Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Good Reads - Hellboy
Author: Mike Mignola
Artist: Mike Mignola
During World War II, a demon child is summoned to Earth by Nazi occultists seeking to gain a supernatural advantage in battle. The child, with its red skin and giant stone right hand, is found by Allied forces and taken to the United States under the watch of Professor Trevor Bruttenholm and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.).
That is the background for one of the most dynamic comic books available today as Hellboy has spawned a number of comics series, movies, toys and other memorabilia. A giant red demon who refuses to accept his fate as the destroyer of mankind, Hellboy travels the world soling supernatural mysteries and fighting a wide number of creatures from every form of mythology.
From his origin in World War II, Hellboy's story leads him to confrontations with Rasputin, the goddess Hecate, the Russian witch Baba Yaga, and Koshchei the Deathless. Throughout his strange adventures, he learns more and more about his destiny and the evil creatures who wish to serve him.
At his side for most of his adventures are his fellow BPRD members: Elizabeth Sherman and Abe Sapien. Through it all, every story is packed with action, adventure and lots of humor.
We have the following volumes available to check-out:
Vol. 1 : Seed of Destruction
Vol. 2: Wake the Devil
Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others
Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom
Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm
Vol. 6: Strange Places
Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others
Vol. 8: Darkness Calls
Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt
Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others
Hellboy is located in Young Adult Non-Fiction: YA 741.9753 Mignola
And check out Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army on DVD
For more Mike Mignola, you don't want to miss his novel Baltimore or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire