It's like the late '80s all over again: John Constantine and Swamp Thing are lurking in the dark corner of the DC Universe, rather than a walled-off Vertigo, and the two of them are all wrapped up in each other's lives. That's where we find ourselves in The Hellblazer #2, written by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat.

Swamp Thing is in a bad state since he broke up with Abby, and of course John can't resist getting involved in that kind of intensely personal situation, especially when it involves a vastly powerful elemental or two. But of course, John can't mess with just one relationship at a time. He's also having a negative effect on the household of his longtime BFF and sidekick Chas, by overstaying his welcome as a houseguest. And specifically, in this issue, by overstaying his welcome in the bathroom.

Moritat's art in this preview is gorgeous, giving the Swamp Thing scene a dreamlike, almost psychedelic feel, which contrasts with the sudden switch to Constantine in a dimly lit bathroom, despite the essential style remaining the same.

The Hellblazer #2 is out September 28, and features a variant cover by John Cassaday with Paul Mounts, in addition to the regular Moritat cover.

 

Variant Cover by John Cassaday with Paul Mounts
Art by Moritat
Art by Moritat
Art by Moritat
Art by Moritat
Art by Moritat

 

Here's the official synopsis from DC:

“THE POISON TRUTH” part 2! No one likes rejection—least of all John Constantine. But even if three’s a crowd, he’s going to find a way to get involved in Swamp Thing’s hunt for Abigail Arcane!