Hey folks, back for another Mignolaverse storytime! Today we're doing Sledgehammer '44, and I might do the second Witchfinder volume afterwards if I've got time.
Yesterday's Lobster Johnson storytime can be found here >>65813662
As usual, please remember to keep this bumped, as OPs can't.
Too much work. Also my phone sucks.
In Greek mythology, Epimetheus is the brother of Prometheus. Fitting, given the name of the story that introduced the Vril armor.
Goddamn Nazi mechatanks.
So, how's everyone doing today?
Issue two! Who's reading? Anyone reading for the first time?
These are some familiar faces, huh?
And now, the three-part Lightning War!
Oh shit indeed my anonymous friend.
God I love this cover.
God this Black Flame is terrifying.
By the way, his line in this page is
>IS THAT ALL, LITTLE TURTLE?
Comment of appreciation!
And that's all for Sledgehammer! Next, we turn back the clock to the tail end of the 19th century, and catch up with Sir Edward Grey in America!
This is Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever! Featuring the art of the late, great, John Severin.
We have no clue. It's not touched upon again, but it should be. I wonder if we'll see more of that family in Hellboy and the BPRD.
I think part of it is that he's always had complete creative control over what happens in the universe, so it's all according to his vision.
As for WHERE he gets his ideas from, I can only assume black magic.
Interesting bit of trivia, Mike came up with the Sledgehammer series because he asked Severin if there was any particular kind of story he wanted to draw and he said a WWII story. Unfortunately he died before he could finish it...
>WHERE he gets his ideas from
Reading the things he pulls influences form in the back pages of the trades is always really interesting. I have no idea where he finds the time to be as well versed in comics, art, literature, and film as he his. I mean a typical one is
> I based the design of these creatures from the sculptures of a obscure medieval polish artist
I'd like to see a movie about that.
Being Mike Mignola. Starring John Cusack.
He's seen briefly at Panya's unwrapping, and he's got a drawer with his name on it in that one guy's place in the first Witchfinder mini.
Glad you're enjoying it!
unrelated to the storytime, who likes/watches /co/ live action TV? I marathoned AoS this week, wasn't bad although it could be better. Looking forward to Arrow/Flash. The first episode of Gotham was kinda meh, but it's a pilot so I wasn't expecting too much.
I never really got into AoS, but I'm super pumped for Arrow/Flash. Haven't watched Gotham yet, but I'm not a fan of the whole "HEY YOU GUISE THIS GUY IS RIDDLER GET IT?"
I thought the same thing when it came out, but as the story progresses it diverges a lot more.
AoS gets better if you give it time. It's not as good yet as Arrow, but I'm hopeful for this season (of both shows). I'm worried that Flash will have a hard time finding a balance between the silliness of COMICS SCIENCE and a show that I can take seriously.
God some of the scenery in this mini makes me want to go camping. Haven't been in almost a year.
That's all! Probably won't have time to do one tomorrow, but on the bright side there's very little left to actually do! Volume four of Lobster Johnson, 80% of Witchfinder volume three is out, and we can't start Abe's solo series back up again until Guy gets past volume five of BPRD Hell on Earth.
I may do the BPRD Origin stories, not sure if Guy's going to cover that or not.
Thanks for reading everyone!