John Constantine: Hellblazer #5

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

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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

  • 8.0
    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

  • 10
    LittleMAK Mar 23, 2020

    This whole story arc was goddamn amazing. But despise the serious tones of the last story arc,this was actually very funny and particularly this issue builds up so many important things for the future,and I like to say again that Spurrier is a person that knows the character of John Constantine very well. And Tommy is a really fun character
    PS: The Art is amazing.

  • 9.5
    Copygram14 Mar 26, 2020

    Funny at times, serious at others. Some nice nods to past characters again. Matias Bergara's art gives it a completely different feel to the first story-arc. It's not dark and gritty, but bright and colourful. He is brilliant at facial expressions, especially Constantine's. I'm intrigued by the mystery that's building. This title is the first book I read on release day. Can't wait for issue six!

  • 10
    Inknight033 Mar 25, 2020

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