Hellblazer #222

Writer: Denise Mina Artist: Leonardo Manco Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 19, 2006 Critic Reviews: 1
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"Empathy is the Enemy" concludes! Inside the mansion of the Oransay Contingent, Constantine comes face to face with Steve Evans, who reveals the magical significance of Glasgow's Park Circus. But to make it work, he must manipulate the newly empathic Constantine into a horrifying sacrifice.

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    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jul 20, 2006

    Since this is the conclusion of her first comic storyline, I want to conclude my review with thoughts on Minas work so far. In issue #222, we are bombarded by finely worded proclamations from all of the characters involved, giving the entire issue a powerful effectiveness while maintaining its grounding in the real world. Evans sounds off his rhetoric like any other blinded soul: Compassion is a universal absolute. Park Circusll generate enough empathy to create a heaven on earth. All I want is peace. Just as slyly or innocently as Marshall Applewhite, he talks Constantine into killing himself for the greater good, a world that feels and, therefore, heals. Yet, because of the big twist in this issue, good intentions dont always generate positive results, and a land is ravaged by empathy that is too strong. Humans shouldnt meddle in things outside of their control (How many times can you use that adage for a Hellblazer comic?). Sure, it would be great if everyone was Read Full Review

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