Synopsis: This month on Constantine. A message from Clem Thurso, the most virulently bigoted politician in the UK, unexpectedly sends John on a journey deep into the heart of occult evil-and down into a chamber below Parliament where something truly unspeakable waits…
When John Constantine receives a message from politician Clem Thurso he is drawn into a conspiracy that could change the very face of England. Furthermore, Constantine learns that Thurso is a demon that he had put down 10 – years back. A demon that came to England with the Vikings and has been the cause of much fear through the centuries. Additionally, Thurso tells Constantine of his rise to political power. How being a politician has rewarded him with being able to spread fear to a much broader audience. The shoe is now on the other foot because Clem Thurso is now the one fearing for his life. The Establishment is biting back and using Thurso to lure Constantine in.
Aaron Campbell continues to provide some brilliant artwork for this series. I loved the atmosphere he manages to evoke with his rough penciled outlines for the winding stairs that lead to what is under Parliament. The drawing of Clem Thurso is also quite freaky. Especially in late pages when you see him with part of his face mask removed.
Writer Simon Spurrier has knocked another one out of the park. I really enjoy how the writer is taking advantage of the UK’s current political situation to set up his story and ground this comic more into reality. Added to this is the fact that we get a glimpse of current Prime Minister Boris Johnson being photographed with Clem Thurso. The real shock comes at the very end, which sets stuff up nicely for the next issue.
Overall. A really fun read. This is fast becoming a SciFiPulse favorite.
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