Black Sun #1
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Black Sun #1
Writers: Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson
Artist: Stephen Green
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Letterer: Clem Robins
Cover Artist: Mike Huddleston
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Black Sun #1 kicks off a new arc of the series as Hellboy heads to the arctic. With a new B.P.R.D. agent in tow, they investigate an attack on a research station. Far away from civilization, a monster hunts those cut off from escape. What could this snow monster be?
First off, hats off to Stephen Green for putting out some great artwork. There some nice panels throughout this issue that nails the classic feel of a Hellboy comic. There’s good layouts, nice attention to detail, fun close-ups and good action shots. Solid visuals from cover-to-cover.
And speaking of covers, Mike Huddleston has a pretty nice one for this issue. The shot of Hellboy in the snow captures the feel of what lays in store for readers. There’s a hint of mystery, and a hint of death.
Storywise, Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson do a standup job. I love the new B.P.R.D. agent they introduced and he makes for a great contrast with Hellboy who is turning into the seasoned agent. Even the other characters in the issue are interesting. As the mystery heats up and they go in pursuit of it, the story maintains the elements of surprise and horror as it entices readers along. When they find the creature, it leads from one surprise to the next, which lands Hellboy on the beginnings of his next mission. It’s a great setup for the arc, giving readers fulfillment as well as anticipation.
With a solid story and great artwork, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Black Sun #1 earns a five out of five metal bikinis. Can’t wait to read the next issue.
Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.