Writer: Mike Mignola/ Chris Roberson
Artist/ Inks: Paolo Rivera/ Joe Rivera
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Clem Robins
When it comes to Hellboy I am all for him fighting oversized monsters! And this monster is a doozy even for him. When Hellboy sets out to find a little boy’s dog, he ends up finding the mutated version of said dog. The best thing about Hellboy is he can get the crap kicked out of him and yet, he never goes down for long. Hellboy is a chew toy for all creatures and when things get tough he throws a chain on the problem and tries to ride it.
First, Hellboy and the BPRD 1952 was great. It had a nice 5 issue mini story that was just an adventure Hellboy had. When Hellboy and the BPRD 1953 started it had one shots which were also great, both had background information that adds to this ongoing story. I love Hellboy stories, I even get goosebumps when he fights ghosts. I get so enthralled with his books that I want the whole story ASAP. And by the way Hellboy (along with Supernatural) needs a video game where you hunt monsters. I would so play those likes it’s my job.
My only complaint for this book is Hellboy needs his trusty handgun. In this issue he carries a standard revolver, but I need the Samaritan to be in Hellboy’s hand as he shoots his vile enemies! Other than that tiny rant I loved this issue. The art is superb and this story has a nice flow and pace. This is a book I am excited to see where Mignola is taking us and it’s so refreshing to see Hellboy at the start of his career and just to see how he develops into such a badass monster killer.
Alex’s rating – 8/10