in 1944 some crazy sorcerer tries to raise demons to help the nazis. but the experiment somehow fails and a hero with superficial powers - coming out of hell - does exactly the opposite, he supports the americans. the same hero, hellboy, later works in an agency fighting against supernatural phenomena. and this is the beginning of a great, and really entertaining comic with expressive black and white artwork. in this first book lovecraftian creatures have to be fought as well as nazi occultists and all this is based on an eldritch story of a curse spoken over a family of adventurers.
recommended!! i'm really looking forward to volume two (wake the devil), which will be featured here soon.
Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding, Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.
publisher: dark horse (english), cross cult (german)