Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #4

Writer: John Arcudi, Mike Mignola Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

After an explosion sends Hellboy into the sewers, he finds himself lost below a Portuguese fortress. But when he finds the way out, he stumbles into something even more ominous.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 7, 2015

    This is my choice for the book of the week. It has every cool element a comic should have, plus the best villains one could want. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 3, 2015

    Not only is the story by Mignola/Arcudi fun and effective, but Maleev's art is top notch in this action heavy issue. Dave Stewart's colors also deserve praise, giving the book a vibrant look while still maintaining a washed out, classic feel. Barring a complete collapse in next month's final issue, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1942 should be a must read for fans of the Mignolaverse old and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 5, 2015

    With one issue left, this book looks to be adding something significant to the characters history even as it continues tapping into the good, simple charm of Hellboy fighting monsters and Nazis. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 4, 2015

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #4 proves to be, yet again, a quality romp in this corner of the Dark Horse catalog. So by all means rush to your local shop today and pick up an issue that comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 5, 2015

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1952 #4 ups the ante as the truth behind the mysterious occurrences in the small town is revealed, and with a surprising twist. The long-awaited answers start to roll out immediately, and has Hellboy and Archie fighting for their lives against this vast scheme. There's no further explanation about the attempt on Hellboy's life or if there's any connection to this scheme but the story progresses tremendously. The action was entertaining, and the artwork wonderfully captured the tone. I can't wait to read the next issue and see how the B.P.R.D. responds to this threat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Mar 4, 2015

    Will I set out to read the rest of the story? Possibly. That's the best that I can say. If I were paying for these comics, I might very well not, since it just didn't seem like it had it all together, and instead, I'd be more inclined to pick up something like Lady Killer. However, if I were really wanting to read something, I might make the other issues of this mini-series an impulse choice now. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore, David Harper and Mark Tweedale Mar 5, 2015

    A lull in what has been an incredible mini thus far. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 4, 2015

    I love Hellboy. I love Mignola, Arcudi and Maleev. I don’t love this comic. Maybe, just maybe something crazy and substantial will happen in the last issue of this run but as of now, it’s hard to see why this story exists at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    J.P. Polewczak Mar 10, 2015

    For the first time in this series, I feel like there's a enough of story to satisfy. The pedigree of those involved in this series are the main reasons I've stayed involved. The pace of this series has been slow overall, but still filled with great moments of action. It's now put, what seems to be, all the missing pieces on the table and it's time to explode. With one more issue, I'm anticipating a strong finish in issue #5 for a series from a group of very talented creators. I will also say, a bit prematurely, that this story may lend itself to being a more satisfying TPB/GN when available for those who haven't given this a look yet.

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Mar 18, 2015

  • 7.5
    SwampyCA Jun 6, 2015

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