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DARK ENTRIES

A John Constantine graphic novel by Ian Rankin.

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Understand That This is a "Graphic" Novel Before You Order It!

  • Jul 29, 2009
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I ordered this book from the Vine program with no indication that it is a graphic novel. Unfortunately it is and not a very good one at that. I enjoy this format more for a superhero comic book and this was definately not that. A Mr. Constantine is approached by a mysterious Mathew Keene who gets into his apartment and offers him a strange proposition. He is to participate in a special gameshow. About halfway through the book Constantine enters the gameshow and the books page outline colors change from white to black. The rest of the book is a type of fantasy where Constantine has apparently entered Hell.

This book is a lot like the "swag" graphic novels that they give away at Comicscon. As I said it is not my thing.

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May 15, 2010
Good synopsis. You know, I think the original Constantine from Garth Ennis' work would be best. I have seen Rankin's work before and it's just OK.
 
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review by . July 27, 2009
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   John Constantine is a fictional character, an occult investigator and exorcist created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben who appears in the monthly comic series “HellBlazer” by Vertigo/DC Comics. He also became the protagonist in the Hollywood film called “Constantine” played by Keanu Reeves. Ian Rankin is the best-selling writer of “Exit Music” and together with artist Werther Delle’edera has come up with a very dark tale about …
review by . January 21, 2010
 There had been talk for awhile about Tartan Noir crime novelist Ian Rankin taking on the character of Constantine for Vertigo, the prospect of which had a lot of Rankin and Constantine fans alike excited. Now that the waiting is over, the final product has turned out to be somewhat underwhelming. Rankin knows how to write, and his take on paranormal detective John Constantine is well within line with what regular fans would expect. But when it comes to the …
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Author: Ian Rankin
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural Fiction
Publisher: Vertigo, DC Comics
Format: Graphic Novel

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