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    Quote Originally Posted by middenway View Post
    I'm not sure how long ago they stopped being out of print, but Volumes 3 and 4 are getting very hard to find in hardcover now. The best I've found is here for volume 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by middenway View Post
    I'm not sure how long ago they stopped being out of print, but Volumes 3 and 4 are getting very hard to find in hardcover now. The best I've found is here for volume 4.
    So, looks like £25.99 is $39.35 in US Dollars?

    Then add on the delivery charge:
    EUROPE DELIVERY - £8.50
    Estimated delivery time: 7 - 8 working days from despatch.

    REST OF THE WORLD DELIVERY - £12.50
    Estimated delivery time: 7 - 10 working days from despatch.
    And looks like £12.50 equals about $19.00 US Dollars.

    (Of course, if SediarSago is in Europe, that's not quite as much of an issue.)

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    I'm going to start diving into the Hellboy universe very soon (I picked up the volume 1 library edition and will go from there). I've never read a single comic, nor seen either of the films. I'm wondering if there is a suggested point in the comics that I should reach before watching the films. Do the films spoil anything in the comics, is there anything I should experience via the comics first? That sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat A Tat View Post
    I'm going to start diving into the Hellboy universe very soon (I picked up the volume 1 library edition and will go from there). I've never read a single comic, nor seen either of the films. I'm wondering if there is a suggested point in the comics that I should reach before watching the films. Do the films spoil anything in the comics, is there anything I should experience via the comics first? That sort of thing.
    Basically the films and comics are regarded as entirely different beasts altogether, so basically neither spoil one another,

    about which this interview Mike Mignola did in 2012 seems pretty explanatory:
    http://www.wired.com/2012/10/geeks-guide-mike-mignola/

    (about mr. Mike Mignola conceiving Hellboy as his own creator-owned comic as well as co-plotting both movies together with Guillermo Del Toro).
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    What is really neccessary to get started with Hellboy? Was the 2004 film a good description of the origin?

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    Easiest way is just with the first book Seed of Destruction. Or the first library edition which contains Sees of Destruction and the second volume, Wake the Devil. First movie has a similar origin, and is based on Seed of Destruction story, but is definitely a beast of its own, not fully compatible with the comics

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    Hi everyone! I am not entirely new to Hellboy. I've read the first book of the library edition, the 4 war on frogs omnibi, the first vol. of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. and I just read "Being Human". I have to admit I was ready to give up on the world of Hellboy, but I found the story "Being Human" with Hellboy and Roger to be great! Are there any other stories like that in the Hellboy universe, and could you direct me to them? Thanks!

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    Possibly Conquerer Worm (Hellboy trade 5/Library Ed 3), it's the other story of Hellboy and Roger going on a mission together, though you may want to read Almost Colossus first as it gives Roger's full background (Hellboy trade 3/Library Ed 2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinkie View Post
    Possibly Conquerer Worm (Hellboy trade 5/Library Ed 3), it's the other story of Hellboy and Roger going on a mission together, though you may want to read Almost Colossus first as it gives Roger's full background (Hellboy trade 3/Library Ed 2)
    Thanks. It wasn't just the duo of Hellboy and Roger that I liked, but the quiter moments between them just talking. Is that kind of character interaction common in Hellboy or B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth?

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    There is a lot of character stuff across all the series, but I just picked those stories as a lot of the other stuff with Hellboy and Roger carries on some of the same themes, so if you liked Being Human, they'll probably appeal to you

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