Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Mike Mignola Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 29, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

On the heels of the second Hellboy feature film, legendary artist and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola returns to the drawing table for this standalone adventure of the world's greatest paranormal detective! Hellboy investigates an ancient chapel in western Europe, where an artist compelled by something more sinister than any muse has sequestered himself to complete his "life's work."

First Mignola-drawn Hellboy comic since 2005!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 1, 2008

    The Chapel of Moloch is a good starting point for new Hellboy fans, and it's also a thrilling adventure for the faithful readers. The done in one format forces Mignola to cut to the chase, and Hellboy as a result is at his best. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Nov 3, 2008

    Mike Mignola never ceases to amaze me. I think his use of mythology– and more importantly different mythologies, is what makes his stories unique. A lot of writers will pull from the bible, or something else mainstream. How many writers will pull Moloch outta the hat? Part of the reason he's able to do that is the character of Hellboy and the world he's created. I do agree with Kyle that parts of the book are hard to follow because of the art style. At the same time most of the people who read Hellboy expect this style and are prepared. Hellboy's had some really good one-shots and mini-series lately. This book is no exception. Like those other stories, my only problem is that it ends. This is an excellent comic, with great appeal for new and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2008

    And, most importantly, it features some gorgeous art. Mignola's work always carries a very Gothic quality, and the fact that the story involves an old chapel and a series of Goya-esque paintings only makes it seem all the more fitting. There's nothing in this issue as ambitious as some of the more major Hellboy stories, but it's very pleasing to the eyes nonetheless. Long term fans will be pleased. Newcomers probably will be as well, though they may be better off starting with the first trade, if only to witness a more epic Hellboy tale. In any case, it was good to have you back Mignola. Let's do this again sometime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 29, 2008

    "Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch" is a fun little trip into the world of "Hellboy." If you've never read any of Mignola's comics before now, it's a great way to give it a try. (Especially with the new Mignola and Fegredo eight-part epic, "Hellboy: The Wild Hunt," hitting stores in December.) If you're already a "Hellboy" fan? Well, you're in for another treat. But I bet you already knew that, didn't you? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 2, 2008

    Even though the issue feels wordy, it is pretty direct. The reader is lead through the set up, and the reveal, which leads us directly to the climax which is a great payoff. I even love seeing Mignola's humor emerge through Hellboy in the closing lines of the issue. I can't wait to see more Mignola Hellboy in the coming months, and until then, I'm more than happy to read through this one-shot a few more times. Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch is good enough to earn 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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