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An assortment of various social ills and political complaints, and random boring musings
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2017
I would have been somewhat satisfied with one good story. But every single one was absolutely turgidly dreadful. Pro tip: people do not buy Hellboy to read maudlin stories raising awareness of child abuse, or domestic abuse, (two different after school special stories), or listen to whining and crying because the presidential election did not go the way the "writers" had hoped (four different stories had tears about that). The hive mind at work, apparently. There was a navel-gazing story about Hellboy that went nowhere, and not one, but two about Elizabeth(both when she was a kid,to make sure there was nothing interesting) that did not even feature Hellboy. And one story about evil white separatists. Oh, white Christian separatists who are also demon-worshippers. Talk about unintentionally funny. Seriously. That's how utterly bereft of ideas these clown-babies are. It was like reading freshman essays from Comp and Rhetoric 101, except with less imagination and more tears about Trump.
The vocabulary was on a 6th grade level, but I suppose they could be writing to their audience. Although I'm pretty certain these"writers" are not heirs of Lovecraft or Howard; they scribble strictly for Seventeen Magazine, and apparently comic books, according to their sad little bios. Every one of these turgid, low-energy, pointless "chocolates"(the editor introduces them with the hoary Gumpian shibboleth about a "box of", because that's what every other unimaginative hack does).
I've never bothered to review anything on here before, but this book was just so stupid I actually felt a moral obligation to warn others from it.