Friday, November 5, 2021

Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #1

Set in 50s London, The Silver Lantern Club #1 introduces Hellboy to Trevor's uncle Simon Bruttenholm who has stories aplenty to tell of his spooky former adventures with a secret British paranormal society known as the Silver Lantern Club. Most of the issue takes place in flashbacks of Simon recounting his tale how an early wireless transceiver which trapped a demonic creature recently exorcised by members of the club.

Even if the adventure itself doesn't feature Hellboy, and we get the titular character only in the bookends to the flashback, there's still some fun to be had (especially in the manner which the demon was defeated, which I won't ruin here).  Since it appears Simon has more stories to tell, at least until the pub's last call, this is just the start of the mini-series.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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