Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957: Falling Sky

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Shawn Martinbrough Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
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Cryptozoologist Woodrow "Woody" Ferrier joined the B.P.R.D. to find exciting and previously undocumented cryptids, but unfortunately most of his cases end in disappointment. But a trip with Hellboy to small town Virginia where a huge and mysterious creature stalks the woods might provide him with just the opportunity he's been waiting for!

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and longtime collaborater Chris Roberson gives us a new tale from the world of Hellboy. Featuring art by Shawn Martinbrough, colors by Dave Stewart, and letters by Clem Robins.  

What's hiding in West Virginia?

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 10, 2022

    Martinbrough delivers some great art in the issue. The character designs are brilliantly done and the atmosphere of the story is visually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Michelle Tongue Aug 10, 2022

    The idea of a new undiscovered species should be enticing to readers, especially in the Hellboy universe. More could've happened in this book than actually did. But all in all it was a good read and Hellboy will always be one of my favorite heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 9, 2022

    Fun and wonderfully drawn, Mignola, Roberson, and Martinbrough create yet another exciting yet simple one-shot in the Hellboy universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 11, 2022

    There are almost 30 years worth of Hellboy/B.P.R.D. stories out in the wild, so not every story can be a groundbreaking masterclass, and while this story might not thrill you, its unfair to judge this in any way other than a good character story in an ongoing and vastly successful world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Aug 10, 2022

    Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson's latest one-shot story in the world of Hellboy doesn't do much by way of expanding any specific corner of the world but at least has a fun little story with a piece of folklore previously unexplored in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 9, 2022

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957 Falling Sky is a decent monster adventure for the diehards. Sure, it's fun to explore an adventure with Hellboy in an earlier time, but the monster they encounter, and the general point of the story, aren't enough to warrant the price tag. At the very least, though, it handles Dr. Farrier's rekindled love of monsters well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 17, 2022

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957 Falling Sky is a fine one-shot, although my favorite bit are the glimpses into what seem like more interesting adventures than we get here. Martinbrough's version of Hellboy is a little more blocky than I prefer in some panels, but he does make good use of shadows, and there's enough here for fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Aug 16, 2022

    Unfortunately, 'Falling Sky' feels underdeveloped. Read Full Review

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