Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hellboy in Hell #2

One of the great things about the Hellboy series (and there are lots of great things about it) is that you never know what to expect.

That's certainly been the case with Hellboy in Hell.

After getting killed (honest!) in recent continuity, he finds himself getting a tour of Hell, coutesy of guides who seem to owe a debt the Charles Dickens and "A Christmas Carol."

In this story, written and drawn by the amazing Mike Mignola, Hellboy makes some disturbing and unsettling discoveries as he is again forced to face his (possible) destiny.

It's a grim story with some unsettling revelations - yet even in this terrible land with a grim fate in store for our hero, Mignola manages to infuse some humor along the way - and his artwork, of course, is raw and stunning.

Like virtually every other chapter of the series, this is not to be missed.

Grade: A-


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