Although it seems simpler at the same time, eventhough kind of more grim and harder to swallow. Pfff. Let's just say it has much depth...
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A guy having it all - a wife, two legs, wealth, a family mansion plus a life and a career ahead of him, but losing it all. For which he can blame one single evil pinnacly.
An evil filling the world as a growing plague of perish and demise and famine and war. Having Lord Balt become a reflection of his own vengeance or wrath. Buff Guy the Vampire-Hater. With a wooden spike for a peg leg, so its always at the ready, like a Lefty Yet Right Spite-spike of Doom!
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Yet how the novel unfolds itself is very intricate and great: because > More Spoilers? <
the main story gets interrupted by where certain storytellers take over.
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Which might lead to very nifty reading experiences with a lot of perspective. I'd say.
I thoroughly hope that these nifty storytelling perspectives will be in the movie, should it get made. Also for a movie I'd recommend keeping it black & white, plus to get actors the size of Christopher Walken and John Hamm a.k.a. Don Draper, from the TV series Mad Men. With maybe behind direction a dream-team of Martin Scorsese and the people behind Delicatessen, or otherwise just Lars Von Trier.
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Chillingly good stuff besides Mignola, Slint, M, Knut and really big chunks of tinfoil?Been called a 'good egg'. Been told to rock, been told to steady myself. Been told to (please) be goin' places.
Half sunk in the mud, with one eye showing / a cracked smile and hair still growing /
your hands miles apart, as if they'd never met / you were the happiest I'd seen you yet. ~ (full) lyrics to 'Exhume' by Bedhead.
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Issue #2 Is very cool...i"ve read the novel twice and to see some of the scenes come to life not only via Mignola and Golden's writing but Stenbeck's art and Stewart's colors...WOW!
I really liked issue 2 also. Those WW1 battlefield scenes were just brutal.... and creeeepy! I'm enjoying the Vanessa character -- could she end up being a love interest for Lord Baltimore?
This comic is making me want to read the book.
This is a quibble, but I was disappointed in the issue, coming from the perspective of someone who's read the book. I know all this stuff, I want the new, wacky adventures of Lord Baltimore!
However, not really a criticism, since I know this is most people's first exposure to this world, and the flashback is pretty crucial to understanding that world. And if you're going to re-tell a scene from the book, that's the one to do.
Looking forward to issue 3! Good job, team!
However I am really looking forward to issue #3. Scott's mention of fungus people makes me think Mignola may have finally found a place for his William Hope Hodgson inspired fungus-men after they didn't make it into Hellboy: Strange Places.
Speaking of fungus people has anyone here besides me read Hodgson's original short story "The Voice in the Night" (1907) or maybe even better yet seen the 1963 Japanese film based off it? The movie is called Matango and was directed by Ishirō Honda, the same man who directed the original Godzilla back in 1954. Matango was released in the U.S. in 1965 on TV as "Attack of the Mushroom People" and is available today on DVD from Media Blasters in it's original unadulterated form. Both the short story and the movie are highly recommended.
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The original book came out the summer I got into Hellboy in a big way, and I found a promo copy of it in the tiny, terrible mall book store I was working in at the time. It was one of the few good things about working there. The worst thing was having to man a calendar stand by myself for an interminable six hours a day. It's here I first learned about the beast Miley Cyrus, as little girls would freak out whenever they saw the Hannah Montana calendar we had.
Sorry for the digression--I also greatly await the arrival of fungus people. It truly is the best of both worlds.