John Constantine, Hellblazer: Black Flowers

November 14, 2005 | Trades


John Constantine, Hellblazer: Black Flowers
Mike Carey, Marcelo Frusin, Lee Bermejo, Jock
Vertigo/DC Comics
$19.99 (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

It’s not exactly hell and back, but it might just feel like it to John Constantine.
As the reprinting of writer Mike Carey’s solid run on Hellblazer continues, Constantine finds himself first having the soul chased right out of his body, then trying to close the doorway to the land of the dead and finally globe hopping in an effort to find out what kind of big-bad thing may have wandered out while that door was open.
Joining Carey in the telling is long-time Hellblazer artist Marcelo Frusin, along with Lee Bermejo (Lex Luthor: Man Of Steel) and Jock (Losers).
Black Flowers collects one stand-alone issue and two brief-but-interesting arcs and thus feels a tad disjointed. When the entirety of Carey’s run is reprinted this volume will be an integral piece, but for now it’s simply just OK.

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