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The first couple of one-shots preceding this volume weren't all that! But Critical Mass takes Paul Jenkins to a whole other field, writing wise. The story follows an old friend of JC, Richard meeting up with him and introducing him to his family, Michele, the wife and Syder, the gawky, but adorable son. While on a field trip to a haunted house, Syder gets lost and stumbles upon an old gnarly gentleman, who happens to be the demon, Buer.
Buer is ou Oh, This was awesome. Buer is out to get JC, because JC is pivotal in the devil's plan to break free of his shackles, but JC has to willingly offer his soul to the Devil. So Buer possesses Syder and in his place demands JC barter his soul for the boy's, while tormenting JC with the unfortunate farce that was Newcastle. Question is, will JC save the boy, or save his already miserable self? No spoiler alert, trust me, it's one of the coolest manipulations Constantine has pulled off in the series so far.
It'll make your head spin. Jan 05, Hugo Emanuel rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the previous volume Garth Ennis finished is long-running work on Hellblazer; Volume 9 brings us the first stories of a writer that will also have a long and seminal run on "Hellblazer", a run that oddly enougth remained uncollected in tradepaperback form until now. The writer in question is Paul Jenkins.
Hellblazer, Volume 9: Critical Mass by Paul Jenkins
This great story reveals to the reader the reason why Chas remains forever indebeted to John Constantine. It's a surreal, oddly tragicomical story that only Delano could pull off. The artwork is by Sean Phillips, whose style is, to my mind, absolutely perfect for Hellblazer. Next up is Eddie Campbell's four-issue long story "Warped Notions" issues It's a grat story that stems from the idea of Urban Lgends coming to life but that develops into a globe-spanning adventure with considerable historical and literary references.
It's a great storyline. Art is once again assured by Sean Phillips. Issues brings us "Dreamtime", the first of many Paul Jenkin's written "Hellblazer" story. It concerns an earth deity who seeks retribution for the harm caused by a company that is selling the resources of the aboriginal land to the higest bidder. It's not an amazing story but it's far from dull and somewhat elevated by Sean Phiilip's artwork. Issue 91 features the story "Riding the Green lanes", a somewhat forgetable tale once again penned by Paul Jenkins.
It's the weakest story in the volume whose biggest saving grace is Sean Philips artwork. This story is hands down the best of the lot collected here. It's dialogues and concept are great and provides us with a great rendition of the coniving trickster John Constantine we know and love.
The story is stock-full of nods and references to canonical characters and events created by previous Hellblazer writers and even presents us with a very cathartic and important event in Con-Job's life. As in the rest of the volume, Sean Phillips' art is absolutely mesmerizing and exciting. The stories presented here showcase that he knows the character he is writing for very well and that he has a knack for writing dialogue.
And it's quite a joy to know that Sean Phillips will be drawing most, if not all, the stories penned by Jenkins. Bring on Volume Nov 21, Tulpa rated it really liked it. Now this is more like it. I honestly did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. In large part, this was because Sean Philips, the new main illustrator, is stunning. His linework and inking has so much weight and texture to it.
The layouts which honestly were rarely weak in Hellblazer haven't looked this good since Dave McKean did a story. It just finally looks Everything is so sinuous, expressive and dark. I just love looking at the book, and this is the first time a main illust Now this is more like it. I just love looking at the book, and this is the first time a main illustrator has elicited these feelings in Hellblazer. Eddie Campbell's story is something of a shaggy dog, at times delightful and confused.
It, and Jenkins's tying up of loose ends in the couple issues that followed Campbell's run were the only weak bit in the book. The main arc in the volume, the titular "Critical Mass" was excellent. An excellent spiritual heh heh sequel to the wonderful Dangerous Habits arc. John Constantine found a definitive way to outwit the First of the Fallen, and has never before been so successful.
And yet, in the last pages, Jenkins found a way to sour this victory in a very satisfying fashion. One thing I really enjoyed about both Campbell's and Jenkins's writing was the return to both the literary and punk roots of the character. There's nothing that really defines the character more for me than his relation to both literature and music, and the occasionally conflicting synergy of these elements.
These things transcend even the occultism that makes up the bread and butter of the stories.
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Constantine is a character that taps into the old and obscure, the occult in its literal meaning. He is also someone defined by a music that violently rejects the Status Quo, that at the time challenged itself to peaks of novelty. The push and pull of the old world and the new world, the way these worlds augment each other, that give Constantine his unique texture and characterization. This is what distinguishes him from so many other Occult Detectives. Apr 17, Hmpf rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story this collection is named after has been a favourite of mine for a decade. I hunted the issues down on ebay, and held a grudge against DC for not collecting it in a trade paperback.
So I'm very glad to finally get my hands on this book. Paul Jenkins, for all that DC didn't seem to appreciate him, writes a pitch-perfect Constantine, and Sean Phillips' art doesn't just capture John Constantine as well as he's ever been captured, and drench his world in the appropriate amount of shadow, and The story this collection is named after has been a favourite of mine for a decade.
Paul Jenkins, for all that DC didn't seem to appreciate him, writes a pitch-perfect Constantine, and Sean Phillips' art doesn't just capture John Constantine as well as he's ever been captured, and drench his world in the appropriate amount of shadow, and get all the local detail right one of my pet peeves about some Hellblazer artists is that their Britain doesn't much feel like Britain; and Hellblazer is, in a way, about Britain - it is also genuinely aesthetically pleasing, to me.
I would gladly frame most of these pages and put them on my walls. The other stories collected in here are a one-shot by Jamie Delano, about which I have mixed feelings, a somewhat muddled four-parter by Eddie Campbell, and Jenkins' very first story, which ties up some lose ends left by Campbell, and which has more than a whiff of Problematic Cultural Appropriation about it. Also, there's a Jenkins one-shot about There's stuff to like in all of these lots and lots of Sean Phillip's fantastic art, for one , as well as some stuff that doesn't quite work, but Critical Mass really is what makes this volume essential.
Jenkins writes a very human Constantine, without ever quite making us forget that despite all his regrets and occasional attempts at redressing wrongs, John Constantine is also a first-rate bastard. May 16, Rowena Hoseason rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a half-n-half anthology which consists of parts that were plainly never intended to be welded together. So it's a not entirely rewarding experience. Yet there are some entertaining interludes and these include a simply brilliant back-story set in John's youth. This explains his close relationship with Chas and features Constantine at his best, using guile and deceit to bamboozle a bestial horror which happens to be It's deliciously crude and clever, a perfect ble This is a half-n-half anthology which consists of parts that were plainly never intended to be welded together.
It's deliciously crude and clever, a perfect blend of black humour and backstreets noir with a supernatural slant. The final storyline follows similar themes, as JC must once more outwit the first of the fallen to prevent his soul being harvested in hell. But there's something lacking in the storytelling here. All the Hellblazer elements are present Jun 19, Heath Lowrance rated it it was amazing. First thing I want to mention about this volume is the art. Sean Phillips had done a handful of fill-in issues here and there on Hellblazer over the years, but with this collection he becomes the regular artist, and it's just wonderful.
Not too many artists have been so perfectly suited to a title-- Phillips work is sketchy, focused on forward images over backgrounds, the character's body language and facial expressions feel real, the color palette is muted and atmospheric, and it all just click First thing I want to mention about this volume is the art. Not too many artists have been so perfectly suited to a title-- Phillips work is sketchy, focused on forward images over backgrounds, the character's body language and facial expressions feel real, the color palette is muted and atmospheric, and it all just clicks.
There are three different writers in "Critical Mass", but it all hangs together by the thread of Phillips' art. As usual, some spoilers follow. To begin, we have the return of the master. It's so good to see Jamie Delano back on Hellblazer, even if it's just one issue to get this volume rolling strong. It's weird and creepy and funny, and reveals at last why Chas owes John. It's mostly flashback, to when Constantine first arrived in London back in the mids, and encountered Chas' horrible mother Queenie and her disgusting familiar, a monstrous monkey called Slag.
Queenie and Slag have been making Chas' life hell, so young John takes it upon himself to deal with the situation. There are bits in this story that made me laugh out loud. I had thought before that the one thing Ennis had on Delano was a sense of humor, but I take it back. This story is funnier, to me, than any Ennis comedy, because it's darker and less juvenile. It's one of my favorite Hellblazer stories. Eddie Campbell fills in for four issues after that for one of the more bizarre stories in the Hellblazer canon.
I guess weirdness and synchronicity occurring all over the globe. The journey takes them to Philadelphia first where John meets the ghost of Ben Franklin , and then the Australian outback, where Constantine begins to realize that it's actually Dashwood causing all the trouble.
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Murnarr is killed by the Rainbow Serpent more about that in a minute and Constantine traps the wicked Dashwood in a tree, where he won't be able to cause any further harm. I've read that this is an unpopular story amongst fans, but I kinda liked it, even if it didn't make a lot of sense, mostly because Eddie Campbell's sense of humor appealed to me. And then we get the debut of new regular writer, Paul Jenkins, which is kind of a big deal because these Hellblazer volumes mark the first time Jenkins run has been collected, and that's long overdue.
He's a seriously under-rated Hellblazer writer. His first couple issues, though, are a bit shaky. He admirably picks up the reins where Campbell left off, in Australia, where with the help of the Aborigines Constantine goes into the Dream Time and confronts the Rainbow Serpent.
Some evil land developers are set to force the natives off the land, and Constantine bargains with the Serpent for help, realizing that it's not the Serpent who controls the Dream Time, but the people. This one has some good moments, but it's not particularly memorable. Back in England, we meet some of the new supporting cast in Constantine's eccentric pal Rich the Punk, his wife Michelle, and their young son Syder. These folks will function as Constantine's family for the duration of Jenkins run, and Rich especially is a great character. In the 5-part "Critical Mass", Jenkins really gets rolling and makes Hellblazer his own.
Since his defeat at the hands of Constantine and Ellie, the Devil has been unhappily living as a mortal, working a fishing trawler in Greece. Hell has carried on, but the First of the Fallen is missed by one demon in particular, the connessuer of children's misery Buer. Buer possesses the body of young Syder, holding the boy's soul for ransom until Constantine willingly gives up his own to the Devil in exchange; this will re-instate the Devil back in Hell.
As an added incentive, the demon also reveals that he has the soul of Astra, the young girl who Constantine was unable to save way back in Newcastle in For all the good it does him. An encounter with the Phantom Stranger last time we saw the Stranger, it was at Constantine's 40th birthday and John accidentally pissed on his shoes; note how differently Jenkins treats the character makes Constantine realize he can't get out of this one. The only way to save Syder and Astra and all the other children being tormented by Buer is to willingly give himself up.
One pile of mud and shit, one complicated spell, and one visit to the shores of Loch Ness to visit Aleister Crowley later, and Constantine pulls off another amazing con job, denying the Devil his due yet again. The First is back in Hell, but with only a makeshift soul to unleash his fury upon. He decides to take a horrified Buer to make up the difference. Syder is freed, and so is Astra at long last, and all the other children trapped in Hell. There is a great bit at the end where the First of the Fallen finally gets something out of his system that had been infuriating him since the end of "Dangerous Habits"-- one "Up yours" deserves another, right?
So Paul Jenkins wraps up his first major story arc for Hellblazer, taking only a few issues to find his footing, and delivers quite nicely. I like that he expertly picks up threads from Constantine's history and uses them, all the while setting up new characters and sowing little seeds for future stories. It's already clear he's going in a different direction than Ennis or Delano, drawing heavily on British folklore and mythology, so that should be interesting.
He also gives us a Constantine who's just tired and wants to be a good person. We'll see how long that lasts Jun 23, Quentin Wallace rated it liked it. I'm a little torn about this one.
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It has a few different storylines in one volume. The first half of the book was just like a fever dream to me and I was lost for most of it. Of course, the plot was about dreams and weird realities and such so that's probably why I felt that way. Overall though, I prefer a little more coherence in my stories.
It was very abstract, and probably very good for people who like those type of stories, but for me it was just too far out.
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The last half of the book is a m I'm a little torn about this one. The last half of the book is a more traditional Hellblazer story dealing with demon possession that is a sequel to some earlier stories. The ending of this one was a little confusing, but it was still much more to my liking than the stories set in the dream realm. Overall not a bad volume, and I'm sure many Hellblazer fans will love it.
But for me personally it was more in the middle. Jan 18, Martha Sullivan rated it liked it Shelves: I took a pretty long hiatus from reading Hellblazer after I finished Garth Ennis' run - I'm not a fan of Ennis and his Hellblazer was pretty much everything about his storytelling conceits that I dislike. I was finally ready to come back and I'm glad that, when I did, Paul Jenkins was ready to bring back everything about John Constantine that I love. The first half of the book is a pretty ephemeral story set in the Australian outback against Aboriginal myth, which I found a little too mysterious I took a pretty long hiatus from reading Hellblazer after I finished Garth Ennis' run - I'm not a fan of Ennis and his Hellblazer was pretty much everything about his storytelling conceits that I dislike.
The first half of the book is a pretty ephemeral story set in the Australian outback against Aboriginal myth, which I found a little too mysterious; the second half, however, was a return to classic Constantine but with the wisdom and cunning he's gained over the course of the series. It's dark, frightening, tense, and ultimately victorious - in that way that makes you wonder if Constantine has really thought through the consequences of his actions. I'm finally excited to get to volume Nov 03, Eric rated it it was amazing. Paul Jenkins is one of my favorite Hellblazer writers so far. Overall, this is a very solid volume, and a great example of why I love Constantine and his misadventures.
Jul 21, Robert Hudder rated it liked it. Yeah, not sure how I feel about this volume. There are some good stories that plumb dreamtime and English lore but this Constantine doesn't seem as human as the others. Not sure there is any particular reason. Maybe I am just tired at the end of a week at the cottage and not picking up as much. Aug 09, Darren rated it liked it Shelves: Didn't think much to the first half, but then the Critical Mass arc really saved it. Concluded a bunch of things I won't spoil, and set up potential other things I also won't spoil.
Nov 19, Neal rated it really liked it Shelves: May 07, Nick D rated it liked it Shelves: In Another Part of Hell: Jamie Delano comes back for one issue, but don't worry, it's not incredibly abstract and boring. John waits at Chas' house while his friend rushes to the hospital for the birth of his granddaughter. While waiting, John remembers first moving in with Chas as a youth and putting up with his mother Queenie.
Queenie dabbled in magic and would perform seances as a source of income. She has a pet monkey called Slag that wears a dress and acts on behalf of Queenie, since hse ne In Another Part of Hell: She has a pet monkey called Slag that wears a dress and acts on behalf of Queenie, since hse never leaves her bedroom.