Wednesday, June 20, 2007

HELLBOY: SEED OF DESTRUCTION by Mike Mignola and John Byrne (Booktalk)

Title: Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Author: Mike Mignola and John Byrne
ISBN: 1593070942
Publisher: Dark Horse; 3rd Edition (2004)

The year is 1944. On a small island off the coast of Scotland a desperate Nazi Germany has called upon the powers of the evil Russian sorcerer Rasputin to deliver them a miracle. Meanwhile, a small group of Allied forces gathers outside of a small village in England with the aid of a small contingent of paranormal investigators and psychics led by Trevor Bruttenholm. Calling on dark, inhuman forces, Rasputin produces his miracle, right in the midst of the Allies miles away; a small red-skinned, child with a whip-like tail and a huge hand made of crimson stone: Hellboy. Now, fifty years later, Hellboy has been called by his adoptive father, Trevor Bruttenholm, to warn him of a great danger after returning from a doomed expedition to the arctic. However, the warning goes unspoken. A terrifying creature, a nightmare mixture of frog and man, kills Bruttenholm before he can reveal his dark message. With almost no clues to guide him and what little help his fellow agents of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense can lend him, Hellboy must seek out the horrors that Dr. Bruttenholm has unwittingly unleashed upon the world. For him, what he discovers could be the key to his origins. For the world, it could be the Seed of Destruction.

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