Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1

Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 10, 2011 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6
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Monsters are overrunning Europe, and Baltimore, the only one who can put an end to these horrors, must find and kill Haigus, the vampire responsible for this chaos. Following reports that Haigus is holed up in a cloister, Baltimore finds a haven full of death and black magic, and the creature at the heart of his obsession!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tristram Taylor Aug 9, 2011

    I could tell almost immediately that Im going to really enjoy Baltimore: The Curse Bells, which follows Lord Henry Baltimores single minded hunt for one particular vampire through Europe in 1916. Baltimores motivations are very personal, though that doesnt stop him from taking time out to destroy any other unholy creatures that cross his path, and apparently Europe is riddled with them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 10, 2011

    In general this series in one of the best from Dark Horse Comics and if you missed out on Plague Ships then do yourself a favor and don't miss out on The Curse Bells. With a strong narrative that recaps the origin of Lord Baltimore I guarantee you won't be lost in the story, then if you like what you read you can always pick up the first series on Dark Horse's digital app. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 13, 2011

    This series emanates style, creating, in a single issue, a desolate and despairing Europe that is besieged by a menace that few believe in and even fewer can face. Each and every word and image have obviously been selected with care, and they all add up to build a tale that I'm eager to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 13, 2011

    Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 (Ray's review)Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011By: Ray Tate Mike Mignola, Christopher GoldenBen Stenbeck, Dave Stewart (c)Dark Horse Writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden build on the mythology of Baltimore. The vampires, huge monstrous bat things, scavenged the near dead on the battle-scarred fields of No Man's Land during World War I on an alternate earth. Vampire grand poobah Haigus promised the extermination of humanity when the heavily wounded Baltimore refused to be the beast's supper. Lord Baltimore's crusade though was inevitable. There's no way these gargantuan blood suckers would have settled for just the dying doughboy or the husk of the Hun. Besides, evil lies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 12, 2011

    Story-wise, of course, this isn't a vast remove from the usual Hellboy stuff"monster killer kills monsters against gothic old-world backdrop. Mignola's a guy who knows what he does well, and is happy to keep working in that mode. It seems his fans are happy to see him doing this as well, so if you're one, you know what to expect. And why should that be a problem, when he does it so well? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robot Overlord Aug 7, 2011

    STEPHEN: Bottom line for me... I like it. The first series seemed to take a while to get started, but here, the action is right in our face. The art is okay, but it seems that this is the style we get in every Mignola penned book where he doesn't do the art. It works, and it is a recognizable look, but in the end, I wouldn't mind seeing something new. Overall, Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1 gets 3.5 Stars out of 5 from me. Read Full Review

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