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2.0 out of 5 stars nothing special, 7 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Dark Entries (Graphic Novel) (Hardcover)
A well known author does Constantine? Excellent, I thought. Sadly, this graphic novel feels really dated, and reads like something from the late 80's/ early nineties. I couldn't believe it was done in 2009.

The plot is an interesting premise, even if the "twist" is not exactly a surprise. The book is full of tropes, particularly the female characters. There is a "hard nosed career girl" who gets taken down a peg or two by getting told to make cups of tea(!), and that the only thing she is good for is providing "pleasure", and of course there is a love interest/ damsel in distress, who gets treated a bit nicer cos she gets in on with the hero.

I don't mind the hard drawing style which some reviewers don't like, however the artist doesn't know his basic anatomy, which is crucial if you're going to be drawing gruesome scenes (note to artist, tongues are attached to the lower jaw, not the upper) and there are lots of close up frames of portions of the ladies, which again, feels unnecessary and dated.

It's worth a read if you can borrow it, but not really one to add to the collection.
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