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Hellboy: The Companion

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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue May 27, 2008 10:38 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Then I'll not only be amazed.... but I will BUY it from you for the price you paid. How's that?
Deal!

(maybe I shoulda bought the Library Edition HC?)
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misac

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Postby misac » Wed May 28, 2008 2:16 pm

I might have a duplicate of Wake the Devil. I thought I had put it on the giveaway thread but I didn't.
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Shady

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Postby Shady » Wed May 28, 2008 2:19 pm

Ive read a few issues of Hellboy, which i've enjoyed, but not a whole mini...if that makes any sense.
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misac

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Postby misac » Wed May 28, 2008 2:47 pm

Shady wrote:Ive read a few issues of Hellboy, which i've enjoyed, but not a whole mini...if that makes any sense.


Yes it does.
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Shady

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Postby Shady » Wed May 28, 2008 3:09 pm

misac wrote:Yes it does.


thanks dude, you rock :wink:
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Postby kingbobb » Wed May 28, 2008 4:33 pm

I might have the first two volumes...although I'd call them miniseries...in my Dark Horse box. I think I get the urge to go looking once in a while, but it's usually after Xavy's gone to bed, and I don't want to wake him by making all that noise in his closet, where my boxes are.
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Postby misac » Thu May 29, 2008 3:30 pm

Went to the bookstore but they didn't have any Hellboy trades. They did have the first hardcover and it's very nice. It's as nice as the Marvel omnibus I have.
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Postby Keb » Thu May 29, 2008 6:18 pm

I would've bought that HC instead but it was a) a pre-order, not released and the Chapters pre-order system takes about three weeks to get anything to you, if they get it at all b) it was a couple bucks cheaper to get the paperbacks.
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Postby misac » Fri May 30, 2008 12:14 pm

Keb wrote:I would've bought that HC instead but it was a) a pre-order, not released and the Chapters pre-order system takes about three weeks to get anything to you, if they get it at all b) it was a couple bucks cheaper to get the paperbacks.


Really? The first volume is already out.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Fri May 30, 2008 12:19 pm

misac wrote:Really? The first volume is already out.
Yeah it came out this week, did it not? Actually, just checked, it is in stock.

Still, I paid $13 each for the paperbacks, and the HC is $33. I saved myself (and possibly Rob as well) $7 :D
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Postby Lord Simian » Fri May 30, 2008 2:40 pm

Keb wrote:Yeah it came out this week, did it not? Actually, just checked, it is in stock.

Still, I paid $13 each for the paperbacks, and the HC is $33. I saved myself (and possibly Rob as well) $7 :D



:-D
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Postby Keb » Fri May 30, 2008 3:23 pm

Just got em in the mail. I'm excited to read them :D
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Postby Lord Simian » Fri May 30, 2008 3:29 pm

Keb wrote:Just got em in the mail. I'm excited to read them :D


Enjoy!
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Postby Keb » Fri May 30, 2008 9:54 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Enjoy!
Gonna go read Vol. 1 now.

Thankfully that "Now a Major Motion Picture" thing on the cover is a sticker.
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Postby Keb » Sat May 31, 2008 12:01 am

Okay, so.

Keep your money monkeyboy. I like the first two trades well enough. Definitely gonna warrant a read or two and I can definitely write something on them in the future.

While I wasn't really into the first one (the narration/thought boxes piss me off ALWAYS) and I wasn't too hot on the way it read for some reason, I enjoyed it for the most part. I loved that opening sequence to tell the tale of Hellboy. I was also kind of sad that Bruttenholm died so early on, but I guess he'll be around later. The final part of the story was good. I like the supplimental material and I'd like to read more short stories like the one with the big giant Anubis dog. I will say that the second volume pulled me in more. The story was fantastic despite the somewhat lack of vampire biting. I dug the Hecate stuff, as well as the Fates and the Baba Yaga stuff. I'm intrigued to see where these things go. I read them intently, but I think I read the second one faster because I wanted to see where it would go. I really enjoyed looking into the art in the panels of the first one. Mignola has some interesting stuff there.

I think my favourite part about Hellboy the character is the kind of reverse-Miltonic-Satan aspect to him. For a guy called "Hellboy" he really seems to take the self-agency as he should, much like Milton's Satan. Although I'm not too sure about the idea of his maiming himself in breaking off the horns (it's gotta be symbolic). I like all the different mythologies and shit all being worked in together as well. I'd almost say that after this first read, Mignola is trying to make a point, or at least this series has some sort of point to it that could make for a wonderful thesis statement sometime someplace.

I also think Abe Sapien is supercool and I want more of him! I'll definitely be picking up more trades at some point in my life. Good stuff!

EDIT: You fuckers didn't tell me that my favourite bearded sage wrote the intro for volume two. That might have helped ;)

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