Hellboy in Hell #5

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

Hellboy helps a confused man who sold his soul for a magic whip-a story inspired by one of the stranger Grimm's fairy tales.

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Dec 7, 2013

    When Hellboy in Hell premiered I wasn't sure if I liked it all that much. The initial first issue was fine. I didn't really have any complaints but I felt it just needed more. The next three issues picked up a bit and then the book was gone! I honestly wasn't sure if the book was even coming back because it had been so long between issues but I am glad it did. Something just seemed to click in my mind with issue five that kind of made me step back and think "Ahhh"I get where this is going and I love it!" Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 7, 2013

    Hellboy may not be everyone's cup of tea. However, for those that enjoy a good horror comic with some humor and a touch of Indiana Jones-like adventure and mystery should check this out. The seasoned Hellboy fan is going to be thrilled with this issue. I can't stress this enough, this book is an instant classic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 5, 2013

    "Hellboy in Hell" #5 is a wonderful comic part of the series' greater whole, but at the same time feels self-contained. We've got Hellboy as hero, even as there's a bit of strangeness, humor and even playing around with timelines and echoes from the past. Reading "Hellboy in Hell" #5 reminds me of when I first came across "Hellboy: The Wolves of St. August," one of the earliest Hellboy stories and still one of my all-time favorites. This is absolutely enchanting, a real memorable way for the series to return. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 4, 2013

    In closing I would just like to reiterate that if you've been at all on the fence about spending an extra $2.99 for your monthly pull list, stop wasting time. This is going to be yet another groundbreaking era for the Mignolaverse. Dark Horse's cash cow is going to be delivering for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 8, 2013

    A terrific story with terrific visuals. If you haven't tried this book before this is a good entry point. After all, to quote Hellboy himself, “What have you got to lose?” Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Dec 10, 2013

    There is not a thing about this comic-book that I dislike. And as a Hellboy fan, I couldn't love it any more. Even if you haven't been following the recent storyline, do pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 6, 2013

    Hellboy is consistently one of the best books around - what more do you need to know? If you're not buying this series, you're missing one of the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 5, 2013

    The excellence of Hellboy in Hell is back in full force, as Mike Mignola tells a really nice story through his excellent art that use a certain economy of space, with some huge help from Dave Stewart. Thoroughly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Dec 4, 2013

    Whether or not the series is accessible to new readers is a matter of debate. These tales, while steeped in Hellboy mythology, have also worked equally as one shots. Mignola has struck a great balance, beyond most working in the medium. Be warned, however, there is a bleakness to the tales not often found in mainstream comics " they are delightfully grave, strewn with dark humour and moralising, not therefore, for the faint of heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - LenDiggity Dec 3, 2013

    This issue would not be as wonderful as it is without Dave Stewart's colors. It's his colors that suck you into this dim, muted version of Hell. The grays and browns blanket you as you swim in the sadness of Dulot's plight and then BAM! Hellboy lights up his cigar and the panel bleeds red from the flame. The instances of extreme color variation are wonderful elements that provide excitement to this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper Dec 4, 2013

    It is always tough to grade these books, because they are of a class of their own. There is literally nothing I would change, or suggest needs improvement in this issue, but I also don't think this deserves a perfect score. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 2, 2013

    Everything is dark, with lots of greys and blues and his usual heavy blacks which really add to the tone of the book. Dave Stewart, the coloring master, adds in some fantastic pops of reds and oranges here and there while maintaining that dark and dreary look that, clearly, Mignola is going for. It might not be his most elaborate work, but it's all very thought out and, as always, executed exceptionally. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Dec 4, 2013

    It's gorgeous, it's bleak, the story's short, you don't need any previous knowledge, now go buy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Dec 4, 2013

    Christmas has come a little early this year as Mignola treats fans to another excellent Hellboy tale. While Hellboy in Hell #5: The Three Whips may not be an action packed blockbuster, its still a great tale thats fits perfectly with a nice glass of brandy and warm fire. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Dec 4, 2013

    Maybe it's because the bar already felt lowered due to the disappointment with the first four issues of In Hell, but this has been one of my favorite issues so far. On the surface it seems like it should be really boring, but it's actually compelling, and ever so slightly moving. The big red guy still has a soft spot for us shaved apes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Dec 6, 2013

    A slower issue overall, but Im not to worried about it. With so much going on in the Mignolaverse Hellboy will surely play a predominant role. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GreyMouser Dec 5, 2013

    . . . $3, 22pages! All ADs @ back! Stark & stunning, grade A, cover! . . . Xmas is early with this incredible 'done in one" issue of HellBoy! The art is prime example of the best of Mignola's style, and is excellently supported by Dave Stewart's color craftsmanship! The character and dialog is dead on, and provides plenty of chills, action and laughs! This series is absolutely the best product you can buy in comic-dom. Adventures In Poor Taste - Sean M. Thompson is either has no taste or is personally biased, the latter of which i could understand IF he was not reviewing professionally. I highly recommend this high quality series!

  • 9.0
    Deckard May 1, 2014

    When I first read this issue I was a bit let down because it had taken so long to come out and I expected there to be a little something else to sustain us and look forward to until the next issue came out in 6 months.

    I decided to read it again recently and I enjoyed it a lot more this time, maybe because I didn't have as high expectations, and maybe because I have a better understanding of how Mignola wants to handle this series. Anyway, the self contained story was interesting and set Hellboy in the background for the majority of the issue.

    Every page, as usual, is a work of art. I treasure every story that Mignola is able to illustrate himself.

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    havok1977 Dec 20, 2013

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