HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: THE SEVEN WIVES CLUB ONE-SHOT Comic Book Review

Hellboy has taken a journey to unveil a horror from the past that can save a friend from jail as well give answers to a son. The comic starts off with Hellboy visiting a friend as she is in jail for a crime she knows she didn’t commit. She then talks to Hellboy and reveals that she was off checking out this haunted house story with her friend Tommy. The story was about Walter Wakeman where he had 7 wives and then burned them alive while hanging himself with a big smile. She and Tommy wanted to see what they could find and … boy did they find something! While she had dozed off, she awaken to seven ghostly wives from the story. She gets a visit from Walter Wakeman and had to make a decision. The decision she makes takes Tommy tp the morgue and her behind bars.

Hellboy and B.P.R.D. field agent Pauline Raskin take the case for his friend. They got reached out by a young gentleman that may have a connection to the story of Walter Wakeman. The gentleman offers news that gives them an idea of what to expect when they arrive in the house. The story takes a twist while they are at the house with the gentleman, Hellboy and Pauline!

Here is our review of the comic book:

Pro:

  • Art
    • The art in the comic gave me a classic feel throughout the pages. I felt I was taken back in time on how creative the art was showcased. The color and shadowing of the characters gave the story more of a grim appeal.
  • Story
    • Your taken into a case file where Hellboy is there to help get his friend off of jail but goes into much deeper. He gives a person’s son a glimpse of his dead mother as well as the solve the truth of Walter Wakeman. This was a fantastic read as the story drew you in more and more with each page turn.
  • Return of Mike and Adam
    • Fans are excited with the return of Mike Mignola and artist Adam Hughes to the Hellboy story. They contributed in the past with comic issues that are just epic. With them back at the helm, you will feel like your on a roller-coaster of Hellboy proportion.

Con:

  • N/A

Rating:  10 out of 10

Hellboy writer Mike Mignola and artist Adam Hughes came back together to show fans a story that will shiver your timbers. They created the mood for the comic through fantastic art which embodies the reader’s fine taste. I could feel the shadowing on some parts of the pages that echoed the words spoken by the characters in the story. The words throughout each page connected the dots to the story as a visualization that was pre built in the mind. You can visual the story from the art but the words gave you those scenes that mark the story unique. You are engulfed on what happens next to Hellboy but learning the surrounding story with the seven wives was very cool. I enjoyed reading this comic and can’t wait for the next one!

Get yourself the issue here: https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3005-549/Hellboy-and-the-B-P-R-D-The-Seven-Wives-Club-one-shot

CREATORS

Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artist:
Adam Hughes
Colorist:
Dave Stewart
Cover Artist:
Adam Hughes
Publication Date:
November 11, 2020
Format:
FC, 32 pages; One-shot
Price:
$4.99