Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction PDF ô 1: Seed

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro s blockbuster films Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years The ultimate artists artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement Robert Bloch, from his introduction

About the Author: Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age he doesn t remember why and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a very terrible inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk By the late 80s he had begun to develop his signature style thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey 1988 and Gotham by Gaslight 1989 for DC Comics, and the not so commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser 1990 for Marvel In 1992, he drew the comic book adaptation of the film Bram Stoker s Dracula for Topps Comics.In 1993, Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy, a half demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse While the first story line Seed of Destruction, 1994 was co written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections withon the way , several spin off titles B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder , three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films and two live action films staring Ron Perlman Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries.Mike also created the award winning comic book The Amazing Screw on Head and has co written two novels Balti, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City with best selling author Christopher Golden.Mike worked very briefly with Francis Ford Coppola on his film Bram Stoker s Dracula 1992 , was a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis The Lost Empire 2001 and was visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II 2002 , Hellboy 2004 and Hellboy II The Golden Army 2008 He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, a lot of books and a cat.

10 thoughts on “Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction

  1. says:

    I love this series I have for years That said, I haven t been a faithful follower of the books I don t read comics in single issues I read comics once they re collected in trade paperback, and even then, my purchases are erratic But earlier this year I went on a Hellboy binge I bought everything that I didn t already own, and

  2. says:

    Outstanding concept but lacked deeper characterization This trade paperback edition collects the comic book issues Hellboy 1 to 4, which it s the beginning of the series Also including the two previous illustrated short stories published as promos for Hellboy, the main character.Creative Team Creator, illustrator and story Mike Mignola

  3. says:

    After the movies, I didn t expect much from the comic They were fun, but a bit cheesy The film s director, Guillermo Del Toro tends to make films that are all flash and no substance, like Blade II and Pan s Labyrinth I assumed that the Hellboy movies were just executed better, but I now realize that the movies fell far short of the source mater

  4. says:

    It s been a number of years since I first read Seed of Destruction, the first Hellboy book, and, having read all of them at this point, I decided to go back and re read the first book because my memories of it were hazy Well, as I suspected, it s not a great first volume but Hellboy is an incredible series, so don t be put off by this shaky start The la

  5. says:

    Ah This was quite good The art suited the pulpy vibe of the story perfectly And it is a good story too, underscored by Lovecraftian influences.There really isn t muchI can say, other than this it s much better than the film.Recommended Even to readers who don t particularly enjoy the graphic medium.

  6. says:

    My very first Hellboy comic I have seen the two movies and have to say that they were pretty good Funny, with great make up and costumes, very good CGI, and the atmosphere they created was fantastic Thus, I wanted to know if the comics could invoke the same feeling.Many story elements in this comic reminded me of the first movie Like how Hellboy comes to our world, who b

  7. says:

    I watched the movies when they came out and I though they where ok but nothing to write home about.After it I had some interest in comic but not enough to put it high on my to read list.My interest rose significantly after The goon Hellboy crossover and now after finishing available New 52 Batman comics I finally started this series.After all this time time I should have learned

  8. says:

    This is the second time I ve read this, the first being around the time the first or second movie came out, but I remember not bothering with reading the rest Why I honestly don t know.This has a great Cthulhu vibe to it, mixing old Nazis, Rasputin, private eyes, sea gods, and even a misspelling of Ereshkigal, Sumerian goddess of the underworld What s not to like Well, maybe I was just in

  9. says:

    The first book of Hellboy can best be described as The X Files in Arkham Totally relevant to my interests For the most part, it delivers The villain is a little monologue y, but that seems to be in character for him I liked Hellboy s narration, and the art is striking Aside from the main storyline, there are also a couple of short, action packed comics there are pretty fun to read.

  10. says:

    I love Mike Mignola s art style chunky and dark with occasional flashes of brilliant colors In this story, Hellboy goes up against a Nazi sponsored Rasputin, but Rasputin has his own plans The only weak point in this story is that it isn t really clear why Rasputin is doing what he is doing other than he s just evil.

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