Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others (Volume Three)

Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others (Volume Three)

Mike Mignola

I like that this volume was made up of much shorter stories.  Rather than regular chapters comprised of issues, this volume featured little snippets from the author about the short stories that followed.  It made reading it on the run very easy.  The series is still big on folklore, which I adore–Baba Yaga is seriously a bit of a graphic novel playa.  She’s in all of them!  There were lots of little demons running about this volume, as well as some werewolves and a revelation regarding Hellboy’s origin.  I have a feeling a few parts will be coming back in the future (or at least I hope so).

At the very end, we get an issue bringing us back to previous events involving the fire chick and the guy with the door knocker on his crotch (I am totally telling the truth).  Beyond that are a few illustrations as extras.  Those are always fun to look at!

This series is proving to be very awesome.  I’m kind of sad they didn’t go ahead and make more movies out of it, though I can see that doing so would be a bit hard.  Still, Hellboy is such a great character.  Go read Hellboy!  Chop, chop!  It’s funny and folkloreish!

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