Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artwork: Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart
Release Date: 1st June 2016
This was a tough one.
The last issue of a series I’ve followed almost as long as I’ve been reading comics, and it’s finally done.
If you’re anything like me, it’s an emotional issue. Everything is brought to a climax, and to a definitive end. Sorry. There’s no get-out clause for now. Mignola has said he’s going to paint more, and that Hellboy is over.
In a recent interview, Mignola talks about how he is restrained using the colour red, only bringing it out when the story really needs it and there is a requirement for lots of emotion on the page. Well, it’s safe to say most of this issue is red. It’s also safe to stay that its visually stunning in a way that only Mike Mignola could hope to accomplish.
There’s not much else to say if I’m honest. I’m genuinely gutted that this is the end, but at the same time, it ties up one of the greatest characters of all time. He has burned bright, and he’s definitely not going to fade away any time soon. Mignola has finished his prized creation in the only way he could, and it’s nothing short of perfect.
So raise your Red Right Hand and have a drink to the baddest of bad asses to ever come from Hell.
“It’s a demon come from Hell to destroy us all.”
“Like a little boy…”
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