Hellboy s World

Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520288033
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Hellboy, Mike Mignola's famed comic book demon hunter, wanders through a haunting and horrific world steeped in the history of weird fictions and wide-ranging folklores. Hellboy's World shows how our engagement with Hellboy is also a highly aestheticized encounter with the medium of comics and the materiality of the book. Scott Bukatman's dynamic study explores how comics produce a heightened 'adventure of reading' in which syntheses of image and word, image sequences, and serial narratives create compelling worlds for the reader's imagination to inhabit. In Mignola's work, the imaginative space that exists on the page and within the book becomes a self-aware meditation upon the imaginative space of page and book. To understand the mechanics of creating a world on the page, Bukatman draws upon other media--including children's books, sculpture, pulp fiction, cinema, graphic design, painting, and illuminated manuscripts. Hellboy's World delves into shared fictional universes and occult detection, the riotous colors of comics that elude rationality and control, horror and the evocation of the sublime, and the place of abstraction in Mignola's art to demonstrate the pleasurable and multiple complexities of the reader's experience. Monsters populate the world of Hellboy comics, but Hellboy's World argues that comics are themselves little monsters, unruly sites of sensory and cognitive pleasures that exist, happily, on the margins. The book is not only a treat for Hellboy fans but will entice anyone interested in the medium of comics and the art of reading"--Provided by publisher.

Hellboy Kompendium 3

Author: Mike Mignola
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959812841
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der grosse Hellboy-Sammelband mit Artwork des britischen Zeichners Duncan Fegredo (Kid Eternity, Enigma) umfasst die grandiosen Erzählungen "Ruf der Finsternis", "Die wilde Jagd" und "Der Sturm", die die Vorgeschichte zum letzten Kapitel der HELLBOY-Saga bilden. Nach vielen Abenteuern in aller Welt kehrt der Held aus der Hölle nach Europa zurück und muss sich neuen, aber auch alten Widersachern stellen. Eine Versammlung aller Hexen der Welt lockt ihn in die Fänge der hasserfüllten Baba Jaga und ihrem Verbündeten Kriegerfürsten Koshcei. Die daraus resultierende Kettenreaktion führt Hellboy zwischen die Fronten eines uralten, übernatürlichen Konflikts aus Zeiten von König Artus und seinem legendären Königsschwert Excalibur. Neben Riesen aus dem keltischen Sagenreich, einer mysteriösen Versammlung und den Seelen der Ritter Britanniens kämpft der Höllenjunge gegen seine eigenen Erinnerungen und gerät so an seine persönlichen und geistigen Grenzen.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 3 Wolves at the Gate

Author: Joss Whedon
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621150194
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Vampires that, at will, can transform into wolves, panthers, insects, or fog invade the Slayer base of operations in northern Scotland, and not only walk away unscathed, but in possession of Buffy's scythe, the symbol of Slayer power worldwide. Buffy and the Slayer legion travel to Tokyo in order to learn more about their dangerous new foes, as Xander journeys to Transylvania to solicit the only person they've ever known to possess such power: Dracula. * The celebrated Buffy Season Eight continues with Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Lost) writing Wolves at the Gate, with Joss Whedon continuing his role as executive producer, and Georges Jeanty as series artist. * Includes the stand-alone issue written by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, "A Beautiful Sunset." * "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read there lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do." -Comic Book Resources * A New York Times bestseller!

Hellboy Volume 1 Seed of Destruction

Author: Mike Mignola
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621150542
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster films. 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. " ... Hellboy is a brilliant example of how to elevate the comic of the future to a higher literary level while achieving a higher pitch of excitement." —Robert Bloch, from his introduction