Hellblazer #4

Hellblazer #4

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 23, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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"THE POISON TRUTH" part four! It turns out that Chas's gangster trouble may be John's best opportunity to defeat the djinn. That is, they will be if they don't catch on to the con he's pulling.

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Nov 23, 2016

    This is a solid issue. The art is great with some cool action that is creative and fun. I like the almost political parody aspect of the issue and Constantine is well characterized by Simon Oliver with a lot of great lines. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 23, 2016

    John gets Chas into hot water, again, and gets out of it by hook or by crook, again. Meanwhile, whatever the hell is happening with Swamp Thing and Mercury continues to happen. It's a strange thing when the protagonist seems involved in a comic book's B-plot, while ancillary guest stars seem to be the only ones propelling the story forward. My enthusiasm for this book has lessened with every issue, and if something really cool doesn't happen next issue then I'll definitely call this story arc, if not this series, a bust. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Holyjiebus Nov 29, 2016

    Comic Book Review (6.5/10) “Okay,” The Hellblazer #4 “The Poison Truth Part 4,” Writer: Simon Oliver, Penciller: Moritat, Plot: John Constantine and his friend Chas has been captured by thugs who want to know the magical spell to identifying the winning horse in the horse races. Meanwhile, Swamp Thing must fight the Rot to distract them away from Mercury who is searching in the Rot for his girlfriend Abigail. Can Constantine rescue Chas and himself in time before the thugs decide to kill them both? For a seemingly unconventional hero, this issue flows like a very conventional story. No real surprises here as you know that since this is a Constantine book you already know Constantine will not die at the end of this book. The book spends a lot of time with Constantine and his captors though the part of the story that interested me the most was the Swamp Thing story. I usually expect supernatural elements in a Constantine book, but this issue had the least amount of supernatural elements. In fact Constantine’s story was very mundane and did nothing to push this story. This is Moritat’s best work yet, and his best page was probably the spread with Swamp Thing fighting all of the monsters in the Rot. Sadly, you get very little of the adventures into the Rot due to the focus being mainly on Constantine and his dumb, human captors.

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Nov 23, 2016

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