Review: Hellboy in Hell #1 - The Baba Yaga

Hellboy In Hell #1 Review


Hellboy In Hell #1 Cover
After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him.

Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen.

Mike Mignola writes and draws the next phase of Hellboy’s story.

Dark Horse horror gets under your skin!

Death was only the beginning!

Cover/Solicit - 4/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art/Colors/Ink - 2/5

- Weighted Double
- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance? Does the coloring/inking blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening?

Layout/Flow - 3/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged? Can I easily read the issue, to include lettering?

Story - 5/5

- Weighted Triple
- How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?



Hellboy In Hell #1 Variant Cover
Verdict - 3.7

- I really want to like this series. I first became aware of Hellboy as others when the 2004 Hellboy movie came out. I enjoyed it and Golden Army so I figured I would give the series a go. I will admit I didn't read any of the previous issue, nor have I started reading B.P.R.D.. I will have to say my major problem with the issue is the art and coloring. While I get the abstract style, and it may work for this book, it along with the dark tones makes it very hard to distinguish what is going on. Then you couple that with the flow of the book and you are left boggled when you finally get back to the story. The reference to A Christmas Carol was a nice touch and I have to say the initial issues story was good. If you can look past the art and coloring of the issue I definitely say pick this up.

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