Constantine: The Hellblazer #4

Writer: Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV Artist: Vanesa Del Ray, Chris Visions, Ivan Plascencia Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Some very, very, very bad news sends John Constantine on a magical bender through the darkened streets of London. This ones gonna hurt in the morning.

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Sep 16, 2015

    Another ravishing issue that reminds me of just what a special creation John is, Constantine: The Hellblazer #4 is a perfect picture of a deeply imperfect man, and it makes me feel dirty, titillated, tired, and wanting more all at the same time. Doyle and Tynion have mastered the bastard, and were reaping the reward. Even if it means giving up a little piece of our souls in tribute. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Sep 18, 2015

    I once again have to give a nod to letterer Napolitano. Apart from the newspaper clipping words he used above, his choice of dialogue balloons for drunken John is absolutely perfect to help convey the state of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2015

    The "DC You" relaunch has been particularly kind to John Constantine, with this relaunched series bringing back some of the grit, darkness and pathos of the Hellblazer era. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 17, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer does a solid job of exploring the two sides of the title character and where he was as the rebellious youth that can do anything to the man who now realizes the true weight of his decisions and the fact that everything he touches turns awful. It's really well illustrated with the two artists and styles for each period so that they're clear and unique, particularly with the rougher and more wild backstory design that has a sense of youth and recklessness about it. Though I dislike the structure of the book it's the story itself that keeps me and the team here pulls it off pretty well in giving us a rock bottom Constantine moment (many there have been over the years) while also showing us exactly how he may snap out of it. Whether it's in time or not remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Sep 22, 2015

    Doyle and Tynion nail that feel of living like the party doesn't end, not caring who gets hurt or why and the issue's climax shows that John's discretions are finally coming back to haunt him. Artists Vanessa Del Rey and Chris Visions team up to draw John's boozy ruminations as well as the flashbacks to his club days and the pair up is jarring but feels right. It'll be nice to have a more consistent artistic voice on the book but the dual storylines of this issue could not be served better by a true authorial and artistic collaboration like this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 21, 2015

    Come take a walk down memory lane with our brash Brit as he comes to terms with the things that he's done that have left him the selfish son of a bitch that we all know him to be.  This is a pretty cool story going back through John's life as we've been seeing this book do lately and it's presented to us with some interesting art that really makes you want to continue your journey down John's ghost killing rabbit hole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Russell Troxel Sep 18, 2015

    Constantine: The Hellblazer #4 is mostly back on track after a strange departure into depression in last month's issue. The revolving door-style art staff is making the comic tone inconsistent, but the story is doing a good job of staying on-point. Readers can only hope that the creators will aim higher than just “good enough” moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 21, 2015

    I'm not going to follow this series any more with this art team. I can't followa book that has a mature storyline that is aping the style so blatantly of another book. Utterly disappointing. Read Full Review

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