The Visitor: How And Why He Stayed #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Paul Grist Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

In 1944 Hellboy was conjured in a ceremony meant to give Hitler the ultimate occult weapon. Fortunately, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm was there to witness, and to guide Hellboy to become the greatest paranormal detective in the world.  But Bruttenholm wasn't the only witness to Hellboy's arrival. A visitor was there, sent to kill the Beast that had been prophesied to kill us all. What the visitor saw, and why he stayed his hand, leads to the most mysterious Hellboy spinoff yet ...

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Mar 3, 2017

    This science-fiction bit of Hellboy's supernatural storyline is something completely unexpected but incredibly intriguing. For longtime fans of Hellboy and new readers alike, this is the perfect read to get your "From the Pages of Hellboy" fix. The Visitor is bound to witness what his race thought couldn't exist: a demon turned hero. But knowing Hellboy, there are probably going to be tons of obstacles along the way. I don't know about you guys, but I'm beyond stoked to stick around and see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Feb 28, 2017

    The first of five issues, the first issue of The Visitor gives readers a strong start and it will be interesting to see where this story leads. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 25, 2017

    A science fiction strand running throughout Hellboy's life makes his supernatural saga stranger. Each reader that stays with this Visitor will witness a hero's journey. Perfect reading for new or veteran fans of Hellboy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 28, 2017

    The visitor's superiors may believe the former, but the mere possibility of the later caused the visitor to stay his hand, step back, and allow events to unfold. I'm curious to see what events he may witness, and what will be his final verdict. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Donald Edmonds Feb 21, 2017

    Although the art is a little too simplistic for my taste, I believe a lot of audiences that were fans of the original Mignola comic will appreciate this callback style while taking another look at the history from different eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Feb 22, 2017

    The issue is at its best when it conveys the thoughts and motivations of that avatar, a not-entirely-impartial watcher in Hellboy’s tale, and it spends too much time and visual choreography on parts of the Hellboy story that we have already seen but on the whole, this is a good issue written almost exclusively for fans of Mignola’s work, who I think should be very happy with, and intrigued by, this offering. Others might be missing crucial details to make real sense of this issue, a conceit that I think the issue takes in stride, but in the end it's not really written for them. It's as Hellboy as a Hellboy comic can be, another layer to a layered universe and one that, unlike some other recent excerpts from Hellboy's life and story, I think really adds something of value, as mysterious as it still is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Feb 22, 2017

    While I enjoyed the first half of the issue, the second left me cold. Read Full Review

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