Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu #1
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 19, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Mike Mignola and fan-favorite artist Duncan Fegredo reunite in this all-new one-shot! This first issue in a new era of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. sees Mignola and Fegredo send Hellboy to Romania for a pair of tales set in a small village with a centuries-old curse and a man-eating monster which culminate in a sinister puppet show and a demigod's ill-fated dinner.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 12, 2019

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu is another solid supernatural adventure. Hellboy's history is long and storied, but more importantly, it's not fully explored yet. This allows for these smaller tidbits to pop up every now and then to further the character's legacy and remind us of how awesome he is. It makes you wish Hellboy would run forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 23, 2019

    Hellboy learns if his life is his own or if fate merely pulls the strings. The story is a good action yarn spun around a bizarre show. The new characters and creature are cool and Hellboy remains the charismatic slugger. Fegredo's illustrations are detailed and thrilling. If any flaw can be found in this comic is that it's only a one-shot. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jun 22, 2019

    A wonderfully insightful look into the way Hellboy is seen by the Everyman, that gives credence to the phrase never judge a book by its cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Jun 19, 2019

    'The Beast of Vargu' and 'The Secret God of the Roma' are instant classics, a sheer joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Jun 6, 2019

    Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu adds another exciting adventure to the world of Hellboy. While it walks in a well-worn trail, this comic delivers the imaginative monster clashes the Hellboy franchise is known for. And like the best stories in the franchise, it offers readers a fresh take on classic folklore. If you're craving monster satisfaction, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu has the action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jul 20, 2019

    Sometimes it's nice to have a short story" something that you can read in a quick sitting. But that doesn't mean the story is light on content or depth. The Beast of Vargu continues the job of filling in the life of Hellboy" the experiences that make him who he is. The second story is a lovely idea" Hellboy sitting and listening to the telling of a folktale that sounds quite familiar to his own experience of life. Certainly a worthwhile addition to the Hellboy collected works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 26, 2019

    The first-half of the tale we see through Hellboy's eyes, while the second is shown through the puppets of the gypsy woman who rescues our hero. The performance not only perfectly captures events but adds to them an ending with Hellboy victorious (which Hellboy is incredulous to discover becomes true after the story is told). The issue also includes a back-up story as the gypsy woman offers another tale about the good and evil inside each of us as food for thought for the recovering hero on the road home. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 19, 2019

    With a seemingly final ending provided for Hellboy, small tales like this remind us why his stories are beloved and how the same themes of self-determination and redemption remain powerful, even in a detour like this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jun 20, 2019

    While I dont think this story was particularly new or innovative, it still ticks all the boxes on the checklist of what makes a really good Hellboy story, and the artwork alone makes it well worth your time and effort. Read Full Review

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