Kirsten, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
Definitely a great Hellblazer collection. The main story arc, "Freezes Over," is a neat, self-contained story about a group of travellers snowed in at a roadhouse -- including, of course, our buddy Constantine. I don't know if it's quite what I mean, but I kept thinking that it was kind of like if the Coen brothers (Fargo) did John Constantine. It's just a cool story, very neatly done, where everything is not what it seems.
"Lapdogs and Englishmen" is both hilarious and unsettling. We get treated to a peek at Constantine in his youth, when he was fronting for Mucus Membrane and sporting some impressively spiked hair. Throughout the series, Constantine has often pulled cons and double-crosses without giving much thought to the consequences, and this brief story shows what turns out to be one of his bigger mistakes.
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