Hellboy: Hellboy in Mexico #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 5, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

During the 1950s, Hellboy caravans across Mexico with a trio of vampire-killing luchadores, finding the undead; evil turkeys; a terrible bat god; and a little too much tequila.

Reuniting Mike Mignola and Richard Corben, the creative team behind the Eisner Award-winning miniseries Hellboy: The Crooked Man!

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 9, 2010

    Long time fans will appreciate this comic book and, more importantly, a new reader could pick this up and run with it. This is a terrific one-shot that captures much of what the greater Hellboy persona is all about. Vampires, wrestlers, fighting, wrestling, some gut-wrenching twists and a couple of laughs. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 8, 2010

    Without reading, Hellboy in Mexico may strike the reader as a non-essential purchase, but this issue was one of the most enjoyable stand-alones in the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Babs May 5, 2010

    Clearly, I really enjoyed this issue and I thought it was a lot of fun. A fantastic, well written, self contained story that caters to the new reader. It will leave you wanting more! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 6, 2010

    Hellboy in Mexico is a great self-contained story that is definitely worth your time. I love it when Mignola delves into Hellboys mysterious past and unveils a nugget of Hellboys history that we havent seen before and I especially love it when he does it with such a sense of humor and adventure. And if I cant get a full length issue illustrated by Mike Mignola, Richard Corben is certainly one hell of a consolation prize! Youll never hear me complain about getting more of that guy. All this for only $3.50? Thats a steal by any definition and it comes just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 6, 2010

    So there you have it another glowing Hellboy review that heaps praise on the work of Mignola and his collaborators while still struggling to pinpoint its genius. Is there anything more familiar in the world of comic book criticism? If more people could more easily define what makes this series, and a book like Hellboy in Mexico, so magical, there'd be more books like it on the stands. If only that were the case Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 6, 2010

    The biggest problem with this issue isn't anything about the actual story itself. I don't really take issue with what this issue is, but rather with what it isn't. Mignola has a killer concept here and a fantastic story that demands more time to percolate and develop than what we are seeing here. This feels like a pretty cool trailer or pilot to a much, much more awesome and engaging larger tale. As a standalone issue, I'm not disappointed, but as a fan that knows what this story is capable of, I am a bit let down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 7, 2010

    A rocking good time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Brandon May 11, 2010

    Hellboy in Mexico has whet my appetite for more things Hellboy. I'll probably go back and pick up some trades, as this universe, while a dark and gritty one, is a whole lot of fun. The references to wrestling, as well as the fight scenes mostly being made of purely stylish luchadore high-flying combos, make this book a must own for everyone. In a week of excellent books, this one stands out as one of the best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 5, 2010

    At the end of the day, it sounds a little strange to say that the lack of plot could've been better hidden by extending "Hellboy in Mexico" to a second issue, but then again "Hellboy" is a little strange, period. I absolutely love the art in this issue (the images from Corben of Hellboy and the wrestlers drinking put a big grin on my face), and it's a fun enough little side trip. In the grand scheme of things, though, I think this will probably be a story that's not remembered very often. Mignola and Corben have had such strong collaborations in the past that they overshadow something that's just all right. Then again, it's nice to have a series where a low point is merely all right, rather than bad. There are definitely worse problems in comics. Read Full Review

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