Review: Baltimore: Empty Graves #1
With no bodies to bury, Baltimore lays to rest the memories of good friends, while the strange worshipers of the Red King make use of the corpses of his fallen allies.
Mike Mignola, is known for two things. His creation of Hellboy, and his unique style. While in some ways Baltimore is similar to Hellboy, if only in occupation. However Baltimore’s story predate Hellboy, or the creation of the BPRD. The sort of brilliant thing about the Baltimore comics, while they may be mini-series there is a degree of interconnection between each story. That’s something you get to look forward to when it comes to Mignola’s comics.
The art work by Peter Bergting is decent, even if it may not be colorful as some other comics. That works for these well though, as they work well to contribute to the horror inspired atmosphere. Even if that atmosphere is getting increasing dark, as the story descends into even stranger territory.
Story: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review