John Snow wrote:I've been thinking about it and I don't know that the subsequent issues are going to be all that different. If they're going to do a flashback origin thing, wouldn't they have put some threads of that in this issue? I don't really see a benefit of starting out the series the way they did if they're going to go backwards. I would think they started where they did so that they could get to what they consider to be the good stuff faster. Maybe they're saving the origin for a later mini?
They don't have to go backwards, for all I know the material in the novel I haven't read that would have preceded this might be boring as fuck. But it wouldn't make sense if the issues to come don't inform the read more on Baltimore's history with Haigus, at least to some extent the origins of the plague, etc. The loss of at least a leg, and maybe more. You read a shit-ton of books, you know how extremely common jumping about in time in different scenes is, and that's just one way to provide the information to the reader. I wouldn't think even if a basic flashback is used it's thought of as "going backwards" to a story's detriment. But something's going to have to establish LB as more than just a Hellboy stand-in.
But if all you mean is it will be following more or less the outline of the novel, then yeah probably.