One thing that’s always intrigued me about the works of Mike Mignola is that while Hellboy and the BPRD are entrenched in the supernatural realm of of otherworldly horrors, the majority of stories don’t play out with the trappings of the horror genre. Rather they adapt the aesthetics and apply it to the action-adventure story to deliver a thoughtful and atmospheric tale loaded with suspense, but not often a genuinely scary or frightening one. I think Abe Sapien #1 , penned by Mignola and Scott Allie with artwork from Sebastián Fiumari is definitely one of the comics that takes a large step in the horror direction. Continue reading
BPRD: Vampire #1 is the second outing for Brazilian brothers Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon into the world of Hellboy and the Burea of Paranormal Research and Defense. This time the award-winning artists also turn their focus to co-writing duties with series creator Mike Mignola. Penning the tale of B.P.R.D. Agent Anders, a man deeply scarred by vampiric horrors.
Hellboy in Hell #4 by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart is the final chapter in the first arc of a new chapter in the Hellboy mythos.
Reeling from his tour of hell and the bloodshed so far Mignola finally gives Hellboy a chance to catch his breath since his death plunged him into the depths of the underworld and Big Red is left to wonder what’s next in this period of his “life”.