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After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there,he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is also convinced that his homeroom teacher reall After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there,he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is also convinced that his homeroom teacher really has it in for him. Worse, he's convinced that's she's really a witch. Fortunately, John is able to find one kindred spirit at school with whom he's able to form an alliance--another misfit named Anna, who also happens to have her own developing magical powers. John recruits Anna in his efforts to uncover the truth about Ms. Kayla and expose the Meanest Teacher's real identity to the world. Joined by a friendly demon named Etrigan, these two amateur sleuths will uncover clues and stumble upon forces beyond their control in a humorous series of misadventures.


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After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there,he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is also convinced that his homeroom teacher reall After angering a number of hostile spirits in England, 13-year-old magician Johnny Constantine has to find a way out of the country. Persuading his parents to send him to America, John arrives at the Junior Success Boarding School in Salem, Massachusetts. But once there,he finds himself to be something of an outcast. And he is also convinced that his homeroom teacher really has it in for him. Worse, he's convinced that's she's really a witch. Fortunately, John is able to find one kindred spirit at school with whom he's able to form an alliance--another misfit named Anna, who also happens to have her own developing magical powers. John recruits Anna in his efforts to uncover the truth about Ms. Kayla and expose the Meanest Teacher's real identity to the world. Joined by a friendly demon named Etrigan, these two amateur sleuths will uncover clues and stumble upon forces beyond their control in a humorous series of misadventures.

30 review for The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher: A Johnny Constantine Graphic Novel (2021)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ryan North

    I wrote it, so I'm pretty biased, but let me tell you why I think it's something special. It's a middle-grade graphic novel about a lovable magic-using misanthrope - Kid Constantine - who's sent to America after cheesing off basically everyone he knows in England. And of course he very quickly gets in over his head with some supernatural shenanigans. But it's also a story about friendship, about what we owe to each other, and about finding the courage to be who you really want to be. Constantine I wrote it, so I'm pretty biased, but let me tell you why I think it's something special. It's a middle-grade graphic novel about a lovable magic-using misanthrope - Kid Constantine - who's sent to America after cheesing off basically everyone he knows in England. And of course he very quickly gets in over his head with some supernatural shenanigans. But it's also a story about friendship, about what we owe to each other, and about finding the courage to be who you really want to be. Constantine and Anna are the two leads of the book, two kids who find out they can do magic, real actual magic, and very quickly find out that also means they're in the crosshairs of forces who don't have their best interests at heart. And while I'm biased on the writing, on the art I can objectively say that Derek Charm drew the heck out of this book, making the characters feel alive and friendly and approachable, but also not shying away from the spookums. The book is stand-alone, so you can give it to any little heckraiser in your life and they'll have all they need within its pages. But if you're an adult who's familiar with the character of John Constantine - one of DC's least kid-friendly characters - I think you'll like what you see here too! It's a bold choice to put Constantine in a middle-grade graphic novel, and yes, while our version doesn't drink or smoke (obviously!), he's the same charming, incorrigible, fascinating scoundrel we all know and love. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    The Squirrel Girl team disappoints with a sanitized kiddy version of John Constantine. I mean, first of all, with all the characters at their disposal why would DC want to market cynical Constantine to the G-rated crowd? Because of the TV version that's been floating around the Arrowverse the past few years? (I haven't seen him.) I didn't buy the character in this form nor in this story with its weak plot that finds Kid Constantine (his preferred name!) moving into a Massachusetts boarding school The Squirrel Girl team disappoints with a sanitized kiddy version of John Constantine. I mean, first of all, with all the characters at their disposal why would DC want to market cynical Constantine to the G-rated crowd? Because of the TV version that's been floating around the Arrowverse the past few years? (I haven't seen him.) I didn't buy the character in this form nor in this story with its weak plot that finds Kid Constantine (his preferred name!) moving into a Massachusetts boarding school to escape some magical heat in England, only to find himself deep in the magical loo again. Amongst its silly turns is one that hinges on the amount of salt in sweat (and my friends it is a ridiculously minuscule amount unlikely to be of help outside of topping a single pretzel). There's a big reveal at the end about one of the main characters that will probably be lost on many younger readers and is obvious from page one for older DC fans. So I'm not sure what the point of it is, really.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nı§hca

    There's something WRONG with the HISTORY TEACHER... is she just an angry teacher, a powerful witch, or maybe something much worse? Honestly this is the most fun reading GN for me in recent times. Kid John (John Constantine) who has some magical powers makes some demon spirits angry in England so to stay away from them, he ends up in Junior success boarding school in America. But here new problem arises. He soon gets alienated in his class and becomes target of his evil history teacher Ms. Kayla There's something WRONG with the HISTORY TEACHER... is she just an angry teacher, a powerful witch, or maybe something much worse? Honestly this is the most fun reading GN for me in recent times. Kid John (John Constantine) who has some magical powers makes some demon spirits angry in England so to stay away from them, he ends up in Junior success boarding school in America. But here new problem arises. He soon gets alienated in his class and becomes target of his evil history teacher Ms. Kayla whom Kid John considers a possible witch! But luckily Kid John finds a one kindred girl in class, named Anna (actually Zatanna) who has her own magical secrets. Soon they becomes close friends and starts working together to uncover the truth about Ms. Kayla. I really loved the chemistry between John and Anna, They were so cool together. The whole story is written so well plus there's great amount of humor that I enjoyed so much. The artwork is so lovely and animelike and it shows expressions so well. Overall this is a very enjoyable GN with a comedic, magical and monstrous story about finding the trust and magic in one another.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Renata

    This is cuuuute! I've gotten more into the Constantine character via the Legends of Tomorrow show, only to be a little disappointed at how grim-dark most of his comics are compared to the cheerful chaos of that show. The adventures of teen Constantine are more what I'm looking for PERSONALLY. Ryan North is such a funny writer, and the grim, magic-noir-ish tone with teen problems is funny. This is from the DC Kids line and I would say the story is pretty simplistic but the comedy keeps the story This is cuuuute! I've gotten more into the Constantine character via the Legends of Tomorrow show, only to be a little disappointed at how grim-dark most of his comics are compared to the cheerful chaos of that show. The adventures of teen Constantine are more what I'm looking for PERSONALLY. Ryan North is such a funny writer, and the grim, magic-noir-ish tone with teen problems is funny. This is from the DC Kids line and I would say the story is pretty simplistic but the comedy keeps the story moving along, unlike the Meg Cabot Black Canary: Ignite which is also from the DC Kids line and just felt really asinine because the story was so simple and it didn't really have much else going for it, SORRY MEG. It's best for a children's graphic novel collection but would have tween appeal and also, adult Legends of Tomorrow fan appeal.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is a graphic novel and is written by Ryan North and illustrated by Derek Charm. It is the retelling of the origin story of the magical occult detective. This middle-grade graphic novel re-creates the origin story of John Constantine, going by Johnny, he is a fish-out-of-water Brit making his way in an American boarding school. On the run from some hostile spirits in his native England, Johnny hides out at the Junior Success Boarding School in Massachusetts. Howe The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is a graphic novel and is written by Ryan North and illustrated by Derek Charm. It is the retelling of the origin story of the magical occult detective. This middle-grade graphic novel re-creates the origin story of John Constantine, going by Johnny, he is a fish-out-of-water Brit making his way in an American boarding school. On the run from some hostile spirits in his native England, Johnny hides out at the Junior Success Boarding School in Massachusetts. However, America has its own fair share of demons – like Johnny’s homeroom teacher, Ms. Kayla. With the help of a fellow outcast named Anna – a character who may be more than what she seems, Johnny fights to reveal Ms. Kayla's true nature. The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is written and constructed rather well. With crisp coloring and crackling panel work, it is a smart introduction to a lesser-known character. The graphic novel benefits its main characters' lack of all the cultural baggage that surrounds the more well known characters. All in all, The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is a terrific middle-grade debut for a classic DC Comics antihero.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Cooke

    A delightfully magical adventure that poses the question “What would John Constantine’s childhood look like…” and answers in the most fun way possible. Ryan North and Derek Charm deliver a story that delivers as much heart as it does comedy.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Sevitt

    Found this unexpectedly on a real-world visit to an actual shop and snapped it up. It's about as much fun as it's possible to imagine. The overlap of people who loved Jamie Delano's early run on Hellblazer and who also read the occasional middle-grade book can't be all that huge, but for the right audience this will be very appealing. I might have made Kid a little more Liverpudlian and a little less parented, but it's entertaining and daft. The friendships have weight and Anna's reveal was exac Found this unexpectedly on a real-world visit to an actual shop and snapped it up. It's about as much fun as it's possible to imagine. The overlap of people who loved Jamie Delano's early run on Hellblazer and who also read the occasional middle-grade book can't be all that huge, but for the right audience this will be very appealing. I might have made Kid a little more Liverpudlian and a little less parented, but it's entertaining and daft. The friendships have weight and Anna's reveal was exactly as delightful as it was predictable. Completely wonderful.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Court

    DC is absolutely killing it with these middle grade books. They're all adorable and have amazing in-jokes (I want a "Heck Blazer" t-shirt), plus a lot of cool appearances from unexpected characters. I hope Swamp-Kid meets Johnny Constantine some day. DC is absolutely killing it with these middle grade books. They're all adorable and have amazing in-jokes (I want a "Heck Blazer" t-shirt), plus a lot of cool appearances from unexpected characters. I hope Swamp-Kid meets Johnny Constantine some day.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Lovitt

    Johnny Constantine has a way of getting himself into trouble, both in our world and the ghost realm. Which is precisely why he finds himself left with no other choice than to leave England to attend school in America. With his parent’s blessing of course. Well, more like a demonically persuaded blessing. Unfortunately for “Kid” Constantine, America isn’t without its own magical dilemmas and he quickly finds himself faced with a race against time to stop the end of the world. (READ MORE: https://y Johnny Constantine has a way of getting himself into trouble, both in our world and the ghost realm. Which is precisely why he finds himself left with no other choice than to leave England to attend school in America. With his parent’s blessing of course. Well, more like a demonically persuaded blessing. Unfortunately for “Kid” Constantine, America isn’t without its own magical dilemmas and he quickly finds himself faced with a race against time to stop the end of the world. (READ MORE: https://yourmoneygeek.com/review-the-...) When I found out that The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher was about John Constantine — or rather, Johnny Constantine — I had to have it. Few people in my life know that John Constantine is one of my all-time favorite DC Comics characters, but he is and this graphic novel is everything that I wish I could have had when I was in middle school.  Johnny Constantine, who prefers to go by “Kid” Constantine since he’s one of those mysterious, charming lone wolf types who wears a suit-and-tie tee and trench coat, is everything you would imagine a young John Constantine would be. He’s a menace, always getting himself into some form of trouble, and he’s got magical abilities. Magical abilities that he tries to keep under wraps, except when he finds someone just like him in America.  Despite claiming that everyone likes him because of his charming charms, Constantine doesn’t make many friends when he starts attending Junior Sucess Boarding School. Maybe it’s because it’s the middle of the year or maybe it’s because he calls everyone “love” and is a little too smarmy. But being a social outcast puts him in the path of the school’s other outcast — Anna, who just so happens to have magical powers.  It’s a good thing these two magical outcasts find each other because they might just be the only ones that can stop their possessed history teacher from opening a world-ending portal!  Anna is a formidable character in her own right, but I adored her dynamic with Constantine. They were such kids, trying to figure out where they stood with one another and he certainly made this more difficult by trying to act like he was too cool to have friends.  The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is a joy to read from start to finish. Ryan North’s story and dialogue are just so enjoyable. I loved the way he brought Constantine’s personality to life and paired with Derek Charm’s illustration style, I spent the entire time imagining this as an animated series. I want to see more of Constantine and Anna’s misadventures, especially if their friendly demon Etrigan is along for the ride.  There is just so much to love in The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher and if you love John Constantine as much as I do, then you won’t want to miss out on this graphic novel. I know “kid versions” of characters aren’t for everyone, but there is just so much of the snark and charm of the adult Constantine that is boiled down into this pint-sized menace. 

  10. 4 out of 5

    Julia Pika

    Thanks to NetGalley & DC for the early copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a re-imagining of John Constantine's life through a kid's lenses, and it works brilliantly. Be forewarned, however, his comic stories involve demons and witches, as does this book. They're really not that scary in this graphic novel thanks to the snarky yet soft art style, but just want to warn anyone that's just not into that stuff. I absolutely ADORED the art style throughout the book, I would say it's close wi Thanks to NetGalley & DC for the early copy in exchange for an honest review. This is a re-imagining of John Constantine's life through a kid's lenses, and it works brilliantly. Be forewarned, however, his comic stories involve demons and witches, as does this book. They're really not that scary in this graphic novel thanks to the snarky yet soft art style, but just want to warn anyone that's just not into that stuff. I absolutely ADORED the art style throughout the book, I would say it's close with Ben 10's animation style with how bright and expressive it is. Gosh, I hope this gets turned into an animated movie or something, it works really well. The demons Johnny hangs out with look like muppets, it's hilarious. Anna and Johnny were great as well, Anna had a bustling personality and pushed Johnny to grow into his jerk with a heart of gold persona he often has in the other comics. There's a GREAT cameo of a popular demon character that more seasoned DC fans will know and they did a great job adapting the character here! Brilliant graphic novel, DC keeps hitting these out of the park!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dubzor

    Good to see Ryan North and Derek Charm working together again. North seems to have a knack for connecting with his artists. It makes everything he works on feel so polished and complete. The story works far better than a "Kid Constantine" concept has any right to. A lot of that goes to North. He manages to capture the character of John Constantine perfectly to the point where the lack of chain smoking and filthy mouth doesn't harm the presentation. Also, Zatanna is great, but it's hard for me to Good to see Ryan North and Derek Charm working together again. North seems to have a knack for connecting with his artists. It makes everything he works on feel so polished and complete. The story works far better than a "Kid Constantine" concept has any right to. A lot of that goes to North. He manages to capture the character of John Constantine perfectly to the point where the lack of chain smoking and filthy mouth doesn't harm the presentation. Also, Zatanna is great, but it's hard for me to read anything with my favorite magician in it and not have a good time.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    This is so cute - Constantine is one of those characters that it seems like he'd be hard to adapt for kids, but I think North did a really good job. There was a cameo that I wasn't expecting, and I liked the way that this didn't take the easiest route when writing the characters. This is so cute - Constantine is one of those characters that it seems like he'd be hard to adapt for kids, but I think North did a really good job. There was a cameo that I wasn't expecting, and I liked the way that this didn't take the easiest route when writing the characters.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    This just didn't work for me. Constantine is a bizarre choice for the DC Kids line (are they running out of characters?) and it just feels wrong. It feels really weird to have a character named Constantine deciding the real magic was the friends they made along the way, and a middle schooler wearing a tan trench coat and calling his teachers "love" is just as weird. I'm not saying that it would be impossible to write a good middle grade comic with Constantine, but this is not it. This just didn't work for me. Constantine is a bizarre choice for the DC Kids line (are they running out of characters?) and it just feels wrong. It feels really weird to have a character named Constantine deciding the real magic was the friends they made along the way, and a middle schooler wearing a tan trench coat and calling his teachers "love" is just as weird. I'm not saying that it would be impossible to write a good middle grade comic with Constantine, but this is not it.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER is an adventure-filled graphic novel about Johnny (Kid) Constantine. We start by meeting Kid as he is on a mischievous caper to get some candy from a ghost - what he doesn't realize is that the chocolate he ate takes years to make, and it also keeps dangerous forces at bay. The ghosts of the UK are now out to get him, and luckily, he is able to hide with his demon friends. As his demon friends get See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER is an adventure-filled graphic novel about Johnny (Kid) Constantine. We start by meeting Kid as he is on a mischievous caper to get some candy from a ghost - what he doesn't realize is that the chocolate he ate takes years to make, and it also keeps dangerous forces at bay. The ghosts of the UK are now out to get him, and luckily, he is able to hide with his demon friends. As his demon friends get sick of him, they come up with a plot to get him sent to a boarding school in the US, where the ghosts won't be after him, and he won't be making a mess in their house. At the new school, everything feels different and Kid feels completely out of his element. However, when he makes a new, magical friend, things start to change. A teacher who really seems to have it out for Kid makes them suspicious - why is she so mean? The two decide to investigate and learn that there are bigger plots afoot that they, along with a rhyming demon who loves heavy metal, need to stop before the world is destroyed. What I loved: This was an action-filled graphic novel that uses plenty of humor to break the tension. With a mystery to be solved, danger, comedy, and friendship, this was a truly fun read. Children who have experienced a tough teacher will delight in this plot of the most difficult teacher - who is also hiding a dangerous secret. The investigation fun with all the magic makes for a really great plot that touches on themes that are fantastic for the target age group like friendship, sticking by your friends, making new friends, and healing from past experiences. The illustrations were really high quality with lots of details in every panel, expressive characters, and a great use of color that matches the mood of each scene. There is quite a bit of text throughout, but it is generally easy to follow, and helpful for the age group to really set the stage and explain everything. This is a really charming story and the humor and sarcasm comes across throughout with clear reasonings. Final verdict: A charming, humorous, and action-filled graphic novel, THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER is a great story of adventure, magic, and friendship. Highly recommend for middle grade readers looking for a fun read with great characters and a unique plot. Please note that I received a review copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I received an eARC of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own. The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is intended for children ages 7+. There aren’t any warnings for this book despite there being ghosts and demons. None of them are particularly scary. Most of them in fact are friends of Johnny Constantine’s! I thought the story was quite entertaining. John Constantine was recognizable in his younger iteration. He thinks he’s amazing, but not without struggles. He also recognizes his fai I received an eARC of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own. The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is intended for children ages 7+. There aren’t any warnings for this book despite there being ghosts and demons. None of them are particularly scary. Most of them in fact are friends of Johnny Constantine’s! I thought the story was quite entertaining. John Constantine was recognizable in his younger iteration. He thinks he’s amazing, but not without struggles. He also recognizes his failures and had some very real growth throughout the story. Johnny learned that he wasn’t so alone when he found a friend in both Anna and the friendly demon Etrigan who is famous for speaking only in rhymes. He also learned that he can’t abandon his friends when times get tough and that his friends will also be there for him as well. Overall, I think that The Mystery of the Meanest Teacher is a fun story not just for middle grade children, but there’s something for everyone to enjoy. There’s familiar struggles, interesting plot and character development, along with some good lessons along the way. Not to mention a fun reveal at the end of the story on just who Anna actually is! You’re not going to want to miss this one! My full review can be found here: https://thegeekiary.com/the-mystery-o...

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sirbriang2

    DC really seems to have a handle on it’s kids and YA comics/graphic novels line. THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER is another example of them getting things exactly right. The very first scene nails the tone perfectly — lil’ Johnny Constantine steals some enchanted chocolate and winds up being chased by ghosts riding ghost dinosaurs. It’s a little bit spooky, but lighthearted and silly at the same time. That should be no huge shock; the creative team — writer Ryan North & artist Derek Charm (wh DC really seems to have a handle on it’s kids and YA comics/graphic novels line. THE MYSTERY OF THE MEANEST TEACHER is another example of them getting things exactly right. The very first scene nails the tone perfectly — lil’ Johnny Constantine steals some enchanted chocolate and winds up being chased by ghosts riding ghost dinosaurs. It’s a little bit spooky, but lighthearted and silly at the same time. That should be no huge shock; the creative team — writer Ryan North & artist Derek Charm (who worked together so well on Marvel’s UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL-GIRL) — are clearly at home with this type of material. The only issue with this graphic novel is that it spends a lot of time introducing the main cast. That’s understandable, given that this is the first entry in a proposed series (nothing has been announced, but it seems like a given), but I would have liked a bit more time spent on the plot or characters interacting with each other. Still, this is a quick, easy, charming read for a tween audience.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Brandon

    This is a fun one! Constantine gets into some trouble (as Constantine does), then gets sent to a boarding school in America where he makes a new friend and also catches his eyes on a mean teacher who the two think, maybe, sort of, could be an evil witch trying to eat their classmates or destroy the world or whatever. It's fun! Kid-sized Constantine and "Anna" (who I didn't realize was (view spoiler)[Zatanna (hide spoiler)] until the last third of the book, making me feel like an idiot) along wit This is a fun one! Constantine gets into some trouble (as Constantine does), then gets sent to a boarding school in America where he makes a new friend and also catches his eyes on a mean teacher who the two think, maybe, sort of, could be an evil witch trying to eat their classmates or destroy the world or whatever. It's fun! Kid-sized Constantine and "Anna" (who I didn't realize was (view spoiler)[Zatanna (hide spoiler)] until the last third of the book, making me feel like an idiot) along with some demons and spells and magic and ghosts, trying to save the world! It's like a children's book version of Justice League Dark. I liked them trying to come up with answers to their mystery with what limited spells and tricks they could muster, turning things into a matter of smarts and ingenuity rather than being some big action fantasy adventure. Constantine's journey of learning to let people in, instead of pushing them all away, and taking ownership of his mistakes is a great lesson for kids to learn. Sometimes it's cool to be the weird kid, and to make weird friends.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Graphic Novel Johnny Constantine story. Kid Constantine moves to America to attend boarding school. He meets Anna and discovers he's not the only one with real magic powers. Together, they take on the mystery of why the history teacher completely changed and has become the meanest teacher there. They discover she is a true witch and out to kill them and the other children. Readers see Johnny wrestle with staying and opening to a friend or running away. A decision everyone faces throughout their li Graphic Novel Johnny Constantine story. Kid Constantine moves to America to attend boarding school. He meets Anna and discovers he's not the only one with real magic powers. Together, they take on the mystery of why the history teacher completely changed and has become the meanest teacher there. They discover she is a true witch and out to kill them and the other children. Readers see Johnny wrestle with staying and opening to a friend or running away. A decision everyone faces throughout their lives. He stays and together with Anna and a young demon he meets, they discover what happened to their teacher and defeat an elder demon and save the world. The artwork supports and enhances the story. The character expressions are superb.

  19. 4 out of 5

    April Cole

    Didn’t know this existed until I saw at my comic shop. Read it out loud to my six year and we both loved it! As an elementary librarian I have to say DC is doing a great job with these middle grade graphic novels. Looking forward to see what they come up with next and hopefully more Johnny Constantine ones 😉

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Absolutely beautiful art by Derek Charm as always; this book is worth it for that alone. But thankfully it is accompanied by a killer story by Ryan North. I haven't read any Hellblazer and my only exposure is the Keanu Reeves movie, so I can't say how faithful/great this homage is but I loved it. Had Scooby Doo vibes and I mean that in the best way - horror and mystery for kids. Highly recommend Absolutely beautiful art by Derek Charm as always; this book is worth it for that alone. But thankfully it is accompanied by a killer story by Ryan North. I haven't read any Hellblazer and my only exposure is the Keanu Reeves movie, so I can't say how faithful/great this homage is but I loved it. Had Scooby Doo vibes and I mean that in the best way - horror and mystery for kids. Highly recommend

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kay Stoddart

    A fun book that captures the personality of the characters we love for a middle-grade audience. A solid message for the littles and a fun read for grownups looking for a new take on some old characters. This book would be a great recommendation for kids into magic or fantasy but are maybe too young to snag PJO or HP or aren't confident enough in their reading for those series yet. A fun book that captures the personality of the characters we love for a middle-grade audience. A solid message for the littles and a fun read for grownups looking for a new take on some old characters. This book would be a great recommendation for kids into magic or fantasy but are maybe too young to snag PJO or HP or aren't confident enough in their reading for those series yet.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Maria Rowe

    Very fun, imaginative story! Great illustrations with really vivid colors. The characters are very likable but I wish they’d had more backstory to them (especially Anna, Ms. Kayla and Etrigan). Thanks to NetGalley for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    A book designed for 6th/7th grade me. Very inside baseball with the references to the not-for-children comic it is based on. But it is great to have a graphic novel for junior high age readers where the title page reads "Based On Characters Created By Alan Moore" [et. al.] A book designed for 6th/7th grade me. Very inside baseball with the references to the not-for-children comic it is based on. But it is great to have a graphic novel for junior high age readers where the title page reads "Based On Characters Created By Alan Moore" [et. al.]

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rupkatha Nower

    Very cute read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Enfys

    Fantastically fun and suspenseful! Lots of great in-jokes throughout.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Great introduction to Constantine for kids.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Owen

    This was fun. More Kid Constantine & Zatanna, please!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    After a slow start it became a decent graphic novel

  29. 5 out of 5

    Silvia Retsil

    I like the DC character and I like reading. It's a great combo! My kid (7) loves this book. I can't wait to talk with him about it. I like the DC character and I like reading. It's a great combo! My kid (7) loves this book. I can't wait to talk with him about it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alix

    Great middle-grade version of the Constantine character. The art is fantastic and the writing very witty.

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