Saturday, March 5, 2016

Comic Book Review: Hellboy Winter Special - Dark Horse Comics (2016)

The Hellboy Winter Special is a collection of four stories collected inside of one comic book.

"Broken Vessels"
Story by Mike Mignola & Scott Allie
Art by Tim Sale
A creepy story about a drifter telling the tale of shamans to man who was much happier keeping to himself near his campfire.

"Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: 1953 - Wandering Souls"
Story by Mike Mignola & Chris Roberson
Art by Michael Walsh
A harshly cold November day in Wyoming isn't enough to keep restless spirits from letting their presence known.  Hellboy and Susan Xiang investigate to put an end to the unexplained phenomena.

"Mood Swings"
Story by Chelsea Cain
Art by Michael Avon Oeming
Liz isn't having the merriest of Christmases as an adolescent in 1975 and Hellboy thinks he has a way of cheering her up.  What neither of them knows is the destination Hellboy has chosen doesn't leave the two of them alone with harmless snowmen.

"Kung Pao Lobster"
Story and art by Dean Rankine
Ordering Chinese food becomes very frustrating in this two page comedic story.

I was quite pleased reading this comic book from Dark Horse Comics.  I received it in the Comic Block subscription box(review of subscription box here).  It came with an exclusive Comic Block cover and it was a very fun read.  I'm a fan of Hellboy and getting a few short stories including Red is always a good thing.  It's difficult to pick a favorite of the four stories as they were all good in their own way.

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