Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 #5

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Monsters, mayhem, and Nazis!
Hellboy discovers the terrible truth of the Portuguese fortress, the murders in the village, and the man behind it all. But will he be able to save his fellow agents from the monsters and madmen?

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 2, 2015

    With this final issue, the creative team wrap up their look at Hellboy's very first mission. And never let it be said they didn't do justice to such a key moment in the hero's storied career. The focus in this finale is largely on action, but still there's the sense that Hellboy has matured and grown as an adventurer as he grows comfortable punching Nazi monstrosities. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper Apr 2, 2015

    It's not a bad comic by any means, I just felt it was an underwhelming finale that happened to have phenomenal art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Apr 4, 2015

    It’s not a perfect issue, but it does undo the worst parts of the previous issue at the very least by giving context to Hellboy’s storied past. True Mignola or Hellboy fans will enjoy the look into the character’s youth as well as his first step toward becoming the thing he is now but, there’s this lingering feeling of missing out on something truly important or defining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 3, 2015

    I'm willing to give a future "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D." miniseries a whirl (especially if Maleev is still drawing the book), because Mignola and Arcudi have written some great comics involving the B.P.R.D. in the past and it's nice to see Hellboy on Earth once again (even if it is in the 1950s). If they return to this idea, the next miniseries needs a bit more focus on the rest of the characters; they've got title billing as well, after all. Let's see Mignola and Arcudi work their magic on them, too. Read Full Review

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