February 4, 2014

Hellboy: The Midnight Circus by Mike Mignola

Hellboy: The Midnight Circus is the latest release in Mike Mignola's Hellboy series. 

This story takes us back to Hellboy's past, all the way back to when Hellboy was a disobedient child. Hellboy runs away from his home at the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense and quickly finds himself mixed up in a very creepy supernatural circus.  Demon monkeys and and an all consuming whale make an appearance, as well as talking lions!

This story combines elements of Pinocchio and Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.  This tale is very short and sweet.  You feel the love the creators have for their characters and the story.  This is a carnival ride of a story, brief, fun, and just a little scary.