Sledgehammer 44, Vol. 1

Sledgehammer 44, Vol. 1

Mike Mignola John Arcudi Jason Latour Laurence Campbell / Feb 26, 2020

Sledgehammer Vol A man in a suit of iron drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield and unleashes a powerful cosmic force on an army of Nazis their massive war machine and their most dangerous agent

  • Title: Sledgehammer 44, Vol. 1
  • Author: Mike Mignola John Arcudi Jason Latour Laurence Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781616553951
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • A man in a suit of iron drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield and unleashes a powerful cosmic force on an army of Nazis, their massive war machine, and their most dangerous agent, the deadly Black Flame Collects Sledgehammer 44 1 2 and Lightning War 1 3.

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      • Mike Mignola John Arcudi Jason Latour Laurence Campbell

        Mike Mignola was born September 16, 1960 in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age he doesn t remember why and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered.In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a very terrible inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk By the late 80s he had begun to develop his signature style thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey 1988 and Gotham by Gaslight 1989 for DC Comics, and the not so commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser 1990 for Marvel In 1992, he drew the comic book adaptation of the film Bram Stoker s Dracula for Topps Comics.In 1993, Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy, a half demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse While the first story line Seed of Destruction, 1994 was co written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections with on the way , several spin off titles B.P.R.D Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder , three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films and two live action films staring Ron Perlman Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countries.Mike also created the award winning comic book The Amazing Screw on Head and has co written two novels Balti, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City with best selling author Christopher Golden.Mike worked very briefly with Francis Ford Coppola on his film Bram Stoker s Dracula 1992 , was a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis The Lost Empire 2001 and was visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II 2002 , Hellboy 2004 and Hellboy II The Golden Army 2008 He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, a lot of books and a cat.


    1. A powerful new Allied weapon enters the closing stages of World War 2: Sledgehammer 44, a robot imbued with supernatural Vril power. But during a mission to retrieve a prisoner and experimental plane, Sledgehammer 44 comes up against a formidable Nazi figure: the Black Flame! Though Sledgehammer 44 turns out to be a fairly uninteresting dude, nor are his stories particularly memorable, the book is not without its charms. The first two-issue arc introduces us to the character and tells us a bit a [...]

    2. I enjoyed this trip to the World War II era Mignolaverse. I really liked the concept of the Sledgehammer armour and was relieved when the book turned out to be a heckuva lot more than 'WWII Iron Man' as I'd originally suspected. I should have known better.This volume actually collects two shorter story-arcs; the original Sledgehammer 44 two-parter, which is the obligatory origin story, and the three-part 'Lightning War' which has much better artwork and a much more engaging story. In particular, [...]

    3. The concept of this one is neat, but feels a little underdeveloped, maybe? And I'm still not sold on the art of either Jason Latour or Laurence Campbell. Not because there's anything wrong with their art--both are good--but because they just don't seem to fit into the Mignolaverse as well as some of the other artists, at least to my eye. That said, this is a fun piece of WWII comics action, the Sledgehammer character (originally in the first Lobster Johnson book) looks great, and I really liked [...]

    4. From Mike Mignola’s Hellboy universe comes this second world war tale of a powerful iron battle suit, The Sledgehammer, deployed into France in 1944. Supported by US Soldiers, the aim of the suit, and the man inside, is to test the suit’s capabilities whilst confronting a group of bedded-in Nazis. Although the suit performs well, it encounters some strong, and unusual, resistance that overpowers it and it’s only the determination of the few surviving soldiers that get him carried out of th [...]

    5. "Sledgehammer 44" read like "Iron Man Hellboy fights Nazis in World War II," with all all the benefits and detriments that entails. Our story starts with a squad of grunts backing up a new secret weapon on its first deployment in occupied Paris. Things don't go quite according to plan, though, and one of the soldiers in the squad ends up inhabiting the mystically powered suit, a turn of events that lets him save his buddies but may end up costing him his soul.This opening sequence has nice actio [...]

    6. Quan creia que l'univers Hellboy començava a donar símptomes d'esgotament, apareix aquesta delícia ambientada en plena Segona Guerra Mundial amb infanteria, aviació, agents dobles, mad doctors i lluitadors de sumo que piloten avions ultrasecrets.Brillantíssim, a nivell de guió i d'il·lustració.Una col·lecció a seguir de prop.

    7. Latour CampbellWow this shit be good!I knew nothing about Sledgehammer 44 going in, all I knew it was Mignola and Arcudi and that it somewhat ties into the Mignolaverse and the Vril storyline from Lobster Johnson. What I found was amazing! Absolutely bloody brilliant!World: World War II, Nazis, Occult Hitler, Vril and Black Flame what else do you want to make it awesome, oh the art, let's talk about the fanfuckingtastic art. There are actually 2 mini arcs here and both artist here are amazing, t [...]

    8. Yep, it's another pretty good entry in the Hellboy/BPRD-verse, about that Vril-powered suit of armor that Johann has ended up controlling in the present day. Here, we see it in action in WWII, with a cool story about fightin' Nazi robots and soldierly sacrifice, and then another one where it fights that era's version of the Black Flame. I think I like the first one better, partly due to the art by Jason Latour and partly because it's simpler in scale. The second one is a little bit too superhero [...]

    9. I really enjoyed reading Sledgehammer 44 (volume 1). It's a part of the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. universe, and definitely a unique idea. Parts of the graphic novel were a little frightening, in the old sense of the word. It had a "Twilight Zone" feel to it in a few parts, and "Band of Brothers" feel to it in others. Hopefully, they write more stories, 'cause I couldn't get enough.

    10. This collects two related stories about a World War II 'man in iron suit' fighting on the front lines of Germany. The first story, which introduces the character of Sledgehammer 44, seemed much stronger to me, with its immediate action and delayed pathos, and its ultimate resolution being fairly touching. The second story, Lightning War, doesn't quite reach the emotional depth of the first, with Sledgehammer 44 being sent behind the front lines to rescue a soldier and experimental aircraft. Ther [...]

    11. This one made me tear up a little. Very emotionally powerful and meaningful, with a lot to say about war and meaning and happiness and life. The primary villain is also one of my favorites in Hellboy, and I loved seeing more of him. Art was good, not bad like some other stories, but nothing superb like the work of Mignola, Guy Davis, Ben Stenbeck, or Tonči Zonjić. This is also, interestingly, the first Hellboyverse comic that involves any abnormal paneling, which was a very interesting choice [...]

    12. Spins out of Lobster Johnson: Iron Prometheus. The first 2 issue miniseries feels underdeveloped and Jason Latour's art is not very good. The main character looks like Jughead from Archie. The second miniseries is a better as we get an appearance from the Black Flame.

    13. The art in Sledgehammer 44 #1 was a little confusing to follow but that is my only complaint. This was a really good volume with very interesting ideas, concepts, and developments that make me appreciate Johann more in the ending of BPRD Hell on Earth.

    14. I absolutely loved this, the story in both mini arcs is brilliant, faced paced and exciting. The art is stunning and the story answered some questions I has that were left unresolved from the Lobster Johnson series.

    15. Before I read this, I read the BPRD: Hell On Earth trade, that focused on Johann uncovering the secrets of the Sledgehammer armor, and turning it into his newest containment suit. I think if I had read this first, I would have appreciated that arc more, and would have enjoyed this trade a lot more. Everything that happens here is summed up in that BPRD book. There was really nothing new for me here. The only thing that excited me was the connection between this, BPRD and Lobster Johnson. Now, I [...]

    16. The historical supernatural element of this story with the ghost in the machine is a nice kind of precursor to Johann Kraus, and we get another story with the Black Flame which is an effectively creepy character that's been in many other titles. I don't know why it took me so long to get into these Mignola titles, and it's probably to do with how dumb I still think the name Hellboy is, but I'm glad I got over that as these have all been totally enjoyable and the larger universe of the books is q [...]

    17. Absolutely adored this book. There's a perfect balance of safe genre conventions and unknown mystic elements. It's really unlike any other superhero book I've readwhich makes it a perfect addition to the Mignola universe. The villain in this is absolutely terrifying -- the panel with him walking on a plane wing is nightmare enduring and a page I will remember for a long time. I really hope someone picks this character up and does more with him in the future.

    18. Mike Mignolan "Sledgehammer 44" (Dark Horse, 2014) on vinkeä toisen maailmansodan loppupuolelle sijoittuva ja tekijän luomaan Hellboy-universumiin sijoittuva tarina, jossa on mukana pahoja natseja, huippusalaisia aseprojekteja, supervoimia ja muuta mukavaa. Viihdyttävää menoa alusta loppuun!Luin albumin ComicsPlus-palvelun kautta sähköisenä versiona. Mielenkiintoinen kokemus sekin.

    19. Finally we get the chance to see The Hammer in action.The story is raw, introductory, with classic Mignola's themes: nazis, soldiers, robots, a supernatural villain.Hopefully Mignola is going to develop this character the same way he did with Lobster Johnson.

    20. Always was a fan of Mike Mignola. Sledgehammer, just as Hellboy, provides a very nice mixture of history, mystery and mysticism / occultism. The story line is simple yet very effective and the art is sublime. I totally enjoyed reading it and can't wait for other stories

    21. Mike Mignola adds another fascinating chapter to his secret history of the world. The allies have a new secret weapon against the Nazis: a man in a metal suit wielding an unearthly power. And then he dies. And that's just the beginning. Mignola writes supernatural adventure like nobody else.

    22. The first story in this collection is pretty dull but Mignola and Arcudi redeem themselves with the follow-up in which the armored, mystically powered Hammer goes up against Nazi villain the Black Flame. Overall, a win.

    23. I'm moving into the part of the Hellboy continuum where the stories start to explore events that happened before Hellboy arrived on the scene. This volume collects two World War II era stories featuring the Vril power suit (aka Sledgehammer 44).

    24. This is basically a superhero in World War II story, but it's a very good one with its Mignolaverse elements.

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