- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 15/06/2004
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781593072025
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Review by MCocuzzo2
I love this series! The characters, all of them, are amazing and the storyline is so cool. This is definitely the top manga I have ever read. Ever.
Review by vombatiformes
Though to say that any of the Hellsing volumes up to this point have not been gory would be erroneous, volume 3 definitely seems to try to bump the level of violence. Most of the panels of this book are taken up with shooting/gun violence, and while it's part and parcel with Hellsing, it does get to be a bit boring after a while. Alucard's inability to empathize with anyone on any level is reinforced (not that it was necessary) and we are again reminded that Seras has a way to go before ever getting to his level (if, indeed, we can ever realistically expect her to).On the other hand, we are given some tidbits about the complicated political world the Hellsing organization must contend with. It is very easy in the first volume (and even the second) to believe that the conflict exists merely in the British isles, but in this volume we are given a broader perspective of the consequences of the existence of vampires and other monsters. This is good -- it really opens up the possibilities for the manga and is intriguing.On the other hand, many of the newly appearing characters (at this point) come across as not much more than action tropes. I'm really hoping we get some more page time with at least one or two of them, because I strongly believe a well rounded antagonist would benefit the series at this point. (I suppose there is Alexander Anderson but even his explosive scenes have been limited and his character not particularly well explained, or at least not to the point that Integra or Seras has been.) On the other hand, the "butler", Walter, has seen a fair amount of steady development and I find myself enjoying him more and more with each volume, so I'm hoping that's a trend that continues.This is probably the weakest volume so far, but still not bad reading and is quite possibly just a necessary lag that needs to happen to get some conflict out of the way and start the story on a more complicated path.