Review: Hellboy In Mexico (Or A Drunken Blur)

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What a better way to spend your Cinco de Mayo than to celebrate it with Hellboy In Mexico (Or A Drunken Blur)? Grab yourself some Tex-Mex and a pint of Dos Equis (that's if you are over 21) and you have got yourself a great time! In Hellboy In Mexico (Or A Drunken Blur), Hellboy heads south of the border and coincidentally stumbles upon a run down, abandoned gas station/restaurant. Upon entering the scene, memories resonate within him and he reminisces about old friends from long ago. 
 
The Good
One word: wow. If you have ever wanted to get into Hellboy and never knew where to start, then this issue if for you. Mignola teams up with artist Richard Corben to execute a fantastic read. Whether it is the way Mignola writes his scripts, or the fact that Corben speaks effortlessly through his art, these two really know how to work together to put out an amazing book. The style is perfect, and Corben captures the tone, mood and dialogue effortlessly. The fact that the story is set in Mexico really meshes well with Corben's art- it reminded me a lot of traditional Mexican art; particularly the panel with the painted skull. The story is extremely reader friendly, and stands alone as a really good, self contained story. The issue is a lot of fun and gives new readers a taste of what Hellboy is all about. If you have never picked up an issue of Hellboy before, then this is a great book to gauge whether or not you will enjoy the character. 
 
The Bad
The only negative thing I really have to say about this issue is that it seems to just end. After re-reading the last few pages the ending seemed to make more sense, so, maybe I just liked it so much I was sad it was over. 
 
The Verdict
Clearly, I really enjoyed this issue and I thought it was a lot of fun. A fantastic, well written, self contained story that caters to the new reader. It will leave you wanting more!
 
5/5
#1 Posted by jloneblackheart (5520 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't read Hellboy, but this looks good

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#2 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

good review i really enjoyed it myself as with all hellboy issues i enjoy the art as a change of pace from the usual style of the arcs i read. Fine writting to another fine hellboy tale.

#3 Posted by mrduckluck (133 posts) - - Show Bio

hahaha hellboy viene a MEXICO CABRONES

#4 Posted by Vortex13 (12252 posts) - - Show Bio

I love hellboy so of course I will be picking this up. Occult stories in Mexico? Hell yes lol.

#5 Posted by The Cyan Lantern (240 posts) - - Show Bio

Could it be in Mexico because it's Cinco De Mayo?!?

#6 Posted by ZombieInkComics (2 posts) - - Show Bio

 Absolutely love Hellboy! Cannot wait to pick up a copy of this!

#7 Posted by Tyler Starke (4410 posts) - - Show Bio

I want it now!

#8 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm definitely picking this up, I'm a casual Hellboy fan.

#9 Posted by GT-Man (4054 posts) - - Show Bio

i love hellboy and im picking this up for SURE

#10 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8869 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellboy is one of the best american comic series ever in my opinion.

#11 Posted by digitalblasphemy (42 posts) - - Show Bio

damn! i knew i should grabbed it Wednesday!! looks like i will tommorow

#12 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Guilmero Del Toro, director of Hellboy, id Mexican, so this would make sense. Also, I can really see Red ftting in with the hispanic culture (Especially the cigars. lol)

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