Hellboy in Hell #1

Hellboy in Hell #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

After saving the world in The Storm and The Fury, but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces, and a throne that awaits him.

Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 5, 2012

    It's very clear that Mignola builds on previous HELLBOY stories, so if you're a new reader, you should probably brace yourself or catch up on his HELLBOY series. And even if you've been reading Mignola's Hellboy for ages, you might want to brush up on your knowledge so you're not completely lost. Like I mentioned previously, there seems to be a lot of set-up in this issue and it doesn't feel like it will be a very easy, self-contained story to read (like many of his HELLBOY stories). This is a story that I have been looking forward to for quite some time and it is one that definitely did not disappoint. The way the issue is presented is really beautiful and it is definitely a great start to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 11, 2012

    Darkness, monsters, mages, runes, and ruins. Hell is the place to be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Dec 5, 2012

    Hellboy in Hell is nothing I expected, and everything I wanted it to be. Mike Mignola has once again proven that he is a master of his genre, even though his particular genre is Mike Mignola. Like H.P. Lovecraft, like Robert E. Howard, like William Hope Hodgson, Mike Mignola has a unique voice and vision that many will attempt to imitate and all will fail. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Dec 5, 2012

    Hellboy in Hell #1 is indescribably good. No amount of hyperbole can do the book justice. Mike Mignola is back, and better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 10, 2012

    I can't wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 9, 2012

    Mike Mignola's return to writer / artist duties on the character that made him a comic book icon is just as great as you would hope. Seriously, the whole thing is so seamless that it's almost like he never stopped doing interiors. Hellboy in Hell is classic Mignola, offering beautiful art coupled with a challenging story that yields no easy answers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Dec 10, 2012

    Hellboy's survived the storm and the fury, but here is something new for him to face. One storm is over but Hellboy in Hell #1 reads like the hours before another storm. Each panel is a clap of thunder. Some of those claps are in the distance acting as an early warning while others rattle your very soul. That's the power of Mignola and Stewart's images. Mignola reminds us of the primal forces that exist unseen in the shadows while Stewart provides some hope in the form of light against the darkness. As the character has to face his own past like a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge, he will need to understand everything he has lost. That may be too much to ask of Hellboy, and Mignola knows this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Dec 6, 2012

    Whether this is your first time or youre a diehard fan, Hellboy In Hell is the kicker to a very big chapter in not only Hellboys world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewis Dec 5, 2012

    Mignola's strength beyond impressive visuals and humour are multidimensional " often he weaves a fable, where others tell only simple stories. This is a tale only he could tell and we're promised revealed secrets, as somehow 'death is only the beginning'. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 4, 2012

    This comic is a win. This is a great jumping on point for new readers, and long time fans will find themselves right at home with Mignola, visually and conceptually. I will be back for more, as soon as I possibly can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 5, 2012

    This is a book that requires a deeper look, and it isn't the sort of thing that our review can even really help with. It isn't as if there are dense plot points to untangle; this is just a knotty book. It takes time to unravel, but is worth the time and effort to do so. The more I read it (I believe I'm at 4 or 5 reads now), the more I appreciate it, and I'm glad that I read it a few times before we began discussing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2012

    If there's any flaw with this issue, it's that the ending is a bit abrupt and the issue as a whole feels annoyingly brief. Luckily, the second and third issues have been solicited, so it appears that Hellboy in Hell will maintain a monthly schedule at least long enough for momentum to build and the overarching conflict to reveal itself more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 10, 2012

    This series is off to a strong start and history dictates we are in for one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Dec 11, 2012

    Hardcore Mignola fans should take to this book immediately. It's not quite as active as the other Hellboy books out there, but that's also because Mignola has time to thoroughly tell a story sans deadline. While you won't get a ton of action, you will get a classic Mignola book and what is a promising start to this new ongoing series. Be warned though: If you haven't read the Storm and the Fury, or at the very least the Wild Hunt, you will be lost. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 5, 2012

    Now I did enjoy this new issue, but I find that with the Hellboy series and also the B.R.R.D., they’re a better read as a whole, like a TPB or HC instead of individual issues. So either I purchase the comics individually and don’t read them until the mini series is done or I wait for the TPB. Which ever you decide, make sure you do not miss this series or you’ll go to hell as well, condemned to a tortured afterlife with nothing but Archie comics to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 5, 2012

    I wish I could say that this book was a knock out hit, but I don’t think it’s quite there yet. It was definitely a great issue and the start of something very special for the character though. I know that this series is ongoing, but who knows for how long. I’m sure that there is some conclusion that it will reach and I’ve very excited to be along for the ride. It’s Hellboy in Hell, how fucking cool is that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 8, 2012

    If you read this book then you probably already know that there isn't a sensible ending to the issue. This shouldn't alarm a new reader as Hellboy books typically leave several mysteries and questions beyond in each issue. The book is a great introduction to the current storyline while giving the reader enough background to keep up with the story. It's nice to have Hellboy back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 5, 2012

    "Hellboy in Hell" #1 is a gorgeous book, and nitpicking aside, it's a lot of fun too. Was it worth the wait? Absolutely. Fegredo's art on the various "Hellboy" mini-series from the past several years has been a joy to read, and he brought a lot to the property in general. But there's no denying this simple fact: it's great to have Mignola back at the drawing table again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Shane Kildea Dec 10, 2012

    The first issue really serves as a nice set-up for the entire series and I'm intrigued at where it will go. My only gripe with the issue is that it felt like it read too quickly. This is to be expected though, as a lot of the story is told through the gorgeous art and Mignola can convey more in one panel than what a lot of comic book writers take three pages to get across. It's nice to have a book back on the stands where we can get regular Mike Mignola artwork as well as his writing. It's taken a while for him to get there, but if this first issue is any indication of what to expect of Hellboy's journey through the underworld then I'm happy to go along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Dec 23, 2012

    I enjoyed this first issue, but really want to see HellBoy descend the river Lethe and enter hell proper. This opening is strong enough in both writing, and especially art, to craft an interesting story that I want to read more of. Im sure new and old HellBoy fans alike will not be disappointed with this comic. Read Full Review

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