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Self-sufficiency, however, can all too easily shade into complacency–a lesson that John forgets when a desperate stranger corners him in a bar and pleads for his help. The simple spell he performs for his petitioner quickly ensnares the famed magician in a much larger web of ancient, elemental magic–and transfers his new acquaintance’s crippling burden of universal empathy squarely onto his shoulders.
Now Constantine must wage war against not only the powerful magus responsible for this hellish curse, but also the unfiltered emotions of an entire city. Typical for John’s luck, that city is Glasgow, Scotland–a world center for alcoholism, depression and barely concealed rage.
Celebrated crime novelist Denise Mina teams with acclaimed artists Leonardo Manco and Cristiano Cucina to feel each other’s pain in Hellblazer Vol. 19: The Red Right Hand, collecting Mina’s complete run on the series from issues #216-228 as well as the never-before-reprinted story “With a Little Help from My Friends” from issue #229 by Hellblazer emeritus author Mike Carey and guest artist John Paul Leon.