Friday, March 29, 2013

A blocking trick unique to comics there:


In the recent B.P.R.D. #1948 #3, Professor Bruttenholm goes out to dinner with a young nuclear physicist, Dr. Anna Rieu. The two seem to be a great match at first, but it soon becomes apparent that it's not going to work between them; especially when she freaks out a bit that Bruttenholm is raising the young Hellboy. You'd think being a single, working dad would be more of a draw...

But, he does show her the picture from Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1, which we've seen a few times before. This time, the Torch of Liberty is partially obscured by the word balloon there. Created by John Byrne, the Torch is sort-of in and sort-of out of Hellboy continuity. I wouldn't mind if the Torch showed up in the WWII-set Sledgehammer 44, but I don't think he will.

2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Was there any real explanation given why the Torch isn't in continuity anymore? Was there a falling out between Mignola and Byrne?

googum said...

Honestly, I don't know. I kinda suspect the Torch is just phased out because otherwise Byrne has to get a check? I think it's a convenience thing, not hurt feelings or anything. Maybe.