Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Young Hellboy: Assault on Castle Death #2

The four-issue mini-series continues with a feverish Hellboy living out a fantasy of an adventure with his hero the Lobster while unknowingly being pursued by a very real threat in the assassin from a cult sent to kill him.

The best thing Young Hellboy: Assault on Castle Death #2 has going for it is how well writers Mike Mignola and Thomas Sniegoski capture the feeling of Hellboy as a kid. On a fever-fueled adventure, Hellboy is having a grand time fighting undead soldiers (BPRD guards) and storming Castle Death (a warehouse) with his hero. 

While it's likely real trouble is just behind the corner, and I'm still not sure exactly how the janitor will play in (other than as a potential victim), this issue (even starting with the mania of a cult) proves to be an awful lot of fun.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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