Hellblazer #8

Writer: Simon Oliver Artist: Philip Tan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
6.2Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

"The Smokeless Fire" part two! Mercury tries to save John from his own worst impulses, but Constantine's got the bit between his teeth on this hunt for the Djinn. A new character emerges from the shadows, an uneasy alliance is formed, John Constantine goes all magician on us and Paris may never be the same again.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Mar 22, 2017

    Still a beautiful under Philip Tan's artistic vision, The Hellblazer remains a solid read, but the the lack of snarky punk attitude, and yes, the politics that go along with it, keeps this series from rising to the heights of it originator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Mar 22, 2017

    In the end, issue eight is a solid entry in the continuing adventures of John Constantine, and I am both intrigued and excited to see how this whole thing pans out. The character has taken a bit of a bashing since its transition from Vertigo to DC, but of the most recent incarnations this latest series does feel a lot more like the Constantine of old. I can't help but feel a renewed sense of optimism about both the writing and the visuals that has been absent for many years. I feel that the current creative team are doing a good job so far and this issue is easy to recommend to a fan of the series but perhaps not so much to new readers who would do better to start from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Mar 23, 2017

    Hellblazer #8 takes this new arc down a dark, horror-filled path. Oliver and Tan keep you on the edge of your seat with a great combination of dialogue, narration, panel layout, and artwork. The highlight of the book is still Constantine's back and forth with Mercury and Mademoiselle Misabel Lefebvre. There were some struggles with the depiction of Constantine, especially close-up shots. If you are looking for a book with solid characterization building and good dialogue you can't go wrong with this one! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Mar 22, 2017

    Although it is not the most exciting issue he has written yet, Hellblazer #8 does seem to be gathering all the elements of a good Constantine story, which will hopefully pay dividends down the line. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 22, 2017

    Regular readers of this series will get jerked around once again as the story careens into utter confusion. I'll admit I came into this with high expectations, but what can I say? I'm a regular optimist. Read Full Review

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