Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at a nifty moment from the end of the first Hellboy mini-series.
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction was the first Hellboy mini-series. It was plotted and drawn by Mike Mignola and scripted by John Byrne (Mignola wanted to ease into scripting – he took over full writing duties on the next series).
During the series, Hellboy discovers that the “Big Bad” is Rasputin, the “mad monk” who brought Hellboy from hell fifty years earlier.
After the good guys have basically defeated Rasputin, there is a wonderful exchange between Rasputin and Hellboy that I think encapsulates Hellboy’s basic nobility and approach to life…
And, of course, it does not hurt that Mignola absolutely rocks on these pages, either!
The “moment” for me is definitely when Hellboy decks Rasputin.