Hellblazer #2

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

"THE POISON TRUTH" part 2! No one likes rejection-least of all John Constantine. But even if three's a crowd, he's going to find a way to get involved in Swamp Thing's hunt for Abigail Arcane!

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 7, 2016

    I look forward to issue 3 with great excitement to see where else this mystery will lead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Sep 28, 2016

    The Hellblazer #2 continues the story started in the first issue and confirms that Simon Oliver is the writer to take this decades old character to the next level. He writes Constantine with an attitude and style that is easily copied, but hard to perfect. The art by Moritat is spectacular, as it always is, and does as much to set the tone of the book as the story itself. In picking up the storylines started in issue #1 and expanding them, as well as the world of Constantine, The Hellblazer #2 proves to be a thoroughly enjoyable read and confirmation that this series is one that you will want to pick up every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers Oct 1, 2016

    This issue does a fantastic job developing the characters and the looming confrontation with the dangerous Marid. Even though there was little to no action throughout the majority of the comic, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Oct 4, 2016

    The issue leaves off on a truly intriguing cliffhanger. And it's clearly some kind of magical trap, where it'll lead – we have no idea. It's one of the more unique titles from DC Comics and it has a lot of potential. Whilst the main plot itself has yet to properly manifest in a coherent way, we're still fully invested in the story. And that's mainly down to the fact that John Constantine is a wonderfully compelling anti-hero. Because lets be honest, he's not exactly the most upstanding of citizens. Especially given that he gambled with all 7 million souls living in London. That seemed to be the jumping off point for the story, so it's likely that they'll follow this up in further issues. It's not the most wild of issues but keep an eye onThe Hellblazer #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 3, 2016

    If the "Rebirth"-ed run of The Hellblazer had to be summed up in just a handful of words, it would be a "pervading sense of threat." Oliver is still playing his cards fairly close to the chest on this one, hinting with quoted passages from William Blake that there is some great calamity to come to knock the cocksure magician off his perch. There's also continual indications that the darker members of the DC Universe are being drawn back together, and it will be great to see this happening within the reframed context of "Rebirth." Yet it's still early days, and Oliver and his art team are off to a cracking start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 28, 2016

    Though much of this book is John Constantine making the rounds, the dialogue and character moments are enough to keep you engaged. I just wish I could say more about this issue than "John chatted with some people, and then ran away." The opening scene with Mercury and Swamp Thing was a little bit enlightening, but not enough considering the page count. The art is spectacular and could never be denied, at once cartoonish and horrifying, like Johnny Craig, but looser and with a heavier line. Keep your eye on this series, I have the feeling it's about to go all warbly (that's British for wibbly.) Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Brett Bruton Nov 1, 2016

    I can say that my hopes for this new iteration of Hellblazer are now notably higher than they were after the lackluster Issue #1, with an inkling of the grit and noir that drew me to the series oh so long ago. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Sep 28, 2016

    This issue really bored me. The art is amazing and there a couple of nice moments. But that's about all that's offered. There is a mystery that is set up but it's not particularly interesting yet. This could go somewhere and maybe become interesting but I am fairly bored right now. I don't recommend reading this issue. Read Full Review

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