I don’t know how I ended up getting so far behind on this stuff – I think it was either the three day weekend, or the first week of being back in the classroom, but regardless, tonight on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ll be discussing Hellboy: Seed of Destruction during the show.

From Amazon:

When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.

I know many of you have read the first volume, so shout out your thoughts below and we may include them on the show.


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  1. now, that is a book. this is the hellboy that i love. i like Ron Perlman’s portraying, but for me, he just look like him, he is not him.

    hellboy is one of the comics that you have to read at least once a year (any of the first 4 volume) and with the new gorgeous hellboy librairy that is coming out, life just got better.

  2. Hellboy 1 felt like a good introduction to many of the characters, and if one saw the Hellboy movie first then got into Hellboy like I did, one would be shocked to find Bruttenholm murdered very early on. It also laid ground work for later stories, which was set up nicely.

  3. Hellboy TPBs Volumes 1 – 6 are excellent. It starts going down hill after that. Hellboy Volume 8: Darkness Calls is really a let down. The art is fine. I love the art. It’s just that there was not sufficient enough story to fill out 6 issues. Mignola’s time was obviously devoted to Hellboy 2 (WHICH BADLY TANKED AT THE BOX OFFICE). Hopefully, now that no studio would be stupid enough to put money into Hellboy 3, Mignola will FINALLY GET AROUND TO DOING the ART for his Hellboy Comic Books. No, what the hell am I thinking, Mignola has gotten FAR TOO LAZY TO DO ANY MORE HELLBOY ART. It’s shame, because he’s a far superior artist than he is a writer as “Darkness Calls” and “Hellboy 2” can attest to.

  4. Mike Mignola once said that if you want to gat into the industry, don’t try and be the next Batman or Spider-man. Make your own character with it’s own backstory, and your sure to be noticed. This novel is his absolute truth.
    Hellboy was the thing that cemented Dark Horse as a publisher to me. This novel soarswith intrugue action and proves that Mike Mignola is a forced to be reconned with in the comic book industry (movie industry…. uh not so much.)

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