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Baltimore Volume 3: A Passing Stranger and Other Stories Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 81917 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books (3 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FPYRBS0
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By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Mar. 2014
Format: Hardcover
Set during World War 1, this is a collection of short stories featuring Lord Baltimore as he continues his hunt for the vampire Haigus who was responsible for murdering his family. While a lot of them read like Mike Mignola on autopilot, they’re not a bad bunch of shorts.

A Passing Stranger recounts the story of a soldier returned from the front, completely changed from his time at war; The Play is a meta version of Poe’s The Masque of Red Death where the Red Death and the plague sweeping the town is real; The Tank features a vampire in a tank; The Inquisitor follows the story of the crazed inquisitor on his obsessive hunt for Baltimore. There are more but you get the idea – spooky stuff goes down, Baltimore shows up to kill things.

Baltimore himself remains unremarkable – he’s like a mix of Hellboy and Witchfinder, and doesn’t really stand out as his own identity in the Mignola universe. And being so good at his job of killing monsters makes reading him that much less exciting as there’s no tension. As soon as he draws his sword and guns, it’s over, he’s won.

And if Baltimore as a character doesn’t stand out, the stories in this book fail to mark themselves as particularly original. If you’ve read Mignola’s myriad books from Hellboy, to BPRD, to Abe Sapien, Witchfinder, and this, you’ll have come across familiar stories of madmen and monsters in other, better books. A Passing Stranger reads much like you’d expect a Mignola book of horror shorts to read like and doesn’t really do anything special.

Some of the stories are more interesting than others but none are especially awful. Good or bad, they’re all pretty dispensable horror stories you’re unlikely to remember in a few months’ time, which happens to have some lovely art by Ben Stenbeck.
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HASH(0x967d4894) out of 5 stars Stories to pass the time 17 Mar. 2014
By Sam Quixote - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Set during World War 1, this is a collection of short stories featuring Lord Baltimore as he continues his hunt for the vampire Haigus who was responsible for murdering his family. While a lot of them read like Mike Mignola on autopilot, they’re not a bad bunch of shorts.

A Passing Stranger recounts the story of a soldier returned from the front, completely changed from his time at war; The Play is a meta version of Poe’s The Masque of Red Death where the Red Death and the plague sweeping the town is real; The Tank features a vampire in a tank; The Inquisitor follows the story of the crazed inquisitor on his obsessive hunt for Baltimore. There are more but you get the idea – spooky stuff goes down, Baltimore shows up to kill things.

Baltimore himself remains unremarkable – he’s like a mix of Hellboy and Witchfinder, and doesn’t really stand out as his own identity in the Mignola universe. And being so good at his job of killing monsters makes reading him that much less exciting as there’s no tension. As soon as he draws his sword and guns, it’s over, he’s won.

And if Baltimore as a character doesn’t stand out, the stories in this book fail to mark themselves as particularly original. If you’ve read Mignola’s myriad books from Hellboy, to BPRD, to Abe Sapien, Witchfinder, and this, you’ll have come across familiar stories of madmen and monsters in other, better books. A Passing Stranger reads much like you’d expect a Mignola book of horror shorts to read like and doesn’t really do anything special.

Some of the stories are more interesting than others but none are especially awful. Good or bad, they’re all pretty dispensable horror stories you’re unlikely to remember in a few months’ time, which happens to have some lovely art by Ben Stenbeck. It’s Stenbeck’s art that makes this book stand out because it’s so polished and imaginative.

I prefer the long-form storytelling of the earlier Baltimore books to these short, fragmented stories with a very basic tie between them: Baltimore on his quest to kill Haigus. This isn’t a bad collection of horror comics as they mildly entertain, but Baltimore is at his best when part of a more in-depth story rather than several light shorts.
HASH(0x97005600) out of 5 stars Good art, poor writing 24 Jun. 2015
By Joseph M. Reninger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Lord Henry Baltimore continues his quest to kill Haigus, the vampire who killed his family. He has trouble catching up to that vampire but does have run ins with various other monsters, including humans who have no business dabbling in matter far beyond their understanding or control. The book is a collection of a handful of short stories.

I like the art style of this book, it's well suited to horror stories. I didn't find the stories particularly compelling because they feel unoriginal to me. In one story, a theater company is putting on shows and the writer for the company is getting advice from Edgar Allen Poe's head in a jar, even though the "head in jar" idea has been used by The Walking Dead, Futurama, and by Mignola himself. There's another story with the Inquisitor character that gives his back story which also reads a bit cliched and unmoving.

The art is fine but the writing needs some improvement or originality.
HASH(0x96eb8378) out of 5 stars Another creepy series from Mignola 7 Jan. 2014
By H. N. Dohe - Published on Amazon.com
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I like the fact that these have a World War One setting. Mignola has always come up with unusual heroes. "Lord Baltimore" here is no exception, although for an ordinary human with a wooden leg he seems to be very adapt at dispatching monsters. Still, you get your expected good characters and imaginative menaces.
HASH(0x96edf4a4) out of 5 stars Always fascinating with Mike 10 April 2014
By Rebecca - Published on Amazon.com
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The art work is beautiful, pulling you into another world. The stories are fascinating as is everything it seems Mike Mignola is involved with. Just a warning to the reader--the last story leaves you with a cliff hanger and wanting more.
HASH(0x96fb6354) out of 5 stars I'm so glad I got them 31 Dec. 2014
By Colette - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Watching the Strain made me remember this book and series, I'm so glad I got them .Each book has it's own story so be prepared to follow each story down it's own path....the series is a great read, I love them !!
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