Hellblazer #5

Hellblazer #5

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 6
6.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"The Poison Truth" part five! John's gotten the djinn off his back, at least for the moment. Now he needs Mercury. As they leave English shores behind, it's time for a heart-to-heart as Mercury tells John what happened to her while Swamp Thing was battling the Rot.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Avi Weinryb Jan 2, 2017

    Simon Oliver is no stranger to the character of John Constantine, having written the much-loved limited series Hellblazer Presents: Chas - The Knowledge. In this issue, he introduces a promising villain and offers some great Swamp Thing lines. Overall, this entry contains a lot of getting to know you dialogue among characters and doesnt excite, but its clear this will lay the groundwork for a fulfilling story arc. The lack of Constantines inner monologue is sorely missed. His projected thoughts were almost a staple in his original series and without it he comes across as a bit player in a larger tale. When hes the most potentially intriguing character around (save for ol Swampy), this is a missed opportunity and a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Dec 28, 2016

    Overall, this is an okay issue. The art is really good and can be both really pretty and creepy. But while there are some nice moments, the plot is fairly dull. There's some clich material that I am personally sick of and nothing really interesting happens at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 28, 2016

    This book is boring as hell. Even the inclusion of Swamp Thing can't bring any life to this book. Did I make a pun? That must have been fun. I've been sucked dry of emotion by this series so I can no longer purposefully experience fun or pleasure. Learn from my experience! Avoid this book like it was on fire. Read Full Review

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