Phantom Stranger #14

Event\Storyline: Forever Evil Writer: J. M. DeMatteis Artist: Fernando Blanco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A FOREVER EVIL TIE-IN! John Constantine, Swamp Thing and Nightmare Nurse have a plan for how to stop FOREVER EVIL - to destroy the embodiment of Evil Itself - and they intend to draft Phantom Stranger into their war. But the Stranger has no intention of joining the new Justice League Dark - until Constantine opens a door into the Stranger's past, revealing secrets that make him question everything he's ever believed about himself...

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Dec 5, 2013

    Minor complaints aside, this is a fantastic issue. Not a lot happens in it, but while being read, it feels very substantial. The artwork is a great for the story being told, it focuses on the Stranger while also giving enough spotlight to the other players in this story, and it works. J.M. DeMatteis's contributions to this story have been amazing so far. Now we'll just have to see what Ray Fawkes brings to the table in the next couple of weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 8, 2013

    So yes, DeMatteis hits another home run with this issue and the Forever Evil: Blight crossover event is developing rather well with all these character-driven stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 5, 2013

    The best part of this series isn't the John Constantine antics, though. As much as I love him, he's already got a series of his own. Actually, counting JLD, he's got two. No, the strength of this book (other than the amazing script by the timeless DeMatteis and the great pencils of Blanco) is actually the characterization of the Phantom Stranger himself. He was always somewhat of a throwaway character pre-New 52. Now he's not only interesting, but on his way to becoming one of my favorites. I can't wait to see where this event takes him and what he does after shit really hits the fan in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Dec 5, 2013

    All in all this was a great read. You won't feel lost on what's going on even if you have read the last 2 issues of the blight crossover. Its like it's following what's going on in the crossover while at the same time doing its own thing which I think is okay and much better them some other DC titles that try that way to tell a story but really doesn't work well. This is a good jumping on point in case your still interested in the huge crossover that's going over a few titles in the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 4, 2013

    Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #14 is a good continuation of the Blight storyline and continues moving the story and subplots forward. It's not as exciting as the previous issue of the crossover, but still solid and should help keep people interested in continuing the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 10, 2013

    The strong point of this issue is the use of Phantom Stranger side characters that will play a major role in the Forever Evil: Blight story arc.  Also it seems we will be getting other characters that haven't been seen in a long time.  While it might not be the best tie-in to Forever Evil it keeps you entertained, and holds your attention.  But with so much going on, it seems less to do with the Stranger, and more in creating a new JLD.  Which isn't a bad thing, but when you have a itch for the Stranger, you want a Stranger full issue to scratch it. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Dec 10, 2013

    The sister series starring Pandora is no great shakes but I would recommend THAT over this for sure. Recommended only if you are a completist and MUST read all the tie-ins to Forever Evil or something. If you are a fond fan of the Phantom Stranger who was such a lovely part of DC for decades before the reboot like me, skip it. Read Full Review

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