Constantine S01E10 Recap: Quid Pro Quo

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paper“Quid Pro Quo,” the tenth episode of Constantine, is loosely based on the events of the Hellblazer graphic novel All His Engines (2005) by Mike Carey and Leonardo Marco. It also finally tells the story of Chas and his healing powers.


A hooded figure stands on a Brooklyn rooftop, reciting a spell. Thick, swirling smoke appears around the figure’s hands and goes down into a chimney. In an apartment below, a little girl is in her bedroom playing with dolls at bedtime. The swirling smoke enters her room through the fireplace and surrounds the girl. The doll she is clutching drops to the ground. Continue reading

Constantine Short: John Con Noir 1: Trash

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DC Comics presents a new Film-Noir-inspired claymation meta-webseries featuring the voice of Matt Ryan: “John Con Noir.” In Episode 1: “Trash,” the creators of the Constnatine TV show are missing, and John must find them to maintain his own existence. Animated by Cool Town Claymation. It’s weird! Check it out!
Animated by Carol Rasaphangthong & Jennifer Kim. Written by Sammy Corrado IV.

Constantine Recap S01E09: The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 2

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Below the ConventSee our recap of Part 1 for a short glossary of new characters, monsters
and evil organizations in this storyline.

The Tunnels

When we last saw John Constantine, he was dying of a gunshot wound in a tunnel beneath a Mexican convent, and being stalked by a hungry invunche.

Above ground, Chas and Hugo are waiting for Anne-Marie and John. Anne-Marie surfaces and hands baby Diego off to his father, Hugo. When Chas asks, “Where’s John?” Anne-Marie only says, “I’m sorry, Chas.” Continue reading

Constantine S01E08 Recap: The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 1

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talons“The Saint of Last Resorts” is the first half of a two-episode story. The second half will air in its new 8pm time slot on Friday, January 16, 2015. There are a lot of references to new groups and creatures, so a little explanation of terminology may be in order.

La Brujeria in Swamp Thing  #46 (Moore/Bissette/Totleben)

La Brujeria in Swamp Thing #46 “Revelations”  (Moore/Bissette/Totleben)

•Brujeria: The Brujeria are members of an ancient coven of warlocks from South America. They are incredibly evil, and for centuries have worked toward the goal of destroying Heaven and unleashing powerful entities of greatest malevolence upon the earthly plane in pursuit of that goal. The Rising Darkness is not just facilitating their plans—the Brujeria are in fact the actual cause of the Rising Darkness. They are that powerful and malicious. The Brujeria’s “central committee” is called The Council of the Cave, the members of which are under the protection of a monster of their own creation: the invunche. Continue reading