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Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction (edició 2004)

de Mike Mignola (Autor), Various (Il·lustrador)

Sèrie: Hellboy graphic novels (1), Hellboy (Vol. 1, issues 01-04)

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Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboyline with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboyis one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar. " ... Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement." --Robert Bloch, from his introduction… (més)
Membre:Fardo
Títol:Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
Autors:Mike Mignola (Autor)
Altres autors:Various (Il·lustrador)
Informació:Dark Horse Books (2004), Edition: 3rd, 128 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:***
Etiquetes:comic-books, fantasy

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Hellboy: Seed of Destruction de Mike Mignola (Author)

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    Beasts of Burden Volume 1: Animal Rites de Evan Dorkin (JGKC)
  2. 20
    Fables, Vol. 01: Legends in Exile de Bill Willingham (Death_By_Papercut)
  3. 20
    B.P.R.D., Vol. 01: Hollow Earth & Other Stories de Mike Mignola (Death_By_Papercut)
    Death_By_Papercut: Mike Mignola baby!
  4. 10
    Legends: The Enchanted de Nick Percival (Death_By_Papercut)
    Death_By_Papercut: Old legends in a new light...or dark.
  5. 10
    The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes de Neil Gaiman (Death_By_Papercut)
  6. 10
    Twisthorn Bellow de Rhys Hughes (nsblumenfeld)
    nsblumenfeld: Prolific author Rhys Hughes had a story in the anthology Hellboy: Oddest Jobs. Now he's written a novel featuring a character inspired by Hellboy -- a novel with a glowing cover quote from Mike Mignola. Check it out!
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This is kind of weird for me, because I was totally ready to give this 5 stars when I finished, but as soon as I got here, I instantly hit 4. I've read other Hellboy collections, and liked them a lot, so I wanted to start at the beginning. You can tell that this is early on, as there's a lot of those "hello new reader who just picked up issue 4, here is what is happening" expository moments. Hellboy doesn't seem to have developed that distinct gruffness that ensured Ron Perlman would be headlining the movies, and the supporting cast doesn't seem to be filled in quite yet. Mike Mignola's art is still spectacular, though, and the villains are suitably creepy.

What the hell, I'll change it back to 5. ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
Hellboy
By Mike Mignola
Dark Horse
Hellboy
1994 – Present
B.P.R.D.
2003 - Present
Review by Karl Wolff

Mike Mignola’s mid-1990s comic book Hellboy, published by indie press Dark Horse, spins the tale of a group of heroic misfits working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. The misfits include the eponymous Hellboy, a demon snatched from the pits of Hell by occultist Nazis and saved by a crack force of US Army GIs. There is Abe Sapien, a sentient aquatic humanoid found in the basement of the White House during the Lincoln years. And there is Liz Sherman, a human blowtorch. When she gets angry, look out! In the comic books, they fight to save the world from Nazis, demons, and all manner of Lovecraftian horrors. (Mignola dedicated the first volume, Seed of Destruction to Jack Kirby and H.P. Lovecraft.)

Genre fusions are a tricky business. They don’t always succeed. Cop Rock is just one example of respected craftsman (Steve Bochco), blending genres in a show that ended in unmitigated disaster. In terms of writing craft, consider the Cosmopolitan. For this cocktail to succeed and actually taste good, specific ingredients must be mixed in exact proportions. Mignola mixes a heady concoction together. The ingredients are a cigar-chomping, back-talking, trench coat-wearing badass hell demon as the hero; occult-obsessed Nazis; a resurrected Rasputin; and monsters and villains coming from world mythologies and Lovecraftian nightmares. It’s a miracle this unwieldy combination didn’t collapse into a vortex of suck. But to the credit of Mignola and the Hellboy writing and artistic staff, he wraps these disparate elements around a coherent mythos. Not only was it successful, Hellboy continues to be published in individual comic issues, but also in graphic novel collections. It even spawned a successful spin-off series, B.P.R.D., which started in 2003 and continues to this day. One final note, this time on the graphic style, then we shall plunge into the narrative meat of the series. As you see from the cover art, Hellboy is drawn in a flat blocky style, full of shadows and solid colors. Mignola’s style uses a lot of chiaroscuro, making his work look like 19th century posters. He conveys a lot through very few pen strokes.

The spare style complements the storyline. The comic books chronicle the story of Hellboy’s origin and B.P.R.D.’s battle with Grigori Rasputin. Seed of Destruction begins in 1944 on a remote island in Scotland, the Nazis, along with Rasputin, attempt to initiate Project Ranga Rok, to create a doomsday weapon to vanquish the Allies. Instead of summoning Ogdru Jahad, the dragon from Revelation, Hellboy appears and is taken into custody of the US Army. Trevor Buttenholm, an academic working for B.P.R.D., cares for the young hell demon. (From Buttenholm’s upbringing, Hellboy becomes a practicing Roman Catholic.) Throughout the books, Hellboy and Rasputin battle each other until Rasputin’s spirit is imprisoned in an acorn after Hecate refuses to do his bidding.

Hellboy continues the tradition of stereotypically evil races (used in the fantasy sense) fighting for humanity. We see this with the vampire Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the trade paperbacks, Hellboy is granted “honorary human rights” by the U.N. and the Pope. Being human is less about the species than about politically based sanction. “You’re human because we say you are.” We can see this today in the way that the Republicans have legitimized Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate, even though the Evangelical Right and Mainstream Christianity in general has less than positive things to say about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. “The Mormons are an evil cult that is not Christian. Oh, Romney, he’s cool.” In a more literal sense, being human in the Hellboy universe is a very sketchy thing. Humanity’s constantly threat from supernatural evils of all varieties. It’s almost as bad as the Warhammer 40K universe. Because humanity is small, weak, and soft, it requires a different kind of hero. In this case, Hellboy, Abe Sapien, and the others who work for the B.P.R.D.

For those who like the pulps of the Thirties, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a dense dark mythology, Hellboy is a great place to start. It has everything: hell demons, heads in jars, Nazis, Rasputin, Hecate, golem, and frogs. That pesky plague of frogs.

https://driftlessareareview.com/2012/08/24/cclap-fridays-on-being-human-hellboy-... ( )
  kswolff | Sep 20, 2020 |
This is the second time I've read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest. Why? I honestly don't know.

This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and even a misspelling of Ereshkigal, Sumerian goddess of the underworld. What's not to like?

Well, maybe I was just in a mood then or a mood now, but by the time I finished this volume today, I'm in the mood to keep on going and enjoying the series. It's Hellboy! Didn't we all enjoy the movies? lol

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  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Mignola's use of color and shadows is interesting to view, but the story didn't hook me. It's fine, and of course the characters are unique, but it felt like more of the same. ( )
  peterbmacd | May 16, 2020 |
‘Hellboy' volume one is a good start to an interesting series. It sets the expectations of what’s to come while giving us just enough world-building and characterization to warrant following the bread crumbs
The reader can feel both for the personalities we'll be traveling with as well as the tone. The tone is more somber than I expected, having only previously experienced the Guillermo del Toro movies. But the feel of mysticism and the occult that the movies captured so well is felt here to an even greater degree. Every frame drips with a hint of the mystic and the sublime. The sardonic wit of Hellboy that was so enjoyable in the movie is also here, though it takes a backseat to the atmosphere and the longer narrative.
The art is decent and the artist does a good job utilizing a simple pallet. Almost everything, especially the characters, are solid colors. The backgrounds are usually subdued, so the use of block color helps the characters and action stand out. Things are usually easy to follow, though some scenes are sparse to the point I’d wish they’d included more. There are scenes and designs of intricate detail and only occasional frames feel lacking.
Story-wise the plot is nothing new. The interesting twist of who the main characters are is enough to keep one flipping pages. There is little in the way of character development, but as this is the first volume, I am not surprised. The volume feels like the opening act to an epic play. It is a comic I would recommend to anyone interested in the movies or to anyone interested in a unique twist on a paranormal tale ( )
  LSPopovich | Apr 8, 2020 |
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The book is an action-adventure, not out of place compared to so many other comics with outrageous-looking heroes and mystical events, but the sense of being part of something bigger sets it apart.
 

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Chiarello, MarkIl·lustradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
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Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboyline with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. Hellboyis one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar. " ... Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement." --Robert Bloch, from his introduction

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