Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction

Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction

The story jumps from Hellboy's mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger The story jumps from Hellboy's mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to e...

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Title:Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
Author:Mike Mignola
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1506706665
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction Reviews

  • William
    Jul 26, 2018
    The first Hellboy Omnibus shows its characters taking themselves just seriously enough and the stories being just spooky enough to manage an enjoyable escapist balance that let's Mignola's energetic imagination run rampant. Having backed the Hellboy: The Board Game kickstarter as a fan...
  • Alex
    May 31, 2018
    I've read these stories before (included here are the first two arcs plus some side stories, including the one that introduces Roger the Homunculus), so it's only lacking the spark of originality. Everything else is wonderful. Hellboy is a great character, almost always either over it ...
  • Andrew
    May 26, 2018
    There is something so seductive about he work of Mike Mignola and Hellboy himself (I cannot be the only one with board games and a reboot of the film franchise around the corner). And finally my wishes have been answered - the collected stories are finally coming out in Omnibus edition...
  • Freder
    Aug 13, 2018
    The only weak link in this collection is the scripting by John Byrne on "Seed Of Destruction." I get that Mignola lacked confidence in those early days to do the job himself, but why turn to someone who can't write his way out of a paper bag? Fortunately it only lasted for the one stor...
  • Joseph R.
    Jul 31, 2018
    In an attempt to squeeze some more money out of the Hellboy franchise, Dark Horse Comics is republishing the stories in internal chronological order (starting with Hellboy's birth in 1944 and going on to his afterlife in Hell) with a bunch of "Omnibus Editions." The plan is to have fou...
  • Scott Waldyn
    Jun 23, 2018
    Pulpy, fun, and a little zany with the supernatural. It's like Raymond Chandler and Ivan Reitman's original Ghostbusters had a baby. What really seals the deal is its phenomenal (and perfect) art style. Mike Mignola is truly one of a kind, and this collection is the first volume in ...
  • Derek
    Aug 15, 2018
    Right from the start, Hellboy's mixture of humor, pathos, and genuinely creepy Lovecraftian horror just works. The character and his world feel like they've always been there, even in Mignola's earliest stories scripted by John Byrne. Sometimes things just work in ways that defy outrig...
  • Morgan
    May 29, 2018
    Took me long enough, but I finally started reading Hellboy. Maybe waiting for this omnibus to come out was a good idea. If your like me and not sure where to start with Hellboy, this volume is for you. Dark Horse is not only putting these out faster than most omnibus editions, but thes...
  • John
    Sep 02, 2018
    The first two long stories and two excellent short stories. A lot of this is recapitulated in the first film but you get added werewolves and vampires and lamia. Everything is there at the beginning' a fully formed mature vision steeped in Lovecraftian horror and old EC horror comics. ...
  • Kris Ritchie
    Sep 04, 2018
    I'll admit, I dragged my heels way too long on reading this. I just did not want to be disappointed after all the praise I have heard the series get throughout the years. Why the hell did I wait? This comic scratches my Fringe and Supernatural vibes but with a wealth of diverse and wel...
  • Shane Perry
    Sep 24, 2018
    Mostly a re-read for me, but I feel like I enjoyed this more than I did when I read the library edition. These new omnibuses are great and I?m glad Hellboy?s story is now in chronological order (of release). Very few comics can establish a world that feels so limitless and lived in...
  • James DeSantis
    May 29, 2018
    So two things crossed my mind when I picked up this title. Glad I waited because Hellboy (So far) is complete. So I'll be able to read it all. Second though after finishing this title is why in the blue (or red) hell did I wait so long to read this!?!? So if you don't know anything ...
  • Brett
    Jul 07, 2018
    Dialogue was a bit off but mignola's art is something else entirely. ...
  • Federico Kereki
    Jul 02, 2018
    This book deserves a double reading: one for the Lovecraftian (with a touch of pulp fiction) story, and other just for the almost impressionistic art! ...
  • Sohan Surag
    Jul 23, 2018
    3rd time's the charm, I guess. Read through the trades, read through the Library Editions and now its time to give the Omnibus a shot and boy this was no surprise...its just as wonderful an experience the first time. Although Library Edition was the definitive experience, Mignola's cha...
  • Matti
    Sep 05, 2018
    Hellboy is een van de speciaalste comics, daar mag geen twijfel over zijn. Het donkere universum van Mike Mignola groeit organisch met elke bladzijde uit tot een wereld die je blijft verrassen. De tekenstijl, de dialogen, de actie, de verhalen die alle soorten mythologie verweven met e...
  • Alejandro Dodds
    May 30, 2018
    One of the GOAT ...
  • Kurt Zisa
    Jun 26, 2018
    Great collection of the first Hellboy books. Remastered and crisp artwork throughout with fantastic concept art and never before seen tidbits at the end. A must have for any Hellboy completionist. ...
  • Mitchell Kukulka
    Jul 21, 2018
    "We are what we are, and we have our paths to travel." I've had a few friends recommend the Hellboy books to me over the years, so I was expecting some solid entertainment from the series. What I wasn't expecting was a work of art that seamlessly blends a smorgasbord of literary ...
  • Roy
    Jul 22, 2018
    How good was this. I really enjoyed the Hellboy mythos and world. Great story lines, action and amazing characters. This contained a couple of volumes and some short stories. They all really continued and overall story arc, with great background information on the characters ( good and...
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    Jul 24, 2018
    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. It?s a bit hard to not have heard of this giant red ape-like creature. His presence alone invades the atmosphere and his charisma steals the show. And to turn him into the world?s greatest paranormal investigator too? He?s ea...
  • Ben
    Jun 25, 2018
    I'd put this right up there with "The Dark Knight Returns" as one of the best comics I have ever read! The sorry was quite deep (lots of reading for a comic), love the use of mythology, and the artwork was very ominous. ...
  • Sophia
    Jul 15, 2018
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  • Adam Spanos
    Aug 12, 2018
    Near the end of World War II, the evil Rasputin summoned a creature from another world -- a little red demon baby. And so starts Mike Mignola's distinctly offbeat "Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil," two interconnected action-factory stories with a bright-red ...
  • Saul the Heir of Isauldur
    May 28, 2018
    Solid 4 stars. Very nice art, distinctive style, definitely. The story (or stories) is very much original. I always enjoyed how the color red is underused in the panels so that when Hellboy shows up, he really pops and stands out. He's a very vibrant, bright red that leaps off the ...
  • Max's Comic Reviews and Lists
    Sep 18, 2018
    The World of Mignola When it comes to Mike Mignola's most popular work, Hellboy is far and away the most popular series he has ever been a part of or created. And I have been to wanting read this book as well as the other 3 omnibuses for ages now. And I so glad I finally got into it...
  • Joshua
    Jun 21, 2018
    Behind a monk who's supposed to be dead, the relics portraying demons caste in stone by memo-americans hide in shadows, and we all miss his words because a portal to another world, another time, opens and some new nightmare bursts forth to end humanity. And to all this Red just sighs, ...
  • Rachel Reid
    Jul 22, 2018
    Basically a perfect comic. We'll be discussing this book on the Living Between Wednesdays Podcast this week. ...
  • Chris Carrick
    May 27, 2018
    Omnibus is the best bang for your buck and the perfect starting point. Omnibus is the best bang for your buck and the perfect starting point. Mike Mignola's artwork is amazing. Perfect balance of humor and action as well ...
  • Sirbriang2
    Jul 21, 2018
    This is a bargain-priced TPD ($25 cover price for around 359 pages of published content!) of Mike Mignola?s first few Hellboy miniseries. Mignola does a great job of building a weird, paranormal world, despite these being his first attempts at plotting and scripting comics. The art i...