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Hellboy Volume 2: Wake the Devil - NEW EDITION!: Wake the Devil v. 2 (Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback)) Paperback – 30 Mar 2004

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; 2nd New edition edition (30 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593070950
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593070953
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 0.8 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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"...wisecracking Hellboy is one of the most endearing heroes to have emerged in comics for a long time" -- Ottakar's Outland Magazine, Issue 31, Autumn 2004 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mike Mignola is the acclaimed creator of Hellboy and Zombieworld, and has drawn Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Aliens and Cloak and Dagger. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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For anyone who doesn't know Hellboy - imagine Sam Spade as a demon superhero investigating supernatural threats H.P. Lovecraft might have written and you're somewhere close.
Admittedly this is not the best of the Hellboy stories - Mike Mignola admits in an afterword that he lost control of the plot (the comic originally appeared monthly) - and if I were only marking the story I'd probably have wanted to give it 3.5 stars. Nonetheless, it is definitely worth reading with the trademark Hellboy mix of humour, action and horror, and the noir art as ever is wonderful (pushing it from 3.5 to a deserved 4).
A word of warning: although this is marked as vol.2 of the Hellboy series, there are stories in vol.3 'The Chained Coffin and Others' which precede 'Wake the Devil' chronologically.
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The follow-up to the first Hellboy book Seeds of Destruction, this time with Mike Mignola on both the writing and drawing chores.

All of the ingredients of a good Hellboy adventure are here: Nazi scientists, haunted European castles, Abe Sapien and other members of the BPRD, the ghost of Rasputin, hints at Hellboy's purpose on earth and our hero battling it out with various monsters.

The story opens with a shooting at a waxworks and the disappearance of a create that may hold the body of one Vladmir Giurescu. Add to this the possibility that Giurescu may be a vampire taken by Nazi scientists for their own evil purposes and the fuse is lit for a romping, stomping showdown between Hellboy and the bad guys. There are further hints as to what Hellboy is and why he has been brought to earth. If you liked the first one then you will enjoy this.
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Is this as good as comics get?

Okay, perhaps that's hyperbolic – it's difficult not to rate Alan Moore's 'V for Vendetta' at the very top of the comic tree – but it's not much of an exaggeration.

Taking the superhero genre and giving it a sardonic new life in Hellboy, Mike Mignola created something quite different. The intermingling of history and folktales with modern fantasy gives the books a much darker feel than many other comics, while Mignola's artwork is just a delight to revel in: deceptively simple but incredibly evocative.

I've read others in this series, but the second volume really is top notch.
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Oh my god, it looks amazing! My partner loves graphic novels and as graphic novels go it is very high quality. Crisp looking cover and nice artwork.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Jan. 2009
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"Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction" pitted our devilish anti-hero against the evil Russian sorcerer Rasputin.

But that adventure is not the end of Hellboy's clashes with Rasputin. "Hellboy Volume 2: Wake the Devil" ups the ante, with plenty of horrific action and a more complex three-way storyline. And Hellboy himself gets to see a bit more of the nature he's determined to deny completely -- and a destiny he wants no part in. Poor guy.

The BPRD sends three squads out to to find an ancient vampire in Romania ("Paprika chicken, baby!"), and Hellboy finds himself working solo. But soon he runs afoul of a bunch of Nazis who serve Rasputin's spirit -- and a bunch of mythic creatures that lurk in the castle's depths, including the vampiric Giurescu and a bunch of savage giant birds, who serve a ghastly, immortal lamia in the depths of his castle.

Elsewhere, Abe is falling into a trap of Rasputin's (since he stabbed the guy to death), and Liz's powers run amuck when her team finds an alchemist's lab with a seemingly dead homunculus. And Hellboy's fight with the lamia has shocking repercussions, when he finds himself hurtling into a darkness where his true purpose is revealed -- and he must choose what his destiny will be.

Lamia, skeleton vampires, Baba Yaga and Nazi heads -- Mike Mignola knows how to craft a monster-filled universe, where a demonic anti-hero seems downright normal. And while the first two books about him are technically separate stories, "Wake the Devil" seems more like the second half of the story started in "Seed of Destruction." It's also graced with a more complex, gradually-unfolding plot that branches out in unexpected directions.

Mignola does leave some plot threads hanging (what happens with Liz and the homunculus?
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It's really fun and funny but can get a bit rude.
I personally think that the comic book is transcended and
Asome.
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Good story.

Great art.

Nothing to complain about.
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Mike Mignola at his best on his creation Hellboy.
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