This week, two guys sit down with Constantine #1, and go in depth with their thoughts and reactions to the New 52 ongoing series.

CONST_Cv1_dsCONSTANTINE #1
Writer: jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes
Artist: Renato Guedes
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
• The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is unleashed in his all-new ongoing series!

• Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe.

• What Constantine learns in this first issue will shake the very foundations of the New 52…and only he knows how to deal with it!

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9 Comments

  1. March 21, 2013 at 9:53 am — Reply

    Math Checking Matthew: 1988 was only 25 years ago, not 35

    • March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am — Reply

      We’ll just cut that part out. :)

      • March 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm — Reply

        It could be 35 years ago if you spent 10 of those 25 years time-travelling, it’ll just still be 25 years ago to the rest of us.

  2. March 21, 2013 at 9:56 am — Reply

    Good episode!
    If I remember correctly, the Cold Flame has been mentioned in passing ina bunch of the Justice League Dark episodes. At first I thought that they were just there to reinforce the Books of Magic reference but I’m glad that they are getting some real attention here.

    The reveal of Zatara as bad guy was pretty interesting. Zatanna has mentioned in a couple places that she regards her father as a hero who was murdered (most recently in Justice League 18) so her investigations could create some fun conflict with Constantine.

    When the new Sargon appeared, I read her not as “daughter continuing family business” but as “magical psycho who pushed his consciousness into a descendant” If I’m right, that could also create some interesting Zatanna drama.

    I’m definitely on board for this arc.

    • March 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm — Reply

      I haven’t read it. Did she claim to be a daughter, or could she just be the New 52 version of Sargon?

  3. Sayomara
    March 25, 2013 at 1:58 am — Reply

    So Zach on film has its own RSS feed but Dueling reviews still doesn’t?

  4. Mike
    March 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    This is the official first monthly I have ever bought. You guys have turned me on to comics and when I went into a shop for the first time last week I saw that and remembering how much Matthew liked Constantine thought it would be worth a pick up to get in on the ground floor as it were.

    I really enjoy this and I feel like there is a story coming out here and I can’t wait to see more. Though I have no idea how you guys do this month by month thing, it is really hard to wait.

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