Hellblazer #300

Hellblazer #300

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Its the heart-rending conclusion of DEATH AND CIGARETTESand the end of Vertigos longest running series. John Constantine has escaped, cheated, narrowly avoided and even reversed death on multiple occasions over the past 25 years. Now, we will test whether the old boy has one more second chance in him. Dont miss this epic, oversized special issue celebrating everything that makes John Constantine so bloody unique.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 20, 2013

    It's sad to see HELLBLAZER go, and I know a lot of fans aren't too keen on the new series, but it is what it is. This final issue is a good wrap-up to the series, and is a tough read, for all the right reasons. I feel like I'm writing an obituary and not a review right now. HELLBLAZER is a great book, and one you really should start reading from the beginning of the series. Hell, even pick this one up, if you can since, on its own, it's an incredibly gripping issue.Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Feb 25, 2013

    Hellblazer #300 reminds us of just what a bastard John Constantine really is and just how much we enjoyed reading these dark tales. Constantine was the ultimate cheater, a character who never showed all his cards even as he made sure that he had a wild card hidden up his sleeve. Milligan, Camuncoli and Landini play this issue the same way. We think we know the game and how this book, series and character are going to end. It's an ending 25 years in the making that still manages to trick us with its magic. A John Constantine may be showing up in comics with Batman and Superman now but our Constantine is gone. Milligan, Camuncoli and Landini pull off a final trick, giving us everything we expect from the final issue of Hellblazer while denying a finale that leaves us mourning the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 20, 2013

    Readers will not be disappointed as “Hellblazer” #300 reaches its conclusion. I started reading “Hellblazer” when I picked up, “Dangerous Habits.” My personal favorites of “Hellblazer” are Warren Ellis' “Haunted,” and Brian Azzarello's “Hard Time,” which is an unforgettable tale of Constantine's stint in prison. I am interested in seeing what writers Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, and artist Renato Guedes will do with “Constantine” #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 20, 2013

    Two areas of Milligan's script proved to be a little bothersome. The first involves a brief appearance by that classic Constantine nemesis, the First of the Fallen. While his appearance is welcome, this demon's role in the story is abrupt and a little strange. More significantly, the final two pages are unnecessarily vague and even frustrating. I understand what the creators were trying to do with this sequence, but the storytelling falters right at the finish line. Even so, this issue is a worthy finish to the series and this incarnation of John Constantine. The team behind March's Constantine launch have some mighty big shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 23, 2013

    Hellblazer #300 is a strong issue, on a par with the book's most recent run, with interesting art and some closure for the characters (if not the readers) earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. As much as I'm glad to see the New 52 meaning a higher profile for John, I'm saddened to see this book go away, as it was one of the last remnants of the great titles of the late 80s to get run through the chipper-shredder of the next big thing. Here's hoping 'Constantine' holds up that tradition" Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Feb 21, 2013

    I am neither Milligan nor Camuncoli, nor am I one of the many readers who have been reading John's adventures since his appearance in “Swamp Thing.” Still, I can't help but shake the feeling that this is not the finale anyone, creators included, wanted. Everything about this issue feels half-hearted: John's explanation for what he has done, the methods he accomplishes it with, and the pencil strokes that depict him doing so. Perhaps the cards were stacked against Milligan: could any fan, new or old, be impressed with the end of “Hellblazer?” Milligan did what he could in the amount of issues he had, and for that he deserves some credit. Still, this week an era ends with a whimper, and not at all with a bang. Read Full Review

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