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Hellboy. 6, Strange places

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Graphic Novels GN FIC HELLBOY
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Mike Mignola's Hellboy is one of the most enduringly popular comic characters of recent times. As part of the B.P.R.D (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), Hellboy and his comrades have investigated and combated some of the world's deadliest supernatural villains. Since the release of the Hellboy films (in 2004 and 2008), the character has achieved mainstream popularity along with the respect he was always given by the comic book community.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the first collection since his hit (or not, depending who you ask) movie, good-guy demon Hellboy tussles with a fish-witch (not at all like Mickey D's) and a revenant sorcerer in two chronologically successive long stories that Mignola says inaugurate a string of Hellboy jaunts to strange places. The fun begins with the Bog Roosh (i.e., the fish-witch) promising three mermaids that she'll grant the greatest wish of each if they'll pound a nail into Hellboy's noggin. Meanwhile, Hellboy keeps an appointment with a 200-years-dead African witch doctor, who gives him a bell and sees him off into the ocean to encounter the Bog Roosh. After lotsa underwater spookery, H-b washes up on an island to face the revenant, who claims to know the prehistory of God, which entails a crew of malevolent great spirits. Mignola's potent mixture of dynamic though gloomy narrow-palette artwork and dialogue in which wisecracking Hellboy deflates the supernatural villains' windy portentousness makes both stories simultaneously scary and funny. Good to the last panel for horror fans. --Ray Olson Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "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. Fortunately, Mignola's moody, jagged, chiaroscuro-crazed artwork makes everything look lushly sinister and engaging, even when the story threatens to collapse into action scenes. Hellboy himself is a terrific contrast to his grim surroundings: a hard-boiled demon who shrugs off death itself with a "yeah, yeah" and is convinced, against all the evidence, that he's one of the good guys. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hellboy -- (Fictitious character from Mignola) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Demonology -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Parapsychologists -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Occultism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Supernatural -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :Dark Horse Books,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Strange places
Contributors Mignola, Mike.
Stewart, Dave.
Robins, Clem, 1955-
Allie, Scott.
Dark Horse Comics.
Language English
Notes "This book collects Hellboy: the third wish #1-2 and Hellboy: the island #1-2"--T.p. verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781593074753 (pbk.)
1593074751 (pbk.)
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