Amazon should think about their graphic novel store. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. Awesome book but received damaged items from seller! See all 2 customer reviews. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. This collects three trades and is much cheaper in the long run if you plan on reading more. Instead of buying 12 trades, you can buy 4 of these books for roughly the same price if you're smart about used copies or just get lucky. Just know that Hellboy left the BPRD and now some of the men and creatures working for it are unsure about their future in the Government Organization.
They investigate monsters, creatures, and other stuff. Pretty standard stuff.
It's a fine introduction to the Universe, too, and not bogged down too much in continuity but sort of creates it's own without relying too much on Hellboy. Pick it up! Even if you've never read Mignola before this is a fine beginning place!
I purchased this as an upgrade to my paperback collections, and I'm extremely impressed by the quality of the edition. It's an absolutely massive tome collecting everything B. If you are a fan of the series looking to upgrade your collection, this is an essential purchase. If you'd like it to more closely match up with the Hellboy Library Editions, you can remove the dust jacket for a similarly black cover.
Be aware that these aren't any larger than the trades, though the quality is a significant step up. So why not give a higher rating? The simple reason is that this is a mixed collection, and potential new fans need to hear that.
There's the feeling that the contributors didn't really know what they were aiming for and didn't yet have the best idea for who could best depict the series. Early stories subtly seem to say, "Boy, I wish Hellboy were here," while the art varies wildly in style and quality. Fortunately, this collection ends with Plague of Frogs, which is where the series found its feet. From that point on, in addition to consistent artwork, there's a commitment to long-form stories.
If you are leery of comics because they can be so slight, Plague of Frogs will show you that B. If you can accommodate your expectations and remember that the series only goes up from here, Plague of Frogs Volume 1 is a great purchase. If you are a newcomer, this is absolutely the best way to experience a fantastic series, and you should start from the beginning despite the teething problems.
The art style is not very reminiscent of the Hellboy comics.
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Story's good, but when the art is average, it detracts from the experience. I've been a fan of Hellboy since the first movie introduced me to the character, and I quickly devoured all of the paperback releases which were available at the time. Although I continued to read subsequent Hellboy releases, and I was aware of the B. If you have committed the same sin, or if you are completely new to the Mignolaverse, I urge you to pick up this book!
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The B. This volume sees Liz going on a personal journey to gain control over both her powers and herself, as well as Abe learning why he has that "Innsmouth look". We also see the beginning of the frog war, and once you start reading that, I'm sure you'll want to pick up volume 2.
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It just gets better and better. One person found this helpful. Very Good. May have medium-sized creases, corner dings, minor tears or scuff marks, small stains, etc. Complete and very useable. Very well used, but complete and useable. May have flaws such as tears, pen marks or highlighting, large creases, stains, marks, a loose map, etc.
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Extremely well used and has major flaws, which may be too numerous to mention. Item is complete unless noted. If you have any questions or comments regarding grading or anything else, please send e-mail to nobleknight nobleknight. Genre: Book - Comic - Horror. Within these pages you'll find bizarre investigations into haunted trains, Nazi war criminals, vengeful spirits of drowned witches and an imprisoned sewer goddess as well as an all-new short story by Mike Mignola with Catwoman artist Cameron Stewart.
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