Hellblazer has a new writer starting in August. Tim Seeley will take over on the book starting with The Hellblazer #13.
The news was announced on Nerdist, where they also say that Jesus Merino will join Seeley as the artist for issue #13. As noted in Seeley’s tweet, colorist Chris Sotomayor will also be on the book beginning with that issue.
“I’ve wanted to work on The Hellblazer for as long as I can remember,” said Seeley in Nerdist’s early preview of DC’s August titles. “John isn’t quite a hero. He’s doing his best to get by, making mistakes along the way, and checking off things he’ll regret later. Y’know, like all of us. The Hellblazer is one of the few, genuine horror series DC regularly puts out, and telling icky, creepy, scary stories with just a touch of sexy is totally my thing. And getting to draw the covers as well is the perfect gig for ol’ Tim.”
DC’s solicits are due out next week. In the meantime, here’s Seeley’s cover for The Hellblazer #13: