Hellboy: The Corpse

Exquisite Corpse: The Best 'Hellboy' Short Is A Perfect Comic
Exquisite Corpse: The Best 'Hellboy' Short Is A Perfect Comic
Hellboy: The Corpse is a perfect comic book. Originally published in two-page installments back in 1995, it's of the best stories in Mike Mignola's considerable catalogue, and still stands over 20 years later as the single greatest Hellboy short. It's a great introduction to Hellboy and his world, action packed and full of a moody atmosphere that's spooky without being scary, built on the foundation of half-remembered folktales and Jack Kirby monster comics; but more than that, it's an incredible example of craftsmanship and accessibility. And it all starts with Hellboy fighting a baby.