Hellblazer #251

Hellblazer #251

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Guiseppi Camuncoli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Vertigo welcomes back one of its most popular and prolific scribes to pilot our longest-running title! Writer Peter Milligan (BATMAN, HUMAN TARGET, X-Statix) begins raising hell as John Constantine digs his fingers deep into his bumpy past. He discovers that old wounds and new loves are both best left untouched in part 1 of the the storyarc "Scab."Don't miss out on the start of an intense, mind-bending new era for John Constantine!

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2009

    When all is said and done, this issue is somewhat less than a rousing start, but hardly an unenjoyable one just the same. For now I plan to keep my expectations firmly in check in hopes that Milligan and crew will pleasantly surprise me in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 27, 2009

    Now that Milligan's fully installed on "Hellblazer," hopefully next issue will be full speed ahead. I've read enough of Milligan's other comics in the past to know that he's certainly capable of greatness here. With any lucky, we'll get it before we know it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jan 23, 2009

    Speaking of light, is it just me or does Constantine look about ten years younger in this issue than he normally does? Also, does anyone think he resembles Aaron Eckhart in this issue (I dont mean after his face is burned in the Dark Knight)? I thought it was hilarious, particularly when I had to recheck the dialogue to make sure that this was indeed Constantine. He looked a lot cleaner than Leonardo Manco has portrayed him, and I dont know if I like it. Dont get me wrong, I love Camuncolis artwork (his work on Bonerest was terrific.) and I think Landinis finishes are superb. But, the light tone of the layouts and the bright colors by Jamie Grant are not the vibe usually associated with Hellblazer. Hey, wait a minute! Maybe this is the new and unique element I was looking for! Well see. Read Full Review

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