Comic Book Review – Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent

I think the Hellboy comics are going to be something I read in trades.  I love reading the story arcs all at once, and going back over and over to check out the art.  As an aside, if you haven’t checked out Mignola’s concept art for Disney’s Atlantis yet, go see it.  Really cool stuff. I… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent

Lightning Book Review – Itty Bitty Hellboy

It might seem like an odd combination, Hellboy getting the cutesy ‘Itty Bitty’ treatment, but if you enjoy HB and want to get your younger ones in early, this is a good way. The bright, simple shapes are indeed cute, reminding me a bit of the Powerpuff Girls. Art Baltazar and Franco do a solid… Continue reading Lightning Book Review – Itty Bitty Hellboy

Book Review – B.P.R.D.: Vampire

Spoilers, yo. Mike Mignola’s Hellboy has spawned a whole fleet of spin-off books and interesting characters, and the issues collected in BPRD: Vampire center around Agent Anders, a man haunted – literally – by vampires.  He has the spirits of two vampire sister locked away inside him, but the seal is weakening.  He becomes obsessed… Continue reading Book Review – B.P.R.D.: Vampire

Book Review: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

Chalk this one up as a win for the Hellboy movie franchise!  I enjoyed both movies (and eagerly await a third, hint hint guys) so when this popped up on NetGalley, it was a no-brainer to check out.  (Spoilers from here on)  The Midnight Circus deals with young Hellboy at the BPRD.  He’s still not… Continue reading Book Review: Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America

Some Twitter discussion sparked by back to back viewing of the Green Lantern and Green Hornet trailers has got me thinking about these movies.  Okay, and other comic book movies forthcoming too.  The question is:  why are fans the way we are? Think about what happens when the first stills and teasers and trailers appear. … Continue reading Lanterns, Hornets and Captains of America