Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Good vs Evil in the early days of WWII!

A conspiracy involving the Third Reich and a dead member of a sinister secret society sets Professor Bruttenholm on his first mission--to find the man who'd soon bring Hellboy to earth.

The mad Russian sorcerer Rasputin had been thought dead since 1916, when a group of noblemen sought to end his influence over the tsar. Now Rasputin works with the most twisted members of Hitler's inner circle, and he's about to cross paths with the man who'll go on to found the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Nov 16, 2017

    Overall, I found Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon #1 to be a compelling first issue. I'm really excited about this series and looking forward to venturing forth into Trevor Bruttenholm and Rasputin's past. The story is clever and well written, and this coupled with the wonderfully detailed art makes an outstanding first issue. If you're a Hellboy fan, I recommend that you go and grab yourself a copy ASAP! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 16, 2017

    An extremely impressive debut. Long term fans know the fates of the protagonist and antagonist, yet Mignola and Roberson have created a tale that will swallow veteran readers and take them where they've never been before. New readers can start here, before Hellboy ever came to Earth, and enjoy each page of mystery and horror. The artwork masterfully captures the time period, while creating abominations that will thrill. I never thought I would have to say, “Hooray for Rasputin.” Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Nov 15, 2017

    If you are a fan of Hellboy and the world Mignola and company have built up over the last 25 years, then this is an issue that is a must read. If you are casual about the character and universe, then I think this is an issue you will enjoy enough to come back for another helping next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Nov 27, 2017

    Mignola and iZombie co-creator Roberston have teamed up before on Hellboy projects and it is clear that they work as comfortably as hand in glove together. With the art of Mitten, illustrator on Rise of the Black Flame, as team-ups go its as illustrious as those of the likes of Depp, Burton, and Elfman. You know what you are getting and it doesnt fail to deliver. The score here is an unmistakeably recognizable refrain. If you listen closely you can almost hear it can't you? The approach… of Hellboy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 15, 2017

    For fans of the book, and the Mignola-verse as a whole, please click the link for an interview with writer Chris Roberson: https://www.comiccrusaders.com/?p=92620 Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 17, 2017

    Still, BPRD fans will enjoy this book for what it is, though newcomers are unlikely to be impressed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 13, 2017

    A good start and finish, though the middle portion drags a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 15, 2017

    While I expected more Rasputin, this first issue is a solid one setting things up and adding some layers to the world. It's friendly for new readers and they can go in with knowing nothing of this world and should still enjoy it while long time readers will appreciate more being added to the long history of it all. A great debut that has me excited to see where this goes and what comes next on this adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Nov 15, 2017

    The team behind "The Rise of the Black Flame" dive into an era of the Hellboy Universe seldom explored, but rich with possibility. "Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon" will please both long-term and new readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Nov 17, 2017

    This essentially feels like an old age Ghostbusters story. It doesn't have a lot of humor as it takes a more serious tone. Even with that, issue #1 tends to be an enjoyable book with layers of unknown waiting to be unraveled. Read Full Review

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