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Roger uses Sherman’s power over fire to melt the giant body and slay his brother.

Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others by Mike Mignola

Jun 08, Hcained with Ghosts rated it liked it. Teh Wolves of Saint August is excellent, as well. Views Read Edit View history. Published February 3rd by Dark Horse first published Return to Book Page. Each of those stories come with an introduction by Mignola himself, and they are a great insight into how the stories were created. Patrick curing a group of pagans to turn into wolves.

Not only does it allow Mignola to explore a larger amount of folklore but it suits the investigative world of the characters perfectly.

One story hints pretty big hints, if you ask me at Hellboy’s origin. Each of these stories is based in folklore to some degree, underlining the series’ commitment he,lboy myth and legend as opposed to the companion series B.

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.

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Oct 29, Monsour rated it really liked it. The story was later reprinted in the one-shot Hellboy: What’s really quite cool about the stories is that Mike Mignola has gotten inspiration from folktales and each of the stories are loosely based on some of the tales he has read.


This was the only dissapointing in the TPB, Mignola done it just to fill the remnant pages of the original comic book where the previous short story was re-published, but definitely is too brief to have real time to enjoy it.

I really enjoyed this 3rd volume of Hellboy.

There’s also a good story picking up from what happened in Vol. Hellboy is asked to rescue cofin baby who was kidnapped by fairies, to be able to do this, he had to make a task solicited by them, but the clock is ticking and the time is short. Aug 13, daisy rated it really liked it Shelves: I just wish Kate and every other woman in theses stories hadn’t been damsels in distress. When the stories get shorter, Mignola’s writing gets more charming and rivals the excellence of his art.

Very few comics could hold my interest over only a few pages the way Hellboy does, but the stories themselves are hit-and-miss. Also included in this collection is a story about the Baba Yaga, of whom I was interested from the Fables series as well as some previous stories of Hellboy. October 24, Rating: It collects some of the best Hellboy stories, such as The Corpse, Iron Shoes, The Baba Yaga, The Chained Coffin, Almost Colossus — all of them While Hellboy has a great big plot that runs through all of the 12 main cofrin, 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.


My favorite is probably “The Wolves of August. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The notes before each story are an excellent addition, and explain Mignola’s thoughts in the creation coffkn each story, as well as any relevant folklore that contributed to their origins. The Wolves of Saint August”.

Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others

A wonderful collection of Hellboy short stories. Mignola has stated that when he first completed the story he thought that the limitations of the two-page format meant that chqined was the worst he had ever written, but feedback from people he respects has caused him to change his mind and he now believes it is one of the best. I was cuained to name the highlights of the collection but then I realized I’d only be leaving 2 of them out in the process.

Aug 02, logankstewart rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 12, Kavinay rated it it was amazing.

Trivia About Hellboy, Vol. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it.

Still, the story itself was great and getting introduced to Roger the Homunculus was a treat.