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• The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is unleashed in his all-new ongoing series!

• Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe.

• What Constantine learns in this first issue will shake the very foundations of the New 52…and only he knows how to deal with it!

Written by Jeff Lemire & Ray Fawkes
Art by Renato Guedes
Cover by Ivan Reis

Price: $2.99
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  1. Just this once. I couldn’t help myself.

    • I can’t forgive DC for cancelling Hellblazer so it isn’t even getting one shot from me, even though I love Lemire and Constantine.

      My liking of Lemire got me to give Green Arrow a crack but I can’t stomach what they have done to Oliver Queen either.

    • When I was a baby, I vowed to never buy a Constantine book unless Warner Brothers did the right thing and canceled the Vertigo series and rebooted in the DC universe. Now that it has been done, I will be buying multiple copies out of joy!!

  2. Strewth!

  3. It’s really unfortunate that Hellblazer was cancelled, but I really like the idea of setting up the DC Universe version of Constantine as the JLD leader and a very important character for this universe, not necessarily a Dr. Strange (because that doesn’t make sense for even this iteration of the character) but Dr. Strange level of importance.

  4. I never read much of Hellblazer, so I don’t have the strong ties that other people do (I’ve been going back recently and enjoying it, though). That being said, I was intrigued by the previews included in last weeks DC issues (and maybe the few weeks prior to that?). Renato Guedes art looked fan-frickin-tastic.

  5. Saw a preview. Could they have found a least fitting artist if they tried?
    The art is not bad. Not at all. It’s just so not Constantine, in my eyes.

    • I didn’t read Constantine, but have always liked the character, but the preview turned me off! The art was ordinary, and it looked like a “hero/villain” book. Basically it looked and felt like all of those other DC titles I don’t buy. Disappointing.

    • Not getting this either because of the art as well.

  6. Save yourself the three dollars and avoid this, it’s every bit the disappointment I expected.

  7. I will canscel this title if i don’t like the first couple of issues

  8. They edited things from the preview


  9. it’s a promising start. Enjoyed the art and story but the dialogue, English accent and tone wasn’t great, at times it was forced, stereotypical and outright wrong in some places. Pissed my self with laughter when I read Croydon’s Compass and Angus Croydon.

  10. For all the people bitching about Hellblazer ending, this book got way more pulls than that book ever got here. I don’t know if I will pick this up or not – was never into Hellblazer, read it a couple times – but bringing this into the new 52 certainly helped sales – for now, at least.

  11. Not too shabby.

  12. I was entertained for the most part. Not a bad start to the series.

  13. A decidedly average book. I plan on sticking around for the first arc & see where it goes & if it gets better, but if I don’t start getting at least some 4 star worthy stuff out of this I’ll be dropping it rather quickly.

  14. Well I liked this issue and I am excited to see more!

  15. Well, this sucked. Can I have my 3 bucks back?

  16. So I’ve heard a lot of people say things along the lines of “Lemire doesn’t understand Constantine” or “this is not the right characterization of Constantine” (vel sim). I think for people who loved Hellblazer (confession: I’m only know reading some of the stuff – thank you comixoogy 99cent sale!), it might be helpful to take *this Constantine* as a completely different character. Nothing that’s happened in any of the Hellblazer books does or should matter to how Lemire/Fawkes presents this Constantine. The only thing that matters is whether Constantine is compelling in regards to the story and continuity Lemire/Fawkes is working with, not in relationship to the previous Hellblazer material. That doesn’t mean one version can’t be better than the other (and for many people, it seems like Constantine won’t come close to Hellblazer) – we’re all going to have our preferences.

    That being said, I enjoyed it. Not having any of the previous Hellblazer baggage, I generally liked the story and the art (though the Cold Flame group looked much better in the preview!).

    • Yeah… BUT.. this felt like it was trying to be Hellblazer and not New 52 John. and in trying to be old Hellblazer it sort of over shot and we were left with something altogether different from what has been portrayed in JLD. It was a weird issue. John felt off.. obviously Lemire writes him in JLD and Fawkes in this title…. they seem like different characters. be nice if they had some consistency.

  17. Avatar photo Jones">Jones (@batwomanbeyond) says:

    Reading these comics, I’m glad I forgot to pick this up


  18. you can’t compare this to Hellblazer and think you’re judging it fairly. They didn’t call it HB because it is not the same title, verison of charcter, or setting. that being said, it is still quite enjoyable. sometimes we view things through cynical eyes and due to this we don’t give certain things a fair chance and because of this lose out on really nice finds. this is one example of that. I understand Josh’s compunction but this is a good book despite what came before it and deserved to be judged on its own merits. If after that it’s still not your cup of tea, fine. at least you gave it a fair shake and it deserves at least that. A curmudgeon who refuses the future in sake of nostagia will never be satisfied. I’d give four stars.

    • I’m fine with it not being Hellblazer but it felt like it was trying to be Hellblazer… but way overdone. It felt nothing like new 52 John and that made this book kind of strange. Consistency would be nice.

  19. Keep reading people refering to Jeff Lemire writing this book. Do people actually believe he’s writing this? Writing is credited to Lemire and Ray Fawkes. Usually the only reason you have two writers on a book is because the one writer (the one with the bigger name) is only “co-plotting”. Which in effect means DC is trying to get you to buy the book based on Lemire’s name, when it’s mainly Fawkes writing the book. Marvel’s done this a ton, using writers like Bendis and Brubaker to help launch a title for a lesser named writer. DC’s doing it now with Lemire, Snyder, and Johns. I highly doubt Lemire is doing anything other than giving notes to Fawkes.

    • it’s obvious it is not Lemire writing this book since it feels so much different than the John we’ve read in JLD. Made this a weird book to read.

  20. I really loved this issue. Can’t believe Constatine just let that guy die. But I guess that is what makes him such a deep complex character. Count me in for next issue.

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