Hellblazer #181

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Jock Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 26, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1
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After an ambiguous tip-off from a dead informant, John Constantine takes steps to protect himself against a demonic attack. But when the ambush comes from an unexpected direction, his magic defenses fail him, and the only thing he has to fall back on is his knowledge of darkest London.

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    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Mar 28, 2003

    I really enjoyed this issue, since everything took place right in London. I have been to London and Whitechapel and both places are depicted in this story. I felt like John Constantine walked in the same areas as I did, tracing my footsteps as I tried to trace the footsteps of such infamous notables as the Kray Twins and Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel. In a way I felt like I was part of the story, only because of my familiarity of the surroundings. How odd and bizarre to see John Constantine talk to a cadaver on a slab in a mortuary, but with Hellblazer anything peculiar can happen and will. Seeing the markings on John Constantine reminded me of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. It was a thrill to see John go up against some very unique looking demons and destroys them by having them step in an area that once was the hospital known as Bedlam. Since Bedlam is the short version of 'Mary of Bethlehem', the land in that area is consecrated ground in which the demons are vanquished Read Full Review

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