Books of Magic #14

Writer: Kat Howard, Si Spurrier Artist: Tom Fowler Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

In the wake of October's The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer #1, John Constantine is loose in our world again- and unfortunately for Tim Hunter, he's convinced the only way for the human race to survive is if Tim is taken off the board. But from where Tim's standing, he's the only one with the power to save us all. Who's right? Who's wrong? And is there room in London for the both of them? The scribes of Books of Magic and John Constantine, Hellblazer square off to tell both sides of the tale in a unique, innovative issue!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 28, 2019

    If you've never read a John Constantine or Tim Hunter comic before, this is a surprisingly accessible one and a solid issue of this series for the long-time fans. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Nov 27, 2019

    Some of the story details aren't fleshed out as well as they could be, but this is a comics craft masterclass. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    Tom Fowler's art is brilliant in this issue. Not only do the characters look amazing, but the drama and tension of the story are amplified in the art with Fowler using close up shots and cramming the characters into a small space to increase the danger. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Dec 30, 2019

    An insightful look at two complicated and essentially flawed characters, which offers a glimmer of hope that both have the chance of redemption, while also remembering that both have the potential for great heights of betterment as much as horrific tragedy and doom. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 27, 2019

    Books of Magic #14 is the best issue of the series. This collaboration between regular writer Kat Howard and line mastermind Simon Spurrier concludes a month of John Constantine cameos by giving the blue collar mage his biggest guest role yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 3, 2019

    This issue was a bit of a challenge with the two-strip storyline playing out that Howard and Spurrier put together since they have to weave and blend right. It does it right for the most part but in terms of reading it I kept being distracted by looking forward to the next piece and making sure I was moving the right way to take it in. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Nov 27, 2019

    Writers Kat Howard and Simon Spurrier structure this story to reflect both Constantine and Tim's perspective. This gives readers a fuller understanding of each character's motivations and perspectives in the midst of shared experiences. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Dec 9, 2019

    I am not sure what is happening here. There is some timey wimey craziness happening. Constantine is clearly part of the Sandman Universe now and so we are going to have to deal with the new reality of that (or in this case the old reality as John is bringing the past back). I have really loved this series so far and I worry for the future of it. In Kat Howard I will trust (as long as she gets to have full control of this book again) and I will reserve my final judgment. Every book has a bumpy issue now and again. This just may be Books of Magic's speed bump. Read Full Review

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