HellBlazer #111 : No More Heroes (Last Man Standing : Part Two)
Writer : Paul Jenkins
Artist : Sean Phillips
Sandda continues to try and persuede Constantine to aid Arthur's court, telling him of the argument
between Arthur and Myrddin, the reason for which is still unknown. Sandda introduces John to his
brother Sgilti who he claims has been observing Constantine for several weeks and has confirmed that
John is the one to help them. Ignoring his better instincts, John buckles and agrees to help.
Whilst relaxing with Rich (who's now in training to become the worlds first punk ski jumper), Slarky and Dani,
John tries to explain to Dani what lies ahead but she puts him off, explaining that she and the others
are not his responsibility that they can look after themselves. With the help of Dez, a regular nethead,
John learns that the government are building bypasses through every sacred site in Britain, disrupting
the ley line energy that runs throughout the country.
The court of Arthur assembles to meet Constantine but
things go horribly wrong when all are attacked by Myrddins men - the bodies of Arthurs eternal court
are riddled with bullets and Constantine brought to a face to face meeting with Myrddin himself. Myrddin explains
the reasons for his argument with Arthur and charges Constantine with finding the Holy Grail he seeks.
Constantine asks why he should help, Myrddin answers by giving him a bag which contains
Dezs hands ! Myrddin leaves John with the threat 'I can get to any of your people'. As John mourns
the loss of another friend , Jack (an elemental from Abaton) shows up and asks for Johns help. Misunderstanding Jack,
John refuses but Jack explains that the grail can only 'be held by a king of rightful blood' and that all
John must do is ask him to help. Reluctantly John agrees but when he learns of the kings identity
he receives an even bigger shock then when Rich asked him to play Godfather.....
This issue ends with
John addressing Rich, who's lying face down in a field, with the words 'We need to talk...your majesty'.
Quote Of The Month : 'I'll see what I can do. But if this ever shows up on Candid Camera, I swear I'll fuckin' drop you' - John Constantine agreeing to
help Sandda and company.
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