Title: Rasputin: The Voice of the Dragon
Author: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson
Illustrators: Christopher Mitten, Dave Stewart
Series: Rasputin: Voice of Dragon #1-5
This story begins during WWII, before Hellboy arrives, with Trevor Bruttenholm who is working for Britain’s Military Intelligence. Following a trail of strange messages he finds himself against animated corpse, Nazi agents, and Rasputin, who has returned from the dead.
This was interesting because it was in the early days of Trevor’s occult career. He is still a bit of a greenhorn but he can hold his own. This doesn’t really show how Rasputin came back, outside of saying the Dragon returned him, but it was still interesting to see how he became a part of the Nazi organization.
I liked this one but was expecting a bit more at the end. It kind of just cuts off with no real end to Trevor and Rasputin’s battle. But, we know the end up meeting again when Hellboy arrives in this world. Overall, this was interesting and I enjoyed seeing a young Trevor. I wish there were more stories of his early occult work.