Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Shawn McManus Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Hellboy works with a psychic to clear a haunted mansion for auction. But the ghosts in residence aren't quite ready to go gentle into that good night, and the answer may lie in a connection with the living world . . .

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola teams with longtime collaborator Christopher Golden and artist extraordinaire Shawn McManus to bring you a brand-new frightful delight from the world of Hellboy!

First of a new two-part story.

  • 10
    BGCP - Benjamin Milne Jul 11, 2021

    My only criticism is that it's a two part story and I want to stay here forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Jul 16, 2021

    I recently introduced my son to the joys of Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy movies and he knows I've read quite a few now for review. He said he'd love to read the ones I've read and I was looking forward to being able to possibly show him this one… but, let's just say there are some themes in here that he's not quite old enough to be introduced to… so keep that in mind if you might want to share your love of Hellboy with your younger family members. But for me… I was thrilled to have another Hellboy story to dig into and I look forward to seeing where this one goes. There's the clever dialogue the action, adventure and spooks aplenty and not least of all Big Red showing his big soft heart in the midst of it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 10, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House #1 leans heavily into the tried and true formula for what makes a great Hellboy story and gives readers yet another ghoulishly good comic to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Gonzalo M Jul 7, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: The Secret of Chesbro House #1 is a must-buy for fans of the Hellboy universe. This first issue caught me like a sucker punch, completely exceeding my expectations. If you are looking to add to your Hellboy collection or check out Hellboy for the first time this is a perfect example of why Hellboy is such a beloved comic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Jul 7, 2021

    'The Secret of Chesbro House' is a classic haunted house story combined with a classic "Hellboy" story, told by a creative team that relishes everything that makes these two things great. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 7, 2021

    McManus does a brilliant job with the art in this issue. The characters are lively and filled with detail and the backgrounds are stunning. You get a real sense of this place and its menace. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Jul 9, 2021

    Part one of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.s adventures with a haunted house might seem like a bit of overkill for the characters involved but with great storytelling and art that matches the quality, readers should get a lot of enjoyment out of this story. Ive been a Hellboy/B.P.R.D. fan for many years and Im always appreciative of the fact that Mignola and company continue to craft such interesting tales with Hellboy. The Secret of Chesbro House is yet another quality adventure in the Mignolaverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jul 7, 2021

    Dark Horse'sHELLBOY & THE BPRD: THE SECRET OF CHESBRO HOUSE #1 is a strange tale. It relies on rumors and secondhand accounts. In so doing, this creative team makes us skeptical of what's really going on. Surely, the next issue will show us that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jul 7, 2021

    An excellent introduction to a two-part story which feels classic Hellboy, where some of the best tales have been short stories. Filled with a haunting atmosphere, enough twists to keep the reader constantly guessing and some clever narrative tricks to keep the story entertaining readers. Great art, a real spooky vibe, and there are plenty to recommend here for readers new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 19, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Secret of Chesbro House #1 offers a solid opening with a creepy setting and a group of strangers each with a bit of information about the house and its history. The reveal of the ghosts, first the headless father and later the daughter, offers a bit of a twist to what Hellboy was expecting just in time to leave a cliffhanger for the concluding second-half of the tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 12, 2021

    'Hellboy and the BPRD: The Secret of Chesbro House' (Part one of two) is a delightfully spooky adventure Hellboy fans will devour. Non-fans will also enjoy it although the story will seem rather familiar. Thoroughly engrossing storytelling and intricately designed and colored art elevates this ghost story to must-read levels.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jul 7, 2021

    "Secret of Chesbro House," though not feeling derivative of previous haunted house stories in this world, does feel familiar but the unbeatable duo of Mignola and Golden make this a more rewarding read than others in the line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jul 7, 2021

    I will never not want to see a new Mignolaverse story, but hand on heart not every one needs to have Big Red in it, and his being in this one made the whole affair seem just a little schizophrenic. As a story in its own right, Ive enjoyed what Ive read and I will be adding it to my pull list but this could be so much better as an entirely new world in the Mignolaverse. Read Full Review

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