Writer: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Christian Francis
Release Date: 08/2014-01/2015
The original 90’s Hellraiser comics were the best place to get more Hellraiser outside of the movies. The big flaw with that series is that there was no overarching storyline, but dozens and dozens of mini-stories involving the Lemarchand puzzle box. The Dark Watch strayed away from this and had a great overarching story, and sadly, Bestiary tries to mix the two with poor results.
A ragtag team of poachers have trapped Pinhead in a cage and are trying to take his pins for bounties at the Vatican. Pinhead, of course, triumphs in the end and this is stretched out over 6 comics. There is literally no plot and no twists or interesting storyline. Among these are more mini-stories involving the Lemarchand boxes and the same result from the 90’s comic ensues. We get a couple of interesting mini-stories but some either have awful art or terrible stories. I really don’t think this format works for this series despite it being forced anyway.
Bestiary is completely passable even for the hardcore fans. There’s nothing here you can’t be seen before and nothing here that you will miss, not even new lore.