Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hellblazer: City of Demons #5 (of 5)

Hellblazer: City of Demons #5 - Comic of the Day
How you tease me naked lady on the cover
If comics like this were readily available to any comic shop goer when I was a kid, I was certainly unaware of it.


I'm not going to lie to you...there are boobies in this book. In a series that is filled with witty narration and some nice lines for John Constantine to deliver, Hellblazer: City of Demons is dominated by imagery. Again, Si Spencer does a very good job with the character, but it is Sean Murphy that heightens his status among growing talents in comic book artistry.

Hellblazer: City of Demons #5 isn't much different from the first 4 issues done by Sean Murphy. He gets to play in a world of brutal violence, blood and sketchy looking characters. Constantine's face is particularly well done. Many lines to show the wear his face has taken, due to what he's seen and gone through, highlight Murphy's character work. His face work has a very sketchy-looking style which sets his work apart from many artists' smoother faces.

Besides blood and faces the comic of the day also has several pages of female nakedness. Vertigo books are normally for adult readers, but I didn't know there could be so much nudity. Nudity that, by the way, is very well done. Tasteful. Beautiful even.


All in all, Hellblazer: City of Demons was a fun read and a great platform for Si Spencer and especially Sean Murphy.

Oh and...the scene where Constantine opens Maria's (the naked chick's) armoire to find it packed with dildos, bondage items and much more was amazing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dildos huh...