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World War I. In the battle between good and evil, evil just got creative: The Germans are developing a mysterious weapon to break through the trenches. American pilot Jack Shannon and Archie Caldwell, Britain's greatest stage magician, are sent behind enemy lines, into the heart of the supernatural vortex that is the Black Forest. There, in a remote castle, they match wits ...more
Library Binding, 96 pages
Published April 18th 2008 by Paw Prints 2008-04-18 (first published April 28th 2004)
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Qt
Great comic book! I loved the "classic monster" feel, and thought it was great that there was plenty of action and spookiness without it getting *really* gory. The hero was a bit too arrogant for me to like him, but he'd be right at home in an old horror movie, and there were plenty of other characters I did like. It was fun how so many monsters were combined into one book. I especially liked Frankenstein's monster.
A couple of scenes were unclear to me, and a few things I thought needed a
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Rodolfo Santullo
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Todavía con Overlord muy presente en mis retinas, cae en mis manos esta estupenda novela gráfica de un grupo de autores por completo desconocidos para mi, pero editada por Image (lo que siempre da varios grados de confianza) que me retrotrae de inmediato a dicha película. Nos encontramos en 1916, en plena WWI. Estamos en la guerra de trincheras y prácticamente los dos bandos se encuentran trancados en Tierra de Nadie, ganando escasos centímetros batalla tras batalla. Sin embargo, algo cambia: ...more
Andrew
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Story was a little lackluster.
Don Weiss
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In every way VAN HELSING failed to become the perfect homage to the Classic Universal Monsters, THE BLACK FOREST succeeded.

The setting is Europe during World War I. The unlikely pair of American flying ace Jack Shannon and British stage magician Archie Caldwell are sent to infiltrate a castle situated in the mysterious region of the Black Forest. They get far more than they bargained for when they uncover a plot to reanimate an army of the dead, leading to dangerous encounters with a pack of
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Brendan
The Black Forest follows the grim adventures of air ace Jack Shannon, sent on a suicide mission with a mysterious British agent into the Black Forest of Germany during World War 2. Their mission takes them into the heart of dark magic country, encountering old world monsters and creepy castles, not to mention Nazis galore. It's an amusing comic, a straight-up WW2 occult adventure story, similar to the kinds of stories Mike Mignola tells in Hellboy and BPRD. Vokes' art reminds me of Mike Oeming, ...more
Seth Tucker
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great comic that tells a harrowing story to stop the secrets of Dr. Frankenstein from falling into the hands of the Germans. Set against the backdrop of WWI, an American pilot and English occultist have to venture into the Black Forest to stop a deranged madman from continuing the experiments of Frankenstein. They will face vampires, werewolves, and the unkillable Frankenstein monster, and with a little luck save the world. Filled with references to the source material, The Black Forest is a ...more
Tim
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most flat-out fun graphic novels I've read in a while. It just punches all my buttons. WWI. An American pilot. A British magician. An evil German scientist hell-bent on using the Frankenstein Monster as a war machine. Add vampires and werewolves and a touch of Hammer Horror styling and the result is magical.
Phil
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series. It should be option for a movie!
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Great concept. Fun.
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