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Hellboy Volume 3: The Chained Coffin and Others (2nd edition)

Hellboy Volume 3: The Chained Coffin and Others (2nd edition) [Kindle Edition]

Mike Mignola , Pat Brosseau , James Sinclair , Matthew Hollingsworth , Dave Stewart
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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"...wisecracking Hellboy is one of the most endearing heroes to have emerged in comics for a long time" -- Ottakar's Outland Magazine, Issue 31, Autumn 2004

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Dark Horse presents new editions of the entire Hellboy line with new covers, beginning with Seed of Destruction, the basis of director Guillermo del Toro's upcoming film. 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 restores my faith in the joy of comic books." -Clive Barker

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 83460 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; 2nd edition (3 Feb 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A820Y7O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly superb 27 April 2003
By Haree
This is a collection of great Hellboy stories. Most of which are superb.
You can tell Mike does his homework for the stories to pick up many folk tales from around the world. He then sticks Hellboy in to the middle of them and this makes for such a great read. Several times in the book I got a big idiot grin on my face reading this stuff because of the lines that Hellboy comes out with and the things he says to the monsters he is battling with. Most of the stories are set like an investigation which sets the scene and the story, bringing in the elements of the mythos behind the tale. This invariably leads to a show down with the beasts behind the mythos where Hellboy does his stylish ass kicking thing.
One of the funny things about Hellboy is he is supposed to be this big hero and sports a great big gun but he is useless with it, never hits anything and ends up losing it more than shooting it! Lucky for him he has a big stone fist that packs a punch.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I am not a fan of short stories as much as the bigger ones plus I felt that some of the stories could have been explored further but were reduced to what they are to fit in the comics they were written for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book 17 Mar 2003
This is the third Hellboy Graphic Novel. The art by Mike Mignola is excellent. It is a collection of Hellboy stories. A blend of action, adventure, humour and gripping horror. Many tales are classic myths from celtic and eastern europe, and a passing nod to Frankenstein. It features the Origin of Roger the Homunculus, and explores hellboy's past. Hellboy takes on Baba Yaga and evil fairies. It contains the story of the Wolves of St August, an excellent tale later released as a graphic novel. The two issuse mini series Almost colossus, another excellent tale. All in all an excellent graphic novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creatures of another world 16 Jan 2009
Mike Mignola's first two full-length graphic novels were basically two halves of one long story.

"Hellboy Volume 3: The Chained Coffin and Others" is brilliant in a totally different way. This is a whole bunch of short stories that explore Hellboy's less prominent paranormal cases, as well as answering some questions left over from Mignola's longer stories. And we finally get some answers about where the demon-hero actually came from.

The first story involves Hellboy's attempts to get a baby back from the fairy folk -- and to do so, he has to get a dead body buried before daybreak. Problem is, none of the graveyards are willing to take him. Then he has to deal with a very unique fairy with very large iron shoes, the legendary Russian witch known as Baba Yaga, and Hellboy's Yuletide attempts to free a young girl from an underground monster.

Then Hellboy heads to the ruined church where he was found. While he sleeps, he dreams of a dying witch's plea to her children -- a priest and a nun -- to keep her save from "my devil." But the devil that returns wants the witch's chained coffin -- and reveals something about Hellboy's own origins.

And when a priest friend of Hellboy's is brutally killed in a tiny Balkan village, he starts digging into the gruesome history of the mysterious Grenier family -- who were supposedly cursed to become wolves every seven years. Apparently one of the Greniers may still be alive -- and for whatever reason, he's gunning for Hellboy an his friend Kate.

Finally Mignola picks up a loose thread from a prior story -- after losing her fire powers to a strange homunculus, Liz Sherman is slowly dying.
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