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Book Title: Hellboy Book and Figure Boxed Set|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.32 MB
v The author of the book: Mike Mignola
Edition: Dark Horse
Date of issue: June 24th 2008
ISBN 13: 0761568153552
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Read full description of the books Hellboy Book and Figure Boxed Set:I love this series. I have for years.
That said, I haven't been a faithful follower of the books. I don't read comics in single issues. I read comics once they're collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic.
But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy binge. I bought everything that I didn't already own, and read it all in just a week or two. Both the main storyline, all the side arcs, and the BPRD series too. About 30 books in all.
How do I feel about it after glutting myself? I still love it. If anything I love it more than before because I have a much better appreciation for the entire story arc that's been taking place.
When I try to think how to describe Hellboy, I find myself a little stumped. I want to use phrases like, "Mythically robust" but that's a wankerish thing to say, and it really doesn't do the series justice.
If forced to summarize this quick and dirty, give it the elevator pitch, so to speak. (That's where you pitch a story to someone in the space of time it takes for your elevator to reach their floor.) here's what I'd say.
"Imagine Sandman. Leave in all the clever trans-mythic brilliance, but remove all the emo bits and replace them with punching and snappy one-liners. Garnish lightly with Nazis. That's Hellboy."
God. That's awful. This is why I don't review books. I'm terrible at this.
Even worse, it implies I don't love Sandman, which I do. Sandman is in my top three. And I'm well aware that it's not emo, it's tragedy. Don't fill my inbox with hate. Okay?
Okay. Let's move on.
Simply said, if you haven't read this series. You really owe it to yourself to try at least the first three trades. It wasn't until I read The Chained Coffin that I *really* came to appreciate what was going on in the series in terms of storytelling. It's marvelous.
Read information about the authorMike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn't remember why) and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.
In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a (very terrible) inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk. By the late 80s he had begun to develop his signature style (thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black) and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey (1988) and Gotham by Gaslight (1989) for DC Comics, and the not-so-commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser (1990) for Marvel. In 1992, he drew the comic book adaptation of the film Bram Stoker's Dracula for Topps Comics.
In 1993, Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy, a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. While the first story line (Seed of Destruction, 1994) was co-written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself. There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections (with more on the way), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder), three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films and two live-action films staring Ron Perlman. Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries.
Mike also created the award-winning comic book The Amazing Screw-on Head and has co-written two novels (Baltimore, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City) with best-selling author Christopher Golden.
Mike worked (very briefly) with Francis Ford Coppola on his film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) and was visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, a lot of books and a cat.
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