Melissa McShane's Reviews > Hellboy, Vol. 8: Darkness Calls

Hellboy, Vol. 8 by Mike Mignola
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Mar 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: own, graphic-novels, dark-fantasy, protag-male
Read in August, 2015

Re-read 8/6/15: Another excellent miniseries, this one focusing on Baba Yaga's vendetta against Hellboy because of her lost eye. The story takes place in a dreamland alternate Russia populated by Russian myth and folklore, and as Hellboy runs for his life, he's pursued by Koshchei the Deathless, probably my favorite "villain" of the Hellboy universe. (He's definitely not a good guy, but Baba Yaga is almost literally pulling his strings, and you can see that his sense of honor is tearing him apart.) This one ties back in briefly to the B.P.R.D., which I found useful for keeping track of the parallel chronologies. Duncan Fegredo takes over the illustrating duties here, and his work is simply beautiful: this is still recognizably Hellboy, but with a unique twist. This book is battling for first place with Conqueror Worm in my heart. At this point I've come to the end of what I've read before, and am looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Read, but not reviewed, 1/14/09.
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