[ Read Book ] ♌ Baltimore, Vol. 5 ☪ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I wonder whether this book would be published if a no name writer wrote this The fifth Balti volume contains two short arcs, The Witch of Harju and The Wolf and the Apostle In the Witch, Balti and his crew find a witch in a village and kill her In the Wolf, a different crew find a werewolf in a castle and kill it Seriously if it weren t for Mike Mignola s involvement and his readership, NOBODY would read this crap assuming it d even be made available It could not be any less inspired The summary above sounds like I m skimming details, but I m really not that s all there is to this one There s a black cat with red eyes and later a crow and I was thinking, maybe they re MacGuffins maybe the innocent girl villager turns out to be the witch and the animal shapeshifter is trying to save the village But no, the witch was the black cat crow There s not even a hint of ambiguity in the werewolf story some characters you ve never heard of rock up to a stereotypically gothic castle on a crumbling mountainside and kill a werewolf And I enjoyed Peter Bergting s art on the witch story and Ben Stenbeck s on the werewolf one, and Dave Stewart s colours always improves a comic, but holy shit is there nothing to this Balti book This is a book of lazy, immensely boring, generic horror comics Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden are firmly on autopilot throughout. 2.5 A new status quo that starts rather choppily World The art has been solid for this series but I will say I did not really enjoy the art in the Witch of Harju story, I felt the art and the tone didn t really combine well, yes the art is still very violent but I think it s the brightness of the world that is jarring The world building is choppy also With the last book we let off with Balti I m a new mission and without a heart, plus then werewolf Here we see them again but Balti has friends now and his personality is a bit different, we didn t get any introduction and the change is sudden making for a little sense of disorientation at the start of the read The ideas behind the world are interesting but just when the rules were established we getquestions about the rules of the world which irk Story Two solid stories The first one is a bit choppy and coming off the last arc was disorienting with the changes and the new team It s not really Balti s thing and it is out of character which irks me The second story is better, a classic Mignola monster tale and the tragic mission is just what I needed Th pacing for that issue was good and the story acting as an origin is great Characters Balti is different, he s muchsociable and he actually has a team and isn t a complete jerk I don t mind that, the team is interesting but I need to know why this happened The character change is inconsistent to his character and I find that to be lazy writing and not like Mignola at all The new characters are alright, they fill in archetypes for teams so we will see where this goes It was a bit choppy but once it gets in it s groove this new status quo is good Onward to the next book Lord Balti is growing on me It doesn t hurt that the quality of the story has been excellent In this volume we have two really good stories The first is the Witch of Harju an excellent tale about a powerful witch and her undead minion Lord Balti and his friends are in Estonia and have found a great evil lurking in a small village There is a powerful witch that has a grudge against the town What follows is a really dark, but good, story about undead, witches and Lord Balti himself The group reminds me a little of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen though no super powers The plot is a good one and the overall setting is very grim and dark Quite enjoyable The second story The Apostle is even better Judge Duvic, the homicidal Inquistor, has become a werewolf Lord Balti is in the Crimea hunting him down What follows is a superb werewolf tale The fallen Inquisitor is a great villain In fact I can say that this was one of the finest werewolf stories I ve read.The art for both stories is quite well done if you like the Mignola style of artwork It fits the dark grim tale, yet offers up bright colors when it calls for it bloody, violent scenes The Inquisotr s carving a path through his former brothers was a great scene All in all this is a really good Lord Balti collection I have enjoyed the Lord Balti comics so far Good plot, great action, solid prose and quality art all combine to make a great horror comic I am really becoming a Lord Balti fan. This volume has a super high creep factor Anything with secret demonic cults I find very disturbing We meet an order of Christian knights who are trying to do what Balti does, but they are quite in over their heads We also learn the fate of one of Balti s greatest adversaries not the Vampire he hunts, mind you There s some werewolf thrown in and not a little bit of blood and gore Definitely one of the darkest volumes in a series that ain t exactly light reading It was very good, despite all that I hope Mignola keeps writing about Balti. [ Read Book ] ☫ Baltimore, Vol. 5 ⚖ Lord Balti Hunts The Godlike Red King, Who Is Responsible For The Vampire Plague After Saving A Young Woman From Her Undead Husband, Balti And His Team Of Fearless Vampire Killers Face The Demonic Offspring Of A Witch, And Uncover The Truth About The Inquisitor Turned Werewolf Judge Duvic Now Bloodthirsty Than Ever Collects Balti The Witch Of Harju And The Wolf And The Apostle Dos buenas historias que aportan nuevos personajes compa eros a Balti. Quan ja havia decidit abandonar la s rie, el canvi d il lustradors i, sobretot, de rumb que ha pres la col lecci obren un bri d esperan a.Ara el solitari Balti ha fet un team up amb gent estrany ssima i s enfronta a casos sobrenaturals Un Hellboy victori Compro totalment, clar. Gathering the party In a volume that feels very much like it s building toward something after the climax of Chapel of Bones, we see Lord Balti assembling a group that will, presumably, ultimately go up against the Red King and his agents For now we have a couple of stories, one about a town besieged by witchcraft, the other about the fate of the Inquisitor Duvic.The first story features illustrations by new Balti artists Peter Bergting, whose work is fun and evocative, though I can t help missing previous series artist Ben Stenbeck, who remains my favorite non Mignola artist to work on a Mignola book tall praise indeed I guess I ll just have to take solace in the fact that he s moved on to Frankenstein Underground.The second story was my favorite in this volume by a margin Stenbeck s art is as good as ever, the werewolf is portrayed beautifully, and the scenes in the castle at the end had a wonderful Castlevania vibe to them that few other things can capture.