Winter's Edge Winter's Edge

Writer : Paul Jenkins
Artist : Paul Pope

(This story was written in memory of Lou Stathis, the heart of Vertigo comics)

As John's Thanksgiving trip to America continues he decides to take a much needed break from Dani's family and go for several Christmas drinks.   Ensconcing himself in a nearby bar, John meets a man who recants the tale of a man and woman who worked for the same magazine.

The man was loud and sarcastic, he wrote caustic music reviews for the mag whilst the woman was quieter and responsible for most of the magazines news articles.   Eventually the pair ended up going out together (a relationship that started after they both had one too many drinks).   Everything was fine until the man was diagnosed as having brain cancer.   Despite surgery, the man eventually passes away.

Winters Edge : Tell Me
Constantine bids farewell to Lou

Constantine's drinking partner reveals that this will be the woman's first Christmas alone before leaving John (referring to him as 'Constantine' despite John not telling him his name) with a toy rabbit.   Leaving the bar, John bumps into a group of women, one of whom he recognises as the woman from the mans tale.   Realising that the man was the ghost of her dead boyfriend, John gives her the bunny and passes on a message from him (the dead boyfriend).

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