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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. Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others [Mike Mignola, Various] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dark Horse presents new. The Chained Coffin and Others [HELLBOY V03 CHAINED COFFIN & O] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This third Hellboy collection.

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They were well done, but they lacked of character development and since it was the beginning of the series, I expected to get to know what made thick each character.

It collects some of the best Hellboy stories, such as The Corpse, Iron Shoes, The Baba Cchained, The Chained Coffin, Almost Colossus — all of them While Hellboy has a great big plot that runs through all of the 12 main volumes, several of those volumes, coffn by “and other stories” dhained the title, collect short stand-alone comics that Mike Mignola has written for many different kinds of magazines, anthologies and comic books over the years.

Inhoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a very terrible inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket RaccoonAlpha Flight and The Hulk. It’s a phenomenal read, and the first truly great uellboy of Hellboy — ant the first two were already quite good!

May 20, Cole rated it it was amazing Recommended to Cole by: Even though I loved “Almost Colossus” I thought it was a misse opportunity for some nice moments with Liz.

While Hellboy has a great big plot that runs through all of the 12 main volumes, several of those volumes, indicated by “and other stories” in the title, collect short stand-alone comics that Mike Mignola has written for many different kinds of magazines, anthologies and comic books over the years.

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The Baba Yaga story answers the question in Hellboy 2 of how he shot her eye out. A wonderful collection of Hellboy short stories. Mar 23, Gavin rated it really liked it Shelves: The characters are getting more developed, especially Hellboy, and I’m very interested to see how his future will play out.

I’m really getting into Hellboy now. And learning a bit about his past and origins as well.

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This is a highly recommendable addition to the so-far excellent series. There are, at this moment, 13 Hellboy graphic novel collections with more on the wayseveral spin-off titles B. In the story Hellboy and Corrigan search for the rogue homunculus Roger who has encountered his ‘brother’, a more crude homunculus created before himself. How does no one mind this??? The Chained Coffin is from an English folktale where a witch has her body chained in a coffin so a demon cannot take her soul.

Can’t wait to read the next one. I love the Fae and the Golem bits the most. I didn’t love the first couple stories but then the last two were fantastic. The brother seeks to take revenge on humanity using a colossal homunculus that he created from human fat and captures Corrigan as a sacrifice. Creepy good adventure, introducing the wonderful character of Kate Corrigan, and presenting a delicious mystery.

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The following list ranks the stories from my favorites to least favorites. Not only does it allow Mignola to explore a larger amount of folklore but it suits the investigative world bellboy the characters perfectly. Sep 15, First Second Books added it Shelves: Other books in the series. Drama” Eisner Award in part for his work on this mini-series.

The short story format works well for Hellboy, I think, but I still prefer the longer miniseries. The Baba Yaga is nothing spectacular, but fills in a very important moment in Hellboy’s history known already to those who have read Wake The Devil. The Corpse and the Iron Shoes”. He acknowledges in his notes that he didn’t know what to do with her, and that’s a shame.


Wolf and Katherine Boggs in which he battles with the demonic Iron Shoes and delivers it to a local parish church for its destruction. Apr 29, Icats rated it it was amazing Shelves: October 24, Rating: Mignola adapted folklore stuff into a Christmas story with a creepy good ambiance and development. Why not 3rd jellboy 4th? Even the ones less memorable than others. Patrick curing a group of pagans to turn into wolves. I never looked back. In fact, most of these are retellings of traditional folktales from various parts of the world Europe, mostly, but several diverse European traditions are represented with Hellboy added in for good measure.

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I like this format quite a lot, as it was the mythology of Hellboy that was much of what drew me to it in the first place. The Chained Coffin and Others. She has curious habits. I personally think it’s a great start hellboj somebody like myself who hasn’t read “Hellboy” before.

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His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age he doesn’t remember why and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered. I can scarcely do that, and I’m not a highly prolific comic-book writer.