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Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby SilverPhoenix » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:14 pm

I read this book, but I really don't how to review it. I didn't find anything bad in it, but it didn't come across as spectacular. I'll read it again before I write up my review.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:09 am

SilverPhoenix wrote:I read this book, but I really don't how to review it. I didn't find anything bad in it, but it didn't come across as spectacular. I'll read it again before I write up my review.

This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby ****** » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:26 am

Eli Katz wrote:This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.


Eli does not like a comic with supernatural elements. I am shocked. :P :wink:

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:10 am

Eli Katz wrote:This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.


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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby john lewis hawk » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:46 am

Eli Katz wrote:This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.

Commie.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Zero » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:31 am

Eli Katz wrote:This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.


That's how I started out but once I got up and running with it I've loved all of them. Not sure exactly when it clicked or why but now I can't even see what my problem was.

One thing though, Richard Corben is 70?! Damn, the man's incredible.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:33 pm

Eli Katz wrote:This is my reaction to all the Hellboy comics I've read.

Jihadist.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby john lewis hawk » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:59 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Jihadist.

You learn that boy!!

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:26 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:You learn that boy!!

Redneck.

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Postby Starlord » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:29 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Redneck.



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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Greg » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:55 pm

A TON of fun is what this one-shot was. To begin, I am a Hellboy fan, from the movies to the animated series and the comics, although I'm not too well versed on the universe of the character in the funny books. I have two trades and a few issues here and there. I know the essentials of the character and I feel whatever story I read of the universe always leaves me pleased and satisfied. The last one-shot I recall was the issue with the Mexican wrestlers teaming up with our hero to battle some demons. Good fun.

This issue once again was no different. Mike Mignola continues to breathe life and horrific enjoyment into the mythos of his character as he scripts a double feature piece, two short Hellboy stories where he encounters two different types of evil. The first being a haunted house that pays it's "resident" coins every time he leaves a poor victim for the house to snake on. The second story being a gift shop employee at a museum who gains the powers to summon assistance of Egyptian Gods and control mummies. These stories are big epic stories with deep meanings. While there are other Hellboy tales of that ilk, this one-shot was a way to just entertain you and make you laugh. The ending of both stories got a good chuckle out of me and you can sense the enjoyment Mignola has for this character all these years.

Richard Corben's art just works perfect with these two stories. I'm one of the majority of Hellboy fans who wish Mignola continued on art for his character. No one can beat Mignola when it comes to his Hellboyverse, but he always finds the perfect artists that still captures his spirit on each new story. The art, like typical Corben fashion, is grainy but filled with fluidity. It reminds me a lot of the old school horror movies where the film stock was filled with grain and added to overall texture and mood of the film. This book captures that perfectly. And let's not leave out Dave Stewart on colors, both muted and dull yet seemingly sharp and direct at the same time.

And speaking of films, starting and ending each stories with a group of corpses sitting down in an old, deserted movie theater and watching the Hellboy adventures introduced us to just what to expect and it left a wonderful smile on my face and a good chuckle at the end when the corpses clapped at the end of the book. Bravo indeed, Hellboy crew. Another winner in your hands.

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:18 pm

starlord wrote:

hot stud!

Flattered. :wink:

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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby GLX » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Well...that was a quick read.

The first tale was pretty tight. It reminded me of some of Edgar Allen Poe's work. Plus, the fact that the house had a heart was great. The second tale was light, but enjoyable. As far as the "double feature" framing device, I thought it was okay. It would've been more interesting to see living monsters than zombies, but that's just me. Richard Corben is a beast and one of the best horror artists around.

8* out of 10*
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Re: Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

Postby David Bird » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:30 pm

Whatever happened to those questions we asked Mignola?

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