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Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction Paperback – Illustrated, May 22, 2018
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|Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction||Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places||Hellboy Omnibus Volume 3: The Wild Hunt||Hellboy Omnibus Volume 4: Hellboy in Hell||Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 1||Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 2|
|Synopsis||The story jumps from Hellboy's mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs.||Hellboy loses faith in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense when they strap a bomb to one of his fellow not-quite-human agents. He gets answers about his destiny, like it or not.||The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes England off the map and sets in motion the end of the world. Hellboy must strike a deal with Baba Yaga and confront his own destiny.||Hellboy is cast into Hell, where familiar faces reveal secrets of his origins, and previously unknown family members come forward. Hellboy forever alters the face of Hell, giving new significance to his role of Beast of the Apocalypse.||The ultimate introduction to this supernatural hero features 16 standalone stories with Mignola's greatest collaborators--stories that can be read in any order.||Hellboy travels the world to find his first brushes with the royalty of Hell and the otherworldly Ogdru Hem, while shooting out the Baba Yaga's eye and getting a glimpse of his possible fate in the epic African adventure "Makoma."|
|What it Collects||This 368-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of Destruction, Wake the Devil, and "Wolves of St August," "The Chained Coffin," and "Almost Colossus," from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.||This 416 page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and "The Right Hand of Doom, "Box Full of Evil," and "Being Human" from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D Being Human||Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's complete trilogy is collected for the first time in this 512-page volume, reprinting Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury, and the short story "The Mole."||The Hellboy saga concludes, with the most ambitious chapter, Hellboy in Hell, collected in its entirety--all written and drawn by Mike Mignola.||Tales from 1947-1961, including childhood adventure, The Midnight Circus, drawn by Duncan Fegredo, The Crooked Man, Double Feature of Evil, Hellboy in Mexico, which features Richard Corben, Gabriel Ba, and Fabio Moon, and early masterpiece The Corpse||This 368-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1961 to 1993, leading up to Seed of Destruction. It includes stories from several Hellboy collections including "Heads," "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish," and "A Christmas Underground”|
|The Hellboy saga begins—with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy's complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.||Featuring award-winning guests Gary Gianni and Richard Corben.||Includes the inspiration for the new Hellboy film from director Neil Marshall and starring Strangers Things's David Harbour!||Hellboy in Hell also offers a return to the simplest and best Hellboy stories, as Hellboy roams a unique world only Mignola could present, filled with strange and magical encounters rich with the power of folklore and myth.||Before Seed of Destruction, Hellboy spent fifty years fighting monsters as a somewhat carefree member of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The Complete Short Stories Volumes 1 & 2 present those early adventures.||With over 100 pages drawn by Mignola, Volume 2 features an incredible roster of artists! The two Short Stories volumes along with the four-volume Omnibus series collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order!|
About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.85 pounds
- Paperback : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1506706665
- ISBN-13 : 978-1506706665
- Dimensions : 6.65 x 0.71 x 10.22 inches
- Publisher : Dark Horse Books; Illustrated edition (May 22, 2018)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For some reason or another, though, I only ever really managed to read a handful of the stories. And I think this is mostly because Hellboy's main story has been told in such a haphazard, hodgepodge way over the years. I was never quite able to keep up with it.
But then the other day I saw that Amazon/Comixology had the digital version of the omnibus collections for dirt cheap and decided I need to fill this glaring gap in my pop culture knowledge.
<I>Seed of Destruction</i> was, I think, the very first Hellboy book I ever picked up (at a Sam Goody of all places—remember those? I am an old). I still remember all the things that drew me into the story: the gorgeous art; the matter-of-fact way it dealt with the supernatural (that nobody ever comments on Hellboy's demonic demeanor is still one of my absolute favorite things); the way it played with folklore and history; and the ominous, Lovecraftian implications of the world it presented. I was young, still, and a budding reader at that. I was very much discovering what exactly my alley was, then—but I knew that this was right up there.
It still holds up, I think. It's a little clunky and rushed at times, sure, but you can't help but admire the sheer ambition Mignola had from the get go. He begins with the end of the world, after all. And then he keeps on running.
Mignola's skills with storytelling through art are evident, too, and still impress the hell out of me. There are sequences here are so good that I'm certain you could take out the dialogue and the story would still read through, almost like a silent movie.
And then, of course, there is Mike Mignola's actual art: expressive, cinematic, stylized, and <i>stylish as hell</I>. It is, and forever will be, an absolute joy to look at.
I can't wait to read the rest of my devil boi's story, finally.
And then I kept reading about how others creators liked Hellboy. I purchased this volume and read the first story arc over a few days. It didn't hold me. Lots of background and nothing too interesting. But I thought that the art was very good. I came back to it a week or so later and read the next arc. That was better. And a story about vampires after that was really good.
The occult stories with a little background of real history makes for some fun reading. I was surprised that I ended up liking this. I'll get volume 2.