Unless you have been living under a rock, then you know of Netflix’s recently released series Hellbound. But did you know that this was based on the Korean supernatural series The Hell? How cool is that! And for the first time, Webtoon has published the series in English under the name Hellbound for us to enjoy! The digital comic was created by Train to Busan director and screenwriter Yeon Sang-ho and art by Choi Gyu-Seok!
Hellbound tells the story of a supernatural phenomenon that occurs in Seoul, South Korea, where apparitions have started appearing before those who have done wrong to tell them how they will die. Talk about terrifying your kids into being good people. This brings about a new religious group that explains these happenings as God condemning people to make them live more righteously. Detective Jin is assigned to investigate the latest incident. While at the same time, his wife’s murderer is scheduled to be released from prison.
Now is the perfect time to dive into Hellbound on both Webtoon and Netflix. I’ve binged the first few episodes and instantly felt pulled into the series. It is a mix of terrifying supernatural themes with mysteries that will have you theory-crafting even after taking a reading break. Gyu-Seok’s art style makes the series feel simplistic, but each panel packs a significant punch and helps bring Sang-ho’s story to life.
Webtoon has had extreme success over these last few years with bringing their series to life through Netflix and Crunchyroll. We are set to see All of Us are Dead hit Netflix in January of 2022, plus GremoryLand is in the process of being adapted. We can’t wait to see what series will go next! But seriously, I can’t say it enough – read this series! Hellbound will update every Tuesday and can be read here!