Saturday, December 31, 2011

Quick Review: Hellboy: House of the Living Dead

Hellboy: House of the Living DeadHellboy: House of the Living Dead by Mike Mignola
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this follow-up to the "Hellboy in Mexico" comic, the story starts with Hellboy on a bender after allowing a friend to be turned by bad guys. He's also spending his time as a lucha libre, or Mexican masked wrestler. He winds up at a mad scientist's house where he enters the ring with Frankenstein's Monster and at various points fights other monsters based on the classic Universal Studios horror films.

The story has a mixture of adventure, action, humor, and melancholy that are found in the best Hellboy stories. The art by Richard Corben is perfectly suited to this tale. It is a very quick read but also very enjoyable. If I ever want a wry smile, I'll come back to this book.

Thanks John and Lisa for an awesome Christmas present!

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