That said, this book is based off of the first Hellboy movie. It's perfect. It captures the action, the humor, the characters...it edits the facts just a bit, but never in a way that irritates me. If there's anyone out there who adores those movies even half as much as I do, I can't recommend this book enough. And even if you've never heard of Hellboy before, I still recommend it--it's set on a very easy concept to grasp and written openly and beautifully. It's just full to the brim of the things that made me love the movies first--action, humor, monsters, magic, explosions, amazing characters, and an especially grim and somewhat sarcastic plot...and best yet, it's a book. (The little voice in the back of my head is rolling its eyes. "No, really?)
All of that aside, though--seriously, read this! If you don't love it, you must be a different and very alien species of human being (different than I am, anyway).