Image © Mike Mignola.
It says something about the staying power of the overall Hellboy franchise that this is the eighth trade paperback collection just in the “Hell On Earth” storyline of B.P.R.D. There are other storylines in the series, and all are spinoffs of HELLBOY itself.
With a title like “Lake of Fire,” you might expect to see fire-starter Liz Sherman, and you’d be right. She’s faced a long crisis of confidence, but seems to have turned the corner on that, and just in time, as it turns out. We also catch up with events at headquarters, and witness a chilling cult conclave at the Salton Sea site of monster activity, both hellish and human monsters, that is. Great stuff, nice art by Tyler Crook, excellent coloring by Dave Stewart, and dandy lettering by Clem Robins.