This week on “Previously On,” I review the DC Animated movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, wonder out loud about the DC Animated Universe, and #readhellboy pride. [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #66: Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Swamp Thing’s Future, & Reading Hellboy
There is something magical about watching someone become who they are. Not so much an evolution, but a refinement, a growing clarity in which their influences and experiences blend together into something that looks like nothing else. This is an especially wonderful thing in comics, because it leads to telling not many stories, but one story — their own story.
And that’s exactly what we get with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola (pronounced Meen-YO-la) as he went from staff artist to, well, himself. [Read more…] about Shadow and Weight: Mike Mignola Comics Profile & Chronology
Hellboy’s great. I never expected to think that, but if you haven’t given Hellboy comics a shot, you’re missing out on one of the absolute best comic book universes out there.
I first heard of Hellboy through the 2000’s feature film with mightily low expectations. Yet behind the silly name, there was an excellent character, sharp humor, and clever action.
The comics bring all of that and so much more, as the Hellboy universe has expanded over the years. You can check out the full Hellboy reading order below.