Synopsis: The specter of his older self (and the terrible bargain he made to get another chance at life) has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with John Constantine for months now-but now the game is over, and it’s time to get down to business. Namely, the business of destroying absolutely everything that made that second lease on a life worth living…
Awoken from a dream by a phone call, which he dismisses. John Constantine finds himself face to face with an older version of himself, but all is not as it seems. Still, things never normal when it comes to Constantine. As we turn the pages we learn that John made a deadly deal with this older version of himself. So deadly that it threatens the lives of John’s friends.
The art team does an absolutely stunning job on this issue. I really loved the choices made with the colors and the framing of this story, which will undoubtedly continue in further issues. In particular, the images of John’s friends being murdered by the creature were done brilliantly in that it didn’t go over the top gory. One of the things I have loved about this run on the comic is the fact that the artwork feels very unique to the title, which is something you can’t really say about every comic that you pick up.
The drawing of the older Constantine is fantastic in that the older version of the character looks like you’d imagine him to be.
Simon Spurrier delivers another cracking story, which does not get resolved right away. Furthermore, I can see this storyline having some really difficult consequences for the series as things move forward and I hope they do because I’d love to see the older version of Constantine again.
Overall. A great issue with a fun and really creepy storyline.
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