Showing posts with label Mike Mignola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike Mignola. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Aliens Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone | Comics

To find out the unresolved mystery about USCSS Prometheus' fate, Angela Foster have led a group of explorers to the barren moon of LV-223 only to find out it's hostile secrets that took a death-toll on her companions. If that wasn't bad enough, terminally ill scientist Francis Lane among her crew has found engineer Derrick Russell's final days of work and in a desperate attempt to save his pathetic life, he tricked his humanoid construct aid Elden to take a dosage of that Black Goo which significantly changes him into a mutated form.

Although Francis managed to escape from him, a vengeful Elden led a Xenomorph army with him and unleashed death upon Geryon's crew. To avoid a bloody onslaught, Geryon's chief of security Galgo Helder decides to leave this godforsaken rock on-board the Perces ship. Unbeknownst to all, a Yautja hunting party from a nearby moon noticed the death and destruction caused by Xenomorphs on LV-223 and followed them. Since Angela left Francis on Galgo's custody, he was uncertain of what to do with him and then Elden and his Xeno buddies suddenly showed up looking for Francis.

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Aliens Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone | Comics

Now devoid of any reason or protocol to follow, Elden is his own master and takes over command ship Helios with a group of Xenomorphs lurking around him, waiting to tear apart anyone on sight. He explains that everything attached to Geryon is under his control and demands that Galgo gives up Francis to him if he wants to live. Considering their lives are now at his hands, Galgo though it wise to exchange Francis to survive but when the handover was about to be complete, the Yautja gang broke into Geryon.

This sudden interruption made Elden angry as he believed that Galgo is probably playing him and his gang of Aliens tries to carry out his vendetta for him. While they were slaughtering wounded human crew on ship, the Predators were busy putting android janitors out of commission. Knowing he is completely out of luck, Galgo departs in his ship Perces from Geryon and left, unknowingly carrying a stowaway hunter within. Elden's quest remains unfulfilled as the ship quickly became a kill zone for all of these monsters.

Being an ever evolving monster himself, Elden becomes a primary target of Predators and he decides to let his rage out on them. Though, they took care of his Alien friends, he became a real problem for the hunting party as he proved quite a match for them. He infects one of them with his evolved mutation during close combat and it eventually led to a horrific transformation to that Yautja. In a desperate final bid to save his own skin from all hostiles, Francis Lane does the unthinkable, which is beyond Elden's imagination.

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Violent Evolution Continues

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Aliens Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone

Serving as a connecting story for major Dark Horse Comics crossover event "Fire and Stone", "Aliens Vs. Predator – Fire and Stone" ties in with three other interconnected limited series; Aliens – Fire and Stone, Prometheus – Fire and Stone and Predator – Fire and Stone. This book was plotted by writer Christopher Sebela and drawn by Ariel Olivetti (JLA – Paradise Lost, Superman/Batman Vs. Aliens/Predator). All of the covers were done by E. M. Gist while legendary illustrator Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien, Hellboy) was featured as a guest cover-artist for the beginning issue of the series.

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Among Monsters and Hunters

This "Aliens Vs. Predator" line of story from "Fire and Stone" crossover explores the outcome of the genetic accelerant, most commonly referred as Black Goo on other extraterrestrials like Yautja and leaves an opening for the next "Predator" story in the line. Aside from connecting to the shared universe of Aliens/Predators/Prometheus, the book also relates to the live-action Alien (1979) and Prometheus (2012) films as it took place in between their timeline. However, the concept of Aliens versus Predator came into play much later in live-action films or mainstream comic-books.
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Sunday, July 2, 2006

Hellboy – The Chained Coffin and Others | Comics

Hellboy flies to Ireland in 1959, to investigate a case of a missing child, Alice Monaghan who was replaced by a shape-shifting fairy Gruagach. Knowing the nature of these beasts, Hellboy proceeds to torture the fairy by burning it with iron and forcing it to reveal the fate of the baby. Not being able to take the punishment, the fairy suggests Hellboy to head for crossroads at midnight and look for three of his folks.

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Hellboy – The Chained Coffin | Comics

Upon receiving this information, the fairy is thrown into the fireplace at his continuous pleading. Knowing this little folks play by certain rules, Hellboy heads to the crossroads at midnight falls. He met three of Gruagach's folks who gave him a deal of giving Tam O'Clannie's corpse a proper Christian burial in exchange for the kid and it should be completed before dawn.

Though, the vengeful fairy Gruagach made it hard for him to fulfill his commitment to the fairies and released a giant warthog monster Grom to take him out, the son of Demon is not intimidated at all. Two years after, in 1961, Hellboy goes to investigate another of folklore legend called the Iron Shoes in an abandoned castle of Ireland, only to find the legend to be true.

His next adventure took him to Bereznik, Russia three years after, in 1964, involving multiple cases of child abduction. This time the evidence is linked to the myth of Baba Yaga witch and the aftermath of their confrontation will leave quite a mess. His paranormal investigation continues as he goes looking for mysterious cases like A Christmas Underground, The Chained Coffin and The Wolves of Saint August.

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Hellboy – The Chained Coffin and Others (Comics) Wikipedia

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Servants of Homunculus

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01. Hellboy - The Corpse and the Iron Shoes

02. Hellboy - A Christmas Underground

03. Hellboy - The Chained Coffin

04. Hellboy - The Wolves of Saint August

05. Hellboy - Almost Colossus 01

06. Hellboy - Almost Colossus 02

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Hellboy – The Chained Coffin and Others (Hardcover)

A great selective collection of writer/artist Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien, Cosmic Odyssey)'s early days of work on Hellboy franchise from Dark Horse Comics, all comprised on "The Chained Coffin and Others" trade paperback, years after the original publication. Although, Hellboy is often seen working with his partner Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman or other B.P.R.D. agents, these collection of tales were mostly based on his solo adventures, except "The Wolves of Saint August" and "Almost Colossus".

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Wolf of Saint August

"The Chained Coffin" is one of Hellboy's solo missions, outlined by Abraham Sapien from a letter that the former wrote to him. Some of the stories were featured on the pages of Dark Horse Presents monthly ongoing series and these standalone mini-tales of eight pages, merged with two issue limited series "Almost Colossus", that is preceded by previous storylines "Seed of Destruction" and "Wake the Devil". Mike Mignola eventually won Eisner Award on "Best Writer/Artist: Drama" category in 1998 for his out-standing work on "Almost Colossus" mini-series.
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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Hellboy – Wake the Devil | Comics

In the Arctic Circle of Norway's northern coast, the head of the Zinco Company, Roderick Zinco is flying a helicopter to an old castle. He breaks into the castle and there, he met Grigori Rasputin's former allies; Ilsa Haupstein, Karl Kroenen and Leopold Kurtz to inform them of their master’s return. He swears that, on his private island he saw Grigori Rasputin who gave him a purpose and left the words “Ragna Rock” on the beach before disappearing.

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Hellboy – Wake The Devil | Comics

Right after one year of that event, the curator of a wax museum in New York; Howard Steinman is mysteriously killed by the Nazis for reasons unknown. While these weird happenings were taking place, paranormal consultant Kate Corrigan and Director Tom Manning were in the B.P.R.D. headquarters with their paranormal agents discussing the matter at hand. They were busy briefing the agents of a person having Vampire like abilities, named Vladimir Giurescu, a person involved in one of Hitler’s notorious project called “Vampir Sturm”.

The gathered evidence suggests that the recently deceased curator might be the one responsible for the transport of Giurescu‘s corpse after he was killed. As the location of the castle indicates three possible locations, they quickly split into teams. Abe Sapien and Clark teamed up, whilst Liz Sherman and Leach grouped with Bud Waller. Hellboy heads to Romania on his own and accidentally lands on the castle where a giant-ass Nazi cyborg Unmensch attacks him instantly on Ilsa’s order.

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Hellboy – Wake the Devil (Comics) Wikipedia

Hellboy – Wake the Devil (Comics) Wikia

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The Imprisonment of Ogdru Jahad

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Hellboy – Wake the Devil

Hellboy – Wake the Devil is a five part limited series by Mike Mignola (Cosmic Odyssey, Lobster Johnson), which is published from Dark Horse Comics in 1996. The series was continued from a storyline that took place in the previously published "Hellboy – Seed of Destruction" limited series from Mignola.

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Destiny of Anung Un Rama

As the previous graphic novel in the line had served as the main inspiration for Hellboy motion picture in 2004, Wake the Devil also provided storyline for the animated film Hellboy: Blood and Iron in 2007.
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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hellboy – Seed of Destruction | Comics

During the time of World War II, the infamously fabled Russian psychic Grigori Rasputin were recruited in a secret doomsday project by the Nazis that will bring up the end of the world and ensure their victory in the final battle. Though Rasputin was well aware of Hitler’s upcoming fate, he still decides to take the resources at hand for his own purpose to summon his masters, the mystical savage beasts called the Ogdru Jahad on Earth.

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Hellboy – Seed of Destruction | Comics

However, what he ended up transporting via the portal was only a red-skinned half-demonic humanoid boy who was later found by an American elite rescue troops and he was immediately dubbed “Hellboy” by a young paranormal official named Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who adopted him as his own son afterwards. Even though, Rasputin’s effort of creating a miracle was seemingly laid waste but he still remained in shadows for a long time. He was waiting for the right time to strike back at the world and remained dormant with his destructive purpose withing him.

After passing fifty years of that event, the grown up Hellboy is working in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense in New York, where he works along with fellow agent Liz Sherman and Abe Sapien as a paranormal investigator. When a much older Bruttenholm was telling him about the event of his origin, the place is then suddenly swarmed with frogs and a huge one chase and kills Bruttenholm, leaving markings around him, this sets Hellboy to reveal the mysterious secret behind these malevolent scenes.

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Hellboy – Seed of Destruction (Comics) Wikipedia

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An Agent of Destruction

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Created by writer/artist Mike Mignola (Cosmic Odyssey, Lobster Johnson), Hellboy is a fictional superhero from Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy – Seed of Destruction is a four part limited series that is plotted by John Byrne (Jack Kirby's Fourth World, John Byrne’s Next Men) and Mike Mignola, with the former also serving as the artist for the book.

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The Ogdru Jahad Unleashed

The story won Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album and Best Writer/Artist for Mike Mignola, as well as served as the main plotline for the 2004 live-action Hellboy movie starring actor Ron Perlman in the titular role. Te aftermath of the book is continued in another limited series, Wake the Devil, released on 1996.
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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Hellboy | Comics

During the crucial era of World War II, the Nazis recruited the evil mystic Grigori Rasputin’s aid in a desperation to turn the tides of the war against the allied forces and through a magic ritual he teleported a Half-Demon, humanoid like creature to a churchyard in England. Their ritual was interrupted by the allied forces and soon, the boy was found by the American soldiers.

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Hellboy | Comics

A young Professor Trevor Bruttenholm of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.), decides to adopt and raise this devilish-looking boy after naming him “Hellboy”. By the time he was eight, the boy joined the Bureau as a paranormal investigator and through Bruttenholm's guidance he soon becomes an occult expert with extensive knowledge on that particular subject.

Though he grew up only a little on age but got an appearance of a full-grown middle-aged man with two horns on top of his forehead and a red skin. Despite having a demonic origin, he actually cares for the humans. Being the son of the demon Azzael, he possess super strength as well as nearly limitless endurance and the invulnerable massive forearm made from red stone, called the "Right Hand of Doom".

In his years as an active agent for the Bureau, he worked on cases of possession, haunting, exorcism, enchantments and fought creatures like Vampires, Werewolves and other mystical monsters as well. Following many of his investigative missions, he is often aided by his fellow teammate Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Johann Kraus and B.P.R.D.'s finest field agents.

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Hellboy (Comics) Wikipedia

Hellboy (Comics) Dark Horse Wikia

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Occult Detective from Hell

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Created by renowned writer cum artist Mike Mignola (Cosmic Odyssey, Lobster Johnson) back in 1993, Hellboy is a fictional superhero character that appears in the comic books published from Dark Horse Comics. Till date, the character has appeared in many graphic novels, company-wide crossovers and generated spin-off series; led him to be one of the most popular face in Dark Horse Comics.

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The Greatest Paranormal Detective

The growing popularity of the character led to two movies based on the concept; Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army with actor Ron Perlman in and as Hellboy himself. Also a single-player action video game titled, Hellboy: Asylum Seeker was released with its own plotline in 2000. Hellboy also have some crossover adventures with other fictional heroes like Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, Savage Dragon and Spawn.
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Saturday, February 14, 2004

Batman – A Death in the Family | Comics

After Dick Grayson; the first Robin was fired (Nightwing – Year One) for his disobedience and arrogance on the line of duty, Batman starts operating alone and soon have found a boy trying to steal the tires of Batmobile in the streets of Crime Alley.

He took that boy; Jason Todd to the Batcave and soon after the boy had successfully deduced Batman’s secret identity, is recruited as the second Robin. During their regular patrolling on field and training sessions, Jason proved himself to be very agile and also a bit aggressive.

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Batman – A Death in the Family | Comics

While facing a mob group during their patrol, Batman was very dissatisfied with Jason’s arrogance on how to approach them and to help him, tries to talk some sense into him but Jason seemed to be quite reluctant to that issue. Afterwards, Bruce tries to talk with Jason regarding his parents, leading the boy to leave discussion and heads for the street.

Soon, he meets up with an old neighbour Mrs. Walker, who used to live by his parents and the lady gave him a box full of photographs and documents related to his parents but yet was not helpful enough to find them. However, he got a clue of his mother’s name initial being “S” and with help from the Batcomputer, Jason finds three possible match and one of them is the deadly assassin Lady Shiva.

As the impatient boy left home to find his mother, The Joker escaped from Arkham in the mean time, leading Batman and the Man of Steel; Superman to chase his tail. Yet, a great tragedy is about to take place in the life of The Dark Knight.

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Batman – A Death in the Family (Comics) Wikipedia

Batman – A Death in the Family (Comics) DC Wikia

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A Clown's Madness

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"A Death in the Family" is a famous Batman storyline that took place on issues #426-429 from the very first monthly ongoing series of Batman in 1988. The storyline was developed by writer/artist Jim Starlin (Cosmic Odyssey, Death of the New Gods), who wrote the plot and artist Jim Aparo took care of the illustration work. This four part story was later become one of the most important arc that would follow the “Hush” and “Under the Red Hood” storyline.

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A Tragedy of The Family

The reference of this arc is frequently mentioned in many other books from DC Comics as well as the crossover event of The New 52 titled “Death of the Family” in 2012, by Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Superman Unchained) and Greg Capullo (Haunt, Spawn). An animation feature of the same name was also released from the line of DC Animated Original Movie in 2010.
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