John Constantine: Hellblazer #7

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 27
9.4Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

How are all those poor British fishermen supposed to keep the French out of their waters? By summoning an ancient merwoman, perhaps? Of course, there's the little matter of what to do with her once she's served her purpose...and what to do about this John Constantine fellow who's come sniffing around to find her himself...

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

    Simon Spurriers Constantine is fantastic and each month seems to get better somehow. This is currently the comic for British people who have fallen out of love with the medium. This is what will remind people why they loved comics in the first place. Top it off with artwork from Aaron Campbell and colours from Jordie Bellaire and youre set. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 23, 2020

    This is a darkly poetic issue that manages to continue the themes of the series while also propelling the main narrative forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 23, 2020

    Yet another outstanding issue, it’s dark and seedy, a character study into a twisted man and the effects of isolation. The art brings Constantine’s London to life in a way which not many comics can achieve. With these seven issues Spurrier establishes himself as one of the great Hellblazer writers, easily on the same level as Delano or Ennis. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jun 28, 2020

    A promising start to what could be the best story arc we have seen to date in 2020 for this book. I enjoyed the backdrop of the fishermen blaming their misfortunes on the French and the Tory MP talking about the fishing quotas that were supposedly being imposed by the EU. But the best part was how the Merwoman is relating her story to us as well as to Constantine. It will be interesting to see how Constantine will help the Merwoman get some retribution in the second part of this story, which will hopefully release at some stage in July. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 24, 2020

    It has been a completely awesome book and the whole thing just feels right. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Jun 24, 2020

    The most impressive feat, perhaps, is that this issue reads like it's the perfect script for an hour of television that can be consumed in 15 minutes without losing any of the magic along the way. Now I'm just waiting to see if it's truly a one-shot or if I'll get to see what happens next. Either option would actually be fine. But I'm admittedly being a little greedy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jul 2, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #7 (Spurrier, Campbell, Bellaire) brings Constantine to the docks to investigate some troubled waters, and it involves a mermaid. With an incredibly interesting story and brilliant art, this issue should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 30, 2020

    The visuals by Aaron Campbell and Jordie Bellaire continue to be engrossing, which is especially impressive given the seemingly unremarkable settings of Spurrier's script. And even when the issue demands something more bizarre take shape like a mermaid, the artistic team makes it fit into the visual aesthetic of the world that it comes across as organic, rather than forced. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 24, 2020

    If this turns out to be a weak example of where the series is heading, then the bar is still very high. Read Full Review

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