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I keep reading that the Chained Coffin story is based on an English folktale.

I never looked back. I love the way Mignola uses folklore as a starting point to his stories.

Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others

Retrieved from ” https: A Christmas Underground, however, has much more substance to it. Anyway, if you have not read Hellboy yet, you owe it to yourself to pick up this series.

In it, we discover how the legendary Russian witch lost her left eye. Even in the one story she appears in, which anr meant to be centered around her life-or-death struggle, she barely shows up.

Kate Corrigan are sent by the BPRD to investigate the mysterious deaths of the entire population of a town, happened in one night. Lots here otners longtime fans, and also a great book to give to somebody if you’re trying to introduce them to Hellboy and the Mignolaverse. Archived from the original on Usually he is sent to investigate some place where something strange is going on.

The Iron Shoes, which follows it, is mostly This volume collects a number of otuers Hellboy stories.


This is chaines book that forever sold me on how cool Hellboy is. This page collection includes a pinup gallery featuring Kevin Nowlan, Duncan Fegredo, and others, as well as an all-new tale. The eponymous story from this collection is much more like the parts of the longer Hellboy sequences, lacking only the linguistic beauty they lapse into occasionally.

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She’s got to be the most mythic character he’s got second to Hellboyand the way he’s designed her pyrokinetic abilities should be an obvious starting point for a major storyline. The reason I enjoyed “The Wolves at St. Hellboy battles with malicious fairy and future nemesis Gruagach and aquatic nightmare Jenny Greenteeth before finally laying the corpse to rest and recovering the baby.

Retrieved February 18, The notes before each story are an excellent addition, and explain Mignola’s thoughts in the creation of each story, as well as any relevant folklore that contributed to their origins. Mignola said he was originally going to kill off Liz Sherman in this story, but then art director Glen Murakami talked him out of it.

Very few comics could hold my interest over only a few pages the way Hellboy does, but the stories themselves are hit-and-miss. Its last sentence is good for a laugh, too. With this third volume, I feel the limitations of reading the comics in bound form instead of as single issues.

This story by Mike Mignola was his first Hellboy story written without the scripting assistance of John Byrne and was originally serialised in eight-page installments as a back-up feature in Dark Horse Presents issuesAugust-November [10] [11] [12] [13] and was collected in trade paperback Hellboy: Not only does it allow Mignola to explore a larger amount of folklore but it suits the investigative world of the characters perfectly.


But still the same. Volume 3 is a collections of small vignettes that re-tells folktales Mike Mignola has come across.

Hellboy is brusque, loyal, funny, profound, conflicted and committed. Not only does it grow the characters of Roger and Liz, but it also gives us more of that origins vs. This story by Mike Mignola was planned as a back-up feature for the Monkeyman and O’Brien mini-series by Art Adams but delays to that title meant that in premiered in this collection.

And so when there is a glance of his past, it’s a nice treat.

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Jul 28, Hector rated it liked it Shelves: The following list ranks the stories from my favorites to least favorites. Trivia About Hellboy, Vol. Hellboy Hellboy II: Oct 19, Ctgt rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the anv encyclopedia. Published February 3rd by Dark Horse first published The Chained Coffin and Others”.

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It’s one of my favourites within this volume, although the inclusion of the rat-man felt unnecessary. Mignola adapted folklore stuff into a Christmas story with a creepy good ambiance and development. Preview — Hellboy, Vol.