Hellblazer #253

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 18, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Confronting the demons of one's past should be familiar ground for John Constantine. But some vicious memories are so horrible and buried so deep that digging them up could leave no one to pick up the pieces.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux May 3, 2009

    The closing of the Scab storyline might seem like going out with a whimper rather than with a Bang!, but in a quiet way, Milligan seems to reminding anyone who has forgotten (or informing new readers) what a bastard John Constantine was, is, and will be. Its a good way for Milligan to move onto the rest of his dirty work on this title. All in all, Scab is a good indicator of whats to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 18, 2009

    This little story could easily be inserted anywhere within the last few years of Hellblazer stories with no trouble. I remain hopeful that later arcs will somehow build upon "Scab" and lend new meaning to these events, but I'm no longer expecting that to happen. Milligan cooked up a decent opener to his run. Let's hope he's gotten warmed up and has something truly magical in store next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Mar 24, 2009

    I'm giving this issue (and the Scab storyline overall) a C. Good book, good writer, good artists, great character and only $2.99. Surely that's enough to pick this book up next month when the new arc begins? In it's entire history, Hellblazer has never been a bad book and it often achieves moments of brilliance. Peter Milligan should be a good fit for taking John Constantine to some interesting places and I'm curious to see what's next for the guy. Read Full Review

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