Review: ‘Young Hellboy’ #3, Giant Ape Vs. Giant Bat. Who Wins? We Do

by Cesareo Garasa


A wonderful, rich, fun and breezy continuation of the tale young Hellboy and the Professor’s adventures on an island filled with monsters. Fans of the Indiana jones series, The Mummy remakes starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and even the recent Godzilla V.s Kong should check this series out.

Hellboy, the Professor, Scarlett, and the Ohnar are all in danger when an ancient evil awakes. The vampire Vesperra and her undead legions are too powerful for Hellboy and his companions to face alone, but Scarlett has an ace up her sleeve that will give them a fighting chance.

I’m going to make this review very quick. All three issues of Young Hellboy are a lot of fun. If you haven’t had a chance to scoop up the first three issues, I highly recommend to do so.

It’s basically a scrappy, preteen Hellboy on Kong island, with the feel and sensibility of a Tintin comic. It’s so utterly refreshing. The art by Craig Rousseau is wonderful and the writing by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Thomas Sniegoski is impressive in its elegant economy.

Huge compliments to the coloring by Dave Stewart that’s been magnificent in each issue. It’s simply wonderful.

Young Hellboy #3 starts with the Professor ready to embark in an exploration of ancient ruins that the inhabitants of the island keep warning him, “that’ a real bad idea.”

But, with the lovely and capable Scarlett leading him and Young Hellboy to the ruins – and more trouble, really – the resurrected vampire queen Vesperra  (who looks a LOT like Scarlett) is looking for some good ol’ fashioned world domination.

Seriously, if you enjoyed Indiana Jones, The Mummy remakes with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, or even the latest Godzilla Vs. Kong, give this title a chance. There’s only one issue left and I can’t wait to see what else the scrappy Young Hellboy has up its sleeves.

Young Hellboy #3 is out now from Dark Horse Comics; written by Mike Mignola and Tom Sniegoski; art by Craig Rousseau; colors by Dave Stewart; letters by Clem Robins; standard cover art by Matt Smith; variant cover art by Wylie Beckert.

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