Monday, November 18, 2013

Constantine #8 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Ray Fawkes
Art By: ACO
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 13, 2013

A Kick In The Arse!

When last we left our chain smoking anti hero Mister E had caught Constantine in a very vulnerable situation.
 What I mean by vulnerable is that he was butt naked, and had just had a slam dance with Sargon.  So let's see if Constantine is up for a fight, or just wants to finish his cigarette, and go to sleep.

Explain It!:

So the fight you've been waiting for.  Constantine vs. Mister E.  Now this isn't a conventional fight so to try and not bog you down with a play by play scenario, I'll just tell you that this fight was full of mystical probing energies, illusions, and astral projections.  But we do find out that Sargon has left a mystical weapon by her bedside; the moon blade.  The law of the Cold Flame denies any member to hurt another, but it doesn't state that they can't help someone else.  Constantine takes the sword, and plunges it into Mister E.  The fight is over the only way it could and still continue this story.

The moment Mister E's heart stops, his magical energy is siphoned out by Sargon, and Tannarak.  We find out that Tannarak, and Sargon had planned on Mister E's demise, and John seeing no way out, finally agrees to join the Cold Flame.  Later after all the initiation ceremonies, John makes his way back to his room.  There alone with the Moon Blade we find out that when Constantine stabbed Mister E, he also bound his soul to the weapon.

In the end Constantine tells Mister E, how the Cold Flame had betrayed him, and makes a deal with Mister E.  If Mister E tells John all the secrets, and vulnerabilities of the Cold Flame, he won't send him to a empty dimension.  To show that he's a good sport John also let's Mister E chose who will die first.  So now that that is taken care of John can go back and join the three teams and finish up the Trinity War.  Damn out of sync timelines.

Bits and Pieces:

With only nineteen pages, this book seems to do a lot.  We have a big battle, plot twists, and even gets us to where the book should be with the rest of the DCU.  But nothing in this issue impressed me.  It just seemed to be spinning it's wheels to get done as soon as possible.  Last issue seemed to be setting up for something big with the introduction of Julia Everheart, but we're left without any further explanation, I guess either she'll play apart of Forever Evil: Blight, or maybe we have to wait until that is even over.  I don't know.  But I'll keep reading waiting for the asshole with a heart to capture our hearts once again.


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