Saturday, March 28, 2020

John Constantine, Hellblazer (Comic, Review): Tipstor® Pick

The original Constantine is back in this series from Si Spurrier (The Dreaming) and Aaron Campbell (Infidel), with nothing to his name but decades of bad memories and an unearned second chance. 

  • Writer: John Paul Leon 
  • Artist(s): Giuseppe Camuncoli; Stefano Landini
  • Cover Art: Aaron Campbell
  • Colorist: Jordie Bellaire 
  • Publisher: Vertigo

Summary: John Constantine is back in London, back to his old tricks-and just in time, as things have become very dark indeed in his old stomping grounds. A small-time gang lord has found himself dealing with a big-time outbreak of supernatural weirdness…and without any allies to call on and nothing left to call his own, John doesn’t have much choice about taking a paycheck from one of London’s worst, or accepting the help of one of the gang lord’s would-be foot soldiers. But what should be an open-and-shut exorcism turns out to be nothing but…and the author of this madness may just be getting started on their terrible masterpiece.



Comic readers and fans of Hellblazer from every corner of the Earth may rejoice. It is back and it is looking incredibly promising. Counting on a highly talented team, the title should bring up the quality standards back to Vertigo times and if that won’t convince you to pick up this new series, we don’t know what will. John Constantine: Hellblazer #1 is an excellent debut. Whether the story can continue to sustain itself for an entire arc or two remains to be seen.


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