Kohta Hirano said in a side note in Order 05 of the manga, “It’s beginning to seem like everybody wears glasses. What to do?” On the twelfth day of Christmas my vampire gave to me Twelve pairs of glasses Eleven yellow roses, ten hellhounds barking Nine manga volumes, eight ghouls a-moaning Sven Catholics preaching, six… Continue reading Fangirl Karaoke: 13 Days of Hellsing Christmas, Part IV
Note from The Future: Millennium’s first appearance in-universe is the 2005 Christmas storyline. The last chapter of the main Hellsing manga was published on September 30, 2008. Non-clandestine encounters between Hellsing and Millennium start appearing in Shine storylines at the start of 2009. Erin: I get this one a lot… Email: Will Millennium show up… Continue reading Doujinshi-Ka’s Inbox: Will Millennium Show Up?
Erin: Because a surprising number of you seem to have liked this feature, and because it’s easy to do, it’ll be back every once in a while. But first, I have lots of old sketches that I never used. So, without further ado, I give you: The “Cleaning Out All The Badly Drawn Junk From… Continue reading Raid the Sketchbook: Last Year
Our guest strip week opens with this strip by Derek “open_sketchbook” Chappel.
I’m guessing the colors for the Millennium costumes based on a partially-colored calendar picture and OVA previews. Rip’s eyes are red in the calendar, blue in the preview. As Shine is based on the TV series, in which all vampires except FREAKs have red eyes, I’m going with the red. Rip: The riffraff who did… Continue reading Feliz Nazidad 5/20
Dandy: We have escaped the revelry of my countrymen. Rip: This country is crazy. Major: Rip Van Winkle! Tubalcain Alhambra! Schrödinger! All: Yes, Herr, Major! Major: We’ve been waiting for you and the food is getting cold. Get in here. Doc: “Operation”? You shouldn’t have! Captain: … Zorin: A hemp tattoo kit? Dandy: Now you… Continue reading Feliz Nazidad – Christmas Dinner
Rip: A Warner Brothers figurine put him in a metaphysical qudnary? Schrö: Well, yeah. It’s Montana Max.
Untersturmführer = “junior storm leader,” the SS equivalent of second lieutenant. Rip’s just been promoted to Obersturmführer for the posession of sugar. (Obviously the SS has gotten a bit lax.) Rip: This is for you, Herr Major. I’m sorry it isn’t wrapped properly– Major: Why, Untersturmführer, you got me two gifts! Rip: T-two? Major: First… Continue reading Feliz Nazidad 19/20
Major: You wanna try one, Schrö? Here you go! Who’s a good kitty? You are! Schrö: Purr. Rip: I think I need to shoot something. Or someone. Dandy: Please don’t. Would you consent to play a game with me? Rip: With those? No. One round of “Go Fish” could take weeks. Dandy: Exactly! Limited release… Continue reading Feliz Nazidad 20/20
Cameos: Princess Serenity and Luna; Adam Young. Strict Hellsing canon is in brown. The rest is a combination of history, crossovers, and previous events of Shine. You’ll notice that some of them have been rearranged; all in all, though, the events were generally the same. We now return you to your normal state of comic-strip… Continue reading And Shine Heaven Now: Full Restored & Integrated Timeline!