Mike Mignola

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:

Hellboy in Hell (v.1 & 2)

Story by . . . . Mike Mignola
Art by . . . . . . Mike Mignola & Dave Stewart

From Goodreads (v.1):

After saving the world in The Storm and the Fury but sacrificing himself and Great Britain, Hellboy is dead, cast into Hell, where he finds many familiar faces and a throne that awaits him.

Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy’s ongoing story for the first time since Conqueror Worm. It’s a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy’s secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you’ve ever seen.

From Goodreads (v.2):

After facing off for a second time against the Vampire of Prague, Hellboy, dead and in Hell, comes down with a fatal illness and seeks the help of an incompetent team of doctors. As he explores the geography of Hell, learning little from a confused pair of mapmakers, Hellboy gets a glimpse of the new World Tree that he helped to create, stands accused by his own sister of a terrible murder, and causes the destruction of Pandemonium itself in the climactic chapter of the series that the LA Times calls “the best work of [Mike Mignola’s] career.”

Our hosts for this episode are Brant Gillihan-Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Injection, Vol. 1 & 2

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This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Hellboy: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil—collected as trade paperback Vol. 1 & 2, or Library Edition Vol. 1—by Mike Mignola. First published in 1993, Hellboy is the story of its eponymous hero, a demon summoned from hell by the mad monk Rasputin in the dying days of World War II, who is found and raised by an American professor. Hellboy works for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting monsters, ghosts, demons, and nazis… so many nazis.

Hellboy is a mix of humor, superheroics, pulp action, Lovecraftian horror, and general mystic weirdness. It’s a fun stomp through the end of the world, with amazing (and very stylized) art. Hellboy is one of the great indie comics of the past 20 years, and is well worth the time to explore across both its main title and side books such as B.P.R.D. and Lobster Johnson.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Street Angel, JLA: The Obsidian Age, Sex, and Rocketgirl for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is Rocketgirl, Vol. 1.

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Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Tobiah Panshin, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and Cade Reynolds.

fafhrd

Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser was originally published in the early 90s as part of Marvel’s Epic imprint. Drawn by Mike Mignola (of Hellboy fame) and adapted by Howard Chaykin from the classic sword and sorcery stories by Fritz Leiber, these stories heavily influenced an entire generation of fantasy, from novels of Terry Pratchett to Dungeons and Dragons, and are masterfully brought to life by Mignola’s artwork.

In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Hammer of the Gods: Mortal Enemy, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, 1602, Battlefields, and The Chronicles of Conan, Vol. 1 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is 1602.

Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Matt McGinnis, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds.

Hosts: Andred Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Cade Reynolds

Suggested Titles: Ghost Omnibus Vol. 1, Stagger Lee, Earth X, X-Men: Deadly Genesis

Selected Title: Earth X

Hosts: Tobiah Panshin, Joe Preti, Andrew Chard, Cade Reynolds, Matt McGinnis

Suggested Titles: Elephantmen, The Ring of the Nibelung, Marvels, Smax, Batman: The Court of Owls

Selected Title: Marvels