Title: Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Duncan Fegredo
Publisher: Dark Horse
To be honest, I have never read a Hellboy comic before. I’ve seen the movie and I’ve read some of the Seed of Destruction trade but I’ve always wanted to. My first try, Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1, was less than stellar. A lot less.
The issue starts with a man performing some type of spell to summon a demon (I think) and curses the demon. It then jumps to two witches and a crow with a broken Hellboy statue and after that, it jumps to Hellboy at his cousin’s home. After getting a gun from his cousin, he heads out for a walk and through the woods and off to grandma’s house while being stalked by a big wolf…………. Okay, I lied about that last part. Instead, he meets some hobos who tell him a story about three witches and the person who killed them and then gets trapped in some odd spell from the hobos’ doing.
Like I said, I’ve almost have never read a Hellboy story before so if the man at the beginning, the witches, and the hobos had some special meaning, I wasn’t getting it. However, Fegredo’s art was as good as the story was confusing and bad.
Posted originally: 2007-05-07 23:12:33