Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 3, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When ancient giants begin to rise from their graves across England, Hellboy is invited to join a mysterious group called the Wild Hunt and help bring them down. But the hunt leads to betrayal, and Hellboy finds himself up against enemies as angry about what he is as what he's done. "The fading children of the earth" gather in the shadows, waiting for the promised return of the Queen of Blood, and a chance to once again "shake the trees, crack mountains, and make the daytime world weep in fear." Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo reunite with the follow-up to events set in motion in their 2007 Hellboy miniseries Darkness Calls.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Oct 18, 2018

    This volume of the Hellboy story is excellently drawn, excellently written and a joy to read. This story arc is pivotal for what is to come for Hellboy. For those who haven't followed Hellboy over the years I don't want to ruin what is coming but you will not be disappointed with the conclusion of Hellboy's journey. Mignola is a master in taking disparate pieces of mythology and weaving them together into a greater whole. In this volume he builds upon the base he has already created with Celtic, Greek, Egyptian, Christian, Norse, Russian and African mythologies. Somehow Mignola takes all that and adds in elements of the Arthur mythos and blends it all together to create a captivating tale that is engrossing and surprising. I can not recommend Hellboy The Wild Hunt or the entire Hellboy universe enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 6, 2008

    Who are the hunters, and what is the hunted leads to a merry chase for the reader in Hellboy: The Wild Hunt. The energy mostly missing from the last Hellboy mini-series reforms for the latest effort by Mignola, Fegredo and Stewart. Mignola keeps the focus squarely on Hellboy and as a result he doesn't seem like a guest star in his own book. He's an active participant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 7, 2008

    As for the story itself? It's great, with Hellboy getting a chance to join the Wild Hunt in search of giants, and with an uneasy group of fellow hunters. Plus there are strange visions, talking animals, and a wooden box holding strange contents. There's a lot going on here, and the fact that this mini-series is going to be eight issues (which I believe makes it the longest "Hellboy" mini-series to date) gives me hope that Mignola's laid out more than enough space to get to it all. If you've never read "Hellboy" then this is a perfect place to take a look for yourself. Quite excellent by all parties involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2008

    The atmosphere is assisted by the able hands of Duncan Fegredo, definitely one of the better collaborators Mignola has worked with. Fegredo's style is very reminiscent of Mignola's, yet still carries a unique quality. It's unfortunate that Mignola can't illustrate more of his scripts, a la In The Chapel of Moloch, but I rarely find his artists to be poor compromises. The Wild Hunt is not nearly as accessible as 2008's other offerings, and it plays out as a very simple tale i this early stage, but I still think Hellboy fans will enjoy themselves here quite a bit. Hellboy is one of those good things you can never have too much of, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Dec 10, 2008

    It looks like it's gonna be another rough one for Hellboy. Things have gotten bad early and we haven't even found a giant yet. Mike Mignola is one of the best writers working in comics today. His consistency and originality are second to none. This is another awesome Hellboy story that's a great starting point for new fans and a great continuation for vets. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 7, 2008

    As much as I've followed Hellboy's adventures over the years, I have to admit there were moments where even i was scratching my head trying to remember what had happened before, and how all the loose threads lead to this moment. Still, I found the story enjoyable, ad if nothing else, it's forced me to track down my Hellboy Companion book to look up timelines, characters, and plot points. Hellboy: The Wild Hunt #1 earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

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