Ghosts are…dying. Therefore, John Constantine has to save them by rounding them all up. Do you smell bait?  Keep reading our CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER Review!

I've taken out most of the exposition to preserve the integrity of the comic and its writers.
I’ve taken out most of the exposition to preserve the integrity of the comic and its writers.

Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV take us places. Following the pull of the “thin places” (areas where supernatural power is the strongest and the strangest things happen), Constantine gathers the souls of the dead and attracts the attention of Mister Rumor (he’s much creepier than he sounds). Everything ends up going exactly how Gaz, John’s bestghostfriend*, predicts that it will—badly.

It's may just be a rumor, but all rumors are loosely based on truth.
It’s may just be a rumor, but all rumors are loosely based on truth.

Most of issue #2 is exposition on what the “thin places” are, but it is very much worth it to keep the story going. The concept of “thin places” is intriguing, and theories surrounding it can be found all around the internet.

I can’t really say more about the art here than I’ve already covered in my first Constantine review. Thankfully, Oliver of “Oliver’s” makes cameo appearances! What I will comment on is that John’s demeanor does waver in comparison to the first issue, but it seems that Ming & Tynion plan to lead John on an arc that helps him find his humanity and become whole—and for that, he has to go home! ROAD TRIP! (I think it is safe to say that we will not be seeing much of Oliver anymore, unless he’s more than he seems.)

READ: You can read CJ’s Constantine: The Hellblazer #1 Review here!

THOUGHTS

The Best Part: The tale of Martin Shay was very interesting and, if you’re from New York, there may be some adventures for you and some friends!**

My Surprise: I did not expect to see Oliver of “Oliver’s” again, so that was pleasant. In addition, I didn’t expect to be saying goodbye to a character this soon in the series. Hopefully, it was not in vain.

My Prediction: I don’t can’t even fathom what could happen once John is back across the pond and surrounded by the ancient powers of Europe.

My Change/Commentary: I don’t think that anything needs to be changed in the comic so far. Doyle & Tynion seem to know what they want and I believe that we readers are in for a treat!

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*Another word that I made up and refuse to apologize for.

**This writer does not advocate attempting any activities that could be harmful, result in arrest for breaking and entering, or supernatural possession.

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