Hellblazer #219

Writer: Denise Mina Artist: Leonardo Manco Publisher: Vertigo Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Apr 25, 2006

    As for Mancos art, I can describe it as wonderfully dark and twisted, with elements of the macabre floating throughout, interacting with the story elements in a fantastic conjunction. All of the characters are drawn with an emphasis on the realistic (except for the Praexis) and given a wide range of emotional depth in their faces and body language. Manco has a style here that is both dreamlike and gritty, bringing together the two elements naturally without forcing matters. In addition, kudos should be handed out to Lee Loughridge, the colorist for this run, who has done a great job keeping everything shaded in darkness and earthy tones. In this issue, he handles the flashbacks with grayish-blue colors to transport the reader to 19th Century Glasgow without jarring the overall feel of the issue. Nothing in this issue is bright, sunny, or positive, and all of the artists involved in this project understand this and maintain the feeling of dread throughout. Something wicked is com Read Full Review

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