Giant Robot Hellboy #1 Review: Exactly As Advertised On The Tin

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Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo turn Hellboy into a robot in Giant Robot Hellboy #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Just as advertised!

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Giant Robot Hellboy #1 Review:

Based on Mike Mignola’s viral drawings of his classic character, Hellboy gets kidnapped, and his brain stuck in a giant mech. And then he fights some giant monsters. As host Alex Zalben put it, “exactly as advertised on the tin.”

Pete LePage thought it was, “just f**king awesome. What a fun idea… If you’re not excited by the title, don’t buy this book because it is exactly what you’re going to get.”

Justin Tyler added that not a lot of it makes sense because why does the giant robot look exactly like Hellboy, down to the one large fist? And why is Hellboy kidnapped when he “famously” will fight monsters if you just ask him to do so? Still, he agreed that the book is “fun, but it definitely doesn’t make the most sense. If you want sense.”

Answered LePage: “Let’s have fun.”

Giant Robot Hellboy #1 Official Synopsis:

Hellboy is kidnapped and hooked up to a massive mecha-Hellboy for a mission on a mysterious, faraway island, but the island might just put up a fight of its own.

Inspired by Mignola’s viral-hit pencil drawings from Mike Mignola: The Quarantine Sketchbook, Giant Robot Hellboy gets his own story in this 3-part miniseries from Mignola and longtime Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo!

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