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Hellboy, Vol. 12: The Storm and the Fury (Hellboy #12)

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Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo conclude their epic collaboration that began in 2007''s Darkness Calls - a saga that changes everything for Hellboy In The Storm and the Fury, Hellboy cuts a deal with the devious Baba Yaga that may secure the survival of mankind in this follow-up to 2009''s lauded Hellboy: The Wild Hunt. But when war ensues between the forces of good and ev ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 176 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Dark Horse Books (first published March 7th 2012)
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[Name Redacted]
Aug 29, 2012 [Name Redacted] rated it it was amazing
WOW.

Just... WOW.

Do you love Norse mythology? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

Do you love Celtic mythology? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

Do you love Russian & Slavic mythology? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

Do you love Arthurian legends? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

Do you love the works of H.P. Lovecraft? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

Do you love Jewish & Christian apocalyptics? BAM! Hellboy's got you covered.

All in one volume. All in one story. And that story changes EVERYTHING fo
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Dimitris
Oct 09, 2015 Dimitris rated it really liked it
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I waited until the end of the series so this review will probably be a long one(something I don’t do often).First of all I want to thank Mike Mignola for creating Hellboy,perhaps one of the most badass anti heroes of the comic book history and putting him in a world that all the terrors from horror stories, campy B-movies and pulp fantasy exist.Hellboy is a paranormal investigator who never hesitates to fight only with his fists (ok he has the Right Hand Of Doom) and improvisation some of the mo
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Melissa McShane
This was a fantastic end to the series--though not to the story of Hellboy, as the final panels suggest (I wish I could remember which volume they're a reference to; the numbers blur together). I said before I was withholding judgment on developments in The Wild Hunt until I saw how it played out, and I was not disappointed.

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J.G. Keely
It feels somewhat odd to finally arrive at something like an end to the grand saga of Hellboy--very like an end. Though there are certainly enough threads open for Mignola to start up again with a new story where this one left off, for the first time, the main plot arc which began in the first issues of the series, so many years ago, has a conclusion. I'm not sitting here, idly wondering what happens in the next volume.

Of course, that may have a lot to do with me, who does not mind a dark, somew
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Michael Larson
Apr 22, 2012 Michael Larson rated it it was amazing
One of the things I always forget about Hellboy is how simple a character he is. Even though he's persistently surrounded by intricate mythologies and fulfilling labyrinthine prophecies, he basically just wants to be left alone. Not to brood, necessarily, but just to do his own thing. And yet creatures and villains the world over keep ensnaring him in their plots to gain power or revenge or Ragnarok.

So here, in the most climactic battle Hellboy's had yet to face, what stands out are the small mo
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Dani Shuping
Apr 25, 2012 Dani Shuping rated it it was amazing
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I discovered Hellboy series late, but he quickly became one of my favorites. The demon that forged his own path to be more than a prophecy, more than what light or dark chose for him to be...to be his own man. My word of advice before you start this collection, if you’ve only read volumes 10 and 11, both of which were just collections of Hellboy short stories, go back and read the previous volumes. You’ll want them to catch up to speed on who some of the characters are i
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Brooke
Jul 07, 2012 Brooke rated it liked it
The End. Hmm. I think that I would recommend reading all of these collected trades in one go. This one just came out a few months ago, and as I look over the my 'read' comics shelf, I see that the last time I read a storyline TPB (as opposed to the last two, which were side story collections) was in May 2010. No wonder I'm super fuzzy on who all these characters were (who the frak was Alice?) and how it all fit together!

The series, in retrospect, made me think of Fringe's season 4 a little bit (
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Brandon St Mark
This was the best Volume out of the original 12. I only wish Hellboy had actually used the sword, but that's because I find them more interesting than guns x3
Cassie-la
Jun 14, 2012 Cassie-la rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
REVIEW ALSO ON: http://www.dailyblam.com/news/2012/03...

Collecting The Storm 1-3 and The Fury 1-3, this trade chronicles Hellboy’s final, jaw-dropping arc in this classic story of good versus evil. With elements from Arthurian legends, appearances from old friends, and plenty of lessons learned, this conclusion to Hellboy’s story is everything one could want from a finale.

Set in the English countryside, after The Wild Hunt and Darkness Calls, this collection is full of legends, from fairies to A
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Brian
Jan 04, 2017 Brian rated it it was amazing
I have, since October, been reading the Mignolaverse. To those who don't know this includes a massive amount of miniseries, oneshots, ongoing etc. The main two ongoing books being Hellboy itself and BPRD. This has become one of the great pleasures of my comics reading life. I expected, just by the sheer amount of it all, to come across some lesser works, but this has not happened. I love almost everything I have read to one degree or another and all of it is fantastic and different. From the hug ...more
Michael
Apr 30, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it
I think I may still be recovering from reading this volume, two nights ago, all in one sitting. Which maybe wasn't a good idea, reading it at night. For some reason, it hit me a lot harder this time; its darkness felt more real. This is it: the big ending to Hellboy's story, at least his story here on Earth. The army of monsters, fairies, giants, and other creatures, summoned by the Queen of Blood in past volumes, has come to fight against humanity, and Hellboy's army of dead English knights has ...more
Wing Kee
Dec 17, 2014 Wing Kee rated it it was amazing
This is the best HB story I've read *drops mic*

Much like 'BPRD: King of Fear' was the end to the massive 'Plague of Frogs' storyline, this is the end of the HB storyline. This storyline which has been built since the first page of 'Seed of Destruction' finally gets the payoff. Was it a good payoff? Was it worth the wait? Hell yes!

World: Fegredo is a wonderful artist, he has the ability to channel Mignola style shadows and framing into his art but at the same time draw beautiful characters with
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Nathan
Jan 26, 2015 Nathan rated it it was amazing
I might go back and review the Hellboy titles that I have read but let this serve as a review of this volume but also of the series.

Why is Hellboy amazing? It took me awhile to figure it out but then I was remind of video game review of Dark Souls by Yahtzee on Zero Punctuation who said that the game was amazing because it makes a point of showing and not telling and that it was dripping with atmosphere. And that is exactly the case with Hellboy, unlike other serialized comics where villains are
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Sam Quixote
Mar 16, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
And so we come to the end

Picking up from “Volume 9: The Wild Hunt” (Vols 10 and 11 were collections of Hellboy short stories), Hellboy faces his destiny as the potential destroyer or saviour of the world.

While this is a potentially exciting finale, the book feels oddly flat. Hellboy doesn’t have many lines and his wit and charm is mostly missing (until his final scene). I think part of the problem was that this didn’t feel like the end you would expect. I expected a summation, a kind of retrosp
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Brendan Nicholls
Oct 23, 2016 Brendan Nicholls rated it it was amazing
I ran out of the spinoff volumes and thought I would complete this series. I am a little sad to see this one end but you just know Mignola is a great storyteller and this conclusion doesn't pull any punches. The endgame with Hellboy and the dragon just keeps you heavily invested to the page, I was not missing a panel of this epic conclusion.
Sesana
Sep 23, 2012 Sesana rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, comics
Now that's a finale. Tie up all the loose ends, bring everything together, and make it spectacular. It does suit the rest of the series, for the most part. There's also a strangely subdued feel running through much of the book. Maybe it's because Hellboy himself seems subdued, even resigned. The last few years haven't been kind to him, after all.
Mel
Hellboy is really nice modern folklore. This was a proper big ending to the series with huge battles (which I've admitted is not what I find most interesting about the series). But what was going on behind the scenes was nice. It felt like a good ending to the series.
Arlomisty
Mar 27, 2014 Arlomisty rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I liked this graphic novel.. it had a lot of old mythology from England... King Arthur, etc... Another one I've checked out from our local library...
Canavan
Mar 02, 2015 Canavan rated it really liked it
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Spencer
Feb 14, 2017 Spencer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A prefect ending to this sprawling journey, Mignola pulled out all the stops and created a masterpiece. The writing is masterful, the art by Duncan Fegredo is brilliant and I loved the tone and atmosphere - I found it a fitting end to this story.
Ravindra Pai
Mar 09, 2017 Ravindra Pai rated it it was amazing
Ending, lived up to its built up.
Ed Correa
Mar 05, 2017 Ed Correa rated it it was amazing
Aunque los volúmenes de historias cortas se disfrutan mucho es innegable que cuando el volumen cuenta una sola historia el personaje adquiere un tinte de completa épica. El final de Hellboy en la Tierra corría el riesgo de verse como algo cursi si no se manejaba bien, pero en las manos de Mignola y Fegredo es simplemente perfecta la forma en que se logra contar. Emotividad práctica, le llamaría yo.
Dean
Jul 05, 2015 Dean rated it really liked it
I just spent the past 2 weeks reading the Hellboy volumes 1 – 12 in a roughly chronological order. Many of the volumes include various short pieces, and they are not in chronological order by volume. In fact, the first stories chronologically actually are in Volume 4, then 11, 10, 7, 3, then 1, and so on. (You can find chronological reading lists on different websites. I found the most useful and up-to-date on the Hellboy wikia, but you may encounter spoilers as you follow the chronology thread. ...more
Claire
Oct 20, 2013 Claire rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Mike Mignola claimed that one of his biggest weaknesses as a storyteller was that he could never move his readers to tears. Let me tell you that Master Mignola is severely mistaken in that regard, because this book made me cry like a baby.

This is easily THE saddest, most beautiful, most perfect ending to a series I've read all year. I mean, I'm not some emotionless shell (emotional books with sad endings still make me sad), but it takes a LOT to get me to cry actual tears. It was so sad, I actua
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Michael Nash
Dec 15, 2012 Michael Nash rated it it was amazing
*spoilers*
I read several negative reviews of this suggesting that the ending of Hellboy was anti-climactic, so I had low hopes going into this one. It turns out all of those people were dead wrong. This volume ties up the story of Darkness Calls and the Wild Hunt, which had already incorporated a number of hanging threads from previous Hellboy stories. And it ties it all up in a way that sufficiently epic. The image of Hellboy fighting a dragon on top of a crumbling castle tower strikes a chord
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Helmut
Feb 25, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Es herrscht Krieg!

Showdown. Anders kann man diesen Band, der die Trilogie , die mit "Darkness Calls" begann und in "The Wild Hunt" forgesetzt wurde, beendet, kaum bezeichnen. Alle Fäden werden zusammengeführt, und Hellboy befindet sich mitten im Krieg der Mythen, den er nie wollte, und die Armeen stehen sich waffenstarrend und hasserfüllt gegenüber.

Etwas weniger verwirrend und obskur ist dieser Band dann doch geworden. Die düstere Atmosphäre, voller Verzweiflung und Hoffnungslosigkeit, erdrückt
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Simon Chadwick
Feb 10, 2014 Simon Chadwick rated it really liked it
It’s been a long-time coming, but the events that have shaped Hellboy’s life on Earth are coming together, thread by thread. Since breaking away from the BPRD some time ago now, Hellboy has wandered the world, often with a fair few drinks inside him, to finally stumble upon the shores of Britain, and it’s here, it seems, that everything may be coming to a climax. Despicable characters from Hellboy’s past collide with revelations, answers and the inevitable further questions, and not forgetting K ...more
James
Sep 16, 2014 James rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The decade-long plot of Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" series comes to a grand culmination, and it's an impressive read. We have evil spirits, fairy armies and the noble dead of Britain rising once again to her defense. In the midst of it all Hellboy is trying to keep to the right path, despite his diabolical heritage. He's trying to stick to his newfound sobriety as well--a touching, humanizing detail.

As has been my general experience with the Hellboy series, I had a bit of a hard time following exac
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kaelan
Jan 30, 2013 kaelan rated it liked it
Shelves: comix
The Storm and the Fury is the third and final installment of a trilogy which includes Darkness Calls and The Wild Hunt. Things got pretty crazy in the previous volume; and in that sense, Mignola does an admirable job of tying up all the loose ends.

Yet looking back on this story arc, I can't help but feel a certain emptiness, a certain dissatisfaction. The problem, I think, is that we—as readers—aren't given enough negative space. Narrative negative space, that is. Allow me to explain: At this po
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Mohamed
May 17, 2016 Mohamed rated it it was amazing
I don't think there's ever been a comic series that has captivated and surprised me as much as Hellboy, especially in the manner I feel about it. Sure, Hellboy is cool and badass and gets beaten up yet keeps coming back for more, but the thing I didn't expect was for these stories to contain so much bleak darkness, nobility and heartfelt sadness.

There are many volumes where the weird and the dark elements of Hellboy are present in spades, mostly in earlier volumes. But during the conflict final
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Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age (he doesn't remember why) and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began wo
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