Fear And Loathing
Ever since his encounter with John Constantine, the Archangel Gabriel has been having doubts.
Gabriel spends his time in an exclusive gentlemen's club in London. Plagued
with doubt, Gabriel breaks with tradition and walks out of the club - this
attracts the attention of a spy that Charley Patterson (a senior member of the
BNP) had in the club. As Gabriel walks the streets he meets and befriends a woman
As John concludes some business with Rick in a local pub, he meets Dez and his brother
George (who's recently returned home from Birmingham following some trouble with racists).
Gabriel continues to open up to Julie and whilst not telling her who he is really is, he
does talk of his 'father' and the problems he is experiencing with his faith.
Charley Patterson's spy informs him of Gabriel's meeting with the woman. Charley, scared that
Constantine is going to mess up his plans for Gabriel, sends some heavies around to hurt Kit with
a view to using this to scare off John. When Kit handles these thugs, Patterson decides that John will
have to be taken on directly. As Charley's men attack Constantine, Dez intercedes on his behalf but ends
up taking a beating and the pair are captured by Patterson.
As John suffers taunts from Patterson, and Dez dies from the beatings he received, Julie and Gabriel grow
closer. Facing death, John reveals to Patterson that he's already orchestrated the fall of Gabriel and he
offers him the archangel in exchange for his life. George, learning of his brothers abduction, picks up a
sawn off shotgun and raids Patterson's hideout. After seeing the body of his dead brother, Georgekills Charley
Meanwhile, Julie and Gabriel take their relationship to a more physical level. As the pair make love,
Gabriel receives the shock of his life when Julie rips his heart from his chest and reveals herself to be
Ellie. Gabriel is cast from
Heaven and John offers him an ultimatum - either serve as John's protector or die. John needs his protection
because he fears the First Of The
Fallen is seeking revenge and Ellie wanted revenge for the part Gabriel played in her lover's death.
Following the attack on her by Patterson's men, Kit decides to return to Northern Ireland and leave her life with
John Constantine behind.
1993 : John Constantine causes the fall of the archangel Gabriel as part of a scheme to protect himself from The First Of The Fallen.
Dates taken from Vertigo Secret Files : Hellblazer, written by Michael Bonner
Gabriel realises that Constantine was right about Patterson.
Dez looking the worse for wear after suffering a beating at the hands of Patterson's men.
Charley Patterson gets his.