The end is nigh

For Hellboy it all comes down to the twelfth album – The Storm and the Fury. And what a ride it has been! See you in the next arc, see you in hell.

Farewell Mœbius

Yet another master has fallen. Farewell Jean Giraud.

No fun

I just finished reading, what was my first contact with Brian Wood, the first album of Northlanders. And I’m blown away! It was all I could wish for in a graphic novel about the viking era. Honest, gritty, real, dirty, violent and primal. Great storytelling with characters that felt alive. Along with Davide Gianfelice’s art it makes a great great beginning for a new series. Now I need to get the rest of the albums.

The Wild Hunt

Hellboy – The Wild Hunt is one of the better Hellboy books in a while. Based upon the ancient folk myth with the same name the story spans over almost 200(!) pages that reveals rather big secrets about our hero’s history. Returning Duncan Fegredos artwork is great and I’m happy to hear he will continue to work with Mignola. The follow-up to this story can’t come soon enough.

Our sentence is up

Almost on the day theres been three month since I wrote this post about me starting to re-read The Invisibles. Today I finished it. The seven paperbacks are spanning over three volumes of a inspiring and mind-expanding arc. It you are in to aliens, time-travel, drugs, conspiracies, cults, sex and whatnot I urge you to visit your local comic-bookshop and get the first volume. Now!

“Your head’s like mine, like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play with over and over. The world turns our key and we play the same little tune again and again and we think that tune’s all we are.”

Credits for the yet to be colored spread above: Chris Weston (Penciller) and Ray Krissing (Inker).

Mr Invisible

Last week I was at a screening of Patrick Meaneys documentary Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods. Almost immediately afterwards I decided to buy, and re-read, Morrisons masterpiece The Invisibles (The Filth slipped in on that order as well). Meaney is currently editing his soon-to-be-released-documentary about Warren Ellis. I can’t wait.

A holy trinity

When Mike Mignola joint forces with co-writer John Arcudi and illustrator Guy Davis something happened to B.P.R.D. Something good, something really good. That long spanning arc, with one foot in #4 The Dead and the other in a future yet to come, really gets to me.