Total Nerd 15 Ways Constantine Is Different From the Comics  

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While NBC's Constantine is trying to find its second season, it's now the perfect time to catch up with this awesome TV adaptation of Vertigo Comics's Hellblazer comic. It's an incredibly loyal adaption with only a few minor differences. 

What differences you ask!? Well, Ranker Comics has put together a list of details that vary between TV's Constantine and Vertigos' Hellblazer. There might be several deviations from the source material, but John Constantine still wouldn't care if you sod off to Hell. 
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John Constantine Isn't a Chain Smoker


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In the TV adaptation, John Constantine is seen with his lighter and, occasionally, an unlit cigarette in his hand. However, in the comics, Constantine is practically a chimney. The smoking has been pared down on Constantine to fit in with TV standards and practices. 
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The Show Is Called Constantine, Not Hellblazer


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Although John Constantine has been in several different comics and titles, his most popular series was Hellblazer, which ran from 1988 to 2013. It was originally a spin off of the popular Swamp Thing series and found its audience on DC Comics's fledgling imprint, Vertigo Comics. 

The title for the TV series was switched to Constantine for its new audience. 
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John Constantine Isn't Bisexual


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Although the sexual orientation of TV's Constantine is not a major plot point or characteristic, the producers have stated that the character, as played by Matt Ryan, is not bisexual. This has been a running characteristic in the Hellblazer comic and upset long-time fans when the announcement was made.
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Astra Was White in Hellblazer


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When Astra Logue was introduced in the comic, she was the daughter of Alex Logue but was also Caucasian. However, for the TV show, Astra is played by Bailey Tippen, an African-American actress.