John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 (REVIEW)

Jan 22, 2020


John Constantine: Hellblazer #3
DC Comics

Written by: Simon Spurrier
Art by: Aaron Campbell
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Letters by:  Aditya Bidikar


Just have one quick, non-spoiler note for anyone who’s still wavering on John Constantine: Hellblazer.

If you enjoy a character being as smug and heartless as possible while getting their work done, don’t think twice, this is the book for you.

(Warning: Spoilers for John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 ahead)

Simon Spurrier was off to a strong start through these first two issues, but damn, did he ever kick things up a notch in John Constantine: Hellblazer #3.

Now, Aaron Campbell and Jordie Bellaire have created this dark, grim world. Perfect for Constantine. Right where he belongs. And their artwork primarily set the tone in the first two issues.

Spurrier still produced quality dialogue, but Campbell and Bellaire’s work was so powerful.

That’s not to say art wasn’t up to snuff. Spurrier’s dialogue is just on the same level in John Constantine: Hellblazer #3.

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Specifically, Constantine’s last interaction with Derek. It all seemed like too sweet of an ending for a scumbag in a Hellblazer book — but he got what he deserved in the end.

Lastly, looks like Constantine has a new sidekick in Noah. Seems like a good add. Hopefully, Spurrier doesn’t abandon Nat. Feels like she has a lot to offer.

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