A Fresh Coat Of Red Paint
Writer : Brian Azzarello
Penciller : Giuseppe Camuncoli
Inker : Cameron Stewart
Cover Artist : Tim Bradstreet
Colors : Lee Loughridge
Letters : Clem Robins
Editor : Wil Dennis
Issue synopsis written by J. White
Issue Synopsis : Outside the Amtram bus depot, a young skimpy clad hooker exits a cab.As she
checks her lipstick in the reflection of the door it opens revealingJohn
Constantine. The woman inquires whether John needs a date for theevening.
John gives a solid "no" but informs her he has an hour orso to spend. The
hooker offers John the company, but it'll cost him. On that note John agrees
and suggests he go with her to get some money. As she gives John directions
to an ATM, John informs her he has no bank account. With no intention of
robbing anyone the hooker hesitates before following John any further. With
a smirk John explains he has no intention of robbing anyone and is more
interested in separating dollars from people the old fashioned way -bingo.
Seems John has a knack for winning; he's already won six games in a row
which is beginning to upset the locals. The elderly women sitting across the
table from John and his "date" shies away when confronted. John, in typical
asshole fashion, shares his own guess as to why they're being suspiciously
watched. He tells her that because of her young and beautiful body, along
with John's arrogance, they're jealous inside. As the numbers are being called
John entices them further, calling them selfish failures that are too old to
experience anything heated or lustful anymore and dismisses them coldly. The
last number is called and John smiles claiming yet another victory.
The pair soon arrives at John's hotel. He asks her how long she's been
tricking. She answers with a "few years" explaining to Constantine that the
money is her main priority. She then explains how she goes about her trade,
telling him the things she sees before they arrive at room 311. John tells
her his name before she asks what he would like to call her. Kitty chooses
to be her fitting title, and John gives a knock at the door. Shocked that he
would bring her to a room that's not his, the door opens revealing Agent
Turro sporting a new look.
Kitty inquires as to who Turro is. He tells her he's an FBI agent and she
tells him she's a sex therapist before asking why it smells so bad.Seems
Turro has just dropped a shit and John inquires about Turro's new mustache.
With recent dogfights spurring, Turro's had to work undercover. John
complements the new look, but not Turro. As the two swap verbal swipes,
Kitty begins to remove her clothes. When asked which one wants to go first
Constantine offers for them to fuck her together. Turro looks a bit
surprised and thinks John's gay. With that John explains to Turro that he's
looking at a very sexy piece of woman and can't wait to have her then asks
if the question was actually a proposition. As the two undress, Turro
interrogates John about the incidents that transpired in Highwater. Turro tells
John he couldn't get anything out of Lucky's wife and that John must have
been very beneficial. John also learns Turro knows who sent him to prison,
but he had to have proof and it seems he can't even do anything without that.
With that realization Turro decides he can't go through with it and gets
dressed. John goads Turro, saying he has no balls, but he does have guilt.
Turro's not done just yet though and he gives John once more piece of useful
information. According to the files, John was officially killed backin the
prison riots. With that Turro leaves John and Kitty to themselves but not
before one last insult by Constantine.
Issue synopsis written by J. White
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