Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Adam Hughes Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The team behind the Eisner Award-winning one-shot Hellboy: Krampusnacht spins a new ghostly yarn! Hellboy comes to the aid of a young girl whose ghost hunt goes wrong, and a visit to an abandoned medical school reveals sinister layers to a grisly, long-ago murder. Stolen cadavers, vengeful spirits, and more abound in this one-shot.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola reunites with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a spirit-fueled scream fest sure to excite old and new fans alike!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Nov 12, 2020

    Hughes does a tremendous job bringing Big Red to life while also breathing real life into Mignola's monsters. Really the only trouble is that this didn't come out sooner so you could read it on Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Nov 16, 2020

    All in all I would have to say that this is one of the finest stand-along Hellboy book I've read in several years. It may be one of the finest Hellboy books I've ever read period. It was intriguing, frightening, comfortable and welcoming".like a haunted house I haven't live in for several years and I'm now returning to. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone, especially those who are loves of Hellboy, the supernatural, horror comics and ghost stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 12, 2020

    Hellboy and the BPRD: The Seven Wives Club One-Shot perfectly displays the quality we've all come to love from Mignola's work on the iconic character, giving readers a ghost story to remember with vivid artwork from Adam Hughes and truly inspiring lettering from Clem Robins. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 11, 2020

    Adam Hughes delivers some beautifully stylish art to this issue. There are some great character shots as well as action. A great looking issue and the art perfectly matches the tone and style of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 11, 2020

    It doesn't feel rushed, but I do wish this was longer. It feels more like an appetizer rather than a full meal in a lot of ways. It is still very good, however, and makes for a good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Nov 10, 2020

    Some of the strongest Hellboy stories are one-shots, short stories filled with atmosphere and mystery, and Seven Wives Club will slot nicely in with them, an entertaining story which also serves to showcase Hellboy at his best for new readers. Long time fans will love this return to Hellboys younger days before he was fulfilling his destiny as beast of the apocalypse. The art is gorgeous and full to the brim with atmosphere. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 10, 2020

    Dark Horse'sHELLBOY AND THE BPRD: THE SEVEN WIVES CLUB is another hit from Mignola, Hughes and Robins, the same team that brought us the brilliant Hellboy: Krampusnacht. It reads like a song. The rhythm of the story is clear as day on the page, and this brilliant creative team balances terror and mystery with ease. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ben Morin Nov 10, 2020

    Experts of their respective crafts, Mignola, Hughes, and Robins have truly delivered a fantastic one-shot. From the gruesome mystery that lays at the story's core to the exemplary artwork, everything in this book works together beautifully. Though an over-sized one-shot could have given the story a bit more breathing room, the issue works well regardless. Do not miss out on this terrific entry into the Hellboy mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 12, 2020

    While The Seven Wives Club is short, I do not hesitate to recommend this brilliant story to anyone who might be looking for something different. Alternatively, for someone seeking an introduction into Hellboy comics without having to invest too much time and money, this would make a fantastic place to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Nov 11, 2020

    Final Verdict: 7.5 " While not as striking as "Hellboy: Krampusnacht," "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club" feels like a story that's been bubbling and brewing in Mignola's mind for a while now, and Hughes's art seemingly relishes every macabre moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 11, 2020

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Seven Wives Club isn't all that deep and a bit too quick of a read. It misses a middle act but there's also something fun about it. If you want a comic you can pick up and enjoy without knowing and backstory, this is one to check out. But, it also feels like a comic that deserves and needs an expanded edition with a bit more of a challenge and more scares, if nothing else to see more of Hughes' Hellboy art and Robins' lettering. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Dec 4, 2020

    This is a fun little horror story. It's heavy on exposition though and the mystery is as predictable as they come. It's well-written but just a bit mediocre. There wasn't a lot of character building. You get a little hint of the B.P.R.D. agent's personality but that's it. Hellboy, after the opening couple of pages is just there to punch stuff really. The art by Hughes looks great. None of the cheesecake style he built his career on and the colouring adds a gothic feel to the images. Lettering was good throughout too. Overall, a solid comic but nothing to write home about. Read Full Review

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