Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957 - Falling Sky

After the introduction of Dr. Woody Farrier as the new Cryptozoologist for the B.P.R.D. we get a few single-panel snapshots of his adventures with Hellboy over a few years (leading to resentment over time at the pull of field work versus scientific exploration in the lab) before the two show up in Sutton, West Virginia, in 1957 to investigate a flying saucer.

While less than enthused about their latest snipe hunt, Woody is quite astonished by what the pair find: a legendary Thunderbird.  Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957 - Falling Sky is a fine one-shot, although my favorite bit are the glimpses into what seem like more interesting adventures than we get here. Martinbrough's version of Hellboy is a little more blocky than I prefer in some panels, but he does make good use of shadows, and there's enough here for fans.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]


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