Review by: Nick Banks
Release Date: April 27, 2016
Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Penciller: Paolo Rivera
Inker: Joe Rivera
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: Hellboy and a giant mutated dog fight through a suburban 1950’s neighborhood!
Our Thoughts: This third issue (co-written by Chris Roberson (iZombie) and Mike Mignola) picks up directly where issue two left off with Hellboy and a run-amok giant creature ready for round two. The action starts almost immediately and a monster mash like this one has always been a staple of Hellboy’s adventures since publication of his tales began in 1993.
The Rivera brothers expertly illustrate this battle in a “Leave it to Beaver” setting. With all of the battles we’ve seen Hellboy engage in so far, it is an interesting change of pace to see him battle a monster in direct sunlight on a perfect summer day. This leaves none of the carnage out however, and the art takes precedence in this issue over others in the series so far.
We are left with a mystery at the end that, apropos to the Cold War setting, involves a “Red Scare” that readers of recent issues of BPRD will certainly recognize. Stay tuned!