John Constantine: Hellblazer #8

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 25
9.2Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned-especially one with gills, claws, and the teeth of a shark. Will John Constantine protect the fishermen who are in the siren’s sights? Or will he lead them right to her?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Jul 30, 2020

    This is one of the best ongoing comics in 2020. Do yourself a favour and pick it up if you dont already. Everything about it from script to artwork is fantastic. This should be required reading for aspiring writers. Beyond that it should be required reading in high schools. Few comics really get a feel for contemporary life. If they do its usually too late and the comic talks about issues so on the nose to events of the previous months, it feels like wasted potential. Thats not the case with this. John Constantine: Hellblazer is one of the most current comic books on shelves today and any reader in Britain should pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 29, 2020

    Spurrier writes a great script that is worth reading twice just to get all the details. The art by Aaron Campbell is some of the best I have ever seen on this character. It is fantastic and deserves all the praise I can give it. Well done indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 1, 2020

    I really enjoyed the analogy that Constantine uses to describe magic. How he compares magic to a school of salmon and the miracle that is migration in terms of all the crap that they put up with only to move to the exact same spot that they left the year prior. Overall. A fun read and perhaps one of the more tragic Constantine stories that we have had to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 28, 2020

    Aaron Campbell's art strikes the perfect tone for this story. It is beautifully dark and detailed with a rough quality that's perfect for the noir quality of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Aug 11, 2020

    John Constantine: Hellblazer #8 (Spurrier, Campbell, Bellaire) is yet another incredible issue in this superb series. Spurrier is quite literally magic in this issue that gets better with each word while being accompanied by dreadfully terrifying yet gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 28, 2020

    "Britannia, Rule the Waves, Part Two" is a dark installment that neatly wraps up this story arc and forwards the series' overall arc in interesting ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 29, 2020

    That's not because I like seeing Constantine play the nice guy. Because I don't think that's what's going on in John Constantine: Hellblazer #8. He just knows how to give others what they think they really want " and helped an unfairly treated creature do so in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jul 29, 2020

    Each subsequent issue takes us deeper into the seedier elements of John’s London, the human psyche, and the depravities that people do to each other. The supernatural elements allow Spurrier to tell the story he wants, but each story is very human and grounded in reality. One of, if not THE, best ongoing series of 2020. Do yourself a favour and pick this comic up now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 29, 2020

    The second half of "Britannia, Rule the Waves" doesn't have many surprises to offer, but the long build to its inevitable conclusion is awash in horror so palpable that each turn of the page still aches with tension. Read Full Review

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