Hellboy: The Crooked Man #3

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 24, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Trapped in a crumbling church, Hellboy must save a man's soul from ancient witches, a rain of exploding corpses, and finally the evil magic of the Crooked Man himself. This three-issue series reunites Mignola and legendary horror artist Richard Corben (Hellboy in Mexico, Hellboy: Makoma, Hellboy: Being Human) in a tale of witchcraft rooted in Appalachian folklore.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Sep 29, 2008

    It's rare in comics to have an arc maintain such high quality from start to finish. Initially, I was expecting more of a direct confrontation with Hellboy, Tom and The Crooked Man. I'm glad I didn't get it, this isn't that kind of story, and that is enough reason to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Sep 25, 2008

    "Hellboy: The Crooked Man" ends with issue #3, and the trio of issues tell a satisfyingly self-contained tale. I don't know that this will be anyone's first exposure to Hellboy, but it could absolutely work as such. And it's so good, in its grotesquely beautiful way, that it might make other Hellboy stories a little dry and distant in comparison. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Sep 29, 2008

    Pick it up in trade or hound down the floppies, but read HellBoy: The Crooked Man. Youll never look at a bridled horse the same way again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 26, 2008

    Though I would have preferred Hellboy to take a more active role in the story, Crooked Man is still recommended for fans. Richard Corben's attention to the grotesque gives the story a unique, organic ambiance. It's very strange when Hellboy is the most normal looking character in the series. Read Full Review

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