Help me buy Hellboy & BPRD comics
March 14, 2011 1:30 PM Subscribe
: Help me buy their collected stories in order?
posted by CitrusFreak12 to media & arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I torrented some CBR files of both comics and I really enjoyed them and now I’m hooked. I’d like to buy the stories but I’m not sure how to get started and I’m pretty awful at navigating the world of comic collections (The Walking Dead was especially difficult for me, what with issues, volumes, books and compendiums, but that’s an AskMe for another day).
It’s also difficult for me because both Hellboy and BPRD will release issues with plots that seem more tangential and less related to the underlying "main" plots of both series, so right now my understanding of Hellboy and BPRD canon is rather scattershot, hodgepodge, and out of order, which has confused me a bit more.
The torrented CBR files were organized by stories and contained scans of each issue (e.g., “BPRD: The Garden of Souls,” “issue 1 of 6,” “issue 2 of 6,” etc). I’m assuming that these stories have since been collected into a single printed book, and that’s what I’m looking for.
If possible, I’d like to own larger, more complete collections of multiple stories, but I’d like to avoid buying multiple collections which contain stories other collections already have.
I’m also not sure if Hellboy and BPRD are still being updated, or if they’re completed, or what, so any help/info on that aspect would be appreciated.
(Any recommendations on where to spend my money are also welcome. I’ve got two Barnes & Noble gift cards I’m looking to spend, but if there’s a really wonderful comics site somewhere deserving of increased patronage, it’d be good to know of it.)