The Sword of Hyperborea #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Rob Williams Artist: Laurence Campbell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

From the ancient warrior Gall Dennar, to Sir Edward Grey, to the B.P.R.D.'s Agent Howards, the iconic Hyperborean sword from the world of Hellboy has landed in many influential hands. And this has been no accident. Trace the sword's path through the adventures and encounters that finally brought it to Ragna Rok, at the end of the world, and witness the sword's journey through history.   Hellboy creator Mike Mignola gives us a new tale from the world of Hellboy, cowritten by Rob Williams and featuring the art of Mignolaverse veteran Laurence Campbell to deliver never-before-seen Hellboy lore!
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  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Campbell delivers some brilliant visuals throughout the issue. The story has a wonderful dark tone that the art captures perfectly with every page and panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Dowling Jan 13, 2022

    "The Sword of Hyperborea" #1 is a stunning Hellboy Universe debut for Rob Williams, and an emotionally satisfying victory lap for Laurence Campbell. What could have been an interesting side story is instead an essential read. No "Hellboy" reader should miss this. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jan 12, 2022

    Sword of Hyperborea is a treat for dedicated Hellboy fans and mythology nerds alike. While it may present some speed bumps for newer readers, it does a convincing job of whetting the appetite for more of what Mignola and team are creating. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jan 18, 2022

    Sword of Hyperborea 1 is a solid first issue that pulls from classic pulp stories and characters and incorporates them into Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe. While not a ton goes on here, storywise, what is here provides a solid setup for what should be a very enjoyable miniseries. Dr. J gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 12, 2022

    It's big and immersive and wild, and even though it's unclear where this story's sword may lead next, discovering the answer seems irresistible. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jan 9, 2022

    Little more than a puzzle-piece, Sword Of Hyperborea #1 will be a neat treat for Hellboy diehards, but a meaningless (yet gorgeous) slog for anyone else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 12, 2022

    Laurence Campbell and Quinton Winter bring some compelling prehistoric and high fantasy settings to life in The Sword of Hyperborea #1, but Mike Mignola and Rob Williams' script is too bogged down in lore to make Agent Howards or Gall Dennar compelling leads. By the end of the issue, I just know that Dennar is a strong guy with a sword who doesn't have much of a personality beyond beating his rivals and monsters with the aforementioned sword. If I predict correctly from the ending, subsequent issues are going to jump into different time periods and introduce additional characters, who are hopefully fleshed out more, but that's a path I would only recommend for the Mignolaverse completionists. Read Full Review

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