Constantine: The Hellblazer #10

Constantine: The Hellblazer #10

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The demonic mogul Nerons plans come to fruition as New York City becomes a one-stop shop for any and all kinds of magic, open to the public and completely unregulated. But John Constantine is trapped in the one place he hoped hed never go: the magical realm of Faerie, home to tricksters so skilled that even the Hellblazer cant bluff his way home in time to save humanity from itself.

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata Mar 12, 2016

    Ming Doyle and James Tynion give us a three-dimensional John Constantine we can connect with. Guest artist Travel Foreman does a great job filling in and gives the comic an entirely different energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 11, 2016

    Constantine is moving closer to the big event here and there's a lot to like. This is a quieter book overall in a way yet it's one that's more personal. The back half plays to some good character material that makes me like Oliver more while still fully understanding Constantine's reaction to everything. Watching his adventure with the fairy and knowing what's coming has him essentially cutting back on connections now so as to not cause pain or to have pain inflicted upon him because of actions. Doyle and Tynion certainly handle it all well and Foreman and Silver are solid artists that capture the look of the book just right while not mimicking Rossmo's style. There's a good flow to it here and I like the layouts and designs, it just lacks some of the really neat hooks and tweaks that Rossmo puts into it. I've enjoyed Foreman's work before and I definitely like what he brings to the table here. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 10, 2016

    This issue amps up the drama as more of Constantine's mistakes come back to haunt him and the tension builds. Unfortunately, the book isn't quite the same without Riley Rossmo's distinctive style. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 10, 2016

    Despite Travel Forman filling in on art for the worshipful Riley Rossmo, I was able to get into his style as the book went along and very much appreciated his clean lines in Fairy Land. Unfortunately, Fairy Land turned out to be more of a waylay, John got all sulky and resolute, and then he and Oliver fight about who is more self-sacrificing for like four pages. Eh. Still interested in seeing Papa Midnite take his club back from Neron, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 Mar 16, 2016

    This book has a bit of something for everyone- faeries, some analogue to Trump- in hell (which seems to hit a bit too close to home since he is going to be less than an hour drive from where I am currently- which forcibly puts me MUCH too close to that evil incarnate than I would ever have wanted. But that is neither here nor there) but all of this, I am sure, seems rather mundane for John Constantine. The moment that stuck out to me was when Constantine rescued Oliver and he very quickly, without much break in the dialogue went from nude and constricted by a weird chicken-snake-demon-thing to fully clothed was a bit odd to the pacing of the story. It was pretty hard to watch, but a really effective part of the story- when there is the hugely emotional throwdown between Oliver and John after he meets Oliver’s daughters and they confront John about dating Oliver. It was a really grounded and human moment for Oliver to make a stand and call John on his BS. It really made things grounded for me, and it drove home what a good thing Oliver is for John. The final scene felt like the most clichéd moment in the book for a while, but I sets up a gorgeously drawn final page reveal that spells a LOT of bad stuff happening- basically for everyone.

  • 7.0
    Henry Killinger Mar 30, 2016

    Not my favorite art and I wish it had more action on this issue. I hope it picks up!

  • 7.5
    Michał Dziewit Mar 18, 2016

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood Mar 28, 2016

  • 5.5
    Stallonelythelonely Apr 19, 2016

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