Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Thomas Sniegoski Artist: Craig Rousseau Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
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8.5User Rating

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Stranded on a strange island after a mishap on their way to a South American dig site, Hellboy and Professor Bruttenholm are confronted by all manner of monsters! But even when the stranger who rescues them turns out to be one of Hellboy's heroes, they aren't as safe as they think they are!

Join Hellboy creator Mike Mignola as he teams with writer Tom Sniegoski, artist Craig Rousseau, and colorist Dave Stewart to bring you a tale of Hellboy's childhood!

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Feb 21, 2021

    It's kind of nice after the last few Hellboy series' dark tones to have a slightly more playful, though still full of danger, series to dig into. Young Hellboy is so full of potential and giddy enthusiasm to work alongside Professor Bruttenholm that there is plenty of material here to fill no doubt many new stories. We have Hellboy learning the ins and outs of his unique job, we have Professor Bruttenholm trying to do his job whilst also raising a very unique child. I'm not sure if every issue will be as action packed as this one… but it certainly is off to a flying start and if I know Hellboy and friends, there will be a lot more to enjoy as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 15, 2021

    Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 feels like a delightful throwback to globe-trotting adventure films, mixed with the supernatural elements that have come to define the Hellboy mythos. It's also easily accessible to new readers and a deeper exploration of Hellboy's life for longtime fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 18, 2021

    Young Hellboy #1 is simply outstanding. Mignola and company have another hit on their hands with this vision of the iconic character and I can only hope there is much more to come! A strong characterization and beautiful artwork that suits the approach perfectly make this a must buy for any fan, longtime or new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Cesareo Garasa Feb 24, 2021

    Young Hellboy #1 is a fun, entertaining flashback tale with a1950s serial movie vibe ala Indiana Jones. It's a roller coaster ride that doesn't let up and deftly balances a light tone while having the titular character being chased by monsters of all kinds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 17, 2021

    Craig Rousseau strikes the perfect tone with the art in the issue. The characters are well detailed and the adventure elements are visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 27, 2021

    Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 perfectly captures the feeling of fun and adventure tinged with horror as seen in movies like The Goonies and The Monster Squad. The dangers are real yet still manageable and there's a good amount of mystery to keep us entertained. Let's see where this goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 17, 2021

    Young Hellboy: The Hidden Lands is a fun read and something that feels worthy of continuing the character's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 19, 2021

    'Young Hellboy' is a simple but thoroughly entertaining adventure executed with perfection. A story that's easy for anyone to jump into and explore the early days of Hellboy. It's full of danger but also youthful exuberance and action guided by some great art.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 2, 2021

    We're also introduced to Scarlett Santiago, the Sky Devil, a new character who saves Hellboy from quicksand and who I'm looking forward to seeing more of as the mini-series continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 16, 2021

    An insight into a part of Hellboys early years that readers haven’t had much opportunity to explore, it feels like a typical Mignola story, but Hellboys inexperience and youth give it a fun and much lighter feel than readers are typically used to. The art is excellent and Hellboy fans will love this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 17, 2021

    Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #1 is an entertaining comic. It's one you can just pick up and enjoy without having to know anything about the world or character. It shares a lot of its DNA with adventures like Flash Gordon, Indiana Jones, and Tarzan. There's an aspect where it doesn't take itself too seriously and knows exactly what it wants to be and that's a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Feb 18, 2021

    Compared to the one-shots, this allows the reader more time to bask in such a vibrant and wonderful comic – an issue that left me with a smile on my face and optimistic about the upcoming issues of Hellboy in his youth. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Feb 16, 2021

    A simple jaunt into an island of adventure featuring our favorite stone-handed hero, heavily inspired by island adventure tales of old. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Feb 17, 2021

    A technically competent, by-the-numbers Hellboy story that shows that Mignola may just be running out of steam. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - James Dowling Feb 17, 2021

    "Young Hellboy" prioritizes action at the expense of character in its first issue, creating a book that's familiar to the point of being unmemorable. That said, it absolutely has the capacity to take a sharp left turn into something integral, as a lot of Mignola's best stories have in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 7, 2021

    Usually Hellboy books bore the shit out of me, but this takes all the dialogue out and instead replaces it with whimsy. A Jonesian adventure with a Hellboy with peach fuzz, who actually manages to be cute - unlike the whiny teenage Hellboy that was found in the latest film. Somehow, this younger Hellboy is more mature on some Benjamin Button type-madness.
    That aside, there's finally a jungle girl here that Mignolia had the sense to give ethnic qualities that were more than European and I give him props for that because from Conan Doyle to Dynamite , I had yet to see such representation until I picked this up.
    And as for the zealot in the villain ? Simple enough, transparent character there . and sometimes that's all Hellboy need more

  • 10
    mangaZZZZZ Jun 7, 2021

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    Stormwrath Feb 19, 2021

  • 7.0
    Sam P Apr 3, 2021

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