Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1 (of 6)

May 28, 2007 | Comics


Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1 (of 6)
Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo
Dark Horse Comics
$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

Life’s a witch as far as Hellboy’s concerned.
It has been two years since we last saw the hulking red paranormal investigator (in 2005’s two-issue mini-series, Hellboy: The Island) and he wastes little time in this new adventure of finding himself some trouble.
It seems the witches of the world are descending upon Hellboy’s current location in England, but whether they’re after him for revenge for his past actions, or something even worse remains a mystery.
Meanwhile, a lowly half-demon named Igor Weldon Bromhead has enslaved the evil Hecate. That can’t be good.
Fans of the big red hero have been eagerly, if nervously, waiting for Darkness Calls — the first in-continuity Hellboy series to not be drawn by creator Mike Mignola.
But have no fear, fanboys! New artist Duncan Fegredo doesn’t come in drawing things “Archie” style and does a very solid job of keeping the feel of the character’s world intact. Now let’s hope he and Mike can keep to a monthly schedule!

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