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Hellboy really shines in the writing, It feels a bit empty in some spots (I've only read the first 4 volumes but it was noticeably getting better as it went) and Mignola does a fantastic job at weaving multiple mythologies into a single universe it just takes awhile to get to the heart of who Hellboy is, it's one case where I feel the film was better than the comics, the first arc doesn't really get good until around the end when Hellboy is confronted with who he is and the possible ramifications of that, whereas the film adaptation was firing on all cylinders the whole time, its a good series with a lot of depth, the damn library editions just cost too much for me to go any further with the series
"If you really loved me you'd all kill yourselves right now" -Spider Jerusalem
also does anyone read Hack/Slash I guess it's ending soon?
@Cameron: Yeah, I know. :-) I always try to give series' first arc a chance, but I couldn't with J.T. Krul's Green Arrow. Given what Chaos said about the first arc, it may not be worth you sticking with it. I couldn't get past the second issue and dropped that series like a hot potato. Has someone else used that phrase here recently?@Chaos: Yeah I've heard good things about his writing so it's good to hear he does well with Hellboy too. Does your library have further volumes available?
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Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.
lol no the hardbound special copies of Hellboy are called "Library Editions"
and they actually seem to be cheaper than I remember, in fact for what you're getting I'd say they're a steal, although volume 1 seems to be out of print...hrmm
also Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash just ended, I'm not even remotely satisfied with the ending, but it's mainly because I love it so much and didn't want it to end.
and as a side note Jeff Lemire is now writing Green Arrow and in a couple of pages he destroyed everything Krul set up for the series and has taken it in a new direction, Ollie also feels like the Green Arrow we know and love for the first time I can recall in the new 52, just younger
@Chaos: Heh. Oh I see. I do hate when things go out of print because, more often than not, you're gonna pay a high price to get them. Hack/Slash is on my pull but I only jumped into the series with the current volume so the gravity of the end is somewhat lost on me. Hmm, another project for Lemire. I hope he doesn't wear himself too thin.
a lot of Hack/Slash would be lost on you if you've only read the Image series, the omnibus collections are a great way to get into the series from the start, it's not that long as far as creator owned series go, if you dig the current series I would definitely recommend going back, the quality is consistent throughout
@Chaos: Thanks. I definitely will at some point.
@Chaos: Yeah I really liked the Hellboy movie, it was actually one of my favorite movies at like the age of 6
There is this new Star Wars comic by Dark Horse coming out called "The Star Wars". It's based on George Lucas' original script for the movies, the main character is "Annakin Starkiller", Luke Skywalker is an old jedi general, Han Solo is a 6ft tall lizard-alien and they fight against the sith lords and their Death Star.
I think it sounds pretty epic and I might try it.
Its actually just based off his original concept and outlines, he used to pitch the movie, I'm not sure if he ever wrote a draft for it before realizing there was no way that movie could be made in 1979
@Cameron @Chaos: That does sound pretty interesting. I'll have to check it out.
I subscribed to my first non-DC/Marvel comic, The Wake.
That's Snyder's upcoming Vertigo book isn't it?
@Cameron: A good first step. How have you enjoyed it thus far?
hmm Snyder and Sean Murphy, I'm in