John Constantine: Hellblazer #5

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

John Constantine has just been named the One True Magelord of All England. Please pray for England.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Apr 1, 2020

    This is another spectacular issue of Constantine. Readers of old and new will love this. Spurrier and Bergara have created something wonderful. It has to be said, during these times, that what little relief and entertainment we can get from real life are more necessary than ever. Is this worth risking going outside to get? Dont be daft. Is it worth a digital buy, absolutely. In 24 pages, Spurrier and Bergara managed to distract me from whats going on in the world. At the end of the day, what more can you ask for at a time like this? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 1, 2020

    The close of this issue opens up a bit of mystery and presents us with a villain that could well prove a challenge for Constantine. I'm looking forward to seeing how this will progress in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 25, 2020

    Tonally very different from the storyarc that came before, this has been a lighter and funnier storyarc. Changing artists to reflect the differences is a stroke of genius. The Hellblazer world and mythos continues to expand. Spurrier manages to take our expectations and still shock us with twists and turns. Bergara’s art compliments the tone. A satisfactory end to the Scrubbing Up storyline, this is a series that readers will look forward to week after week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 25, 2020

    In its fifth issue, Hellblazer strikes a masterful balance of dark magical action and acerbic British comedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Apr 2, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #5 offers stunning storybook-like visuals and writing so raunchy and British that youd think Spurrier is the magician himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 25, 2020

    The artwork, however, left a little to be. desired. It is not that the artwork is bad. It's actually pretty good. It just doesn't fit this character at all. Maybe the art will be more suited for another book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 25, 2020

    Matias Bergara's depiction of s**t demons and a few particularly twisted moments of violence elevate the second half of this particular story, and gives readers reason enough to stick around, even as Hellblazer struggles to avoid the obvious in favor of something interesting. Read Full Review

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