Hellblazer #265

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Simon Bisley Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 24, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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In this new 2-part storyline, Constantine reluctantly becomes embroiled in a group of anarcho punks who worship a powerful effigy of Sid Vicious. Complicating matters further is an alchemist and a violent group of extreme political fixers. Featuring guest Art by Simon Bisley!

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 2, 2010

    Whats most interesting about this book is that, much of the time, I dont exactly know what John is going on about, and have to look up little bits of history, geography, and those items that are purely British in their nature and tone. I honestly love that about this book, how authentically not-American it manages to be, even after 22 years of continuous publication. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 24, 2010

    But this issue doesn't just recall the Thatcher era in tone. It very directly references it. Hellblazer is like Punisher MAX in that it allows its hero to age in real time. Constantine's rapidly marching age seems to be the theme of the tale. As he confronts old bandmates and rekindles the spirit of the punk era, Constantine's long years show themselves in a way they rarely have in this series. There are writers who feel Constantine should have been left behind when the grim and gritty '80s ended. Even if Milligan isn't a supporter of that idea, I get the impression he plans to explore it to its fullest in this arc. This is an interesting first half, to be sure. The ending left me a little ambivalent, but still plenty eager to return next month. I just hope Milligan is laying the seeds for another long-term adventure for Constantine. His past stories, and Andy Diggle's run before that, have largely soured me on the idea of short, inconsequential Hellblazer tales. Read Full Review

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