Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond The Fences #3

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Paolo Rivera Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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Man’s best friend becomes Hellboy’s worst nightmare in a Cold War–era mission.

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr May 27, 2016

    In short, Beyond the Fences has been a truly great read. Not only does it work by adding to Hellboy's world and past and providing more stories to enjoy with the titular hero but it also stands as a masterclass in comic storytelling. Script and art have been perfectly judged from the very first cover and it is truly one of those books that simply remind you of everything you've ever loved about the medium in the first place. Now let me rise to my feet so I can begin the applause and calls for an encore! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2016

    A slam-bang conclusion that sets the stage for more adventures in the 1950s. Before the world went to Hell, these were young Hellboy's untold tales and they are fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 28, 2016

    The Hellboy formula has never seemed in danger of growing stale, but the 1953 mini-series managed to stand out that much more thanks to their superb visual presentation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Apr 27, 2016

    This was an excellent the Hellboy Universe debut from both Chris Roberson and Paolo Rivera. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 1, 2016

    Like the story, the art is polished but violent. The monster's arrival at a child-filled school is almost iconic as it is simple. I will admit the fight between Hellboy and the strange dog thing is action filled and visually solid as they both trade blows. The vision scenes are amazing, even as they raise a whole bunch of questions, they look absolutely great. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 27, 2016

    This Hellboy arc is one that I started on a lark just because I was curious about its placement in the timeline and it felt like a good way to try and reconnect without having to be caught up in so much backstory. It definitely worked well for me in being accessible while still being part of a larger world and leaves me very curious to dip my toes in a bit more in the coming year to see what clicks and what doesn't for me. There's a lot to like with this property and the team involved across the board have some some fantastic work with it. I'm frustrated by the layout of the series since I'm not sure what's next, but perhaps there's some sort of checklist I'll discover that will make the hunt for more all the more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 4, 2016

    This series has been a great way to see the Hellboy that isn’t dark and brooding. The creative team has done an amazing job depicting the team and their dynamic from back in the ‘50s. This is most definitely a must-read for any Hellboy fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Apr 27, 2016

    Mingola loves to tie everything together, so we get some flashbacks to past Hellboy events. It's cool, though, because the web of events, characters, and places that make up the Mignola-verse are super fun to map out. It's crazy to find out that Edward Gray is somehow connected to Abe Sapien. Hellboy thrives in the tiny details, the small minutiae that make up a great fictional mythology. But it's a series that also loves the big picture, and isn't afraid to inject some action when it's needed. Creepy, action packed, and fun: Beyond The Fences #3 concludes a great addition to the Hellboy canon. Read Full Review

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