Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others

Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others❰Reading❯ ➿ Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others Author Mike Mignola – Bluevapours.co.uk The Eisner Award winning mini series The Crooked Man, by Mignola and Richard Corben, teams Hellboy with a wandering hillman in a devilish tale of Appalachian witchcraft This volume also includes the r The Eisner Award 10: The Kindle Ö winning mini series The Crooked Man, by Mignola and Richard Corben, teams Hellboy with a wandering hillman in a devilish tale of Appalachian witchcraft This volume also includes the rare They Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships by Mignola, Josh Dysart BPRD, and Jason Shawn Alexander Abe Sapien The Drowning , never before available for purchase Mignola and Duncan Fegredo s The Mole, from Free Comic Book Dayand Mignola s most recent solo outing, In the Chapel of Moloch.

Mike Mignola was 10: The Kindle Ö born September , in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age he doesn t remember why and reading Dracula at age introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recoveredIn , hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a very terrible inker and then as an artist Hellboy, Vol. MOBI :✓ on comics like Rocket Raccoon, Alpha Flight and The Hulk By the late s he had begun to develop his signature style thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Gotham by Gaslight for DC Comics, and the not so commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser for Marvel In , he drew the comic book adaptation of the film Bram Stoker s Dracula for Topps ComicsIn , Mike moved to Dark Horse comics Vol. 10: The PDF Ì and created Hellboy, a half demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse While the first story line Seed of Destruction, was co written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself There are, at this moment, Hellboy graphic novel collections withon the way , several spin off titles BPRD Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien and Witchfinder , three anthologies of prose stories, several novels, two animated films and two live action films staring Ron Perlman Hellboy has earned numerous comic industry awards and is published in a great many countriesMike also created the award winning comic book The Amazing Screw on Head and has co written two novels Balti, or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire and Joe Golem and the Drowning City with best selling author Christopher GoldenMike worked very briefly with Francis Ford Coppola on his film Bram Stoker s Dracula , was a production designer on the Disney film Atlantis The Lost Empire and was visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II , Hellboy and Hellboy II The Golden Army He lives somewhere in Southern California with his wife, daughter, a lot of books and a cat.

Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others eBook ó
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others
  • Mike Mignola
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 1595824774

10 thoughts on “Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Others

  1. Chad says:

    Worth the price of admission for The Crooked Man alone These are just a collection of great Hellboy short stories without the larger story building of the ongoing overarching Hellboy plot.

  2. Artemy says:

    Now that s a brilliant volume Four short stories, all of them excellent Rural American horror, pirates, Moloch worshipping talentless artists, poker games with ghosts The Crooked Man and Others is a quintessential Hellboy collection, and an absolute blast to read First read October 30, 2015Rating Second read October 17, 2017Rating

  3. Sesana says:

    It was a little jarring to come right off a Hellboy collection with a single storyline that ended on a bit of a cliffhanger The Wild Hunt to this one, which has three unrelated short stories The thing of it is, they re good enough I didn t mind for long Especially when it comes to the title story, which is oddly, for Mignola based on American folklore It s a solid, believable piece of work, with one of the most twisted and disturbing looking creations that I believe I ve seen in the pages It was a little jarring to come right off a Hellboy collection with a single storyline that ended on a bit of a cliffhanger The Wild Hunt to this one, which has three unrelated short stories The thing of it is, they re good enough I didn t mind for long Especially when it comes to the title story, which is oddly, for Mignola based on American folklore It s a solid, believable piece of work, with one of the most twisted and disturbing looking creations that I believe I ve seen in the pages of Hellboy Which is really saying something, let me tell you The other stories are good enough, but this collection isthan worth it for The Crooked Man alone

  4. Sam Quixote says:

    The Crooked Man , despite being Vol 10 in the Hellboy series, isn t a continuation of the events of the previous book but rather a collection of shorts written by Mignola and illustrated by the best comics artists around While I would ve liked to see what happened after Vol 9, The Crooked Manthan makes up for it by providing story after story of high quality, brilliant storytelling and art The Crooked Man showcases Richard Corben s artwork as Mignola takes Hellboy into rural North A The Crooked Man , despite being Vol 10 in the Hellboy series, isn t a continuation of the events of the previous book but rather a collection of shorts written by Mignola and illustrated by the best comics artists around While I would ve liked to see what happened after Vol 9, The Crooked Manthan makes up for it by providing story after story of high quality, brilliant storytelling and art The Crooked Man showcases Richard Corben s artwork as Mignola takes Hellboy into rural North America to fight mountain witches and the devil himself The depiction of the devil, or The Crooked Man , is truly amazing as are panel after panel of ruined churches, idyllic countryside, and horrifying creatures If you re a Discworld fan and always wondered what Granny Weatherwax entering the body of an animal might look like, you get to see the graphic depiction here It s the best story in the book and can easily see why it won an Eisner award in 2009 Jason Shawn Alexander the guy who drew Abe Sapien The Drowning lends his talents to a tale of a headless pirate Blackbeard, while Mignola himself draws In the Chapel of Moloch , a Goya esque tale of demon worship The fanciful strip The Mole rounds out this superb collection with the inimitable Duncan Fegredo drawing beautiful countryside vistas, a ghostly poker game, and a derelict house with equal skill Totally worth reading whether you re new to Hellboy or not, it s an amazing book and a fantastic contribution to one of the best comic series around

  5. Daniel says:

    Typically, I cannot stand the art of Richard Corben It reminds me too closely of Harvey Pekar and Harry Crumb, which, to me, have no place in the art galleries of Hellboy B.R.P.D However, in this such instance, the story was compelling and every so often a glimpse of a good looking Hellboy would pop into a panel Otherwise, most the characters look kind of dreadful to me I get over it, though And just accept it I just really prefer the art of Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, Guy Davis, and e Typically, I cannot stand the art of Richard Corben It reminds me too closely of Harvey Pekar and Harry Crumb, which, to me, have no place in the art galleries of Hellboy B.R.P.D However, in this such instance, the story was compelling and every so often a glimpse of a good looking Hellboy would pop into a panel Otherwise, most the characters look kind of dreadful to me I get over it, though And just accept it I just really prefer the art of Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, Guy Davis, and even Jason Shawn Alexander suits the material muchappropriately But Mignola seems to like Corben, so there s no way around it Overall, a great book, great read I give it only 4 stars because of Corben s art for The Crooked Man Everything else represents Hellboy B.P.R.D very well

  6. Courtney says:

    A group of short stories taking place in various eras The best one of the lot seemed to be the first one, The Crooked Man , which was an interesting take on Appalachian folklore It definitely make me curious to readon the topic The Hellboy series definitely has a unique art style not my favourite, but it definitely stands out and seems unique to the series.

  7. Wing Kee says:

    I m a Mignola fanboy so my review will be biased.Man, I ve been reading BPRD for a while and it feels so good to see Big Red and also do some one and done issues With BPRD going full steam ahead with world building and character buildling not to mention monster fights it s been a while since I ve read HB just walk into a situation unprepared and beat the shit out of weird folklore, mythological monsters This is what it was that hooked me on the Mignolaverse World Not a lot of world building I m a Mignola fanboy so my review will be biased.Man, I ve been reading BPRD for a while and it feels so good to see Big Red and also do some one and done issues With BPRD going full steam ahead with world building and character buildling not to mention monster fights it s been a while since I ve read HB just walk into a situation unprepared and beat the shit out of weird folklore, mythological monsters This is what it was that hooked me on the Mignolaverse World Not a lot of world building, all of of it is done in service of the title and the setting of the stories We travel all over the place with this arc, from Italy, American South, Caribbeanjust all over The art is all over the place, with different artists taking different approached on telling a HB story, and of course there is the wonderful Mignola illustrated Temple of Moloch As I said, the world building is minor, serving mostly the tale that the writer is telling, but man is it ever cool to have a monster of the issue books again I especially liked the setting of The Crooked Man as it is a world and lore that I am not too familiar with and it made for a very fresh read.Story One and done are great when you just want to throw multiple ideas and stories towards the reader These tales are simple, paced well and fun There are still hints of a darker grander arc that will be for Hellboy but mostly this is just a collection of him doing him Being called in, running head first, getting the shit knocked out of him, then hitting hard back It s fun, the dialog is crisp and glib it s just fun I especially liked Crooked Man and for some reason the Mole Crooked Man for the unfamiliar terrain that I get to experience plus the super odd and unsettling art style, while the Mole is just ridiculous and the art made for some panels that made me smirk Good fun Characters Not a lot in terms of character development, but wow we got a whole slew of characters introduced for one and dones this time around All are bigger than life, odd and just interesting The Crooked Man was interesting as was the witches in that tale I also really like Blackbeard as I found him utterly ridiculous It s a fun collection of characters you ll laugh and smile at, see them die and have fun reading it.Nothing too deep this time around, just getting back the essence of HB single issue books Fun, short, well paced and him beating the shit out of monsters Whatdo you want Onward to the next book

  8. Adam Shaeffer says:

    A quick recap of the four stories collected in this volume The Crooked Man Cool story, drawing from Appalachian folklore, but the art just didn t work for me 2 starsThey That Go Down to the Sea in Ships Blackbeard the pirate Great story, loved the art Jason Shawn Alexander s is a very different style from Mignola s, but some of the frames are simply perfect 4.5 starsIn the Chapel of Moloch Pretty much your run of the mill Hellboy story here with the great, subdued Mignola art I ve so enjo A quick recap of the four stories collected in this volume The Crooked Man Cool story, drawing from Appalachian folklore, but the art just didn t work for me 2 starsThey That Go Down to the Sea in Ships Blackbeard the pirate Great story, loved the art Jason Shawn Alexander s is a very different style from Mignola s, but some of the frames are simply perfect 4.5 starsIn the Chapel of Moloch Pretty much your run of the mill Hellboy story here with the great, subdued Mignola art I ve so enjoyed for 10 volumes 3 starsThe Mole A fun little story illustrated by Duncan Fegredo Of all the Hellboy artists I ve seen to date, Fegredo sticks the closest to Mignola s style, but he adds embellishments to the scenery and characters that draw me in Don t get me wrong, I love Mignola s artwork, but Fegredo s is pretty awesome too 4 stars

  9. Melissa McShane says:

    Another collection of short works, reminding me of why I m so glad I can read this series one after another instead of having to wait Five stars for The Crooked Man, four stars for the others, though Duncan Fegredo remains my favorite Hellboy illustrator after Mignola himself, of course , and those four stars might just be because The Crooked Man is so very good that the others suffer by comparison The feeling of Appalachian folklore is incredibly strong without losing the essential natur Another collection of short works, reminding me of why I m so glad I can read this series one after another instead of having to wait Five stars for The Crooked Man, four stars for the others, though Duncan Fegredo remains my favorite Hellboy illustrator after Mignola himself, of course , and those four stars might just be because The Crooked Man is so very good that the others suffer by comparison The feeling of Appalachian folklore is incredibly strong without losing the essential nature of this series Still not better than Makoma, but it comes close

  10. Spencer says:

    Usually I m a big fan of story arcs and continuing plotlines but this collection of short stories in comic form was really good, they re well written and worthwhile additions to the hellboy universe The art was perfect for each tale and complimented the stories well.The Crooked Man and Moloch were my favourites and both were brilliantly creepy and steeped in mythology.

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