This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:
Hellboy in Hell (v.1 & 2)
Story by . . . .??Mike Mignola
Art by . . . . . .??Mike Mignola & Dave Stewart
After saving the world in The Storm and the Fury but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him.
Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy???s ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It???s a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy???s secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you???ve ever seen.
After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of mapmakers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused by his own sister of a terrible murder, and causes the destruction of Pandemonium itself in the climactic chapter of the series that the LA Times calls ???the best work of [Mike Mignola???s] career.???
Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin.??On our next episode we will be reading Injection, Vol. 1 & 2.??
A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Chris Bianculli,??Bryan May, Kar Fedosh, and Addison Appleby.