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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 by Mike…

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 (edition 2016)

by Mike Mignola (Author), Chris Roberson (Author), Ben Stenbeck (Illustrator), Michael Walsh (Illustrator), Paolo Rivera (Illustrator)2 more, Joe Rivera (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Colors)

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Title:Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953
Authors:Mike Mignola (Author)
Other authors:Chris Roberson (Author), Ben Stenbeck (Illustrator), Michael Walsh (Illustrator), Paolo Rivera (Illustrator), Joe Rivera (Illustrator)1 more, Dave Stewart (Colors)
Info:Dark Horse Books (2016), 160 pages
Tags:comics, 21c, horror, Hellboy, BPRD

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 by Mike Mignola



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I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse Comics in exchange for an honest review.

Meh, not much to this one. Felt like I was reading weekly comic strips. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
For the many fans who don't want to follow Hellboy to his current habitation, Mignola has happily been telling stories of his hero's youth, when he was growing into his role at the world's most famous paranormal investigator. He starts with four short tales set in England and taken from folklore, as usual. With illustrator Ben Stenbeck, Mignola evokes pleasant memories of the great Edwardian ghost stories while adding action for the youngsters.
Mignola collaborates with iZombie writer Chris Roberson and illustrator Michael Walsh for the next tale, set on the cold Wyoming prairie and introducing a new character (to me, at least) Sue Xiang, a fledgling psychic. I loved the art, but found the story rather familiar.
I liked the last story, a graphic novella, the best, largely for the setting, California suburbia, where the world of Dick and Jane gets turned upside down by Commie spies and a mutated Spot. Mignola collaborates again with Roberson with artwork by the Riveras.
A good collection set in a better time for Hellboy. ( )
  Coach_of_Alva | Aug 20, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mike Mignolaprimary authorall editionscalculated
Roberson, ChrisAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rivera, Joesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stenbeck, Bensecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, DaveIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"Hellboy and his mentor Bruttenholm travel across England and confront the phantom hand of a murderer, a demonic water spirit, and some of the most horrible figures of British folklore--Rawhead Rex and Bloody-Bones. Back in the States, Hellboy rejoins the team from 1952 as a monster with possible ties to an earlier mission ravages a suburban community"--

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