Eisner Award-winning horror masters Mike Mignola and Richard Corben present this bloodcurdling double–feature comic with Hellboy entering two very different, but very deadly, houses–a carnivorous home and a pagan temple, both hungry for human sacrifices.

Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Richard Corben
Colorist: Dave Stewart

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.8%


TheNextChampion11/18/10NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. Woohoo!!!

  2. Any word on when they’re continuing the main Hellboy story?  I don’t really read any comics-related websites besides this one

  3. Seriously, mate, these books are what’s keeping me in comics 

  4. Ah Richard Corben.

    I needed more of him in my life. 

  5. Once again, eventhough I switched to trades on all things Mignola-verse, I just cant pass on a one-shot like this!

  6. One word: drip.

  7. Enjoyed the last one-shot crossover with Beasts of Burden.  My only issue was that i didn’t quite understand the ending.  Who/what were those Amish dudes burying? 

  8. I assume they were burying the vampire-thing from the first page. Also possible, burying one of its victims. Hellboy had been summoned by one of the Witch Dogs or Elder Dogs or whatever the heck they call themselves. Burden Hill is a hell mouth, a la Buffy, and they hoped to bring in Hellboy to fix it up. Which he obviously was qualified for, but the old dog couldn’t keep up the magic needed to keep Hellboy there and died.

    I loved the last issue to death. Helps to have read all of the equally awesome Beasts of Burden stories. Ha ha, pug.

  9. @cutty Nothing’s scheduled yet. The next things Hellboy is the 2-part "The Sleeping and the Dead", which is, AFAIK, not a continuation of the main story.

  10. My POTW for being just a great old comic. You get everything you would want in a Hellboy book. Two disturbing stories mixed in with a lot of fighting and some dark humor to go along with it. I think Mignola is at his strongest when he isn’t writing the continuing tale of Hellboy’s Destiny. Plus Richard Corben and Guy Davis did amazing work here as always. Some of Corben’s best work is in these panels.

    5/5 (POTW) 

  11. @jimbilly4, thanks…clears things up.  The victim threw me off since there was no presage to that.  I thought there might be something deeper due to Hellboy’s comment.  He said something like, "I should have known,"  which, to me, alluded that some skullduggery might be afoot.  Yet, they were doing what would come naturally- burying the victim and culprit.

    I had deduced that it may have been the witch-dog’s body thay were burying and therefore, Hellboy’s comment made more sense.  However the dogs body was repose at the house in the next town, so you must be right. 

  12. Corben has got to be my favorite when it comes to horror and he still has the magic. Now, if he drew one zombie-filled issue of the Walking Dead, I’d probaby do anything for him. Anything.

  13. Hellboy beats up a house. Awesome.

  14. my shop sold out of this…on the prowl for a copy somewhere..can’t wait. 

  15. Hellboy really has gotten into a great release format. Several months of current continuity stories drawn by Fegredo and then these one shots by Corben to fill the gaps. Not sure which I enjoy more, but they are always the highlight of my comics buying week.

  16. I know I’m late to the party but I just bought this recently and….. I’m almost speechless. This was like my pick of the week! The stories creeped me out, the art just fills me with dread, and the humor just made my day. I mean that two page sequence into the abandoned movie theatre was just mind blowing. One of the best comics i ever read.

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