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.

 

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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!