Constantine #2

Writer: Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire Artist: Renato Guedes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Which ghostly menace haunts Constantine today?

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 29, 2013

    I'm still trying to get used to a non-Sting looking Constantine, but this book is the right direction to help me overcome it. Hooray for the anti-hero! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Apr 11, 2013

    Yes, it's pretty good and this second issue was a step up from last time. I recommend it, but keep in mind, this may not be the Hellbazer you love or want. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Connor Russell May 9, 2013

    As I said I am a new reader to this character so don't hate on me if I like something that isn't “true” to the character. I enjoy it and I want to continue reading it. If you are new to our hero, check it out. Old fans? Check it out anyways, you never know. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2013

    A brilliant continuation to this series, and I for one am really enjoying it. This issue in particular was very interesting, and I really enjoyed the characters that appeared, as well as the mysteriousness of the story, and it's only a matter of time before this series becomes outstandingly amazing. I would highly recommend this, as it was a brilliant, exciting issue, and if you are a fan of JLD you're bound to love this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Apr 10, 2013

    CONSTANTINE #2 delivers a fun issue that reminds me a bit more of an 80s adventure movie than a comic book. I love what DC is doing with their Dark books, and I love the fact this comic is a fun read. The Mister E redesign is pretty cool and I like how he's being integrated here. The art team is what really stands out here. I cannot wait to what this book has in store in the future.Overall, I recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 10, 2013

    This isn't the Vertigo version of the character, but this is a decidedly darker book than "Justice League Dark," despite the two books featuring the same characters rooting through the same corners. This is Vertigo's sensibilities and darkness in the grander, brighter DC Universe sandbox. Lemire's work on "Justice League Dark" encouraged me to check this book out, but "Constantine" #2 has sold me on the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 13, 2013

    If we could sum up this issue of Constantine in one sentence, I think it'd be: “Progressing nicely, but not quite there yet.” There are improvements made over last issue's decent start, and the internal monologue remains an insightful look into the inner workings of Constantine's mind, but there still feels like there's something missing from this series. Whether it's because Constantine doesn't get to show off quite as much as I'd like, or because Croydon's Compass doesn't really seem like it's worth all this hassle, there's just a niggling doubt that this series needs to discard so that everything fits into place. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 11, 2013

    The art doesn't help the situation much. Like the story, it's close to being good, but there are more than a few panels that just feel off. When scenes shift into different perspectives " downward angles and the such " it looks very, very strange. Artist Renato Guedes does nail a lot of the straight on character work, though. Constantine looks good, even if he seems to lack any sort of expressional range. Unfortunately, Marcelo Maiolo's colors miss the mark, too. There's nothing horribly offensive in this issue, but it really needs to kick things up a notch if it wants to stay on the ol' pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 12, 2013

    Even taking the character and series as a whole new thing, separate from prior incarnations, it's a mostly well-worn stream of generalities, with nothing to set it apart as fresh or novel. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Apr 11, 2013

    It is a shame then that the art is somewhat wasted on the dull narrative. Lemire and Fawkes need to give Constantine something interesting to do or the book will squander the decent characterisation of its star. However the Film Noir narration needs to be reeled in and a balance needs to be found between good characterisation and too much information. This issue's success lies with its visual style and one can only hope the future adventures of Constantine will truly utilise Guedes' talent. But for now the title is a very mediocre read. Read Full Review

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