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

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

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Stephen Green Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

When an unknown creature attacks a research group on an Arctic expedition, Hellboy and the BPRD are sent to investigate. No longer the newbie, Hellboy thinks he can solve the mystery immediately, but what they find in the snow reveals something much bigger behind the beast.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Sep 20, 2016

    Once again, Dark Horse has a real home run on their hands with this Hellboy mini series. If youve been on the fence about the character, and have been scared off from the large backlog, I would urge you to jump in here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Sep 26, 2016

    The Black Sun will not disappoint fans of the character, and it continues to present him in fresh, exciting ways. After all these years, Hellboy is still a character who feels relevant and invigorated, and thats all down to being involved in storytelling that never ceases to be extraordinary. Stories like The Black Sun. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 22, 2016

    Judging by the last page of this issue, we're in for some real fun. Any Mignola and/or Hellboy fan is going to love the precision with which this issue has been orchestrated. I am beyond impressed with the story thus far, and I'm already at the edge of my seat! You can pick this issue up at your local comic book shop (comicshoplocator.com) to start reading up on Hellboy's latest mission! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 21, 2016

    While the book kicks off with a kind of nod towards The Thing, something that almost any story in the arctic of this nature will feel like, it makes for some good twists and turns along the way that just keeps you guessing. Hellboy himself is fun and I found myself liking both Farrier and Heurlin and have hopes that their story in the back half of this run is just as enjoyable. Mignola and Roberson set things up well enough here but it's Green and Stewart that sell it the most, from Hellboy's expressions to the bleakness of the place both in art and color. Definitely a lot of fun and has me hopeful for more tales from this period in the years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 24, 2016

    We find the story based in Alaska. Mike Mignola & Chris Roberson begin a new tale for Hellboy. Hellboy is sent to investigate an undocumented species. We're introduced to a new B.P.R.D. affiliate, Woodrow Farrier joining Hellboy. The investigation leaves Hellboy and Woodrow in an even worst position. This is a great jumping on point for new readers to get into Hellboy. The art alone sells this book!8/10var linkwithin_site_id = 2203111; Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Aug 29, 2016

    Overall this is a fun first half of what looks to be a promising two-parter, in which story and art bind together and enforce each other to achieve a stronger whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Aug 30, 2016

    All in all, I enjoyed Hellboy and the BPRD 1954 #1 more than any of the Hellboy spinoffs of late. It takes the traditional Hellboy formula and simply executes it well which, as seen here, is enough to make for a pretty darn great read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Sep 21, 2016

    This is a strong foundation for the next part, but overall it's a quiet issue focused on building characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Sep 8, 2016

    The investigation takes place in this lonely, desolate setting. It makes everything feel that much bleaker and hopeless, and when we get to the payoff, the bleakness continues with a slight more ominous twist " but I still want to be interested in the storyline, and this just feels plodding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Sep 14, 2016

    The art from Stephen was fantastic, and I really wished I got the opportunity to see how him and Dave collaborated on it, but the writing just wasn't all there. I really wish I could say it was mind-blowing, and that this was a great beginning of the end for Mignola, but I refuse to lie. There is still potential for this arc to get better, but I would seriously just suggest waiting until the trade came out. Unless you are a die-hard Mignola/Hellboy fan; then you might as well just get this arc issue by issue out of principle. Read Full Review

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