This show grows on you, when you're not looking. You suddenly realise that you're dying to go home and play it again. The theme music gets stuck in your head. And you're still trying to figure out if "Sir Hellsing" is a woman or a bishounen. And whether Arucard\ Alucard is really... well, the dark Transylvanian prince.
Gory, yes. (So you may need to close your eyes a bit.) In places poorly dubbed, yes. (I recommend watching the English version along with the English subtitles to get a fuller impression.) Engrossing, YES!
Buy it, and the rest of the series, because you don't want to be left wondering what happens next, as each ending is cliffhanger-city. Don't say I didn't warn you...
As a history of the greatest DC villain ever, it's certainly a helpful volume. Trouble is, today's DC readers, and especially Joker fans, are a pretty sophisticated bunch, and after a while, the novelty of the cute early art and scripting wears off and just begins to hurt ones brain. I found myself counting the pages until the 70s strips began, because it is here that the Joker we know and love reared his head. The 40s were dark, but only in context. The 50s and 60s were simply too silly and completely neutered Joker from a psychopathic murderer to a silly prankster. Interestingly, the 70s begin reference to the Joker as criminally insane, as opposed to just a silly but sane criminal. The… Read more
Interesting that this single should be made up of the first tracks of the album. The single's title track is one of the most heart-rendingly beauitful things I've ever heard, and Eric Clapton's subtle guitar strokes are very much appreciated. Although the other tracks are ostrensibly more upbeat, a glance at the lyrics would suggest otherwise, and this trio might point to the fact that, to quote Q Magazine, "all was not well in Kate World". Nonetheless, strring listening. Well rewards dedication.