Hellsing, Vol. 3
2 journalers for this copy...
This volume is a pretty solid example of Hellsing's style; gore, snarky humor, and not much else! If you are looking for something deep, look elsewhere, but if you just want to see Nazi-affiliated troops getting ripped to pieces while assorted higher-ups make speeches about war, this is your cup of tea. It's almost mindlessly violent, but interspersed with humor and entertaining characters.
Later: While the sometimes-amateurish-looking artwork is distracting, there's plenty of dark humor and action here, as Seras demonstrates her badassery while resolving never to take the final step to vampirism by drinking blood - while Alucard is quietly confident that she will. He also has some power-play confrontations with Integra, head of the Hellsing organization, who sometimes wonders just what she's unleashed here. (See page 112 for one reason why Alucard is so justly feared; no friendly-neighborhood-vampire he!) And of course there are enemies as colorful and dangerous, including Alhambra, who can throw cards with lethal results - which amuses Alucard very much. He seems so *pleased* at all these new foes to fight!
[There's an extensive TV Tropes page about the manga that may be of interest.]
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