Sunday, October 9, 2016
The Hellblazer #2 (The Hellblazer 2016, #2)
author: Simon Oliver
average rating: 3.50
read at: 2016/10/09
date added: 2016/10/09
'The Hellblazer #2' by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat continues John Constantine's return to England. I liked the first issue, and this one builds a bit more.
The Swamp Thing is looking for Abigail Arcane, and he still believes in John. Meanwhile John seems to only be looking out for himself (which is per usual). He weasels Chas for a ride and for Chas to place a bet for him. He then begins to look into a new underworld kingpin, but ends up picking up a tail with a couple strange human looking creatures he refers to as muppets.
At this point, I don't know how the Swamp Thing story and the John Constantine story connect, but they are certainly a study in contrasts. The Swamp Thing is quiet and powerful, and John is chaotic and frenzied.
I like the art by Moritat. It has a cartoonish look to it, so John's expressions tend to squash and stretch. The color is good and panels have nice background details. I like this book so far.
I received a review copy of this issue from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this issue.
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