigy attempts to usher his boyfriend Speed out of X-Factor HQ as Speed peppers Northstar with questions about how fast and cool he is in X-Factor #7. “I’m also rich and gay, since you seem to be keeping score,” Northstar quips.

Image: Leah Williams, David Baldeón/Marvel Comics

Tommy/Speed losing his cool over Northstar, experienced gay speedster, was among the loveliest minutes in this week’s X-Factor.

The Dreaming: Waking Hours #7

Todd, a muscular guy in a mesh shirt, knocks on the door of the exiled angle Jophiel, the the form of a black man. He explains that he can’t find his girlfriend Heather, and Jophiel calls out to Ruin to say they’re going for a walk, in The Dreaming: Waking Hours #7, DC Comics (2021).

Image: G. Willow Wilson, Javier Rodriguez/DC Comics

Mentioning queers, this arc of The Dreaming: Waking Hours is developing into that a person meme. Every queer good friend group has actually: A banished angel, a talking raven, a child gargoyle, a trans sorceress, her himbo partner who enjoys her a lot he lets her gown him in mesh t-shirts, and a problem who fell in love with a monk he saw when in a dream.

This is not a problem.

Black Knight: King in Black

Dane Whitman is berated by a ghost of his ancestor for being a shitty Black Knight and a shitty Avenger in Black Knight: King in Black, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Simon Spurrier, Jesús Saiz/Marvel Comics

Black Knight: King in Black works as a one-shot sneak peek of Simon Spurrier’s Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade, and you understand I’m here for Spurrier composing a Falstaffian dream hero. Coda knocked my socks off.

Far Sector #10

Green Lantern Jo receives a panicked message from her friend CanHaz, who says that the Council is ordering a shudown of half the referendum servers, preventing her people from voting, as many of them can’t afford to vote in person, in Far Sector #10, DC Comics (2021).

Image: N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell/DC Comics

Far Sector wins the award for the majority of strangely prescient — however maybe not remarkably prescient, considered that it’s composed by sci-fi author N.K. Jemisin — comic on the stands today.

Hellions #9

The Hellions react to the news that Mister Sinister is in a bind by laughing and suggesting they go grab lunch, in Hellions #9, Marvel Comics (2021).

Image: Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia/Marvel Comics

Hellions did not get me in its very first arc however since the X of Swords things, every concern of it is something that tickles my love of unusual comics meta and offers me a great stubborn belly laugh.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.