There'd have been more debate if I'd picked Crossed
But I didn't.
Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
The story here starts in the middle of Henry Baltimore's quest, and though I haven't read the original story, I wasn't too lost here. English noble chasing evil Vampire across the Continent happens into typical Mignola style European village. Fangs and crones ensue.
The story is fairly typical Mignola, and while I'm a big fan of Hellboy I would have preffred this to be a little different. The protagonist is certainly louder but with little more to go on than vague prophecy and pulpy violence the Hellboy feel wouldn't shake itself. Not a bad thing by any means, but a thing nonetheless.
The art was brilliant. Less detailed and angular than Mignola's work, Ben Steinbeck uses shadows well and tells a clean story with plenty of atmosphere. No complaints to be had really, it's far from generic and there are far worse people to ape than Mike Mignola.
Not quite the dizzy highs of Hellboy or BPRD, but still a nice little book that made me want to check out the novel it came from before making my mind up on the next four issues.