Constantine: The Hellblazer #12

Constantine: The Hellblazer #12

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Travel Foreman Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
7.4Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Lord Neron has joined forces with John Constantine's own infernal ex, the demon Blythe, to make New York City an offer it can't refuse: the magic the Hellblazer has sought his whole life in exchange for the city's immortal soul. How can John defeat not one but two devils when even he can't deny their dark allure?

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 12, 2016

    As things get ready to come to a conclusion here as Rebirth is about to get underway, Constantine has a very good issue here that explores where things stand, brings in a little help at the end that's not exactly thrilled with him, and looks like we'll get a solid end point for it in the next installment. Eryk Donovan stepped in for the art on this issue and it certainly feels like it's a part of the style we've had from the start with its somewhat quirk style and I liked it well enough because it has the shape and feel of what came before, but not quite to the same degree. I'm curious to see what becomes of this property as the Rebirth event goes on but I'm also wondering if we're about to hit a jumping off point as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 12, 2016

    Another case of an issue building us up for another chapter, but with plenty of mystical throw-downs to keep us entertained as we head to the finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway May 11, 2016

    We're back in New York City with John Constantine as he tries to undo the damage wreaked by douchebag demon Neron, and it feels good to get back to the main story. The contents were a little thin, unfortunately, and the art was serviceable but not great. I'm interested to see how this all turns out, but with the stark changes in interior artists coupled with a few issues that seem like unnecessary padding, I don't know that I would recommend this run to a prospective Constantine fan. I guess we'll find out after the last issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 12, 2016

    This series is just one more victim of the game of artistic musical chairs that's been going on at DC leading into Rebirth. Constantine: The Hellblazer has largely succeeded in marrying the gritty tone of the classic Hellblazer comic with the New 52 take on John Constantine, and much of that balance was due to the surreal art style and impeccably rendered page layouts of artists like Riley Rossmo. But as the series reaches its climax, it's sadly lost a great deal of that distinctive visual flavor. Read Full Review

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