Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1954 - Ghost Moon #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Brian Churilla Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Hellboy hunts ancient Chinese demons in the Walled City of Hong Kong when an old friend of Bruttenholm's calls in a favor. A heavily researched look into the early days of the British spy network in the Far East, combined with Mignola's unique brand of supernatural adventure.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 11, 2017

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.'s expolits in Hong Kong shouldn't be missed. A terrific backstory, dubious allies, and supernatural smackdowns make this recommended reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 8, 2017

    Hellboy works a fairly standard formula here in terms of story and executes it well to give us something interesting and a little different from the norm all while tying into some of the larger 1954 story material. Roberson's obviously got a handle on things and the characters with their dynamics so it's fun to see the interactions between ARchie and Sue as well as Hellboy's unease in the area. For me, this was my first exposure to Churilla's artwork and I definitely like what he brings to the table here. It feels in tone with what we've had before while staking out his own ground as well with the character designs and the expressiveness of them. The flow of the story through the panel layouts is nicely done and the overall tone and atmosphere of the book hits just right to up the unease slowly but surely as it moves on. This story doesn't have me in a strong way at the moment but it's definitely adding more to the overall lore that Hellboy fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 15, 2017

    Given the team's inability to hurt the creatures, one of whom who calls Hellboy “cousin,” it seems likely that fighting the beasts may not be the best way to solve the problem. Finding out what they seek and retrieving the hunpig (which is likely tied to their search) seems like the most obvious course of action. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Cam Petti Mar 7, 2017

    That said, Ghost Moon is a fun book. It hits all the high points of the best Hellboy stories; there is some fun history and cultural background throughout, some spooky spirit talk, and a couple of cool baddies to smash. Although it reads a bit fast, if you're looking for solid Hellboy comic to drop into, check out Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Ghost Moon. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 9, 2017

    The setting is certainly novel, and easily the biggest factor working to distinguish this book from the rest of the Hellboy pack. I do wish the script were a little more graceful in its exploration of that setting and the Chinese legends fueling the conflict, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Mar 8, 2017

    The script is overwrought, but this is a strong Hellboy Universe debut from Brian Churilla. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Mar 8, 2017

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954 Ghost Moon #1 has good elements that work. But because of having two talented writers with Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, it felt like the story had a lot to offer, but was pressed for time and rushed. Because of this it took some air out of good storytelling that was in this issue. The art by Brian Churilla was a real shining star. Not only because of his ability to use artistic metaphors, but in his ability to capture Hellboy in his art. The use of detail at key points does a good job of assisting the storytelling. Though the grid used for the panels could use a bit more work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 8, 2017

    Ultimately, it's not a stronger Hellboy outing but it isn't particularly offensive either. An issue that exists somewhere in the middle, dedicated fans may find it familiar but satisfying too. Read Full Review

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