Hellboy. Volume 1

Format: Print Book 2008
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Green Tree Public Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC HEL 1
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novel
Call Number  GRAPHIC HEL 1
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.
Seed of destruction
Wake the devil.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This handsome collection of the first two Hellboy arcs is comparable in splendor to DC's slipcased Absolute gatherings of Sandman and The Dark Knight. Arc one, Seed of Destruction (1994), is Hellboy's origin story (but see Hellboy Junior, 2004, for his prehistory), revealing how Nazis were behind it all, though they were being used by that old Russki bogeyman, Rasputin. The somewhat longer Wake the Devil (1997) shows Hellboy putting the kibosh on the worse-than-Nazis scheme Rasputin got rolling in Seed. Scott Allie introductorily opines that Hellboy isn't the red demon we know and love 'til Wake, but Mignola's Ben Shahn-meets-the Austrian Secession-meets-Mervyn Peake style is uniformly magnificent.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hellboy -- (Fictitious character from Mignola) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Demonology -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Supernatural -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, Or. :Dark Horse Books,2008
Edition 1st library ed.
Contributors Mignola, Mike.
Byrne, John, 1950-
Dark Horse Comics.
Language English
Notes "This volume collects issues one through four of the Dark Horse comic-book series Hellboy: Seed of destruction, issues one through five and epilogue of the Dark Horse comic-book series Hellboy: Wake the devil, stories from San Diego Comic-Con comics #2 and the Comics buyer's guide, and previously unpublished sketches"--T.p. verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9781593079109 (hbk.)
1593079109 (hbk.)
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