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‘Hellboy: The Fury #3’: a comic review + Thoughts on the Series

The final installment of Hellboy: The Fury came out and given my liking of the prior two issues (see links for those at the bottom of the review) I was quite excited for this issue. How did it all pan out? Well, let’s look.

Writing:

There is little actually to say about the writing itself. This is because most of the issue is mostly action with Hellboy’s fight against the Ogdru Jahad. And it’s satisfying. This is the conclusion of a long story arc, so the action is necessary. And what happens at the end of the issue (I won’t give out any spoilers) is also really satisfying and has me excited for the next mini-series. Many of the writing elements that made the previous issues good are also present here. This is a solidly written issue.

Art:

Duncan Fegredo is great as always in this issue. He does a good job at creating the artistic atmosphere for the finale of his run of Hellboy. I’m kind of sad to see leaving the role as artist on the Hellboy series, but he gave to the series in terms of its art was terrific. And this issue is no exception to that.

Final Opinion:

Hellboy: The Fury #3 is a satisfying conclusion to Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo’s story arch on Hellboy that began years ago. The action is good, the writing is good, and the art is good. While it’s not entirely perfect (see the below section for further info on this), it’s definitely a part of one of the better Hellboy series’ in a long time. With this issue serving as a fine conclusion to it.

Hellboy is owned by Mike Mignola. Hellboy: The Fury #3 was written by Mignola, with art by Duncan Fegredo.

Review of Issue #1

Review of Issue #2

Thoughts on the Series:

When looking at the whole of The Fury it’s easy to spot some of its flaws, but also its strengths. The biggest flaw, and only real gripe I had with it, was the pacing of the three issues. Everything is so fast and there is little time to digest anything. I know it’s action-packed, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be so rail-roaded. Another issue would’ve given the reader more time to know what’s going on and properly understand it. That being said, this is easily the best Hellboy series for quite a while. The Storm that preceded this series was alright and I wasn’t too big of a fan of The Wild Hunt, but The Fury takes the build-up from both and creates something really interesting out of it. The series is also a great way of sending off Duncan Fegredo as artist, who has done much in the past years in the storytelling of the main Hellboy plotline. On the whole, The Fury  good, with some pacing flaws, but certainly one of the better ones.

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