New Comics Wednesday: Hellboy: The Crooked Man and Others
The bulk of this book is a reprint of the three issue mini-series, The Crooked Man, written by Hellboy-creator Mike Mignola and comics legend Richard Corbin. The tale does not fit into the current Hellboy story line, but it is very good. In fact, this is the first Hellboy story that creeped me out since The Corpse and the Iron Shoes.
The fact that this story is outside of current Hellboy time line could be what made it so eerie: It gave Mr. Mignola a chance to write weird. Or it could be Mr. Corben’s truly outstanding art that is perfectly suited for a story of evil and hillbillies. Or both?
The story of The Crooked Man should be enough to get you to buy this book. However, there are three more short stories: “They Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships” by Mignola, Josh Dysart (B.P.R.D.: 1947), and Jason Shawn Alexander (Abe Sapien: The Drowning), never before available for purchase; Mignola and Duncan Fegredo’s “The Mole,” from Free Comic Book Day 2008; and Mignola’s most recent solo outing, “In the Chapel of Moloch.” (Information courtesy of Dark Horse Comics.)
It is 160 pages of Hellboy. Enjoy!
Bottom Line: $17.99/$17.99