I really don't think he will get the body, though. When has anything good ever happened to that man that wasn't directly followed by horror and tragedy? It's just not in his cards to win, ever.
But if it ends up Rasputin gets the body, maybe he'll go for some bacon and floozies himself.
Bacon and floozies, then right back to fomenting the apocalypse.
Another great issue and an unanticipated twist, I had thought that those nazi guys were going to bring back Rasputin in that body but it seems that they may have brought something else over instead. I can't wait to find out what happens.
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Baba Yaga catches a little piece of him at the end of Conqueror Worm and keeps it in a nutshell... she describes it as "less than a spark, a breadcrumb" or something. In Darkness Calls when her servant points to the nutshell and tells her she still has some power left to use against Hellboy she says "no not that... not him" and tosses the nutshell down amongst the roots of the world tree.
So... i guess Rasputin is still around and capable of being restored somehow.
But I took that to meaning Rasputin's effective death, because up to the Baba Yaga intervening Rasputin had been like the ultimate necromancer himself.
Which the Baba Yaga's intervention put a stop to.
In representations of the World Tree "Ygdrassil", the beyond of the roots would be where death would be, by means of a deep or a cave, as being the place where an end-bringing Beast would tend to the dead as by ending them forgood.
So I would think that tossing that nut down there would mean the sure end of Rasputin, as if he could never be restored or either be restoring himself.
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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.
With the scientists saying they were pulling his essence from the radiation emitted from the Ogdru Jahad I figured that perhaps there was a trade that happened with Rasputin; he previously said that each time he died he became closer to the master so perhaps he had to leave a little bit with his master in exchange for that. The scientists hoped to be able to extract that spirit but it would seem the crazy Russian guy already beat them to it by meditation.
He was the sort of person who stood on mountaintops during thunderstorms in wet copper armour shouting "All the Gods are bastards".
For whatever reason the latest issue of Return of the Master was a little more uneven in the artistic approach to me. In all fairness some of the imagery really blew me away- armies of gooey monsters chasing down BPRD agents, or the scene of the major baddie staring off into space (literally) with stars in his eyes. Some scary and fun imagery for sure. But some other parts felt a little less in line with Tyler's typical artistic badassery. Otherwise I'm liking where the story is going, am enjoying the bickering of Kroenen and his pal, but part of me hopes that the overall direction isn't leading directly to the return of Rapsutin as it seems to be. I'm kind of done with that guy and felt that his end awhile back was a more than appropriate one for him.