Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: Saturn Returns #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Scott Allie Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 21, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A small town in New Hampshire that has been plagued by disappearances is shaken when a local discovers a pile of corpses that date back decades, and Hellboy and B.P.R.D. Agent Kinsley arrive on the scene only to be overwhelmed by supernatural theories for the ritualistic killings.

Mike Mignola and Scott Allie team up with veteran Mignolaverse artist Christopher Mitten, along with new colorist Brennan Wagner and letterer Clem Robins.

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 8, 2019

    The bodies are discovered and theories are being thrown about. Nothing is decided in this issue except there's something not right about this town. The story is fun, with some great interaction between Hellboy and Agent Kinsley. The visuals are sumptuous and only mildly disturbing. This is the quiet before the storm and I'm ready for the thunder. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 22, 2019

    70s era detective story that will keep readers sufficiently creeped out and invested in what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Dan Maltbie Aug 21, 2019

    Brennan Wagner was an excellent choice for pencils as he has a Mignola-Esque quality that fits the universe. His work is subdued and a touch grainy which fits the brand very nicely. Clem Robins does a great job on the letters as well. He uses a variety of balloons, captions, and tails that show his range as a letterer. The color in this book is also a nice touch. Everything is relatively muted with a tinge of darkness around every corner. Like a Stephen King novel set loose in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Aug 21, 2019

    Mike Mignola and Scott Allie's writing evokes feelings of intrigue, fear, and betrayal-all of which are the qualities that make up the quintessential Hellboy story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 20, 2019

    A good procedural mystery that's perfect for anyone who loves the fall season. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 21, 2019

    What is good is capable of being great and the rest appears ready to be drawn into that quality. That's just not the case in reading the first installment of this particular story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 23, 2019

    That said, and on the whole, Saturn Returns features a pleasing step back into the more local and less dramatic or cataclysmic stories of Hellboys world, and does without the baggage of a sprawling saga to slow down the narrative. This is a story that is building pace and tension slowly and deliberately, without an apparent need to rush to a trademark quip and beat down with the right hand of Doom. Its also a story that I think Im going to really enjoy! Read Full Review

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