Having just been rescued from a battle in Hell, Hellboy isn’t sure exactly what his state of being is. He knows that he died and went to Hell. But now? He knows he’s in a dark, dusty old mansion from which he’s been told there’s no escape. But he doesn’t know if he’s a ghost, if he’s still dead, or if he’s anything at all. He’s been told that he’s finally free but, … he’s come to be very skeptical about most things.
Hellboy says, “Okay.” And he lights a cigarette.
These graphic panels come from Hellboy in Hell #4, the horror comic book written snd drawn by Mike Mignola, and recently published by Dark Horse Comics.