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Hellboy: Strange Places
Mike Mignola
1593074751
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mignola's first collection in his popular Hellboy series (since the 2004 film based on it) features two odd, bleak fables. The first and more successful is "The Third Wish," in which the demonic hero has an enchanted nail driven into his skull and encounters an enormous talking fish who grants her own granddaughters' wishes with fatal consequences. In the process, Hellboy learns that he may be fated to bring about the end of the world. The ending is unremittingly dark, with all the surviving characters trapped by prophecies that have the crushing power of myth. Mignola admits in his notes that he struggled with "The Island," which has to do with "the entire secret history of the world," a dragon, some centuries-dead Crusaders and a bunch of Lovecraftian monsters, and ultimately it doesn't make a lot of sense....


The Art of Hellboy
Mike Mignola
1593070896
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Art of Hellboy softcover is a lower-priced, paperback version of the stunning limited edition hardcover Dark Horse released in the Spring of 2003. Featuring art never seen before the publication of the hardcover, unused and unfinished covers, and drawing upon ten years of sketchbooks, The Art of Hellboy provides the ultimate inside look at Mignola's design, storytelling, and color work. Page after page of rarely seen art reveals the labor involved in creating one of comics' most acclaimed books.


The Chained Coffin and Others (Hellboy Series)
Mike Mignola
1593070918
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Mike Mignola's story notes accompany the long out-of-print stories, giving insight into their creation and inspiration. Some consider Mignola's short stories better than the full-length novels, and this collection makes a strong argument for that, especially with Mignola's masterpiece, "The Corpse."


Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom - New Edition!
Mike Mignola
1593070934
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The second collection of short stories by award-winning cartoonist Mike Mignola includes the 1999 hit series Box Full of Evil; "The Right Hand of Doom," which concisely and thoroughly examines Hellboy's history; and "Pancakes," Mignola's most hilarious and surprising story to date; and others - many presented here in color for the first time.


Tales of the Vampires
Joss Whedon
1569717494
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel have both ended, new stories set in creator Whedon's "Buffyverse" continue to appear in comics published by Dark Horse. Whedon and several of his shows' writers—Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson and Drew Goddard—contribute to this new collection of stories about vampires, set in disparate times and places. Buffy turns up for a rematch with Dracula, but Goddard's new story makes this mythic vampire look foolish. Brett Matthews's tale, in which the heroic vampire Angel again confronts his Hyde-like other self, Angelus, breaks no new ground. More successful is Goddard's prequel to the television debuts of the vampires Spike and Drusilla, dramatizing how these literally soulless beings can nonetheless be deeply in love. Espenson's three tales are...


Hellboy: Wake the Devil
Mike Mignola
1593070950
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Sound like something out of the X-Files? Well, it's one better; it's Hellboy, the world's greatest paranormal investigator. A mysteriously conjured demon, he's essentially a big red guy who goes looking for trouble. The catch is that he's not really the best investigator; let's face it, he's no Agent Mulder. But Wake the Devil always manages to maintain its creepy edge, in no small part due to Mignola's art, which may seem familiar. He did the set designs for Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
A murder in a New York wax museum and a missing corpse lead Hellboy into ancient Romanian castles on the trail of a sleeping legend: the original nobleman vampire. Nazi...


The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft
Mike Mignola
1593071086
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This neat little collection is an interesting and sometimes stimulating hodgepodge that features stunning art by some top comics artists. Reflecting the shifting opinion of witches in both folklore and real life, the volume includes the idea of witches as agents of evil, trying to seduce ordinary people away from righteousness, and an interview with a Wiccan priestess. "Mother of Toads," a 1937 short story by Clark Ashton Smith, describes a young man's sexual initiation by a witch who wreaks vengeance when he insults her later. It emphasizes the loathsomeness of the sex act, especially with a fat old toad-woman; however, the young man certainly has sex on his mind and doesn't try too hard to resist. Mike Mignola's demonic psychic investigator Hellboy makes an appearance in the moody and atmospheric piece "The...


B.P.R.D.: The Dead
Mike Mignola
1593073801
October 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
Perhaps Mignola is weaning himself from Hellboy spin-off B.P.R.D. For Plague of Frogs (2005), he replaced himself with artist Guy Davis, and now he has a coauthor, John Arcudi, taking on a lot of the writing, according to the afterword. Davis' craggy, line-y style replaces Mignola's high-contrast, volumetric manner with no loss of creepy atmospherics, and Arcudi's dialogue fits the mise-en-scene as well as Mignola's ever did. The plot is double--stranded. While fire-starter Liz Sherman, Roger the homunculus, and permanently disembodied medium Johann Kraus gain a new partner in risen-from-death special-ops captain Ben Daimio and investigate an abandoned weapons lab in the mountains of Colorado, their Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense teammates Dr. Kate Corrigan and amphibious Abe Sapien delve further...


Hellboy: Seed of Destruction
Mike Mignola
1593070942
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding, Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.


Hellboy: Odder Jobs
Christopher Golden (Editor)
1593072260
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
As part of the ongoing Dark Horse celebration of Hellboy in 2004, Christopher Golden (author of the Hellboy novels The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants) has brought together a stellar array of talents to further the Hellboy canon. Included in this illustrious group are filmmakers Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic), Mick Garris, Guillermo del Toro (Blade 2, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy), and novelists Charles de Lint, Graham Joyce, Kim Newman, and Sharyn McCrumb, as well as many others. Lavishly illustrated by creator Mike Mignola!


Cosmic Odyssey
Jim Starlin
1563890518
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Hellboy: The Lost Army
Christopher Golden
0743462823
February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola wanted to take his comic book creation, the world's greatest paranormal investigator, into different territory. So he hooked up with Christopher Golden, author of Of Saints and Shadows to write a prose novel featuring Hellboy. The result is this 208-page story about a team of archeologists who head toward the Great Sand Sea near Libya to exhume evidence of a missing army of 50,000 men that disappeared in 525 B.C. When the archeologists go missing, the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense sends Hellboy to investigate. This edition features 68 black and white illustrations by Mignola. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
The hero: Forty years after being rescued from Axis powers at the end of...


The Prince with the Sliver Hand
Michael Moorcock
1565041887
Feb 1999
Hardcover
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Hellboy: The Bones of Giants
Christopher Golden
0743462831
February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
"So, at some point, the age of gods came to an end."Or so it was believed for eons...until Thrym the Hollow, Jotunheim's deposed King of the Frost Giants, rose from death. This time, he would not rest until his foes were eviscerated, and his fearful tyranny reigned across the human realm of Midgard. Earth.To combat the encroaching evil, the fates reveal a massive skeleton and iron hammer in an uncommon lightning storm on the frozen shores of Sweden. Sent to investigate are the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense's top operatives -- the amphibian humanoid Abraham Sapien and the equally anomalous crimson demon called Hellboy.Only Hellboy can lift the seemingly immovable object from the lifeless figure's clutches. But when a lightning strike fuses the iron weapon to his stone right hand, the occult investigator...

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