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CONSTANTINE #3

 

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Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES

Art by RENATO GUEDES

Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

1:25 B&W Variant cover by JUAN JOSE RYP

On sale MAY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

 

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

John Constantine’s quest to find the last piece of a powerful mystic artifact before his enemies do brings him to a city that could kill him the moment he sets foot in it: London!

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That doesn't sound a bad idea for a story: the fact that he finished off Carey's run by pissing off the whole of London's magical community has never really been addressed since, has it?

(Oh, that was a different character, wasn't it? Sorry.)

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Mea culpa, then: I couldn't be arsed with Diggle's run, so I missed that.

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It's a spoiler from over five years ago now. I think there has to come a point where there's a statute of limitations, otherwise we can't discuss any plot elements.

Do we need to hide what Newcastle was, because some readers might not have read Jamie Delano yet?

 

Hey, look at that. Two covers.

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Bit of a spoiler, eh? Maybe I should hide that?

No worries, Lou: I've no intention of reading it, so spoil away.

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London curse explains why he's not in London?

Oh no, it's things like "me nightmares was having nightmares" ie don't write what you don't know.

And Left-hand drive Routemasters !

And a colourist who does not know what traffic lights look like.

No wait, the Routemasters are right-hand drive (I think).

Apart from errors, and some crazy street scenes I like half of the art. Especially page 7 corner shop in Limbo.

"Forty years! ie since 1973 ... um. Is that an actual Sargon story?

Nope. Lightweight. Minimal good bits not even stretched over the tale.

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I've only read the preview pages but what's the point in lumbering Constantine with a reason for not being able to return to London only for him to do just that in only the third bloody issue ?!?

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Surely you can't be serious?

Three issues in, and Constantine has established itself as a solid little addition to the New 52 lineup and a mostly worthy successor to Hellblazer

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/09/constantine-3-review

The "reviewer" give it an 8.1 rating. Is this possible?? I won't trust these website sycophants, rather I trust you you fine folks.

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He means "On a scale where Justice League Dark is 8 and the worst of Hellblazer is 10, this is 8.1"

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Moving my review of #3 to proper thread:

Constantine #3-Alright! John meets a random woman who talks like she's from Mary Poppins! I was looking forward to that issue.

The art is jarring.

This is just awful. I don't even want to page through or read spoilers on this book any more.

On the plus side, John gets revenge for the memory of Chris, and that, that's all right.

 

I think the point was that explain to long-time readers (you know, that one guy who still wanted to read the book) why Constantine is now living in the US.

And, they had to put a London scene in the book so early so that the fans who complained that John wasn't living in England anymore would grow happy that they didn't have to deal with Fawkes and Lemire trying to write scenes in England every issue.

 

I'm pretty sure that Sargon reference is inaccurate. Sargon was introduced in the 1940s, and I don't think he was seen again until the pages of Swamp Thing.

Unless the "New 52" has one of those sliiding time scale things, and everything that happened in DC during the 1940s really took place in the 1970s.

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Surely you can't be serious?

Three issues in, and Constantine has established itself as a solid little addition to the New 52 lineup and a mostly worthy successor to Hellblazer

http://www.ign.com/a...antine-3-review

The "reviewer" give it an 8.1 rating. Is this possible?? I won't trust these website sycophants, rather I trust you you fine folks.

 

That review made for some great unintentional comedy.

 

"Fawkes has a stronger grasp on Constantine's voice, dialogue, and various British-y mannerisms. "

Does he mean adding "yeah?" at the end of every one of John's sentences now?

Who knew it was so easy to write "Britishy mannerisms"?

Shawn that review is daft, yeah? I hate this Constantine book, yeah?

Listen to me! I sound like a right British bloke, I do!

 

I wish I could see Fawkes "various Irishy mannerisms" with Kit too.

"Faith and begorrah John! Your life is too dangerous for me, it is!"

Just how regular Irish folks talk every day!

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OH! I see, like all Canadiens end every sentence with "eh"

 

I think it'd be interesting for someone to do a Constantine funny pastiche. It'd probably end up better than the real thing.

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He should just call up Mike Carey and ask how somebody from Liverpool talks.

 

"Excuse, is this Mike Carey?"-Fawkes.

"Yes.."-Carey

"How does an Englishmen sound like.. I am writing the new Constantine book.."-Fawkes

"FUCK OFF YA TWAT!"-Carey

"Such a strange man.."-Fawkes

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Surely you can't be serious?

Three issues in, and Constantine has established itself as a solid little addition to the New 52 lineup and a mostly worthy successor to Hellblazer

http://www.ign.com/a...antine-3-review

The "reviewer" give it an 8.1 rating. Is this possible?? I won't trust these website sycophants, rather I trust you you fine folks.

 

That review made for some great unintentional comedy.

 

"Fawkes has a stronger grasp on Constantine's voice, dialogue, and various British-y mannerisms. "

Does he mean adding "yeah?" at the end of every one of John's sentences now?

Who knew it was so easy to write "Britishy mannerisms"?

Shawn that review is daft, yeah? I hate this Constantine book, yeah?

Listen to me! I sound like a right British bloke, I do!

 

I wish I could see Fawkes "various Irishy mannerisms" with Kit too.

"Faith and begorrah John! Your life is too dangerous for me, it is!"

Just how regular Irish folks talk every day!

 

Knowing Fawkes, he'll do just that.

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Do you know him?

You should invite him here.

 

By the way, Wolvy, Mike Carey does not speak like that kind of scouser.

In current Constantine lingo, he'd talk like this

 

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