Review: Hellboy in Mexico TPB

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In 1956, Hellboy caravans across Mexico—vampire hunting with luchadores, finding the Aztec gods, fighting evil turkeys and Frankenstein’s monster, and drinking way too much tequila, in the strangest collection of his adventures yet.

Hellboy in Mexico collects “Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy,” “Hellboy Gets Married,” and “The Coffin Man 2: The Rematch” from Dark Horse Presents, “The Coffin Man” from Hellboy 20th Anniversary Sampler, Hellboy in Mexico, and Hellboy: House of the Living Dead.

Humor, horror, and just plain strange tales are contained in this interesting trade paperback collecting stories from a who’s who of creators. In many ways this is an extension of Hellboy: Weird Tales, since like that collection, each tale here is interconnected but separate. Each tale is has a small anecdote prelude to it before the story begins that gets you read. It also gives some entertaining insights to Mike Mignola’s creative process.

The art is exquisite throughout, with each tale clearly showing the unique influence, or art style of Mike Mignola. Each artist manages to manages to make the art theirs as their individual tales unfold while still flowing and feeling like it all goes together. Of course like most Hellboy comics and graphic novels, the art manages to showcase the strange life Hellboy leads as an agent of the BPRD and is as much of a draw as is the stories themselves.

Story: Mike Mignola Art: Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Mick McMahon, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review