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seventhcircle    589

ah so this one is called a compendium. i got the second one. it contains the box full of evil, conquerer worm, third wish and island all in color. sadly no more are on the market right now.

2 compendiums = 100 euros :/ worth it :D

 

on a sidenote: conquerer worm is shitty translated, the german transcript calls it more like winner worm, while the poe-verse is usually translated closer to the english meaning.

 

i love the comics. also i must say that the movies did a really good job, but the atmoshpere of the books is something special.

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Dave    274

As much as I like them, I have always felt there was something off with the tone of the Hellboy movies.

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Christian    756

It'd be very hard to capture the haunting tone that runs through the original Mignola-run on Hellboy.

The movies are more just fun romps, for a mass-audience.

The body is there, but not the spirit that animates the Mignola comics as being amongst the best comics ever written.

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Christian    756

Jenny Finn #1 was quite good. Mignola can still tell a good story, I just think that he's beaten the Hellboy Universe in to the ground by this point.

It's set in the Victorian era and features elements of Jack the Ripper and the Lovecraftian. It's not going to set the comic world on fire with its originality, but it is a good story that hearkens back to the day when you looked forward to reading Mignola's next comic project.

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Christian    756

It was better than Rasputin #1, and I did like Rasputin #1. It seemed better than a lot of the Hellboy tie-in books that have been coming out recently. The issue with Rasputin #1 is that it's too soon to tell where it is going. Maybe it actually will be a good read worth publishing, but it could easily just slip in to rehashes of beloved past Hellboy stories, without any discernible purpose for a Rasputin comic to exist. Jenny Finn doesn't have that risk, because it's something outside the shadow of all those marvelous Hellboy and BPRD stories from yesteryear, before the franchise got stale.

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Christian    756

Koschei the Deathless #1-A Mike Mignola Hellboy spin-off comic that succeeds in 2018? A miracle may be upon us.

Mignola returns to his Hellboy in Hell setting, but the story is really a flashback story.

This harkens back to classic Mignola, with a story that is truly weird and easily stands out as a story that could imaginatively figure as actual Russian mythology (not just based off of such). High praise, indeed.

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Dave    274

Nice. I was thinking about sitting this one out, but you've talked me into it.

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