Constantine the Hellblazer #7 (2015)
The new Hellblazer is in stores this week and I couldn’t wait to write about it. I really enjoyed this book and without ruining it for you, I thought I’d throw in my two cents worth of excitement. I’ve read a few issues from this fairly new Constantine series but not enough to have a strong opinion for how the run is going. If this issue is any indication of it’s direction, I’m on board (granted, I have some pretty heavy duty Swamp Thing blinders on at all times).
I’ve been looking forward to this issue ever since DC announced the news of Swampy’s appearance. Constantine and Swamp Thing’s oil and water relationship/dynamic is captured quite well by, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, Brian Level, Ivan Plascencia and the rest of the crew that worked on the book. The story made me feel like Swamp Thing and Constantine are back at it; depicted in their classic, playful, love and hate routine. You can tell the writers and artists had fun, drawing from past Swamp Thing/Constantine interactions as well as their capabilities. Along with the fun story, the art work is terrific. I love how Rossmo and Level are treating Swamp Thing. The details and style look top notch.
An evil has come to New York City. Something wicked is blocking the green in Central Park and it’s devouring folks, stem to stern.
I can’t express enough how excited I am with this take on Swampy.
He is indeed getting out of the shower.
While maintaining the serious tone of the story, there are many playful moments.
Little Swampy wind surfing on a remote controlled boat. He hasn’t had this much fun since he took the form of popcorn at the movie theater.
I hope other Swamp Thing fans enjoy this book as much as I did. This storyline should help build excitement and anticipation for the new Wein/Jones series coming out soon.