Comic Review: Hellboy In Hell Library Edition (Dark Horse)

Hellboy in Hell, first released in December 2012 started right up where Hellboy: The Fury left off. Hellboy in Hell was a 10 issue series. It also marks the return […]

Hellboy in Hell, first released in December 2012 started right up where Hellboy: The Fury left off. Hellboy in Hell was a 10 issue series. It also marks the return of Mike Mignola as the ongoing artist for the character.

Hellboy in Hell chronicles the stories of Hellboy’s journey through Hell after the events of The Fury. Hellboy, after battling and ultimately defeating Nimue, the blood queen in dragon form, he gets his heart ripped from his chest by her in her ethereal form and his soul descends into hell while his corpus breaks apart and crumbles like dried soil.

In Hell, he learns from Edward Grey that the higher echelon of perdition have gathered up their armies and fled. Causing fighting in the ranks and almost all the higher demons to be killed by their armies and slaves, a revolt in Hell chaos and fighting amongst everyone and it’s all caused by the fall of Hellboy.

Hellboy’s destiny is more of a burden here than any time on Earth. Even though he has to fight a lot of his old fallen enemies, like Eligos from the Wild Hunt and The gambling Vampire of Prague and his ex-wife, his brothers, his Uncle, and his half-sister all want the right hand of doom for themselves.

This book is exactly what the fans needed as a send away and for just seeing Mignola drawing demons, monsters, and skeletons.

Weighing in at a daunting 358 pages, Hellboy in Hell is a masterful achievement in storytelling, mood, atmosphere and Mignola’s art is still amazing! He hasn’t lost a step or slacked off. He is able to show us that he can still make lose all track of time and devour this book in one sitting.

While you read his stories, you’ll catch yourself writing down names of various people that you meet and you can’t help but think if these people in this story were real. There’s so much backstory and pathos to them. They’re so believable and odd enough to have lived on this earth. But alas, they were figments of his imagination and what a wonderful one he has.

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