Hellboy: Being Human #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

A horrible witch and her zombie servant host a dinner party for a family of corpses, and Hellboy and Roger turn up to blast them all back to hell in this team-up story from Roger's early days at the B.P.R.D.

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 15, 2011

    There is no jumping on point with Hellboy because his story is told out of order as it is. This issue is definitely one that anyone can pick up and read and enjoy. They may not get the best spotlight on Hellboy but you will definitely come away getting a great feel for what his world is like and the kind of guy he is in terms of humanity. This is simply an excellent read and worth the cover charge. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King May 16, 2011

    In closing, Hellboy: Being Human(One-Shot) receives 4.5 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Jun 6, 2011

    I really enjoyed this issue of HellBoy, the simple paranormal story mixed with Rogers journey and some good action make for a very entertaining comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 14, 2011

    Thanks to Mignola's teaming with Corben, there's no doubt that the woman's completely off her rocker. One look at her face, and you know she has been twisted by hatred. In this way, Mignola inverts the formula he used for The Dead Remembered. You feel sorry for the alleged witch in that work. Whereas in Being Human, experience with the antagonist engenders sympathy toward her victims. What happened to her was wrong, yet the mercilessness of her vengeance demands the only ending that could have worked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 11, 2011

    "Hellboy: Being Human" is another winning one-shot from Mignola and Corben, and I'm delighted that they still have more collaborations to come. With comics like these, the wait for "Hellboy: The Fury" doesn't feel that long at all. This is just fun from start to finish. Read Full Review

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