Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!

Abra cadabra! Rocco and Chris are back and we are talking all about everyone’s favorite cynical, chain smoking sorcerer, John Constantine. Tune in as we talk about his comic book origins, animated and live action appearances, and more! Welcome to LUC Dark.



What are you reading?


  • Jim Lee promoted
  • Krypto in Superman Legacy
  • JSA members get their own minis
  • DC Knight Terrors 
  • McFarlane Toys Gold Label Superman Unchained patina version -10k qty
  • Marvel Star Wars xover event Dark Droids
  • Daredevil Reborn to be affected by strike? Blade production halted.
  • F4 castings?
  • Midnight Suns P6?


Character Origin in Comics

Swamp Thing #37 (1985) – created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben


Hellblazer (1988- 2013) 300 issues

Justice League Dark (2011) 

Constantine (2013)

Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015)

The Hellblazer: Rebirth (2016)

Current Status in Comics

The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer (2019) –  one-shot

John Constantine: Hellblazer (2019) – set in Sandman Universe – 12 issues

Hellblazer: Rise and Fall (2020) Tom Taylor – Black Label

Swamp Thing: Green Hell (2022-2023)



  • Constantine (2005)
  • Newly announced sequel

Matt Ryan

  • NBC show (2014
  • Arrowverse – Arrow (4th season), Legends of Tomorrow (3rd season and became regular on 4th)
  • DC Animated movies
    • Justice League Dark (2017)
    • City of Demons (2018)
    • JLD: Apokolips War (2020)
    • The House of Mystery (2022)
  • Harley Quinn S3E5 –  “It’s a Swamp Thing”

Honorable Mentions

  • The Sandman (Netflix) – Johanna Constantine and her identically named ancestor appear in The Sandman, both portrayed by Jenna Coleman
  • John Constantine appears in The Sandman audio drama episode “Dream A Little Dream of Me”, voiced by Taron Egerton.