What do you do when you’re trapped in a desolate snowy wasteland, a giant mutant creature is hunting you, and you’re running low on snacks? Call Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. of course. If he can’t punch the problem until it stops, no one can. Let’s take a look at Black Sun, and see how it measures up.
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1954: Black Sun #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
*airplane noises* EEEEEEEEEAAARrrrrrooooooo PEW PEW PEW
Is It Good?
It’s just okay, until it’s great. For the most part it’s a pretty bland issue. Granted, it is issue 1, so a little extra leeway is usually warranted–but this starts off slow, stays slow, and then gets AWESOME on the final page.
The investigation takes place in this lonely, desolate setting. It makes everything feel that much bleaker and hopeless, and when we get to the payoff, the bleakness continues with a slight more ominous twist – but I still want to be interested in the storyline, and this just feels plodding.
I’ll give this a 7 out of 10–it’s slow, but next issue should be out of control, we hope.
Find this on comic shelves September 21st!