Vroman’s Bookstore is proud to host Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to discuss and sign his new book Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1 and Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction, featuring the origins of Hellboy, the comic & character.
Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1
After a devastating plague ends World War I, Europe is suddenly flooded with vampires. Lord Henry Baltimore, a soldier determined to wipe out the monsters, fights his way through bloody battlefields, ruined plague ships, exploding zeppelins, submarine graveyards, and much more on the hunt for the creature who's become his obsession. Collects Baltimore hardcover volumes 1-4.
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
The Hellboy saga begins--with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy's complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.
The story jumps from Hellboy's mysterious World War II origin to his 1994 confrontation with the man who summoned him to earth, and the earliest signs of the plague of frogs. Avoiding his supposed fate as the herald of the end of the world, Hellboy continues with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, fighting alongside Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and drafting Roger Homunculus into his own ill-fated service with the B.P.R.D.
This 368-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1994 to 1997, reprinting Seed of Destruction, Wake the Devil, and ''Wolves of St August,'' ''The Chained Coffin,'' and ''Almost Colossus,'' from The Chained Coffin and The Right Hand of Doom.
Mike Mignola is best known as the award-winning creator/writer/artist of Hellboy, although he began working as a professional cartoonist in the early 1980s, drawing “a little bit of everything for just about everybody.” He was also a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and visual consultant to Guillermo del Toro on both Blade 2 and the film version of Hellboy.
Due to the limited capacity of our event space this is a ticketed event. Tickets admit one and include one copy of Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1(PRIMARY ONLY) OR Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction.
There will be three groups of tickets for this event:
Primary Ticket Group: Because this event will be upstairs in the Vroman’s event space, seating will be limited. Only the first 70 ticket buyers will be permitted upstairs for the presentation. Seating upstairs will be first come first served for the Primary Ticket Group once they have checked in and received their copy of ticketed book. Any ticket holders not in their seat by 2:45pm will forfeit their seat.
Secondary Ticket Group, Baltimore OR Hellboy: Once the tickets for the Primary group have sold out we will release tickets for the Secondary ticket group also through Eventbrite. These ticketed customers will not be allowed upstairs during the presentation, and will only be allowed upstairs to get their books signed once the upstairs starts to clear out. On the day of the event when secondary ticket group check in and receive their book they will also receive a lettered line ticket for the signing line. This group will also have the choice of buying Baltimore Omnibus Volume 1 OR Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction.
Please be aware that any end time noted is an approximate end time, only. The actual end time may vary depending on the size of the signing line.