Thursday, July 27, 2023

Hellboy in Love #5

The five-issue mini-series concludes with  Hellboy and Anastacia in India looking for the Suaren Artea and a recently discovered chamber inside an unearthed temple to the demon Raktabija which leads to Anastacia to finding proof of the mysterious group's existence. However, there's new demonic trouble for both her and Hellboy when a woman Anastacia has seen previously on her search completes a ritual and sends demon spawn after the pair and their guide to deny the archeologist her prize.

Hellboy in Love #5 is a fitting end to the mini-series which, surprisingly, doesn't end in the tragic death of Anastacia or her split from Hellboy. If anything, their final adventure here brings the pair even closer together. Knowing his later history, we can guess the end of their search together won't end happily ever after, but here at least they do get a happy ending.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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