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  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Series: Baltimore (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595826742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595826749
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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It's good but the story still feels a bit thin.
Sam Quixote
Even those this book still has a darker color palette, Ben mixes in muted blues and greens to enhance the story and draw the reader further into Baltimore's world.
Andy Shuping
I really enjoyed this segment of Mike Mignola's character Lord Baltimore and his experience with The Curse Bells.
Marc Horn

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marc Horn on June 9, 2012
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Ask not for whom the bloody bells toll, they toll for thee, and their ringing will bring a chaotic nightmare of evil into the world.
I really enjoyed this segment of Mike Mignola's character Lord Baltimore and his experience with The Curse Bells. The main premise in the story seems to be that people are inherently evil, and it is only in making conscious choices to help others that they become human.
Mike Mignola's version of vampires in this story is that people once worshipped them as gods, but after people acquired more knowledge and evolved from their inherent base nature, vampires lost their hold over humans until the horror of modern warfare made them relevant again.
In this volume, Lord Baltimore has had everything but his thirst for revenge taken away from him by one of these ancient creatures, and as he follows his path of personal retribution, Lord Baltimore runs straight into an even greater evil that is manifesting itself in a war torn Europe; the way this malevolent issue is presented at the end of World War I resonates with historic significance... And the irony of Lord Baltimore's situation is that he too is being hunted by a religious fanatic determined to eradicate malevolence from the remnants of the plague savaged landscape, so the decisions Lord Baltimore makes are sure to have significant consequences in the next volume of Mike Mignola's Lord Baltimore.
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`Baltimore: The Curse Bells' (Volume 2) compiles issues 1 - 5 (August - December 2011) of the eponymous comic books.`The Curse Bells' series was, quite simply, the best thing Dark Horse released in 2011. And the entire `Baltimore' series is, in my opinion, easily the best entry in the current 'Mignola comic book franchise'.

Why is "Baltimore' so good ?

The major appeal of `Baltimore' is the outstanding artwork by New Zealander Ben Stenbeck. Even more so than Duncan Fegredo (`Hellboy: The Wild Hunt'), Stenbeck takes the `Durer Woodcut' graphic style of Mignola, and gives it his own, distinct, character. The result is artwork that is markedly superior to the cartoony, hasty style of illustration that dooms so many of the `B.P.R.D.' comics.

When Stenbeck's art combines with the able coloring ability of Dave Stewart, the result is a comic with an Old Worlde visual flavor, perfectly rendered in moody grays, sepias, browns, and forest greens.

Which makes the red blood and gore of `Curse Bells' stand out all the better.....

The second thing going for `Baltimore' is Christopher Golden, and his handling of the writing duties. While the first `Baltimore' series, `The Plague Ships' (2010) started off on a promising note, but tended to turn into a conventional hero Vs monster tale in the final issues, in `Bells', Golden keeps the plot churning along with surprises and gruesome revelations through until the last page. After the incoherent, rambling character of Mignola's `The Wild Hunt' Hellboy series, the tighter plotting skills of Golden really make a difference for the `Baltimore' franchise.
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By Andy Shuping on June 28, 2012
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Lord Baltimore continues to hunt the vampire Haigus that destroyed his family. He will not stop and he will not rest till this is done. Two villagers are currently leading him to the place they last saw the vampire, but there are more to these villagers than meets the eye. Baltimore narrowly escapes a trap before finding...and forcing the villagers to direct him correctly this time. His journey leads him to a possible ally, a reporter seeking to become an expert on vampires, and a convent where a new evil has arisen and Haigus is being held. Haigus and Baltimore's paths cross once again, but they may still yet be bound to each other to stop a greater peril in the world.

I really enjoyed the dark, gothic humor of the first book and I was excited to have a chance to come back to the tale in this second volume. Lord Baltimore's hunt continues to remind me heavily of Moby Dick's Captain Ahab, and his relentless hunt for the vampire that killed his family. And yet...I'm also reminded of Piers Anthony For Love of Evil, in the characterization of the reformation seeking to destroy evil in the world. I love the combination and clash of the two seemingly different genres joining together to create a greater work. The writing keeps you on the edge of your seat constantly turning the page and eagerly awaiting more. My one complaint is that it feels like the characters, Baltimore and the vampire, really didn't grow as much as I wanted them to in this volume. Lord Baltimore is still reckless, seemingly only caring about revenge and nothing else--not even his fellow man. But I have hope, as this is part of a longer story and that we'll see Baltimore, and perhaps Haigus as well, grow and change to create a new world.
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