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Doctor DC Podcast

Feb 20, 2019

In this week's issue we sit down with host, comedian, actor, producer Lacretia Lyon to talk about the Hellblazer himself... John Constantine! 

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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Meet Lacretia Lyon

(1:20) Lacretia's background in comics

(6:13) Working in the entertainment industry


The Hellblazer

(11:40) Is Constantine actually powerful or does he just get lucky?

(14:22) What has kept Constantine such a consistently popular character?

(18:12) Earth K Constantine.

(23:08) Must read stories and arcs from Hellblazer.

(27:03) Is there a definitive take on Constantine?

(30:36) What writer/artist would you like to see take on Constantine?

(37:38) John Constantine's appearance in a day-time soap.

(38:42) Thoughts on Matt Ryan's take on Constantine.

(43:33) Has there been a part of his origin that showed a specific instance that sparked his interest in the occult?

(46:23) What's Constantine's shampoo regiment like?

(50:00) Who is Constantine's arch-nemesis?  Recent story recommendations.

(59:49) Is Constantine capable of having a healthy relationship?

(1:04:01) What's Constantine's relationship with Jesus or other hippie cult leaders?

(1:07:30) What were the main problems with the NBC show?  Why chose Zed?  Will he show in DC Universe's Swamp Thing?

(1:10:10) What's a good trade to jump in to reading Constantine?

(1:14:42) Is Constantine canonically the only aging DC character?  Would growing up in a post-grunge era change his character?


Dial Doc

(79:05) Three Way

(80:06) The Zephyr

(80:45) Shock Jock


Characters, Places, Things

Jesse Custer

John Constantine (Vertigo) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Neron (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Swamp Thing (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Zed (PreFlashpoint) (TV Series)


Recommended Reading and Viewing

Constantine (TV Series) (Film)

Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol 1

The Hellblazer Vol 1 (Rebirth)

Hellblazer Vol 1

Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits

Hellblazer: Haunted

Hellblazer: Original Sins



Alan Moore

Ben Templesmith (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Donny Cates (Twitter) (Instagram)

Jeff Lemire (Website) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Matt Ryan (Wiki) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Lacretia Lyon (Website) (Instagram) (Twitter)