Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 29, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Trouble runs in the Whittier family! When Catherine Whittier learns she's inherited the family home, she knows better than to go back alone, and Hellboy's experience with the family (in Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy) makes him the perfect one to make sure any unkind spirits are rest.  Because in a house with a history like this, "plot" can mean more than just a family graveyard.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is joined by artist Gabriel Hernández Walta to bring readers a terrifying new one-shot in the home of the infamous Whittier family!

o Self-contained story in the successful Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. line.&nb more

  • 9.4
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jul 10, 2022

    The great thing about Mignolaverse oneshots is that as much as they are self contained stories, they feel bigger than the limited pages they fill. Each story seems to lead the reader to fill the peripheral (or draws on other stories to help with the task) elements, drawing on established lore the reader almost subconsciously fills in the minutiae as they go and as a result, when you get to the end you'd swear there were many more pages than there actually were. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 27, 2022

    A sharp, tense, and often hilarious comic, Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier is everything readers could want from a Hellboy Universe one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 29, 2022

    Gabriel Hernandez Walta delivers some fantastic art on every page of the issue. The art has a wonderful style and panel progression that perfectly captures the rising tension of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jun 29, 2022

    Artist Gabriel Hernndez Walta makes their presence known in a big way with the one-shot as well, bringing a flair to their art that gives this entire story a pulpy texture. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Jun 29, 2022

    Final Verdict: 9 "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier is a traditional Hellboy story paired with art that breaks out of the traditional Hellboy look, resulting in a comic that stands unique in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 7, 2022

    Another creepy tale from Mike Mignola with art the fits the tale from Gabriel Hernndez Walta. Set one year after the events of Hellboy: The Whittier Legacy, the new one-shot builds on the existing storyline of the creepy family but doesn't require the reader to know much about Hellboy's previous experiences with the Whittier family from the previous story to enjoy Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: Old Man Whittier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 29, 2022

    Hellboy and the BPRD: Old Man Whittier continues what is a reliably entertaining comic line. You can dive in and out of it and it feels like you never left. It's that comfortable fun comic you can return to and know you'll feel welcomed to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jun 28, 2022

    Snappy and self-contained, Old Man Whittier doesn't do any heavy lifting world-building, but it provides a perfect example of the joys of Hellboy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jul 24, 2022

    The story about this one shot is the same as the other self-contained stories: The artists are top notch, and the stories are always right for them. Read Full Review

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