Baltimore : Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #1

by lucstclair on June 18, 2012

Croatia 1917. Monster hunter Sir Henry Baltimore crash lands his plane on the beach of a small fishing community with a slug-like creature and a half-eaten pilot in its jaws as his passengers. The people tell him of the nearby town that has been overrun by bat-like creatures and that the man responsible is the local doctor known as Dr. Leskovar. It seems the good doctor has been experimenting on special “volunteers” in order to cure vampirism, but instead he created unholy creatures that have taken over the village. Now Baltimore ventures to the town to put an end to this madness.


The Pros

This is my first issue of Baltimore and I must confess I know absolutely nothing on the character. From what I got from this issue, he’s a monster/creature exterminator who’s from England and has been knighted at some point in his life. He’s handy with the spear, quick with the blade & throws the occasional axe. The story is written from Mike Mignola (B.P.R.D.) who has a knack for writing about old stories involving mythical creatures & ancient evils. It’s co-written by Christopher Golden (Baltimore Vol. 2 : The Curse Bells) & illustrated by Ben Stenbeck (Witchfinder : In The Service Of Angels), with the help of colorist Dave Stewart they make the comic look both beautiful & horrifying at the same time.


The Cons

Not the best Mignola ever did, but like I said earlier I’m completely new to this series. So maybe it’s an unfair statement on my part. But I do prefer Hellboy & B.P.R.D. titles.


The Outcome

It didn’t knock my socks off, but I did enjoy it for what it was, a harmless delightfully entertaining nugget of a comic with some potential for growth. From Dark Horse Com

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