John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
8.9Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

John Constantine was missing for years-and in that time, England needed a mystical protector, a guardian at the gates. Heroically, the young man known as Tommy Willowtree stepped into the breach! This cosmically attuned mage has held evil at bay with the force of his positive white magic, unlocking a new era of peace for the citizens of London. He is a gentleman, a scholar, a clean-living, vegan acolyte of love.
So naturally, John Constantine hates his effing guts. And now they have to team up. Great.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Feb 26, 2020

    This is a near perfect issue. Readers of the original Hellblazer are sure to get a kick out of this. Beyond that, any comics reader in Britain (of a certain age because it is a Black Label book) really need to be reading this. Spurrier is crating masterful work here. Well worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Feb 26, 2020

    This issue is a lot of fun, exploring a bit more of John's petty side when faced with a new generation of magic. It makes for a humorous read that nonetheless moves the story forward in interesting and dramatic ways. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 26, 2020

    Brilliant new tone for this two-parter, Simon Spurrier’s writing will have you in stitches, Matías Bergara’s art sets the tone and helps with the humour, and Jordie Bellaire’s colours is the visual glue which holds it all together. A perfect jumping on point for new readers. This run on Hellblazer is definitely shaping up to be one of the best and most memorable. Simon Spurrier was born to write this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 27, 2020

    The bastard is back and if you haven't already been reading the revived John Constantine: Hellblazer, now is the time to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Feb 26, 2020

    The team behind HELLBLAZER #4 are in complete sync, making one of the best issues to date. HELLBLAZER #4 does everything right and will have you going through a range of emotions. If you haven't started Cosntantine's newest series you absolutely need too. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 1, 2020

    A promising start with a memorable and fun character in the form of Tommy Willowtree. I look forward to reading what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 26, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazercontinues to impress with an issue that is unlike anything else you'll read, this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 26, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #4 is a masterful subversion of expectations that manages to honor the Hellblazer tradition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Mar 2, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #4 begins a new arc in fresh clothes, that is until Constantine ruins them. In this visually gorgeous issue, Constantine meets Tommy Willowtree, who just might be everything he hates. Still, Willowtree needs Constantine's help, but Constantine might need Willowtree's more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 26, 2020

    This issue reminds me a lot of the darkly funny Ennis run, and looks to promise great things for the title from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 29, 2020

    I enjoyed the art most of all in this book. I have never seen the artwork of Matias Bergara before. He is excellent and one hell of a talent. He brings the quality of this book up a lot. This is a fairly decent first chapter of a new storyline. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 26, 2020

    After an initial arc that promised to return the series' titular character to his roots, this reads like a cover band that only knows a couple of hits and that makes the entire experience quite a drag. Read Full Review

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