Hellboy: House Of The Living Dead #1

Hellboy: House Of The Living Dead #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Oct 10, 2012

    For anyone who has been reading Hellboy, House of the Living Dead is good enough that it gets a recommendation. The story is light on much character work until the end but that's what the main series is for. This is a really fun side-story that has great use of classic monsters. So for that, it also gets a recommendation to anyone who's a fan of old school monster mashes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Dec 6, 2011

    As I said above, comics spend a lot of time being serious so when you get a story like this where it's just two creators on top form having fun, you really appreciate it. This is a stand alone book that could be handed to any fan of old horror films and they'd appreciate as well as long time Hellboy fans and Mignola aficionados. It could just as easily be a stocking filler as an extra large feature of your weekly stack! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 9, 2011

    Despite all those strengths, though, I found myself a little irked when I reached the end of the book. While the morbidly rich artwork mesmerizes and the writing offers a lot, I felt a little shortchanged by only 50 pages (give or take) of storytelling for my three fins. That works out to 30 cents a page. By comparison, a standard $2.99 US comic book with 20 pages of story and art works out to about 15 cents a page. So is the hardback cover worth double the price? Well, I would've enjoyed this story just as much as a traditional, oversized comic book, priced at, say, $5.99. Dark Horse has billed this as an original graphic novel, but really, it's an original graphic novella priced as the same as a graphic novel. There's no denying the strength of the craft on each page, but the decisions made about the format from the business side of things leave something to be desired. Read Full Review

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