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Hellblazer: Hooked (Hellblazer #31)

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John Constantine, chain-smoking occultist anti-hero, is back in a new volume from popular writer Peter Milligan.

After getting dumped by his girlfriend, John Constantine goes to extremes to get her back. But will he sink to a new low by using a love potion? Constantine's enemies, the shape-shifting demon Julian and the young alchemist Epiphany, will certainly have somethi
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Vertigo
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Kemper
John Constantine is in love. Isn’t that sweet? Uh….no. Anyone familiar with the real Constantine and not the pathetic abomination that Kenau Reeves inflicted on us in the movie theaters would know that anytime the English magician gets close to someone, really bad things happen. Especially after Constantine gets dumped and decides that he needs to use a love potion on his now ex-girlfriend.

I had a problem with this one. Constantine has always been a cocky self-absorbed manipulator who has left a
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Lee Battersby
Standard Hellblazer plot in which Constantine, despite his best efforts at reaching towards some sense of normalcy, ends up damaging everyone around him with terminal effects. Peter Milligan's pretty much the fag-end of the British comics revolution, lacking the intertextual genius of Gaiman, the balls-to-the-wall nastiness of Delano or the sheer bugfuck insanity of Morrison, and here he manages to portray Constantine's entry level bastardry without any of the deeper puckishness or frantic rogui ...more
Justin
After reading Peter Milligan's first venture into the world of HELLBLAZER (unless you count his 1990's crossover with SHADE, THE CHANGING MAN), fans might not be quick to give the title further notice.

After "Scab," few John Constantine purists would be hooked, to say the least.

Luckily, some of the birthing pains that Milligan experienced with "Scab" dissolve and the writer manges to demonstrate that he does, in fact, have an idea of where the title and the character is headed. "Hooked" picks up
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Federiken Masters
Sep 16, 2014 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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El tomo anterior me parecio una muy buena introducción, y este un muy buen nudo, que a su vez incluye varios introducción-nudo-desenlaces de por sí. Y acá sí que Constantine está más turro y turbio, y se suman un par de personajes que lo enturran y enturbian más.
Ah, y los dibujos siguen siendo muy buenos, quizás incluso hasta un poquito mejores, así que este tomo termina promediado para arriba.
Pat Sul
john falls in love. john uses magic. it all goes pear shaped.
enjoyable stuff that has some naughty words and action in it - but work just as well without.
i read hellblazer every now and then and each time i can't help but think constantine would be better off getting a real job as most of the time magic seems to get him into more trouble than it is worth.

failing that he should learn to buy a slightly more varied wardrobe - at least that would make him harder to find.

the last two episodes in
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Christian
Standard Constantine. He fucks up his life & everyone he meets. The date rapey love potion is new, though, as are the bright colors.
Dony Grayman
Tomo 2 de 10 en edición española. Los cinco primeros los publicó Planeta; los restantes, ECC.
Ryan
Welcome back John, we missed you. In "Hooked" Milligan really digs into what makes Hellblazer such a fun comic to read: putting John Constantine in a deep, shit filled hole and watching as he tries to claw his way back out. And of course, classically for Constantine, it's a hole he both dug and shit in. While still not up to the dragging-your-face-through-broken-glass black humor and blacker drama of the Delano or Ennis run on the title, this is getting back to what I enjoy about Hellblazer. Fin ...more
Gloriavirtutisumbra
Woefully disappointed. Just as the series seemed to be heading in a new direction, the same old shit disguised as something out of character happens again and drags it all all back to hell again. This plot turn was poorly done. It was too easy to kill off the character of Phoebe. It would have been much harder to keep her alive and have her be a foil to Constantine's bullshit, and apparently the authors weren't up to the challenge.
Morgan
Andy Diggle, set Constantine back on track and let the character grow, and I was fearing that this was just going to go down the path of bogging the character down with with a tiresome addiction. The relationship's resolution felt a bit too predictable considering John's history of friendships. Who knows maybe something worthwhile might come of it, but this is a bit of a lag from the first book.
Ashish
This one... meanders. All the necessary elements were there, but somehow it just didn't come together the way it should - maybe the chameleon motivations somehow switchbacked me off somewhere along the line, but I started to lose the plot, as well as any sympathy towards JC. More torture porn than the genuine supernatural deal - can give this one a miss. There are a few good moments, though.
Chad
Never having read Hellblazer, I was surprised. Much better than I expected. I enjoy the fact that this guy is mostly a shmuck, but you still want to root for him anyway. The art style is refreshing too. With most of this supernatural dark stuff, the tendency seems to be to overdraw and use to many heavy, dark lines. The artist here is very clean and economical.
Xisix
Dig artwerke more than earlier graphick novels. Combines visceral with mad flight ov unknown realms which suppose base theory ov magick. Alchemical grime shit to lofty gold. Arrangement ov cigarettes into portal to make it back home. Vodun rum rituals. Urban street phantasmagoria.
Matt Thomas
I like Hellblazer, despite the "magiciness".

The issues in this collection cover the attraction to and death of John Constantine's love, Phoebe.

Stories that make the reader feel good while not pandering to the typical "happy ending".
Sonic
I liked this a bit more than the average Constantine story, it was not predictable and that was refreshing. Bisley's art in the second half of the book is awesome!
Shannon Appelcline
A definite improvement on Milligan's first volume, with interesting characterization and plot clearly pushing into the next volume.
Liam Jennings
Constantine is in such good hands! The perfect Entry Level read!
Jamil
Bisley's bits are great. Phenomenal coloring!
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Peter Milligan is a British writer, best known for his work on X-Force / X-Statix, the X-Men, & the Vertigo series Human Target. He is also a scriptwriter.

He has been writing comics for some time and he has somewhat of a reputation for writing material that is highly outlandish, bizarre and/or absurd.

His highest profile projects to date include a run on X-Men, and his X-Force revamp that relau
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