Sting (The Rocker) Says He’ll Write the Foreword to Hellblazer 30th Anniversary Book in Video

Posted by June 18, 2018 Comment

Great news for fans of forewords to comic books written by ’80s rock stars! Sting will be writing the foreword to Constantine, Hellblazer: A 30th Anniversary Celebration, the upcoming book from Vertigo Comics. The choice of Sting to pen the introduction is, according to the press release, a nod to Sting being the inspiration for Constantine’s look. Sting revealed his involvement in a recorded video message Monday.

Yeah. We wish it was Sting the wrestler too.

“Hi, my name is Sting,” Sting helpfully informed viewers of the video. “I’m here to celebrate the John Constantine Hellblazer 30th Anniversary.”

“Now, John and I have a long history,” Sting added, though not as long as one of his tantric sex sessions. “So I’ve written a foreword to the edition that goes into more detail about our relationship.”

“So I wish him well,” Sting continued. “He’s done very well for himself. It comes out on October 30th.”

Wait, does he think John Constantine is a real person?

Watch the video:

Here’s some information about the book, from the press release:

The commemorative collection will explore the complete history of the series with four one-page essays written by HELLBLAZER author Rich Handley. It will also include a comprehensive timeline of Constantine’s life and three one-page stories featured in JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER issues #1, 2 and 4. Memorable stories from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Brian Azzarello, Paul Jenkins, Jamie Delano and others reflect the best of the long-lasting series, including HELLBLAZER issues #11, 27, 41, 63, 120, 146, 229 and 240 and SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #37, where the character was officially introduced.

Look for it in stores October 30th.

(Last Updated June 18, 2018 3:07 pm )

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