Kinda goes without saying, right?
But I'll say this much...
Mike Mignola, whom I've loved since Matt Flint sold me the "cosmic odyssey" mini-series back in like '94-95, created Hellboy. Most notably a film franchise, sadly, but also a fantastic comic-book series (or series') which has a sprawling lovecraftian universe protected by the titular character and the madcap team of off-the-fringe good-guys, the B.P.R.D. (a group that will make a future post for sure)
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