Constantine #8 Review

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Constantine #8

Written by: Ray Fawkes
Art by: ACO

Last we saw of Constantine he was on his way to rescuing his teammates with it being connected to Forever Evil. But now we get side tracked to another story between him and his romance with the sadistic Sargon the Sorceress. Really I do feel that Fawkes would have been better off leaving this storyline sidelined until what actually held more importance to the readers passed.

Not entirely sure what to make of this story. You would pick this book up expecting to see some progression towards him rescuing the Justice League Dark. Not to say it wasn’t obvious this was going in a different direction, but when you get through this you realize that there was a lot more to look forward to with Constantine’s connection to Forever Evil. This here fell very flat. Nothing special other than him doing the same act with a little in-depth look at how he thinks with a look into his past. Good sense of characterization in that regard, but that’s as far as it goes. It’s not till the very end that there is some connection to the previous issue and even then it throws you off because of the inconsistency.

Good issue in terms of it being Constantine, but there was much interesting about it. You would probably find yourself saving more time and money just waiting till the next issue where the story actually continues from where we last saw him. Great art work as usual, that much remains consistent throughout this book bringing about that grim atmosphere that comes with exploring the mystic world.

Score: 6.9/10

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