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Hellboy, Vol. 2: Wake the Devil Paperback – March 30, 2004
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Wake the Devil has less of the Lovecraftian-theme that was Seed of Destruction. Instead Mignola treats his fans and readers to a story about a Romanian aristocrat is is reputed to be a vampire sired by the Greek demoness, Lamia. In addition, Mignola mixes in a healthy dose of Nazi's leftover from WW2 who have ressurected from an icy slumber to try and return the Third Reich to prominence through occult and vampiric means. Mignola's heady mix of the occult, European folklore mythology and plain old 30's style detective noir give Wake the Devil a better written story than Seed of Destruction. Mignola as a writer is not bad and since Hellboy is his creation there really is nowhere for Mignola to go but improve.
Wake the Devil is a perfect blend of a well-written story and great artwork. Having Mike take over as writer in addition to continuing as artist earns Wake the Devil 5-stars that Seed of Destruction failed to reach.
A word of caution to those thinking that the numbered books can be taken out of sequential order without hurting the storyline. It can indeed be done, but Wake the Devil should be a second step taken in the reading "evolution" of the Hellboy saga because of some of the characters/events/plot lines started have either been groomed or are birthed here.
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I am mesmerized and jealous every time I pick up a Hellboy book. Mignola seamlessly melds history, mythology, the occult, and pure fun. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. D. Brink
I enjoyed this one more than Seed of Destruction, this series doesn't disappoint.Published 14 months ago by Davis King
Great story, wish it was longer. Kindle frame zooming wasn't always as inuitive as I would like. I mostly just used regular zooming in and out on my iPad.Published 16 months ago by E. Johnson
As a fan of the movies, these graphic novels she'd more light on the background of Hellboy. It is a must read for any fanPublished 18 months ago by JurisDoctor2012