Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Knock-your-eyes-out effects

Have you seen the trailer for Hellboy II? Wowee! The director, Guillermo del Toro, must have hired some of the same effects people he used for Pan's Labyrinth. More monsters than you can shake a stick at and many are like nothing you've seen before. Except for the villains in charge of the horde, who look like knock-offs of the Wraith from Stargate Atlantis. Then there's Hellboy himself, an interesting character who is not much better-looking than the monsters. The good guys are true to the graphic novel, so if you want to prepare yourself for the Hellboy-verse, or would just like to enjoy the books on their own merits, here are some titles. They have excellent art and story lines, especially Seed of Destruction.

Hellboy. Seed of destruction

Hellboy. [2], Wake the devil

Hellboy. Vol. 1, Weird tales

Hellboy : Weird tales. Volume two

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