Hellboy in Hell #4

Hellboy in Hell #4

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

After a bizarre family reunion, Hellboy can barely process the new information, and the things he's done, since arriving in Hell. But Mike Mignola has one more revelation before concluding this initial monthly run of the story we've been building to since 1994 . . .

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Mar 4, 2013

    These four issues, hopefully with the addition of a whack of sketch book goodies, are going to make an excellent trade from Dark Horse. If you still haven't read Hellboy in Hell, you will have another chance to come out when the trade comes out. Until then, you have a ton of stuff from the Mignolaverse to catch up on. Get to it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Mar 5, 2013

    Mignola hasn't really given any clues as to what the future holds for Hellboy in Hell. Issue #4 feels like an ending of sorts, and a beginning of sorts. Maybe it's true that when Satan closes one door he opens another, because that what it feels like here. Hellboy has -- for the first time in his life -- no destiny. No horde of monsters pushing him one way or the other. Nothing to fight for or against. And how will he feel about that, I wonder? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 6, 2013

    I would say this is a good jumping on point because it takes the focus away from Hellboy and focuses primarily of Edward Grey, his guide through Hell. It's written in a way that is accessible and easy to follow, although I would still recommend picking up the previous three issues of this series if you want a solid grasp on the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 9, 2013

    The latest chapter of Hellboy's chapter in hell is full of grand myth, great character and absolutely stunning art. Fans of Hellboy shall be utterly pleased, I can assure you. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 10, 2013

    Is he dead, or merely moving toward some unknown climax? I don't know, but where Hellboy goes I'll follow! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 6, 2013

    "Hellboy in Hell" #4 is a great conclusion to this first story arc, and it makes me that much more eager to see what's up next. "Hellboy in Hell" shows a master returning to his craft and exceeding reader expectations. This is a horror comic that reminds just how good both the genre and the medium can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 9, 2013

    He talks with Edward and we find out that Hellboy has at least three large tasks left in his destiny. Edward claims he is taking one of them on as his own but the tale of Hellboy is far from over though perhaps for at least a little time he may have peace. Hellboy walks the city he finds himself in with a smile on his face and a cigar in his hand. He may have found peace but how long shall it last? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Mar 16, 2013

    The first arc has been at times, a slow build but it has been dotted with intense action, thickening plot threads and huge revelations to the mythos of Hellboy so I'm excited to see where the creative team takes it from here. This issue serves a nice little capper to the first arc but still leaves me wanting more. Bring on the next arc! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Poet Mase Mar 6, 2013

    Longtime fans of Hellboy comics and readers who have enjoyed this series so far will probably be big fans of this book. On the other hand, I might be hesitant to recommend it to fans who come in with expectations of Ron Perlman duking it out with a seven-story monster for 22 pages. Still, it's a compelling story that is likely to be important in more action-oriented issues down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper Mar 6, 2013

    Although this was the most clear and focused issue, it was also my least favorite. I love me some puzzling comics! It was still excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 6, 2013

    I don’t even think I should have to review these issues anymore and that everyone should be buying the series already, but comic fans tend to forget about series that fall out of everyone’s conversation and I can’t let that happen here. If you’ve never read Hellboy then now is as good of a time as any to begin. This series is consistently great and hands down one of the best that Dark Horse is releasing monthly and it only looks to get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Mar 6, 2013

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  • 8.0
    PopMatters - J.C. Macek III Mar 6, 2013

    These colors are at their most intense during the sparse flashbacks of action detailing both Grey's descent into the Abyss (paved, as you could guess, with good intentions) and Hellboy's recent and possibly most significant foray into violence (in a recent issue he may or may not have actually murdered Satan). Again, this is no "action" issue. These brief frames constitute exciting, but mostly informative fillers of gaps or reminders of this expanding plot. Like any good expository episode, Hellboy in Hell #4 certainly answers a great many questions surrounding this saga, but also introduces several more unraveling mysteries. This is a hint that Mignola is nowhere nearing an end with Hellboy (the series taking place in Hell is ongoing) and that everything remains on the table except formula. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Sean Mar 6, 2013

    The art is fantastic, don't get me wrong. And it's not a terrible comic, or even a terrible arc. But it's not the jaw-dropping, amazeballs, piss ya pants awesomefest most of us have waited for. It's like waiting a whole day for a feast, and then getting a platter of chicken fingers. Sure, you'll eat it, you've been hungry all day. But it's not the bounty you expected, nor is it fair to wait for so long for something so underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GreyMouser Mar 15, 2013

    What an amazing issue! i expect great things from Mignola and crew, but this raised the bar on all comics IMO. How anyone could rate this below a 9or 8 is beyond me. Maybe it just is not thier style. But for fans of Mignola, and i dare say fans of the medium, this is a grand treat. The art has all the depth and heart of Mike's best work. The writing, dialog and story are just incredible. THIS is what ive been waiting for since 'ol HB left the BPRD team. This whole series has been wonderful so far. No more secrets, no more guessing games... the revelations are HERE! and only $3... XOXO!! sign me up for every damn Mignola book!

  • 10
    tacobongo Jul 23, 2015

  • 9.5
    Deckard May 1, 2014

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