Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Comic Book Review - Contantine The Hellblazer #2 - DC Comics

Written by: Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV
Art by: Riley Rossmo

Ghosts are being killed and this time it's for good.  John Constantine looks to put a stop to this by gathering enough ghosts together and finding a "Thin" place so that he may conjure enough power to stop whatever is killing the ghosts.

I'm going to start off with the art in this book.  I love the gritty feel.  Sharp lines that go thick to thin make this so visually appealing to the type of book Constantine The Hellblazer is.  Dark backgrounds and the use of shadows is done so incredibly well.

As for the story, it has definitely got my interest.  I've been a big fan of John Constantine for a while and this feels like we are bringing him back to the type of character we are accustomed to.  The type of guy that will do anything and everything he feels is the right way to handle a situation, regardless of what anyone around him may say.  He also tends to get distracted if someone attractive is within his line of sight so that brings a bit of shallowness that contributes to the depth of his character.  That sentence makes sense in my head anyway.

So far, so good with this series.  I'm going to continue reading and hope to read your comments below.

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