Clipping The Wings Of Angels With John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead
John Constantine tries to talk down the vagrant in the park, but K-Mag’s people arrive to complicate things. John manages to escape the park with Noah. K-Mag isn’t happy about this development and he threatens to kill Constantine should he ever see him in the territory again. John isn’t one to be easily discouraged, so he contacts some help in stopping the tramp and his angels. With his allies and Noah in tow, John Constantine returns to the park to put a stop to the angels, so John once again confronts the homeless man in the park.

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 cover by John Paul Leon
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 cover by John Paul Leon

John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 brings a conclusion to this first arc from John Constantine’s newest adventures. The angels in the park have killed many and threatens to kill Noah, so John calls in all favors to make sure this doesn’t continue.
John still proves to be a selfish bastard, but he’s taken a shine to Noah. That is what drives John to make sure the angels don’t return to the park, even if others still pay the price for K-Mag.
The comic flows quite well, with John deciding early on that he needs to put a stop to the homeless man and his angels. Without an overstatement or plain statement, we know that John has decided to put a permanent end to the angels in the park.
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 art by Aaron Campbell, Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 art by Aaron Campbell, Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar

Aaron Campbell’s artwork continues to be unnerving, brutal, and excellently detailed. Campbell is especially skilled in using shadow, which ensures that the comic has a dark and ominous atmosphere. Jordie Bellaire’s color art enforces this ominous feel for the comic and the overall story benefits greatly from the team of Campbell and Bellaire.
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 is an engaging read which brings a powerful end to this first arc while ensuring the reader that this John Constantine is the bastard we’ve always known and loved. This comic definitely earns a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3 comes to us from writer Simon Spurrier, artist Aaron Campbell, color artist Jordie Bellaire, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and cover artist John Paul Leon.
Final Score: 9/10

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