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Posted November 23, 2011
Not Up To Par with Other Hellboy Volumes
I¿ve always been a huge fan of the Hellboy graphic novels. There is something about the way that Mignola writes a story. At first glance it feels sparse but by the time you finish you realize that he really jammed a lot into a story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
But I think this book fell a little short for me. I am not sure if it was because the review copy I was reading was poor quality and hard to read. I was looking forward to the story. I love the imagery of Mexico, luchadors, and the Day of the Dead. However this story felt rushed and really just disconnected from the world of Hellboy.
The art I think is a ¿love it¿ or ¿hate it¿ deal. It tells the story well enough, but the style really lacks a visual appeal to it. All the characters feel kind of lumpy, almost like every character was the hunchback of Notre Dame.
In the end this book feels kind of like a throw away, made for the hardcore Hellboy fans. Do yourself a favor though and read The Wild Hunt, The Storm, and The Fury. Those are some awesome Hellboy stories.
Reviewed by Chris for Book Sake.