For horror fans, nothing says “happy holidays” quite like Krampus. The latest Hellboy title, Hellboy: Krampusnacht features Hellboy vs everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon, Krampus.
The 36-page one-shot story is written by legendary creator, Mike Mignola with artwork by Adam Hughes. If there were any questions on how Hughes would work within the Hellboy universe, it is answered quickly as his style fits the book perfectly. He especially shines when we get to see the many different faces of Krampus himself.
While holiday books like this are ones I usually avoid, Mignola delivers a tale that would warm the heart of any horror fan. We once again see Hellboy following up on paranormal reports only to come face to face with the evil Krampus. What happens next plays out like you can imagine with an epic battle between the two. Both formidable parties taking and receiving grueling beatings.
Hopefully Dark Horse will add this book to a larger collection of Hellboy material so that fans can take advantage of this wonderful tale. If you love the darker side of comics, give Hellboy: Krampusnacht a try this season as you curl up next to the fire with some eggnog.