Hellblazer #18

Writer: Richard Kadrey Artist: Davide Fabbri, Jos? Marzan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 5
5.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"The Bardo Score" finale! John Constantine's latest foray into detective work is getting uglier every moment. Bodies are falling, there's a gun pointed at him, and the
stupid grin on his face is ruining his studied air of detached cool. Can he con his way out of this one?

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 25, 2018

    It's not quite as slowly paced as the original Simon Oliver year-long run, but it lacks the wild, violent surrealism that Tim Seeley brought to the title (he returns for another arc next month). Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 24, 2018

    Aside from a fairly fun exchange between John and a scary, blue demon, this issue offers more of the overly-complicated, barely-explained stuff we've been getting for the last two issues. Maybe I'd understand it better if I were a Buddhist? This comic fails on some basic comic book storytelling necessities, and the blame for that falls squarely on editorial. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 27, 2018

    This doesn't quite work for me. The beginning is promising. The other dimension is cool and the scenes there are engaging and contain strong dialogue. But the rest of the story is a little disappointing; it doesn't live up to the exciting cliffhanger at the end of the last issue. And everything just happens too easily for Constantine because it's the last issue of the story. I usually want comic stories to be shorter but I think this could have used another issue to really raise the stakes. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...