A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 112
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at another cool Hellboy moment, this time from the one-shot graphic novel, Hellboy: The Wolves of St. August.
Hellboy: The Wolves of St. August originally appeared in the pages of Dark Horse Presents #s 88-91, in black and white. They were later expanded (and colorized) into the graphic novel, Hellboy: The Wolves of St. August.
In it, Hellboy and Kate Corrigan travel to a Balkan village that has been wiped out by werewolves. Sadly, Hellboy’s friend, Father Kelly, was killed, as well.
Hellboy’s confrontation with the big bad was awesome, beginning with the reveal…
But after tussling for awhile, it even gets cooler, as Mike Mignola’s storytelling savvy really begins to shine (this was the first Hellboy story he wrote without John Byrne)…
“The” moment for me is the part where Hellboy basically says, “Screw this, you messed with a friend of mine, so you are screwed!”
Those few pages really get across Hellboy’s attitude wonderfully, and oh boy, the art is just stunning. Mignola is a master.