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    Excellent. Howard's wood cut looking art is perfect for Hellboy. And both scary and engaging story. There have been some clunkers recently, but this is a step back to prime Hellboy.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    What a treat! This first issue lived up to the hype. I can see why Mike wanted Zack for this story. Those trees and the overall atmosphere is spot on.

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    I'm very happy with this new two parter, agreeing Zack Howard's work is superlative, and of course, I'm really grateful for Mike M's writing, but I really want to call attention to Dave Stewart's coloring work-- Stewart has long been one of my very favorite colorists, and as just one example of why this's so can be seen in the first few pages, singling out the coloring of a fore-ground post of the porch of the cabin: the texture and condition of the post is pretty much all conveyed by the colorist, rather than by Howard's pencils. How much was given to Stewart in the pencils is hard for me to determine, but it surely seems like the shades of gray/brown and blacks are all Stewart. He really, really enhances the graphics for me. Leaning back and just enjoying the hell out of this issue.
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    Ao true Matt. His use of sepia tones for the flashbacks made it very easy to follow pane to panel.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    I'm all for Dave Stewart appreciation, but he's long been one of the best colorists in comics.

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    The Return of Effie Kolb #1 debrief... although admittedly it's more of a check-in on Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. in general

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