Hellboy: Weird Tales Omnibus by Mike MignolaWhen Mike Mignola went to work on the first Hellboy movie, rather than put the comic on hiatus, he handed the reins over to a revolving door of writers and artists to put together short comics featuring Big Red. The results are collected in this large hardcover anthology, Weird Tales.
The stories themselves aren’t particularly memorable. Out of the twenty or so here, Mignola’s is one of the few that stands out, showing how tricky it is to write Hellboy and how talented Mignola is to do so for multiple books. His story, How Koshchei Became Deathless, with art by Guy Davis and Dave Stewart, is an interesting Eastern European-type myth about an honourable knight who is betrayed, resurrected and gets his revenge.
Eric Powell’s Midnight Cowboy follows kid Hellboy after he accidentally mutates his dog. Randy Stradley’s Hot sees Hellboy investigating a haunted Japanese onsen (hot spring) in the late ‘60s. The stories are just ok but, like practically everything in this book, I enjoyed the art more than the writing - Seung Kim’s pencils in Hot are awesome.
Steve Parkhouse’s art in Flight Risk, Roger Langridge’s in Abe Sapien, Star of the BRPD, Alex Maleev and Matt Hollingsworth’s in Still Born, Scott Morse’s in Cool Your Head, Andi Watson’s in Party Pooper, and Craig Thompson’s in My Vacation in Hell, all look fantastic even if the stories are pretty much instantly forgettable.
Weird Tales is an excellent showcase of artistic talent even if the writing throughout is pretty weak. Hellboy is a series it seems is much more fun, not to mention easier, to draw than to write!
Video-doc : Les Grenadiers a cheval de la Garde imperiale
print 88 : Garde Imperial Grenadiers a cheval
The 5th squadron of the Grenadiers a Cheval of the Imperial Guard was formed on the 17th September , as a training squadron for future officers and sub-officers. These trainees were termed Velites. On the 1st August the Velite squadron became a regular war squadron. Following the Russian campaign the regiment was reformed but this time with six, later seven squadrons. The first four squadrons were termed Old Guard and ranked as the 1st regiment of Grenadiers a Cheval, and the three remaining squadrons were termed Young Guard and classed as the 2nd regiment of Grenadiers a Cheval. Both regiments were re-united in July under the Bourbons.
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A Eugene Leliepvre print, mm x mm, from the 's, printed and hand colored in Paris by La Gravure Francaise, hand-signed in pencil by the artist this is rare since most were machine signed in black ink. Eugene Leliepvre was not only a great painter of horses but also a great person and esteemed personal friend. In WW2. In terms of works - that have been published, it would be quasi impossible to list them just like Rousselot or Boisselier. Le Cimier plates should still be available - Hussard du Marais has gone out of business 20 years ago - you can find them secondhand.
A part of the Republican Consular Guard, the Grenadiers became the senior "Old Guard" heavy cavalry regiment when the Imperial Guard was founded, in Their maximum official complement was just over officers and troopers, commanded by a general of division or a seasoned general of brigade, with some of the most famous cavalrymen of the time as commander. Rarely committed to battle during the Napoleonic Wars , they were usually kept in reserve, alongside the Emperor, during the most significant battles of When sent into action, such as during the battles of Marengo , Austerlitz , Eylau , Hanau or Waterloo , as well as during a number of actions of , results were usually impressive. The regiment was disbanded in , after Napoleon's downfall and the second restoration of the Bourbons. Within this guard, a cavalry regiment was formed and most cavalrymen were drawn from the 9th dragoons.