Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Zach Howard Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
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Years after he banished the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man's house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods. Mike Mignola returns to continue the tale of "The Crooked Man." He's joined by artist Zach Howard and colorist Dave Stewart for a stellar fright fest!

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 23, 2020

    With remarkable artwork and a heartfelt story, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Return of Effie Kolb #1 puts the two-part story on track to become another instant classic in the ongoing Hellboy saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Feb 20, 2020

    "Hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb" #1 is not only a fantastic Hellboy story, it has all the makings of a perfectly rendered horror tale. It is everything fans have come to look for in a "Hellboy" miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Shamus Clancy Feb 18, 2020

    A devilishly good start to another series about comics' greatest horror character. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Zach Howard's art is beautiful. Everything from the characters to the action looks fantastic and every page is filled with atmosphere. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 19, 2020

    Hellboy and the BPRD: The Return of Effie Kolb #1 revisits some old territory. Yet it never simply becomes a retelling of The Crooked Man. Instead it builds off of that old short story thematically and gives Hellboy a walk down memory lane. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Feb 20, 2020

    I freely admit that my feelings towards this particular story are tinged with more than a hint of nostalgia and a genuine desire to see more chapters in this particular story, but dont let that detract from the fact that this is a genuinely great addition to the original story. I can only hope that this will lead Mike Mignola to spend more time revisiting smaller, more claustrophobic folk horror tales in his future writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Feb 17, 2020

    There's a lot of charm here in the old friendship we see at the beginning of the story, that warmth soon fades as we head towards what the future holds with the return to the Crooked Man's house, what is yet to happen...you'll have to read to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 19, 2020

    While there's no telling where the adventure will go in the second issue, the visuals alone warrant a purchase. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 18, 2020

    It's nice to return to a classic Hellboy tale. Excellent writing, great art and of course the legendary Dave Stewart on colors make this a tale Hellboy fans won't want to miss. The only criticism I can make is I suspect it will read much better as a complete tale rather than a two-part story. And if that's the onlycriticism I can aim at it then you know you're in for a treat. Read Full Review

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