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Hellboy: Odd Jobs by Mike Mignola

Hellboy: Odd Jobs (edition 2000)

by Mike Mignola (Editor, Contributor), Christopher Golden

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Title:Hellboy: Odd Jobs
Authors:Mike Mignola
Other authors:Christopher Golden
Info:Dark Horse (2000), Paperback, 216 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, TP

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Hellboy: Odd Jobs by Christopher Golden (Editor, Contributor)

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    Imaro by Charles Saunders (storyjunkie)
    storyjunkie: A sideways recommendation - the themes of alienation, the flavor of the otherworldly adversary, and the sheer stubborn of the protagonists are very similar between these works.

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This is, by far, my favorite Hellboy book that's not a comic. Here we have a collection of short stories, all from talented writers, focusing on the strange world in which Hellboy operates. The stories span throughout time and location, and show our hero taking on Medusa, faeries, and even Grendel! There is even a story devoted entirely to Liz Sherman and a moment from her past.

Some of the most powerful stories in this collection focus on the government and religion (that second taking place in my home state of North Carolina) and how darker forces seem to have taken control. Something about those two tales in particular struck a chord with me, they felt a bit too possible, demon possession and all.

What I love about all Hellboy stories, many of these especially, is how the writers incorporate known folklore and mythology into the mix to create some truly terrifying tales.

On a more personal note, this was my second time reading this one, and the bookmark I used turned out to be an old friend's phone number. Brought back some memories. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Feb 3, 2015 |
Most of the stories were strange, but a couple were spooky and horrific enough to give me chills and keep me reading. A combination of short stories that can really freak you out. Not for those who hate horror, so I don't know why I read it. ( )
  ninjabluedemon | May 2, 2009 |
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Golden, ChristopherEditor, Contributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bissette, Stephen R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brite, Poppy Z.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, Max AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, Nancy A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Connolly, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Costello, Matthew J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, Craig ShawContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hautala, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodge, BrianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holder, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mignola, MikeIntroduction, Contributor, Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Navarro, YvonneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nutman, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rucka, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williamson, ChetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, GahanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hacker, VerenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kantůrek, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A prose anthology of Hellboy short stories, presenting original tales of the world's greatest paranormal investigator. Includes contributions by Brian Hodge, Poppy Z, Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Greg Fucka, Chet Williamson, and many others.

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