John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 17
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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John's return to London isn't going as smoothly as he'd hoped...though it's already been just as bloody as he could have expected! Enormous angels straight from the mind of William Blake are tearing people to ribbons in Peckham Rye Common, and the gang lord who's pressed John into service is getting increasingly impatient about John's inability to deal with them.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 18, 2019

    It feels like the spirit of Hellblazer has returned for a new decade, and it's nice to have that back. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Dec 18, 2019

    I can’t fault anything in this new Hellblazer series, the writing, art, colors, all top notch. The stories interesting, taking unexpected turns, the supporting cast come alive on the page fully formed, this is comic books at their absolute best. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 22, 2019

    I enjoyed this second issue more than the opening installment. I loved the references to William Blake and how that played into the location in which the angels were appearing. This has set things up wonderfully for the third issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Dec 18, 2019

    A damn good horror using the breakdown of England as it's backdrop. Constantine represents the anger and frustration brewing in the UK and this fuels the narrative for Simon Spurrier's take on a classic character. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 18, 2019

    John's investigation into the killer angels continues to evolve, incorporating elements of the wider Sandman Universe in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Dec 30, 2019

    The second issue of DCs newest John Constantine title continues to be a success. It will be hard to judge the series more definitively until its first arc is over, but for now, its off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jan 2, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #2 is a smart step forward for the new series. It's pure Constantine, through and through, with plenty of twisted magic and dark humor to satisfy any fan of the chain smoking occult detective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 20, 2019

    The inventive horror in this series drives much of the plot, and the story can be a little murky and grim at points. But there's no question Spurrier knows Constantine inside and out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 18, 2019

    Not to mention he complimented Constantine after their encounter. Was that supposed to make him feel better? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Dec 20, 2019

    This second chapter has developed the mystery a bit further as well as set up John's new "friendships" for something that should come down the line. It may feel something of a rehash of the last issue, but it makes sense since Constantine is still getting a grip of London nowadays and is handling a location-based situation. The next chapter is the finale of the first arc and from what I've learned of this creative team, it should be a ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BitchWitcher Dec 18, 2019

    In which Constantine summons a porn demon stuck in his phone, finds out bouncers can have literature degrees, confronts a racist hobo, and has his dick complimented by someone who thirty seconds earlier held a knife to his balls.

    Spurrier and Campbell are absolutely killing it, but I must beg for one thing: PLEASE GET RID OF CONSTANTINE'S BUZZCUT. This nigh bald situation is bothering me something fierce, and I didn't spend $3.99 on this just so that I couldn't properly sexualize a fictional piece of shit British warlock like the horny idiot that I am.

    That said, you should all be reading this, even if I'm pretty sure Constantine having a near buzzcut may actually classify as terrorism.

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 19, 2019

    Another really fucking good issue. I hope that Spurrier can keep up with this. Would be great to have another Hellblazer run I can say is worth reading.

  • 9.0
    Copygram14 Dec 17, 2019

    Another very strong issue which continues the story of vengeful angels in London. John gets deeper into the mystery of what's causing them to manifest. There are references to William Blake, scrying, dangerous phone apps and an eye-watering encounter in a toilet. Can Constantine keep control of it all?

  • 9.0
    ohhaimark Jan 10, 2020

    THE GOOD:

    -It took me FOREVER to get around to this issue, but I'm super glad that I did.

    -This art is stunning. It fits the tone of the issue so perfectly.

    -I'd also like to give a shout-out to the color art, which also outstanding.

    -Spurrier's dialogue is so good, natural and distinctive. It's been a while since the pure language of the writing felt so striking to me, maybe since the last Grant Morrison comic.

    -This is a really well-written Constantine. Again, I don't have anything to base that on (I still haven't read the original series. I'm sorry.), but I really feel like this is the character he was meant to be.

    -This is a really compelling story. I like the Willia more

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Dec 19, 2019

    There are a million million good ideas on the loose here, and the only thing stopping me from loving this series more is that most of the ideas have no room to breathe.

  • 10
    gustave154 Jan 10, 2020

  • 9.5
    jkrpg Dec 18, 2019

  • 9.5
    super_rex Dec 28, 2019

  • 9.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jan 7, 2020

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Dec 24, 2019

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Dec 28, 2019

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Dec 30, 2019

  • 9.0
    Lilsolty Jan 10, 2020

  • 8.5
    Azrael Dec 30, 2019

  • 8.0
    Radar Dec 21, 2019

  • 7.5
    Micky H Jan 18, 2020

  • 7.0
    drackula Jan 4, 2020

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