Comic Review: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

From Dark Horse, Hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb #1 is a slippery step back into the weird world of Hellboy and creator Mike Mignola. It’s Virginia […]

From Dark Horse, Hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb #1 is a slippery step back into the weird world of Hellboy and creator Mike Mignola.

It’s Virginia USA, somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains. The year is 1967, so we are going back in time a ways. No matter. The drama is intact, the story succinct.

In this Mike Mignola penned tale, illustrated by Zach Howard, and coloured by Dave Stewart, we revisit the Crooked Man’s domain.

There are witches down in the mines below, clambering to have company. So, Hellboy and Sara May Blackburn, who sometimes knows things before they happen, happen to decide to work together. And go on a journey, that if not an actual journey to Hell, still gets warm and toasty.

It’s all good fun and horror in this well written, spooky mountain tale of the Summer of uh.. Horror, 1967.

Plenty of great panels, strong dialogue, fascinating complexions, and complex narrative.

Dark Horse, Hellboy, and The BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb #1, $3.99 for 23 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!