Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by Kevin Given
Review: Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953
Our final yarn, Beyond the Fences, takes place in December 1953. Hellboy, Susan and Jacob are briefed by the Professor on a case that involves 6 children that have vanished without a trace. The body of a mutilated adult was also discovered in what initially appeared to be a cult activity of human trafficking. Cut to one Dr. Boucq who’s been working late in his lab in Rosemead California. Hellboy and Company had just arrived when Boucq noticed them and panicked. Boucq, who was about to get in his car, begins to run professing his innocence. Hellboy and crew have no idea what he’s taking about but Hellboy pursues. The doctor frantically proclaims he meant no harm and then hands Susan a green substance he calls Enkeladite saying “Here take it all.” When she takes it all hell breaks loose. This one has it all, mysterious cults, prehistoric monsters coming back to life and visits from spirits they’ve encountered before. How did Boucq get his hands on the Enkeladite? Who is behind the crazy phenomenon? What other secrets is Boucq covering up? Is he guilty or being manipulated by unseen forces? Gotta buy the book to find out. An intriguing tale of espionage crafted Mike Magnolia and Chris Roberson and brought to epic life by Paola and Joe Rivera.
Mike Magnolia and Dave Stewart have brought us a great cover that shows us all aspects of the collection. We see Hellboy taking on an army of skeletons that is reminiscent of the Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. The skeletons are rising from their graves and behind Hellboy is a demonic dog, possibly Cerberus. It’s an action packed scene sure to draw in the comic store surfer.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953
Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Art: Ben Stenbeck, Michael Walsh, Paola Rivera, Joe Rivera
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Clem Robins
Cover Mike Mignola, Dave Stewart
Publisher: Dark Horse Entertainment
Publication date: August 2016