Constantine: The Hellblazer #2

Constantine: The Hellblazer #2

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 16
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Somebody is killing the only friends John has: the ghosts that haunt him! How can you kill whats already dead? John is going to find out and make this adversary pay!

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Jul 9, 2015

    This issue manages to balance the suffering of losing all your weird ghostly friends with Constantines usual bored with all the supernatural crap he has to deal with. There's even some subtle Black Canary references with posters of Dinah's band cropping up in the issue. This is currently looking to be one of the best titles of DC You it can only go further up from here! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 8, 2015

    Ming Doyle and James Tynion really out do themselves with the narrative that they've created for this book.  I found myself getting lost in their words (in a good way), as Constantine painted me a verbal picture of the supernatural back alleys of New York City and that's all before getting to the main antagonist.  Just a wonderfully written issue, with Riley Rossmo's perfectly fitting art depicting our brash Brit as he continues to be an arrogant son of a bitch.  Everyone should be reading Constantine: The Hellblazer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Jul 9, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer#1 did a lot to restore the faith of fans, and issue #2 continues thetrend, but in a different way. It mimics the build-up issues present in classic storylines, giving the approachingconfrontation the appropriate gravity, while putting pieces in place to kick off the next adventure. It's reassuring to see Doyle and Tynion showing they really get what made the oldHellblazer series such a success with its fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 9, 2015

    Constantine is admittedly working a familiar plot here but it executes it so well and with such smoothness that I'm totally on board with it. It's the kind of book that you do want to settle in to read late at night with minimal lighting and engage completely with it and nothing else. Working through his world without involving others for a bit helps to make it his book as does keeping the supporting cast very slim to say the least. I'm thoroughly engaged with this book unlike a lot of others because it demands that kind of attention on all fronts and it pays off well in the short term and hopefully in the long term as well when it becomes collected. This is definitely one of the better books I've gotten involved in recently. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 9, 2015

    This creative team hasn't disappointed yet and they're showing no signs of stopping. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Villain Smash - Zac Thompson Jul 8, 2015

    Constantine The Hellblazer #2 boldly establishes a new type of antihero that isnt afraid to wink at the past and challenge the typical confines of the DCU of old. This is a triumph in its own right, but also makes for one hell of a comic book. Hellblazer is officially back, and its never felt so good. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - CJ Nash Aug 2, 2015

    Most of issue #2 is exposition on what the "thin places" are, but it is very much worth it to keep the story going. The concept of "thin places" is intriguing, and theories surrounding it can be found all around the internet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 9, 2015

    This second issue is an improvement over the first one in just about every way and an indication of what the series can become. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Jul 9, 2015

    This issue is another haunting chapter for the fledgling series. The script by Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV reveals some of Constantine's personality flaws while presenting a brisk story that does a lot of world-building. Riley Rossmo's art takes on a level of versatility that was lacking in the debut, and the atmosphere present here shows that this comic can easily transition from Constantine's cocksure attitude into terror.Constantine: The Hellblazer#2 is a comic that deserves a look, and readers who thought the previous iteration of John Constantine to be too dour are sure to like what they find here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 13, 2015

    Its hard being a friend to John Constantine and it seems that that difficulty extends to beyond the grave. Constantine: The Hellblazer #2 isn't just a new status quo for John and his brand of occult weirdness, but also a bold new artistic direction for the character as a whole. Gone is the attempt to bring John into the fold of proper DCU and in its place is personal, creepy stories of woe and loss, just like the bad old days. Writers Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV, along with Rossmo and Plascencia, get Constantine; they get his faults and failings as well as his charms and that shows. John Constantine isn't a superhero nor a good friend, he's a con man who just happens to know a handful of spells and that just might get him killed or worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jul 14, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer #2 is a confident second issue from Doyle, Tynion IV, Rossmo and Plascencia, and they handle the comic well and continue to establish the con-mans new adventures very well indeed. The pacing is confident and the mystery is developed just as effectively here as it was in the previous issue, making this book perfect for fans looking to get their fix on the occult side of the DC Comics Universe. As far as this reviewer is concerned, the con-man is in excellent hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 14, 2015

    Introspective and gradual, "Constantine the Hellblazer" #2 offers some nice character work for John Read Full Review

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