Constantine #17

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Jay Leisten, Edgar Salazar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
6.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

John Constantine is no stranger to death, but hes never seen it on this scale a spell gone terribly wrong has sent him back through time to World War I! Unfortunately, hes not the only mage in the trenchesand where death has this much power, black magic couldnt be more dangerous!

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 14, 2014

    While this series continues to be overly magically complicated, I can't help but love it as I try to unravel it's confusing spell casting jargon.  This issue we finally get some clarity about what Constantine has been planning against the Cold Flame and it's really fulfilling to see all the issues lead up to this one grand plan.  I really don't know how Ray Fawkes writes this book with so many magical levels and and keep it all straight in his head, but however he does it I commend him on a job well done, because even a dummy like me can get the magical gist to his grand design.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - David Akers Aug 20, 2014

    This book and the rest of the series are highly recommended. While it's not the Hellblazer of old, this Constantine is cut from the same cloth and he's well able to handle surviving in a world of superheroes. Don't let any preconceptions cause you to miss out on this re-imagining of an original Vertigo great, do yourself a favor and give the series a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Jeremy Eloi Aug 14, 2014

    Overall, Constantine #17 is a very good issue, but not quite great. The issue brings into focus some confusing parts from previous ones and moves the story forward. That said, it is a bridge issue. The issue reaffirms the fight between John Constantine and the Cult of the Cold Flame and sets up a new threat as with the ones that already exist. Constantine needs a big moment as it feels like it has been treading water but this issue sets things up that that moments may happen soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 3, 2014

    The fact that we're taking a break mid-storyline now for a Futures End flashforward probably gives this issue even more of a sour aftertaste. Not only do we have to wait two months to find out what the hell is going on, but the Futures End one-shot isn't related to this storyline, or any other that we've been reading so far either. It seems that Constantine's book is out to annoy me at this point, and that's doing nothing to assuage my ideas of dropping the title. This book gets to the end of the storyline, and then we'll see if it deserves to stick around for a while longer or not. Hopefully, it can do something impressive between now and then, but with its track record, I'm not holding my breath. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Gil Smith Aug 17, 2014

    Some nice scenery aside, this isn't storytelling, it's bookkeeping.In most comics they draw the word balloons first so they don't crowd the art, I suspect Edgar Salazar and Taylor Esposito drew the word balloons first so they wouldn't crowd the other word balloons. Read Full Review

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