Constantine: The Hellblazer #5

Constantine: The Hellblazer #5

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Vanesa Del Rey, Ming Doyle Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

John Constantines first new adventure comes to a harrowing conclusion when he and Georgiana come face to face with a supernatural serial killer. The conclusion of this vicious mystery will shake the Hellblazer to the very core of his filthy little soul.

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Oct 20, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer#5 is a powerful issue and rewards the buildup of previous issues. Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV not only have a great grasp of John Constantine, but also the skills necessary to build the atmosphere. Rossmo's art is powerful, able to capture the wide array of emotions in his characters, with a sense of dread and anxiety throughout the issue.Constantine: The Hellblazer#5 demonstrates the series' ability to balance the supernatural with human emotion, and that duality is what makes the title a fantastic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 15, 2015

    Though this arc isn't a strong one in a sense, at least from a single issue perspective as it may read better in collected form, returning to this incarnation of Constantine is welcome. The team has put together a strong book with interesting areas to explore and a whole world of potential. Sometimes it does feel like its' being a bit too wordy and exposition heavy for its own good, but it fits with the character and the approach of the book. Combine that with the fantastic layouts that have a great flow about them and generally strong design elements that stand out and you've got a great book. I'm really curious to see where it goes next and if it'll go more personal or something bigger and different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Oct 16, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer #5 marks a return to the excellence the series had in its inception. It shows the exact right balance of humor and darkness that has been the drawing point of John Constantine for decades, while bringing a new spark of creativity along for modern audiences. It's not perfect, but it's an enjoyable read to be sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 15, 2015

    For all that Constantine has done right before this, the first arc's conclusion can't help but feeling a little"off. Most of those defining characteristics are still present in this finale, there just isn't the sense of urgency or impact that this conclusion should have. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 20, 2015

    Oh boy, we've finished up our first story arc and while I was really digging how complicated Constantine is in this series, the heavy exposition and magical mumbo jumbo that was used to make sure that everyone was in the know about what's been going on really slowed the book down and at times made it a bit of a bore.  Even with these problems, the creative team still gave us an overall entertaining tale and I was happy as hell to see Riley Rossmo back on this book because his style really sold me on this series in the first place.  It's a mixed bag, but if you've been a fan of this series so far, you should enjoy this as well. Read Full Review

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