Dark Horse Preview: Frankenstein Underground #1

Any opportunity to check out Mike Mignola’s work pre-publication is like getting a bottle of fine bourbon on Christmas day…also, that bottle has been padded with dollar bills instead of packing peanuts.  Not trying to rub it in, just really excited.

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Celebrating 20 years of Hellboy: A [moral] compass for modern comics

Today, March 22nd, has been declared “Hellboy Day” by Dark Horse comics in celebration of 20 years of one of the most celebrated characters in comic-dom.  In the spirit of this most illustrious of feast days, I decided to reflect a little on just what I have found so special about Hellboy over the years.  I think I nailed it…but maybe that’s just my ego.  Comments and criticism are welcome, as always. Continue reading

The Amazing Screw-On Head

OK, this isn’t so much a review as it is a short yet gushing man-crush piece, because Mike Mignola.

If you haven’t read Mignola’s one-shot, The Amazing Screw-On Head before, please do so now then come back and finish reading this post.  No spoilers here, just saying it’s good stuff.  It won the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication, so… Continue reading