Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil

Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil

by Mike Mignola

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Overview

Since Mike Mignola’s Hellboy first hit the stands in 1993, it has become a cultural sensation, racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and inspiring numerous spinoffs, from a novel line, to video games, to feature films. Now, Dark Horse is pleased to present the comics that started it all, collected in deluxe hardcover editions. Sized at 9" by 12", and handsomely bound to match The Art of Hellboy hardcover, each volume contains two full story-arcs — the equivalent of two trade-paperbacks. Each volume of the Hellboy Library Editions also includes extensive supplemental materials, including previously unreleased sketches and designs.

Hellboy Library Edition Volume 1 collects the first two story-arcs — Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil — with the original introductions by Robert Bloch and Alan Moore and expanded Mignola sketchbook sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593079109
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Series: Hellboy Series , #1
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 257,043
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mike Mignola's fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. There are thirteen Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), prose books, animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike's books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

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Hellboy Library Edition, Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Facinating and interesting. I enjoyed this, I really had never got into Hellboy when I was younger and this was a great chance to familiarise myself with that which the films were based on. Granted it's better but I think they are complimentary.Hellboy combats evil to try to help the world, even though by his nature he is part of evil, apparently.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this library edition is fantastic. its a huge comic, similar to the DC absolute editions but without the slipcase. definitely pick this up if you are interested in hellboy. if you have the paperbacks its worth the upgrade.
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