Hellboy: Krampusnacht #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Adam Hughes Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 6
9.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The only thing more exciting than pitting Hellboy against this Satanic spin on Santa is the team-up of Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Dec 14, 2017

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this dark Christmas tale. Venturing forth once again with Hellboy is an absolute treat. Mignola weaves the kind of Krampus story that will make all lovers of Hellboy smile. What a delightful Christmas treat! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Dec 20, 2017

    I would recommend picking up a copy of issues # 1 when it hits stores for the read; however, the fact that the cover and the interior art are done by Adam Hughes, and low estimated print run make it a logical speculation pick because Adam Hughes fans will want to have this in their collection. Hellboy Krampusnacht #1 has a cover C issue drawn by Hughes that is completely black and white that is absolutely daunting and probably the best of his most recent work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 25, 2017

    I love this one shot so much. Hellboy is one of those characters you will always root for, and with Mignola and Hughes on the case, you have a dream team of a title. Pick this book up, including the amazing black and white cover by Hughes, there is no way you will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Dec 26, 2017

    This is a must-read for any Hellboy completionist, but so succinctly self-contained that those who only dip a toe into the Mignola-verse from time to time can cozy up with it this holiday season in front of a roaring fire - but maybe keep the other lights on too, though. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 21, 2017

    For those looking for an alternative to the sentimentality of Christmas, pop down to the local comic book shop where this book joins a private detective by the name of Santa Claus. Despite the simplicity of this book, Hellboy, looking to right the wrongs of his demon kin, delivers the kind of book you would have to have been very good all year to receive in your Christmas stocking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 20, 2017

    Buy this damn comic already. What more do you want to hear? Sure, you might be like, "I've never read Hellboy, so it isn't for me." Wrong, this book doesn't require you to know anything about the character and actually teaches you about him as you read. There's no excuse not to pick up this comic because it's quite purely a masterful piece of work. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Dec 20, 2017

    Christmas is nearly here and that means comics companies are gearing up for the holiday. Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes and Clem Robins came together with Dark Horse to give the gift of a Hellboy Christmas story. And while it may not have any of the holly jolly goodness of any typical Christmas ta;e, this is one story that is a great buy for any Hellboy fan. It's gritty and has edge, not to mention that usual Hellboy punch of excitement. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 22, 2017

    Ghosts and Krampus complicate Hellboy's life in this outstanding one-shot. The story is horrific, funny, and sweet. The art will kill you with its beautiful monstrosities. A must-read for those who want to walk a dark path this holiday season. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Dmjohndrow Dec 20, 2017

    Did Hellboy Krampusnacht deliver on what it wanted to do? Hell yeah.Not only is this a great Hellboy story, it's a great contained story that doesn't need any supplemental material to jump into. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 26, 2017

    Hellboy: Krampusnact is an awesome horror read for the holidays. It keeps the spirit alive while also delivering some great terror. Hughes is a welcome addition to the Mignolaverse with gorgeous artwork that maintains the dark aesthetic we've come to expect from this world. I'd love to see what he could do with some of the other characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers Dec 20, 2017

    Adam Hughes' artwork is reason enough, but Mignola's patented style of showing more, saying even less and adding a dab of history makes this issue a must have. Krampus is coming your way this holiday season and you'll want to meet him whether you've been naughty or nice. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 20, 2017

    A truly fun slice of holiday cheer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 13, 2017

    While Hellboy: Krampusnacht is unlikely to win the Hellboy franchise any new fans, the faithful will find this holiday special enjoyable. The story is true to form, if a tad predictable. That said, the artwork is wonderful and fans of Adam Hughes will be astonished at what he accomplishes here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Dec 21, 2017

    Hellboy: Krampusnacht is not only for lovers of the series, but for newcomers as well. There's no reliance on previous lore of the series, or even necessity to know the origin of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 20, 2017

    Even by the usual standard of standalone Hellboy adventures, Krampusacht is a pretty light and spartan little outing for our demonic hero. Even so, this issue offers an emotionally satisfying look at the battle between the two characters. This issue is worth the price of admission just to see Hughes' vibrant take on the long-running franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Dec 20, 2017

    In all, a very fun package and a great Christmas special just before the holiday. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 9, 2017

    All in all, if youre in need of more Hellboy with a slight holiday-themed twist, then this comic can satisfy. Its eerie, and the art is fantastic. The understated nature is probably truer to the world of the B.P.R.D as well as the writing style of Mike Mignola, even if it does leave the comic feeling pretty in-and-out. That being said, I can recommend it to the Hellboy devotee, as it will almost certainly give you a good time. Read Full Review

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