Hope. That’s what we want from stories. The darker the prose, the slightest of hopes we allow ourselves to accept. It is hope that Bryan Hitch dangles in front of us throughout the entirety of Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint.
Told only as Mignola can, each story is delivered with the attitude and humor that all Hellboy fans have come to love. From strange women teleporting him in his sleep without the aid of pants to grabby mummy-things trying to steal stuff from him, the unexpected is taken in stride.
When adventure calls, you answer. It’s what you do. The drive can come from some primal force deep within your core, or it can come in the form of a mysterious Zeta Beam blasting you at the most inopportune times.