Art by: Mick McMahon
Colours by: Dave Stewart
Letters by: Clem Robins
During his drunken escapades in Mexico, Hellboy this time finds himself married, but the love affair is short-lived when the truth is revealed about his wife, his wedding ceremony, and even his ring. Hellboy does what he must to break up the marriage and literally fight for his divorce.
It all began when he followed a Mariachi Band who wandered into the bar that Hellboy was drinking in. Clearly attracted to the female of the group, Hellboy ditched his drinking buddy and went with the group alone, as they sang a rather romantic yet macabre song.
Will Hellboy escape this divorce in one piece? And who are these ‘people’ really?
Originally published as a two-part short story starting in Dark Horse Presents #31 (December 2013) & concluding in Dark Horse Presents #32 (January 2014), Hellboy Gets Married is another great addition to the events of Hellboy’s five-month drinking binge, which began in the short story Hellboy in Mexico.
Of course, being a Hellboy story you just know something such as getting married, would never be as ordinary as it may seem at first glance because when it comes to Hellboy nothing is so simple and there’s always some weird plot twist that throws you back into the comedy and action of the Mignolaverse.
Mick McMahon has done an excellent job of bringing new life to Mignola’s original artwork for this story. McMahon adds lots more detail whilst still being faithful to the original artwork. Dave Stewart sticks to the original colour pallet with the oranges, blues, and of course reds. However, his colours seem smoother than the original artwork and allow for those details that McMahon has added to really pop.
This is yet another story in Mignola’s vast bibliography that you will enjoy if you’re just getting started in the Hellboy universe. If like me, you wanted to read more about Hellboy’s drunken escapades in Mexico, then a drunken marriage to a paranormal being is definitely something you will enjoy because let’s face it, can you really imagine a wedding to Hellboy going right? I don’t think so.