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Hellboy, Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm Paperback – February 3, 2004
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About the Author
Allie writes and edits comics and stories for Dark Horse Comics and other publishers. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Melinda and their phantom cat, Shadow.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the films Cronos, Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.
Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas peliculas exitosas, incluso El laberinto del Fauno. Va a dirigir dos peliculas basadas en El Hobbit, que seran producidas por Peter Jackson.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm glad they're all in nice hardback volumes for him to enjoy and thanks Amazon for letting me know the next one was released!
Even though this particular Hellboy story is fairly far along in the series, most of these graphic novel collections don't require that you know a lot of the background in order to enjoy them. Each reminds us that Hellboy is a magical being, was created/summoned by the Nazis during World War II (but fell into the hands of the Allies), and works for the fictional "Bureau for Paranormal Research & Defense" (B.P.R.D.), an organization that exists to track down odd happenings and put the monsters down. Each graphic novel also contains one or more complete story arcs, and that makes for a good read: you know you're not going to be left hanging or left in the dark.
When you look at Hellboy stories, this novel is probably the most pivotal. From the beginning, we have a paranormal-nazi tale that points to earlier adventures, we're told that Hellboy's love interest Liz is temporarily out of the picture, and we're introduced to another odd new character in Mignola's pantheon: "Lobster Johnson". Last, the opening scenes put a rather nasty spin on the B.P.R.D., the agency for which Hellboy works. The title is taken from Poe's "Ligiea", and it weaves dialog from the poem into the story well.
If you're a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed. If you're new to the world of Hellboy, you might enjoy some of the earlier stories, but you can easily start here if you wish.
Giant "lifeforms" living in deep space that look like jellyfish and swallow worlds. Creatures that seek nothingness and despise the light of life. The battle between a world that lives albeit with different life than humans (a new era of man) vs. darkness and emptiness forever. Mike put his foot all in this one. An excellent book. In fact collect them all, I have!
Very good hardcover edition too
Mignola is one of the greatest comic book artist of this generation, his work is oriented to an adult audience, with a mature sense of humor, really loved it.
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Very good in both art and script. A must for anyone who is looking to read the later Hellboy books. Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Gary W. Chandler
The book itself is fantastic, but formatting for kindle app is off, resulting in dialogue bunching up on a majority of pagesPublished on May 8, 2014 by Christopher