Baltimore: The Infernal Train Issue #1 Review

By Christine Caprilozzi , Sr. Editor

“Baltimore: The Infernal Train” Issue #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artist: Ben Stenbeck, Dave Stewart
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: September 4, 2013

Synopsis: While Baltimore hides out in Budapest awaiting the arrival of the sadistic Judge Duvic, a strange woman shows up with a bizarre invention she promises will rid the world of vampire plague.

Our Thoughts: Mignola, Golden, and vampires…oh my! Issue #1 of “Baltimore” delivers in every way. We meet Henry Baltimore in the middle of 1917 Hungary. The vampire plague is running amuck, a mysterious woman enters the picture with not so well intentioned help, and there seems to be chaos everywhere. Baltimore comes across an anti-hero. Not looking to be friends with anyone, just decimate any evil that gets in his way. I never give too much of the storyline away, especially when I think the comic is worth the read. Let’s just say Mignola and Golden provide enough intrigue, action, and depth to their story that will suck any comic fan (horror comic or not) into their vortex.

The artwork is just as gritty as this dark story. That’s right, no pretty or stereotypical vampires here. Evil, gory, and right to the point, Stenbeck and Stewart get it right with the artwork. The team’s style works well with the storyline and give especially horror fans the darkness they want.

Mignola and Golden strike vampire gold, as you will be pre-ordering Issue #2 of “Baltimore: the Infernal Train” before you’re done with issue #1.

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