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Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places

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Hellboy's complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and "The Right Hand of Doom, "Box Full of Evil," and "Being Human" from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D. Being Human. Hellbo Hellboy's complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and "The Right Hand of Doom, "Box Full of Evil," and "Being Human" from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D. Being Human. Hellboy loses faith in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense when they strap a bomb to one of his fellow not-quite-human agents. He gets answers about his destiny, like it or not, in over 300 pages of comics mostly drawn by Mignola, featuring award-winning guests Gary Gianni and Richard Corben. The four volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience.


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Hellboy's complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and "The Right Hand of Doom, "Box Full of Evil," and "Being Human" from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D. Being Human. Hellbo Hellboy's complete story is presented for the first time in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience. This 416-page volume covers Hellboy's adventures from 1998 to 2005, reprinting Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and "The Right Hand of Doom, "Box Full of Evil," and "Being Human" from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D. Being Human. Hellboy loses faith in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense when they strap a bomb to one of his fellow not-quite-human agents. He gets answers about his destiny, like it or not, in over 300 pages of comics mostly drawn by Mignola, featuring award-winning guests Gary Gianni and Richard Corben. The four volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience.

30 review for Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places

  1. 3 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. It’s a cruel world for Hellboy. He lives like a human and yet is treated like a monster. Come to think of it, it’s actually something you could easily draw parallels to regarding some unfortunate folks in our society, but Hellboy’s occult and paranormal universe makes his particular situation far more distressful. Imagine being constantly drawn to an unwritten and universal rule condemning you to a life where you are the key to the end of times. You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. It’s a cruel world for Hellboy. He lives like a human and yet is treated like a monster. Come to think of it, it’s actually something you could easily draw parallels to regarding some unfortunate folks in our society, but Hellboy’s occult and paranormal universe makes his particular situation far more distressful. Imagine being constantly drawn to an unwritten and universal rule condemning you to a life where you are the key to the end of times. Heavy, right? At least having that accursed right hand still has some benefits, like being able to pummel those relentless creatures back into the darkness where they crawled out from. Now, the real question is: How will Hellboy deal with the burden he shoulders? Clearly ignoring it hasn’t been very fruitful lately. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places collects stories printed from 1998 to 2005, including Conqueror Worm, Strange Places, Into the Silent Sea, and “The Right Hand of Doom“, “Box Full of Evil,” and “Being Human” from The Right Hand of Doom and B.P.R.D. Being Human. The beauty of these new paperback omnibus editions is how the stories are presented in a chronological order, making it so, so much easier for readers to follow Hellboy in his quest of self-discovery. For anyone who has ever tried to understand where to start with his stories, Hellboy isn’t the easiest series to follow with multiple series within the same lore (i.e. Hellboy, B.R.P.D., etc.). These omnibuses easily levels the playing field for readers by giving them the unique and equal opportunity to understand what’s up without being lost in the process. What mostly occurs in this volume is Hellboy’s re-evaluation of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense and their methodology. On one of the missions he was sent on, alongside a new member of the team who was previously encountered in the past, Hellboy was presented with an ethically questionable dilemma that made him question the integrity of the organization. Coupled with this issue, he also runs into more dark and sketchy figures who strongly believe in Hellboy’s role in life (the tool to the end of the world). This throws our friendly and feisty red fellow into all sorts of direction, and one that will bring him to be in exile and explore the sea. If there’s one thing he’s never stopped doing, it’s exploring both the real-world and the paranormal. The things he sees and the things he lives through are truly astonishing. Most of the stories tend to follow one another and make slight references to past events, or even short stories collected in the short stories omnibuses. I found this omnibus to be even more coherent and a lot easier to follow, even with more world-building going on. There are details regarding Hellboy and his destiny that are better delivered throughout the stories, and it’s nice to see how Mike Mignola blends the whole paranormal and supernatural lore within the narrative. Hellboy however continues to be himself with his snappy one-liners, brutal fist fights and honourable and caring (or care-free?)personality. The artwork continues in the same vein as the first omnibus, with a more picturesque and sequential style (as in, more choppy between panels), and mostly focuses on the dialogues and the hard-hitting shadow-heavy drawings. Your imagination is sure to be stimulated by the Lovecraftian universe. What was truly refreshing however is the change in style for certain stories, especially with Gary Gianni and Richard Corben as the artists. The style is much more modern and detailed, which really helps in admiring the character even more through different lenses. I can clearly state that there’s plenty to appreciate with Hellboy, both with the character and the world. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/ ____________________________ Poor guy just can't catch a break. Destiny sure can be a b*tch. P.S. Full review to come. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    So here is the second part of the complete Hellboy series - The entire collection of comics / graphic novels are being released in omnibus editions and I am finally getting a chance to read them all (and catch up on the whole story) without having to spend an absolute fortune on the library editions (although they do look amazing). So what can I say without giving spoilers well the problem there is not a lot - as these are the sequential adventures (there are two volumes of one shots and specials So here is the second part of the complete Hellboy series - The entire collection of comics / graphic novels are being released in omnibus editions and I am finally getting a chance to read them all (and catch up on the whole story) without having to spend an absolute fortune on the library editions (although they do look amazing). So what can I say without giving spoilers well the problem there is not a lot - as these are the sequential adventures (there are two volumes of one shots and specials which although may not fit in to the complete time line do still make up parts of his adventures). So what I can say is that they have been printed in a sympathetic manner. For example you still get the pages of designs and preliminary sketches along where necessary the authors notes when references to previous stories where needed (which I suspect as the series carries on will start to become more and more common). The stories have also been published in their original styles and formats - which means that you can see when an artist changes. For me this helps date the stories as you are looking at a lot of books across this series and although the series does have a definitive end (for those who have read it you know what I mean) however I get the feeling that with the rebooting of the franchise with a soon to be new movie it will be interesting what is "kept" and what is not. For me this has been a series I have been looking forward to for some time. The stylised artwork and often creative storylines have always caught my attention and imagination. I just hope they decide to do something similar with Abe.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Victor Espinosa

    If you've not experienced the unique, brilliant, bizzare stories of Mike Mignola, then you are missing out on life. He has figured out what he does best and is just having fun with it in this huge graphic novel. Mike is a vastly underrated storyteller and artist. His panels can convey entire stories in their shadows, clever lighting, and haunting eye silhouettes. I tore through this omnibus and am greatly looking forward to more.

  4. 3 out of 5

    Scott Waldyn

    Great art. Beautiful and gripping paranormal action. Fast-paced storytelling. And moving moments that resonate on an unexpectedly deeper level. There's a reason this series endures. It's arguably one of the most unique comic series of all time.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Claire Thibodeaux

    I have recently been bitten by the Hellboy bug and I couldn't be happier. The tales, though dark and gritty, give me hope for misfits like me who love the dark creepy places in this world but only want the best for human kind

  6. 3 out of 5

    Hassan

    Another great collection. Mignola is a fantastic artist and great story-teller. And Hellboy is just a rad character. Love.

  7. 3 out of 5

    Pafurion

    Box full of evil <3

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    Eva Inzu

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    Andrew Dudek

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    Brett French

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    Mike Collins

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    Ian

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    Bryan Murray

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