Hellboy: Being Human – Review

Posted on May 17, 2011


Issue: Hellboy: Being Human
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Richard Corben
Letters: Clem Robins
Colors: Dave Stewart
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

“A horrible witch and her zombie servant host a dinner party for a family of corpses, and Hellboy and Roger turn up to blast them all back to hell in this team-up story from Roger’s early days at the B.P.R.D.”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
This is Richard Corben? Really? Wow so different from what I am used to, yet I still love it. This book has the typical Hellboy visuals done right. Mostly I base that on the flat color style. The action scenes were a lot of fun here and the character designs stayed solid all the way through. Overall a great looking Hellboy comic.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
I think it’s know that I am not the world’s largest Hellboy fan, but I still try to give each story a try. That being said this one ranks up there towards the top, on my list. The build was great, everything was presented perfectly and the dialogue shined. The pacing was the clincher though, I typically find some Hellboy stories to either move way to fast or just too damn slow. This one was just right with a great line to end it.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Learning to like something when it’s so far into a series is not easy. I always tend to shy away from HellBoy and B.P.R.D. titles because I missed so much. This issue allowed me to jump right in and enjoy it without needing to know anything ahead of time. The artwork was fun but the story was the real killer. This is Hellboy issue I think everyone should take a peek at.

If you would like to buy or know more about Hellboy: Being Human you can find it at http://www.darkhorse.com

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