Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hellboy and Ragman



I am always happy to include an all-Mike Mignola cover on the blog.  He is such a master of light and shadow that his work looks equally gorgeous in black and white as it does in full color.  I like his take on Ragman - Joe Kubert's offbeat costume design for the character is one of my favorites and Mignola gives it just the right noirish appearance.

9 comments:

FreeLiverFree said...

Great work!

Did anyone ever read the Batman/Starman/Hellboy series?

JuniorXEastNY said...

When the HECK did Mignola do Ragman??? No way could i have missed this on the racks! Next to Jim Aparo, he is my favorite artist.

JuniorXEastNY said...

When the HECK did Mignola do Ragman??? No way could i have missed this on the racks! Next to Jim Aparo, he is my favorite artist.

Cary Killingbeck said...

I'm surprised you've never paired these guys, before. Bravo!

Sonofjack Well said...

This IS a great team-up. I'm probably the only person alive who prefers the original non super-powered version of Ragman to the mystical version....

And, yes, FreeLiverFree, I read the Batman/Starman/Hellboy series a long time ago although i don't remember that much about it.

Wolfhammer said...

Cool cover. The mighty RAGMAN is always a welcome site. It would be great to see RAGMAN vs The TATTERDEMALION. A slugfest in the sewers!

Bob Buethe said...

@Sonofjack Well: No, you aren't alone. There are at least two of us.

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about a super powered Ragman, but the original was great! So there might be three of us.

Cary Killingbeck said...

@Anonymous: During the height of popularity, for DC's Vertigo imprint, Ragman went from being a blue-collar Batman to a supernatural avenger of evil. A sort of mystical version of Marvel's Cloak (of "...and Dagger" fame).

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