There are many ways the world may end. But some endings bring new beginnings.
After 7 years of stories, author Mike Mignola brought Hellboy’s long-running narrative to a boil with Conqueror Worm – a four-issues series that would shut the door on several elements that had been, until this point, inextricable aspects of what makes a Hellboy comic a Hellboy comic. And in doing so, Mignola gave life to a new direction for his half-demon, half-man hero. But first, he had to pay tribute to the bygone stories that inspired the pulp adventure side of his gothic horror franchise.
Conqueror Worm is the culmination of the initial story Mignola had been building since Seed of Destruction in 1994 and serves as the end of the first act of Mignola’s Hellboy epic, honoring the roots of the character before pushing into a new era. [Read more…] about The Pulp Horror and Heroism of Hellboy: Conqueror Worm