Around 525 BC, a Persian army 50,000 strong vanished from
the face of the earth while crossing the Egyptian desert.
Two millennia later, amid mounting hostilities between Libya
and joint allied forces, a group of British archaeologists
has met the same fate, disappearing without trace along the
edge of the Great Sand Sea. It's time to call in the Bureau
for Paranormal Research and Defense...
represents the first Hellboy novelisation. It's a book
that is sure to divide the fans. There will be those that
argue that Hellboy only really works as a graphic novel
and to release a book without Mignola's illustrations is blasphemous
- despite the fact that this book includes a number of sketches
by the man himself.
came to The Lost Army with an open mind and left it
unsure as to whether I was totally won over or not. It's a
good, solid story that Mignola fans will warm to, but there
seemed to be something missing.
dead warn Hellboy and his companions to: "Leave now or
die". Digging deeper beneath the sands of the Sahara,
the paranormal investigation team find a danger far greater
than they bargained for. In the immortal sorcerer Hazred,
it looks as though Hellboy has found a foe beyond even his
Golden's writing is fresh and engaging, but Mignola's sketches,
which are scattered throughout this story, remind us of what
this could be - a fantastic graphic novel.
good read, and one that Hellboy fans should warm to.
But, don't blame me if you don't!
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