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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews itty bitty Hellboy

November 15th, 2015 by Peter Lemon Comments


Writer: Art Baltazar
Artist: Art Baltazar, Franco
Publisher: Dar Horse Comics

Looking for a book to get your kid into comics? Look no further Fans of Hellboy, look away now!

That’s right, in the recent wake of Scottie Young’s famous (or infamous) infantile versions of all our favourite comic book heroes comes Itty Bitty Hellboy: The Search for the Were-Jaguar!

Clearly aimed at a younger audience, the book uses infantile humour, relying little on its brief but to the point speech bubbles. It reads almost like a bed time story and feels like an episode of Fairly Odd Parents.

The story focuses on Hellboy and his usual team of misfits, Abe & Liz, on route to the mysterious ‘Island of Rogers’ that, for some reason, is in dire need of underpants. Yes, underpants.

In fairness, this IS a great book if you want to introduce your child to the world of comics. A far cry from the BPRD’s usual adventures into the demonic and macabre underbelly of the world, Itty Bitty Hellboy introduces a new generation of readers to the world of comic book entertainment in a more cartoon-wish way, but it does it with a light sense of humour that could make even die hard Hellboy fans crack a smile.

Itty Bitty Hellboy will be available in both digital and print from Dark Horse later this month.

3 out of 5 Nerds


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Peter discovered the world of Star Trek at an early age. Since then he has taken his passion for all things sci-fi to the worlds of comics and video games. Captaining a star ship, riding a silver surf board through the stars and being a badass space commando is all in a day's work for this guy. You can find him thumbing through the racks at the local comic book store or blowing up aliens ‘til his thumbs bleed on Xbox. Peter lives with his tolerating wife Rachel and his dog/co-pilot Lucy.