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Thursday, July 31, 2008

60. Hellboy, Vol 1: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola


Title: Hellboy, Vol 1: Seed of Destruction
Series: Hellboy
Author: Mike Mignola
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 7-31-08

Mike Mignola's first collection of his Hellboy series, Seed of Destruction sets the tone and feel for the rest of the series. With a story and art by Mike Mignola and a script by John Byrne, Seed of Destruction introduces us to Hellboy, a demon brought over to our dimension by Rasputin in an effort by the Nazis to gain supernatural help during WWII. Hellboy is brought to our dimension as a young child, hence the name that sticks, and when we are introduced to him as an adult, Hellboy is working for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, or BPRD, where he investigates supernatural phenomena. Truth be told, I don't think there was too much to this story, but it was a well-crafted introduction to the mythos and characters of Hellboy.

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