Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Some thoughts about Constantine: The Hellblazer #8
Papa Midnite needs John's help and he's going to get it by any means. Now, John will be forced to meet with some of the worst demons that he has ever met.
Some things I liked, some things I didn't.
Ming Doyle and James Tynion IV deliver a new chapter where they continue to explore the supernatural side of the DCU by developing hell itself. There are appearances of several beings connected to the underworld including the most popular one, Neron himself. The way how Neron is reinvented is pretty creative and quite different from his old incarnation who seemed to be much more brutal in presence, here he's depicted as overly-refined and almost delicate but still willing to get rid of anything in his path.
On the other hand, the way how they got to this point is pretty dumb. Papa Midnite was threatening John's boyfriend and John had the nerve to start insulting the guy saying that he wouldn't dare to do anything considering that he needed him, no matter what his boyfriend was feeling at the moment and then guess what? It turns out that Papa wasn't bluffing and he was able to make things worse for John's boyfriend and thus he's forced to help him. The way how the plot progressed was dependant of how STUPID John was.
Riley Rossmo and Brian Level handle the art and is still quite beautiful in its own bizarre style managing to create a lot of strange creatures in a creative way.
Not bad but there were some aspects that bothered me.