book reviews by Althea

Hellboy in Hell Vol 1: The Descent ***

Leave a comment

This volume is a pretty good place to jump into ‘Hellboy,’ seeing as it begins right after his death.
I haven’t really read any of these in years and years, but this really reminded me why I liked them so much. The story is moody and interesting, with plenty of references to history, mythology and literature (a la ‘Sandman’). The graphics are just beautiful – a wonderful sense of composition and the dark color scheme is rich and gorgeous.
Hellboy’s matter-of-fact, bad-ass attitude when faced with high drama is played well.
My one complaint is one I have with most comics: I want more content! More story… it’s over too fast. Still, I really enjoyed this – would recommend.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s