Hellboy In Love #3

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christie Golden Artist: Matt Smith Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 22, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Sparks fly when Hellboy and Anastasia take a surprise trip to Turkey. Anastasia's former professor has unearthed the birthplace of Turkish shadow puppetry, but it seems there is more lurking in the shadows than he bargained for. Facing demonic presences is nothing new to Hellboy, but doing it alongside Anastasia is a new challenge!

Join creator Mike Mignola and cowriter Christopher Golden for another story of occult adventure and unlikely romance, with art by Matt Smith, featuring the colors of Chris O'Halloran.

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 22, 2023

    Artist Matt Smith continues his domination of Hellboy universe artwork, delivering a style that feels both fresh and so similar to Mignola's own work that it feels quintessentially "Hellboy." Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 23, 2023

    Smith delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. I love the visual style of the issue and the visual world being created. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Feb 23, 2023

    Like those before me at Comic Watch have said, it's become increasingly difficult to take any critical shot at our boy in red. Hellboy in Love is a good series for readers old and new alike. This issue was a blast to read, and an absolute recommendation for all. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 22, 2023

    With the shorter stories overall but a focus on the dynamic between Hellboy and Anastasia, this series hits a really good sweet spot for me with that. Anastasia is certainly fun and while I have that suspicion that there's more than meets the eye to her, it's enjoyable watching her flirt with Hellboy while also getting in a little adventure-tripping around the world with a couple of jobs. The Turkey storyline is certainly interesting and the exploration of the past adds some good elements to take in with it that'll launch me to some additional reading, but mostly what we get is a solid start to a story here that reads very well and once again looks utterly fantastic. It just captures an interesting look and period that we don't get often, especially in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 22, 2023

    Clem Robins also gives this comic an old-school vibe with simple upper-case block lettering. Spherical dialogue balloons and rectangular narrative boxesmost with a white backgrounddon't distract from the story. Colorful sound effects are infrequent and restrained. Thus, when he exaggerates the sound effects and the dialogue balloons, both enhance the sense of danger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 2, 2023

    As with the first two issues, there's plenty of fun back-and-forth verbal sparring between Anastacia and Hellboy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Feb 22, 2023

    Final Verdict: 7.75 We're in love with the HellboyAnastasia romance just as much as the two of them are with each other. Read Full Review

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