Hellboy In Love #4

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christie Golden Artist: Matt Smith Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 29, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Hellboy and Anastasia find out more about the history of Turkish shadow puppetry than they intended. After their clash with the malevolent shadows of puppet show characters Karagöz and Hacivat, the pair soon find themselves with more than shadow puppets to reckon with! But any possible way out must first lead deeper into the shadows . . .

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Apr 1, 2023

    HELLBOY IN LOVE #4 offers up the best representation of what this universe of stories can be. It's an entertaining read that utilizes the medium to its strengths with some fantastic art and coloring. If you haven't already dove into this mini-series, now is the time as its first two acts have been completed, leaving you awaiting what is hopefully a tight finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Mar 29, 2023

    Before reading became the norm, oral storytelling grounded people in their cultural history. Cosplayers provide a modern equivalent by dressing up as their favorite characters and reenacting scenes from popular movies and TV shows. As society changes with the times, so do the stories it celebrates. Hellboy In Love #4 reminds us how popular stories shape our outlook and influence how we relate to others. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 29, 2023

    Smith delivers some daring and fun art throughout the issue. I really enjoy the environments Smith creates with the visuals and the action is visually thrilling throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 29, 2023

    With a wrap-up piece in the next issue, we get a hint as to what that will be about as this one opens with a little time between Abe and Liz talking about how Hellboy is doing and relating it to the fight that currently exists between him and the professor. It's a decent piece to tie us back to some of what put Hellboy on this path and just his rankling against the controls over him. It's a fun story beyond that which we get here with some creative artwork moments but also just a lot of fun in seeing how he and Stasia continue to play with each other. It's fun and has the right energy to it but also just a bit of sauciness that lets it step up a bit more. Definitely looking forward to the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Mar 29, 2023

    If there's a fault in this issue though it's that the title appears to have become lost save for one page, but for fans invested in the "love," it's a good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Mar 29, 2023

    When a creative team like this is in such sync, building on each other's foundations, the results are a masterclass in comic book storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 11, 2023

    Hellboy in Love #4 is much more interesting for the further interaction between Hellboy and Anastacia. Where their attaction in the previous comics had been more flirtatious, this one firmly cements a romantic relationship between the pair has continued to deepen (and become strong enough for Hellboy to turn his back on the B.P.R.D. for several months). Read Full Review

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