Hellboy in Hell #6

Hellboy in Hell #6

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Hellboy revisits an old vampire acquaintance in the bowels of Hell.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet May 8, 2014

    Point being this comic is beautiful and it can't be stressed enough how lucky we, as comic readers and fans, are that Mignola has come back to the series he started. It's an absolute treat every single issue and it, really, doesn't matter how long we have to wait in between releases because it's more than worth it. Not to mention an absolute STEAL at $2.99. This is truly something that every comic fan needs to be reading because it's just far an above pretty much everything else that's released. No offense to them but, c'mon. This is Hellboy we're talking about. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Zack Roberts May 14, 2014

    After reading the latest installment of Hellboy in Hell I am left with more questions than I had before, yet feel happy with the story having so much secrecy and mystery, as after all, this is Mike Mignola. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonnie Nadler May 16, 2014

    Really a fantastic issue, it comes and goes fast but its layout makes it feel like its own little story arc. Hopefully future issues really start to tie Hellboy back into the grand scheme of things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais May 13, 2014

    Mignola has continued to write quite a few stories and draw many covers but has not done all that much interior artwork in many years which makes this series all that more brilliant. It’s always a huge bonus when he picks up that drawing pen and gives us a Hellboy story really like no other can. He is the master of this universe and this issue exhibits that beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 13, 2014

    Hellboy in Hell #6 from start to finish is a must own release that earns both attention and praise. It easily earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund May 14, 2014

    Hellboy in Hell #6 explores death in a way that’s quite a different than what we usually see in comics. Most of the time we’re waiting for the heroes miraculous resurrection because there’s a new event around the corner or a new movie is coming out next week. Even here, that hope is always going to be there; you’ve got to hope that one day you’ll see Hellboy fighting alongside the B.P.R.D. again to save the world but it doesn’t feel as inevitable as knowing that Peter Parker will be alive again. Hellboy is dead and Mignola’s story is about how death can truly change you. Visually we’re starting to see this character as a dead man and that flips around the story. So that as Hellboy enters his third decade of publication, Mignola has fundamentally changed his character by killing him. It sounds so stupid and simple to say “death changes everything” but Mignola is showing just how complex an idea that really is. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 14, 2014

    As with any Mignola-illustrated comic, the artwork is the main draw. Mignola didn't draw the original story, "Hellboy and the Vampire of Prague." So it's a treat to see him tackle the villain himself. And as always, Mignola is able to use darkness and shadow better than just about any artist in the industry. His Hell is a far cry from traditional depictions of the realm, more dilapidated and isolated and sad than fire and torment. Couple all that with inspired use of snake and bird imagery to depict the suffering souls, and you have another issue showcasing Mignola at the top of his storytelling game. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 15, 2014

    "The Death Card" is a fascinating entry in the Hellboy catalog, and stands on its own as a self-contained gem. It comes as no surprise that Mignola's style is so well-worn and tonally perfect that you're completely immersed with Hellboy in Hell. Cartographers and card sharks probably aren't the first creatures that Hell brings to mind, but Mignola's craft is so polished there's never any doubt this is straight from the bowels of the pit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 18, 2014

    Looks pretty, but what's it all mean? This one lost me. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore and David Harper May 14, 2014

    See, I think that, taken with the super plot-heavy, forward momentum of "B.P.R.D.," we are seeing the two sides of the Mignola coin; we get the best of both worlds, in the extremes of the two books. "B.P.R.D." is so action packed that it rarely has time to go down too many odd paths; "Hellboy in Hell" is, to use Mignola's words, so far down the rabbit hole that it rarely has time for action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 14, 2014

    "Hellboy in Hell" #6 is hopefully just a blip on the overall passage of this title; the first five issues were so good that having a substandard installment is distressing. And after all, a not-up-to-par issue of "Hellboy in Hell" still beats out a lot of other series on their good days. In this case, though, I think that it's safe to say that one normally expects more from Mignola. I've been loving "Hellboy in Hell," but this is probably not the best introduction to the series if you haven't read it up to date. Go pick up "Hellboy in Hell" #5, instead. It's fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Deckard May 14, 2014

    It's funny to me that some that are giving this issue a lower grade loved #5, and when I first read #5 I thought it was a mediocre installment. It wasn't until I read it a 2nd time that I really enjoyed it. This issue seems to have given opposite impression. - - I really enjoyed the interaction and the characters ever shifting appearances as well and some of the grim descriptions and thoughts to Hellboy's surroundings and future. It's like watching someone caught in their nightmare unable to wake or understand what is happening and for what reasons. - - The art is gorgeous as usual. - - Even without a consistent story carrying this title, it still finds a way to draw you into the world and the madness surrounding the characters. I really look forward to the next arc that involves a larger story, but this issue was still an excellent addition.

  • 9.5
    GreyMouser May 20, 2014

    My love for this title is very high, considering the wonderful art, colors, design, writing and plotting. Mignola is truly creating some of the best single issues in the industry. This issue is another standalone story, but it resonates with details that inform the overall Hell plot. Just like all Hellboy stories, Mignola offers a tale which can be enjoyed on its own but deepens the mystery for ongoing readers. every issue so far is on the cusp of getting a "10" score. So i may have to adjust after mulitpe readings. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • 10
    tacobongo Jul 23, 2015

  • 9.0
    havok1977 May 27, 2014

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