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Hellboy Vol 2: Wake the Devil

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hellboy Vol 2: Wake the Devil (1997) Mike Mignola

In the second volume of Hellboy stories, it is believed that someone is trying to bring the vampire Vladimir Giurescu back to life and health, so Hellboy and several others from the BPRD are sent to Romania to find out what is really going on.

Needless to say, things do not go well for anyone involved.

I found this volume a little weaker and a little more confusing than the first. Didn’t mean it wasn’t good, but it did jump around quite a bit, and I wasn’t always sure where it went for awhile. What I did like was the subtle way things were done. The clues were there, but you had to put the pieces together yourself, and no one within the story had a clue why things were going so badly.

We spent almost no time with Abe and Liz, which was a little frustrating, because Abe is a very interesting characters. (Yes, I know there’s a BRPD series where we see more of him. I just have to decide if I want to read it or not.)

Was it as strong as the first volume? No. But I have hopes the third volume will be better, as it appears to be a collection of short stores. And I love short stories.
Rating: 6/10

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