Review by: TurdSandwich

What did the
community think?

Avg Rating: 4.6
Users who pulled this comic:
Users who reviewed this comic:
Writer: Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Ben Stenbeck

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.50

I really like the fact that they have kept Ben Stenbeck as the sole artist on all the Baltimore books. His style is perfect for the creepy war torn villages and landscapes that Baltimore travels through, and he’s great at dipicting freaky creatures of the night. This issue he really got to stretch his monster muscles, coming up with a bunch of Leskovar’s Mea culpa ghouls. I also really dug the Croatian fishing town, where the villagers live in what appears to be a ghetto fashioned out of overturned ships, fucking awesome.

This being only a two-issue story, I’m sure next issue will be an action packed battle for our intrepid soldier of unfortune. As far as set-up issues go, this is a pretty wonderful example. Like the badass that he is, Lord Henry Baltimore arrives at a small seaside village in style. Crashlanding an airplane on shore, complete with monster cargo that he immediately shoots in the face before he passes out in the sand. After learning the towns fate–overrun by Vampires of course–he decides to make his way through town in pursuit of the vampire Haigus. It’s there where we get our introduction to Dr. Leskovar and his “Remedies”.

Golden and Mignola do a fantastic job pacing the story. We get introduced to all the players, are shown a nice sampling of what to expect antagonist-wise, and by the end I just wanted to read the next issue. I settled on a four-star rating, but it’s more like a 4.5, I’ll probably be giving next issue a 5 so it will even out. The art and story are both top-notch, and you really can’t go wrong reading any of the books in this corner of the comicbook world.

If you like stories about tough-as-nails war heroes killing monsters all across Europe, then I encourage you to pick up all the Baltimore books, if you don’t like those kinds of stories then you probably just haven’t read one of the Baltimore books, so you should fix that. Go to the comic shop now, tell ’em Turd sent you, they’ll know what to do. Alright maybe just pick the book up, they might ask you to leave if you mention poop. Thanks for reading, Sandwich out.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

Leave a Comment