Monday 26 March 2012


John Constantine, a razor-tongued, chain-smoking, trench-coat-wearing mystic with a penchant for being in the wrong place at the right time, has become one of the most recognizable and enduring characters in modern comics. Featuring bone-chilling tales of horror, magic, loss and regret, JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER: SETTING SUN follows John Constantine as he faces the London underworld.

My husband borrowed this book from the library the other day and when he finished reading it he suggested I check it out. He did warn me about it being pretty effed up. lol.

So, I was curious. And read it today. It contains five different stories...

LOCKED: John Constantine is called in by the police to check out a bizarre situation. There's a killer locked inside a room, but there's a catch. Every time someone steps inside to get the guy, they end up killing each other. Only Constantine's strong enough to face such a barbaric situation, and still manage to get a chuckle out of the reader.

I enjoyed this one. It's violent and morbid, but I liked it.

THE CRIB: This was an insane story, and I have to say that one of the pictures cracked me up. The myth about the crib of the antichrist's miscarried fetus claims that it's inside a box. And everyone that comes in contact with it gets involved in some pretty crazy shit. But as Constantine finds out, not everything is as it seems.

SETTING SUN: Oh gosh. This story was pretty gross. So bad that it made my appetite disappear. Gross! :/

ONE LAST LOVE SONG: A surreal story about Constantine remembering all of his lost loves. Strange, but hauntingly cool.

TELLING TALES: I really enjoyed this one! Constantine has a lot of fun telling a nosey journalist a bunch of crazy occult stories about London, politicians, and the royal family.

This was a fun one.

That's it. That's what I thought of each story. Although I enjoyed it, I don't recommend this comic book for anyone who's squeamish. This is not for the faint hearted.

No comments:

Favorites More