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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have had this on pre-order for months and it is worth every minute of the wait. A fitting climax to this period in the Hellboy saga. As with all Mignola's work the writing is great and it suitably brings this period of Hellboy to a conclusion. There's no point in me trying to review Mignola though as there's enough written about that and if you haven't discovered him...
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3.0 out of 5 stars And so we come to the end
Picking up from "Volume 9: The Wild Hunt" (Vols 10 and 11 were collections of Hellboy short stories), Hellboy faces his destiny as the potential destroyer or saviour of the world.

While this is a potentially exciting finale, the book feels oddly flat. Hellboy doesn't have many lines and his wit and charm is mostly missing (until his final scene). I think part...
Published on 19 Mar. 2012 by Sam Quixote


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3.0 out of 5 stars And so we come to the end, 19 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Hellboy Volume 12: The Storm and The Fury (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) (Paperback)
Picking up from "Volume 9: The Wild Hunt" (Vols 10 and 11 were collections of Hellboy short stories), Hellboy faces his destiny as the potential destroyer or saviour of the world.

While this is a potentially exciting finale, the book feels oddly flat. Hellboy doesn't have many lines and his wit and charm is mostly missing (until his final scene). I think part of the problem was that this didn't feel like the end you would expect. I expected a summation, a kind of retrospective taking in his friends and family, the adventures he's been on, a look back on the long, long journey he's been on to get him to this, his final hour. Instead, there's a brief introduction and then Hellboy's plunged into endless fighting against monsters for the rest of the book.

And yet how else could it have ended? Nearly every book in the series has seen Hellboy punching out the monster at the end, why break the formula now? Well, sure, but it still felt rote and somewhat impersonal to see Hellboy fighting the monster at the end and then... what happens, happens.

But this is the comics world, it's all origins and middle stories. While it purports to have endings in the form of deaths of famous and favourite characters, those characters always come back - always. While this book ends the main Hellboy series, I wouldn't expect that this is the end of the character, not by a long shot.

So fans of the series get an ending but as with most endings, its unsatisfactory and doesn't live up to readers' expectations. But it's an ending. And as said by one of the characters in the book about Rag Narok "it is the end. But it is also a new beginning". Methinks the red guy ain't down for the count.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 4 April 2012
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This review is from: Hellboy Volume 12: The Storm and The Fury (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) (Paperback)
I have had this on pre-order for months and it is worth every minute of the wait. A fitting climax to this period in the Hellboy saga. As with all Mignola's work the writing is great and it suitably brings this period of Hellboy to a conclusion. There's no point in me trying to review Mignola though as there's enough written about that and if you haven't discovered him yet this not the place to start. Believe me you will enjoy the trip.
On the art however, there are things I have to say.
Personally I love Fegredo's art, he has taken to the formidable task of following in Mignola's footsteps with aplomb and brought a kinetic energy that has suited the action-driven plot. In this piece events become truly apocalyptic and I don't think anyone else in the world could have carried it off with such panache and skill. When so much comic art has become so cliched and muscle bound it is great to see work so full of intelligence and imagination. As this arc is set in England by and large it is appropriate that a British artist take it on. Almost every panel is truly perfect, I have read it once and pored over it many times. These 3 books are my favourite Hellboy novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hellboy XII, 29 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Hellboy Volume 12: The Storm and The Fury (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) (Paperback)
A multifaceted and dynamic tale. Mignola weaves aspects from several past storylines beautifully in this epic chapter of the Hellboy Saga.

Hellboy's past, present and destiny all intertwine to create a series of events that are truly cataclysmic, heart-wrenching and in a word: epic.

Hellboy's long road has led to this destination. For 10 years I've followed him on his path and the end of this particular tale answers one of Hellboy's most pertinent questions (his destiny) but then poses another, even more exciting one: "what next"?
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An end to a beginning, 20 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Hellboy Volume 12: The Storm and The Fury (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) (Paperback)
Since quitting the Bureau in Strange Places, the pieces of Hellboy's future and fate have started to fall into place and Mike Mignola has done a superb job creating an epic sense of foreboding and doom with both Darkness Falls and The Wild Hunt, now after several (really good) diversions the story concludes.

The Storm and the Fury certainly feels epic and there is much spectacle in these pages, it's just unfortunate that this couldn't have been expanded from a 6 issue miniseries to an 8 or 10 part run. You can't help but feel reading this that the story is quite rushed and you can even see it in Duncan Fegredo's art which has been exceptional until now, but due to time constraints you can see how the art has been stretched thin, there's less detail and finesse on the page.

But it's the Big Red One who has run out of time which explains why he never get's a breather let alone a chance. The pacing of the story is relentless and so much happens in such little time. The end battle isn't quite the apocalypse foretold but that's because this isn't the end of this story. Hellboy's passing on this realm only makes way for a really exciting premise of Hellboy in Hell. Big Red's death is cruel, sad and poignant and a highlight of the book (I must have stared at these panels for minutes when it happened).

So like Morrison's run on Batman this only marks the end of the beginning, the story has set event's up for a really cool new chapter in Hellboy's life where Mignola will be back to penning and pencilling. Overall despite the books limitations this is still a good read, it just isn't as good as the chapter's that preceded it but if you got this far this book is essential and has still been worth the wait.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mike you should have thought this through more, 15 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Hellboy Volume 12: The Storm and The Fury (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) (Paperback)
SPOILERS*
This finale of the beloved Hellboy I feel was slap dash, we knew he was going to die but this final book didnt have that paranormal magic , it was a beat em' up comic with an attempt to fit every character in with no thought of the story.
The arstist Duncan Fegredo and Dave Stewart do a really good job but not good enough for the end of a well known saga, I think Mike should have taken up the job even though he does a 3 page after story piece but it didnt feel personal.
The plus side of the book itsels is the recaps of his earlier adventures in a nut shell, and the fury was a awesome bad guy.
The red queen or lady (I cant remember what they called her) was very transparent, they could have made her more evil. But no she just starts growing long arms like a orangutan, keeps an army thats supposed to rule the world outside her castle like a bunch a garden gnomes and just turns into a dragon on which she cant even beat Hellboy still!
REAL SPOILER NOW****
Now this is what I do not get, she is defeated then turns into a ghost and pulls Hellboys heart out?
She just turned into a dragon couldnt get the job done so she does the indianna jones bad guy routine to kill the guy, the end didnt do it for me because Hellboy didnt have any final words... just a bunch of flowers in his wake.
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