Constantine: The Hellblazer, Vol. 1 : Going Down by Ming Doyle, Illustrated by Riley Rossmo

*Disclaimer: I received this ARC in return for an honest review. A huge thank you to DC Comics and Edelweiss for this ARC.*

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First Published: 16 February 2016
ARC E-Book (Edelweiss)
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.


Main Character

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.

OverallThis had a great main character with amusing and quick stories, but require an appreciation for graphic novels.

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3 thoughts on “Constantine: The Hellblazer, Vol. 1 : Going Down by Ming Doyle, Illustrated by Riley Rossmo

  1. I have read quite some graphic novels/ manga’s when I was younger and yes they do have a different style and a bit of a looser way of telling the story, which can be a tad confusing at times. It also really varries from graphic novel to graphic novel. I like a good anti-hero at times and that’s great you enjoyed the last story.


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