Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1
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Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 4, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Months after a devastating plague ends World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with deadly vampires. Lord Henry Baltimore, a soldier determined to wipe out the monsters, is on the hunt for the creature responsible for this chaos and his own personal tragedy. What he uncovers is a terror as horrific and frightening as any he's seen on the battlefield.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Jun 29, 2011

    When he's not writing about the cape and spandex set, Nick Hanover is a book, film and music critic for Spectrum Culture and a staff writer for No Tofu Magazine. He also translates for "Partytime" Lukash Dinovic's Panel Panopticon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 7, 2010

    Mignola's and Golden's Baltimore: The Plague Ships is a worthwhile addition to the dark fantasy worlds fostered by Dark Horse. Ben Stenbeck's illustration suits the imagination of the artist/writer/creator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Dec 21, 2011

    The good news is, everything gets better. Amazingly better. I have read the follow-up series, Baltimore: The Curse Bells, which is a phenomenal piece of comic art and one of the best horror comics I have ever read. So pick up and read Baltimore: The Plague Ships if for no other reason than as preparation for a comic that is going to shiver your bones, churl your stomach, and blow your mind a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 4, 2010

    Fortunately, the same chilling atmosphere common to most of Mignola's work is still present here. Scenes of vampire hunting should entertain, even if the characters themselves don't. Ben Stenbeck's art also helps matters. As with Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels, Stenbeck provides a very old-fashioned visual style that nonetheless evokes Mignola's own familiar style. For the most part, all this series accomplishes is to make me vaguely curious about the original novel. Perhaps that can be considered a success. Still, when held against the copious output of Mignola and his collaborators at Dark Horse, Baltimore falls somewhat short of the mark. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 4, 2010

    "Baltimore: The Plague Ships" #1 looks beautiful, but at least for this new reader, the writing isn't quite up to par from Mignola and Golden. I'm generally fond enough of Mignola's comics that I'll give it another shot next month, but I expected a lot better from this creative team. Read Full Review

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