Hellboy in Hell #2

Hellboy in Hell #2

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
9.4Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

In Pandemonium, the dead wait for Hellboy to claim his throne, but is he interested . . .?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 2, 2013

    This really is a great issue. If you’ve ever followed Hellboy then you should be reading it and if you’ve been curious about the character then now’s as good of a time to start reading. The last five pages of this issue are jaw-dropping-good and will leaving you pining for the end of the month to approach to get the next chapter of the story. I have no idea how long the story Mignola has planned, but I will be here for the journey as long as it continues this same level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 2, 2013

    It isn't only Mignola's art that is abstract, the story he is telling in this issue is as well. The second issue into HELLBOY IN HELL is brilliant. It's extremely well written and is clearly inspired by other forms of literature. The way that inspiration is taken and applied in this issue is brilliant and very well done. The art that accompanies the story in this issue is equally beautiful -- it is abstract and the colors are very specifically chosen to represent the tone and the story that Mignola is trying to convey. The result is a well written, beautifully drawn issue that is bound to capture the hearts of all Hellboy fans. I am definitely looking forward to issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 3, 2013

    It's a brooding and moody issue, featuring some fantastic scenes, foremost of which is Hellboy receiving a vision of his own birth and the moment he was bonded to the Right Hand of Doom. Mignola's artwork brings the story to life in stunning detail, with his minimalist linework and his bold, heavy blacks. Every page is a joy to behold. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Jan 9, 2013

    If you are a comic reader, and you aren't reading Hellboy in Hell, you are missing out on something truly important. This is without a doubt the best comic on the stands right now.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Jan 18, 2013

    I'm excited to see further issues of the series and Mignola's plans. His vision of Hell is riveting and I can't wait to explore it more. It's refreshing to not be able to foretell where exactly events will take a comic so kudos to the creative team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 5, 2013

    I thought the final take on Hell had been done by Alan Moore at DC years ago. Thankfully, Mike Mignola is carving out his own epic down bellow and it is stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 4, 2013

    A wonderful read full of great concepts and context with absolutely amazing art. Seeing this issue makes me know why it is no wonder how I love Hellboy so much. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 2, 2013

    The only bad thing about this issue is that it goes by so quickly. Still, every instant of this leg in Hellboy's latest journey is captivating. We're plumbing some enthralling aspect's of Hellboy's character here, and the process is eminently entertaining. Whether you're looking for a comic that stimulates your entire brain or just a fun, spooky diversion, Hellboy in Hell is what you want. Put this on your "must have" list immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 2, 2013

    "Hellboy in Hell" #2 is a well-structured slice of the overall tale extremely well told by masters of their crafts. It's nice to see a portion of story that stands relatively alone within the larger structure hold together a single issue for the greatest enjoyment as a monthly installment. Hellboy's tour through the underworld is enlightening and atmospheric. This issue is about the story as much as it is about how to tell it. "Hellboy in Hell" is shaping up to be something not soon forgotten by readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Dec 31, 2012

    There is a lot of history in Hellboy's life, so it's hard to say that Hellboy in Hell is a “jump on point” for new readers looking to get into the Mignolaverse, but if you've never read any Hellboy this is at least a chance to see Mignola doing what he does best and that's writing and drawing the character he has poured his blood, sweat and tears into for years. This issue might come on too strong and some people might find themselves a little bit lost if you've never read anything with the “Hellboy” name on it, there's no time like the present to get started. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBastard Jan 4, 2013

    This book is already turning heads and its only on its second issue, the story will no doubt increase in pace and scope as we journey alongside Hellboy through Hell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jan 12, 2013

    We close on this as the pieces have been put into motion. The play is set and the stakes are high with all of the power of Hell being teased before Hellboy who has no want for it. Yet knowing his path is preordained what will change in the upcoming issues? What will cause him to take up a fight he believes that he should be done with? I for one can't wait to see! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 6, 2013

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

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 2, 2013

    When comparing Mignola's art to just about anyone who works on "B.P.R.D.," it is easy to forget that the two started out as a unified property. The intricate linework of James Harren or the stunning retro atmospheres of Tonci Zonjic seem miles away from the world Mignola is building. That said, no one else could ever draw this book with any speck of credibility; this is Mignola's creative essence, distilled down to its purest form for our enjoyment. So, stop reading this, and go read (or re-read) one of the saddest, most unique, and finest books to come out in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Emma Kathryn Jan 3, 2013

    Hellboy in Hell is a stunning series and it's great to see Mike Mignola back in the driving seat. A great deal of work has gone into this book and if you are a fan of well-constructed art and a really clever comic book, this is the title that should be at the top of your “to-read” bundle. Read Full Review

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