*Disclaimer: I received this ARC in return for an honest review. A huge thank you to DC Comics and Edelweiss for this ARC.*
First Published: 16 February 2016
Format: ARC E-Book (Edelweiss)
Genre: Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Horror
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New series introduction to anti-hero (Graphic novels not for me)
As this is the start of a new series, we are introduced to Constantine, delve into his past, learn about his relationships, and see how he fits into the world.
I adore Constantine, the movie, and wanted to see how Constantine acted on paper. I assumed that my review may be of value to the publisher as I am a reader who is not very familiar with graphic novels.
I love Constantine’s personality. Truly. He’s selfish and has a twisted sense of humor (or is it depressed and self-deprecating? Hmm…) Constantine successfully fills the role of anti-hero and I would not have picked this up if it were your typical superhero novel.
The Last Story
The last section of this volume was my favorite. Constantine’s need for money brings him to the Internet – offering his demon-removal services to the public. Instead of damning these demons (which one would expect given the rest of the novel), it turns out he is friends or familiar with most and offers a scolding, which we presume solves the problem.
Honestly, I don’t know graphic novels well enough to decipher what is good and what is bad. For me, I simply don’t like that they provide a looser story compared to the written novels I’m used to. I felt pretty apathetic towards this volume with the exception of the last story.
This had a great main character with amusing and quick stories, but require an appreciation for graphic novels.