John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 (REVIEW)

Jun 3, 2020

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John Constantine: Hellblazer #6
DC Comics

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


(WARNING: Spoilers for John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 ahead.)

Hellblazer fans know John Constantine has pretty much burned everyone he’s encountered over the years. It’s why he doesn’t have many friends.

But one of the funny things that happens with Constantine is it always seems like the people who want to get away from him are always drawn back to him. This is exactly what happens with Noah in John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 because of the problem he’s facing.

Although Constantine isn’t the focal point of this issue, I found it funny how he had to deal with a spirit that was created from someone’s hatred which was a result of her loneliness. He’s had relationships with others through the years, but Constantine is unquestionably a loner. But even when facing someone who’s similar to him in that regard, Constantine doesn’t have a moment of reflection or anything of the sort.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #6 marks the return of Aaron Campbell as the story’s artist after Matias Bergara took over for issues #4 and #5. The two artists have handled different events, which have had a radically different tone to them — even though Jordie Bellaire has been the color artist for all six issues of John Constantine: Hellblazer to this point.

Bergara’s art fits well with the introduction of Tommy Willowtree, but Campbell’s capture Constantine’s presence a bit more; that dingy feel. Still, I like that DC has alternated artists in the first few issues — typically that bugs me. But the tone changed from issues #1-3 to #4 and 5, and now we see it again in #6. All that being said, Constantine belongs in the dark, so hopefully he stays there for a little while longer.