Constantine: The Hellblazer #3

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Vanesa Del Rey Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Someone is murdering ghosts, a supernatural crime so impossible to solve that John Constantine is forced to return to London and seek help from the one person he hates more than any other; a magician above reproach, a darling of London high society, and a friend to superheroes everywhere. She is Georgiana Snowthe HECKBLAZER!

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 13, 2015

    Constantine has a solid installment here that works well in advancing the story a bit but not too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Aug 12, 2015

    “Constantine: The Hellblazer” #3 is a very good issue with a mystery that feels like something out of the classic “Hellblazer” series. It addresses a lot of the less savory aspects of John's personality. The artwork is different from what Rossmo does but is really top notch work from two of the best artists working in comics right now. Each issue of this series has gotten better and “Constantine: The Hellblazer”, in time, could be one of the very best series DC puts out on a monthly basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Aug 14, 2015

    Even without Rossmo on art duties, "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3 is another magnificent horror mystery story told by top-notch creators. Tynion and Doyle clearly love this unlovable lout named John Constantine. They bring a humanity to John that makes us simultaneously repulsed and attracted to him. Both Doyle and Del Rey convey these feelings beautifully in their very distinct styles and are partnered with colorists that contribute to the storytelling as much as everybody else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 12, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer is a harder sell than most, because undoubtedly many fans of the classic Vertigo series will have been turned off by the lighter version that has been playing out over the last few years. This is a shame, because this current series comes close to that same darkness that inhabited earlier books, and while it may not capture the same magic of the original, it at least captures its spirit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 12, 2015

    CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER has its own voice and its own feel, apart from a lot of what DC comics is going and that's what makes it such a stand-out book. Readers are really getting to know who this character is and where he comes from and this series feels like its in its own little pocket of DC, without anything else touching it. Essentially, it's a grounded series and that's what makes it great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Robert Reed Aug 13, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer#3 takes its time in order to expand readers' understanding of John Constantine's past while also introducing an entertaining foil for him in the form of Georgiana Snow. The use of two art teams pays off as the switch between past and present is easily discernible and emphasizes the change in Constantine's outlook. While the detour into John's past may leave some readers wanting more horror,Constantine: The Hellblazer#3 lays the foundation for some intense emotional stakes in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2015

    The comic is a solid one in that it gives us a lot of insight in John Constantine's history and some of the sins of the past. It also hints as to the beginning of his dabbling into the mystic arts, and at the same time expands that world a bit with the introduction of new characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 13, 2015

    This series keeps coming up just short of greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - Harrison Rawdin Aug 13, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 is a good step in the right direction for this volume. There were some rough edges but for the most part the creative team did enough right in my mind to warrant a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Aug 21, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer had a nice thing going for its first two issues, and issue #3 strayed from that. But to experiment with new things is normal, so let's hope this is a one-off dalliance and the spunky, sarcastic Constantine will usurp sulking sod for issue #4. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 17, 2015

    "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3 is a good looking book, but the strong writing from the first two issues takes a real stumble this month. I'm hoping it's just a temporary blip. Georgie has promise as a supporting cast member, and there's still more of the main storyline to be revealed, after all. For now, at least, it's an issue that just doesn't quite get where it's trying to travel. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 13, 2015

    I found myself really loving Riley Rossmo's art after seeing him do the first two issues of Constantine: The Hellblazer and now that he's absent here, I realize how much he really brought to the title because I was really having a hard time understanding what was going down in this issue.  Apparently though, I didn't miss much because by the end of the book I realized that we didn't really continue the story from the previous issue, we only had an introduction to a character and a boring investigation.  This has been a really strong title and I hope that it continues in the next issue because this one just wasn't that good. Read Full Review

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