Hellboy Volume 2: Wake The Devil (2nd Ed.) Paperback
by Mike Mignola
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 26/11/2003
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781593070953
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Review by Kisners42
Again Mignola's artwork shines in this volume. Although somehow the story seemed a bit "all over the place" to me. Maybe when I read the last volume it will all be pulled together more coherently.- Peter K.
Review by regularguy5mb
"Lady, I was gonna cut you some slack, 'cause you're a major mythological figure but now you've just gone nuts!" -Hellboy to HecateHere we have the second series of Hellboy stories, and it's just as fantastic as the first. Mignola mixes classic vampire lore, greek, norse, and russian mythologies, a bit of fairy, demonic power struggles, and of course more Nazis into a tale that gives more of Hellboy's origins while still allowing for more to be revealed in future volumes. This story finishes the major confrontation between Hellboy and the man who brought him to Earth, Rasputin (who isn't named in Seed of Destruction, but his identity is hinted at when he talks about being shot, stabbed, poisoned, and left in a river to die), and his Ragna Rok team of Nazi occultists. This time the whole thing kicks off with a death in New York which leads to a vampire clearly inspired by Dracula. Hellboy's going to find out much more than he ever wanted to know about himself while fighting off vampires, harpies, Rasputin, treacherous technology, and the goddess Hecate. All in a day's work.What I love about Hellboy as a character is how unimpressed he is by all the crazy supernatural things that happen in his life (of course, being a demon, that sort of make sense). He's got a job to do and often, gods and monsters get in his way, but he's not going to let that stop him from getting the job done.We also get to meet some new characters such as Kate Corrigan (I love Kate), and a homunculus to be named later.I think this is my favorite full-length Hellboy story.