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Author: Mike Mignola,Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1845760190
Language: English
Pages: 216 pages
Category: Graphic Novels
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (March 25, 2005)
Rating: 4.2
Formats: mobi lrf lit mbr
FB2 size: 1840 kb | EPUB size: 1399 kb | DJVU size: 1674 kb

Hellboy: Odder Jobs is a great collection, by a batch of writers trying their hand at Mike Mignola's big red guy and his "family" of oddities, misfits and world-savin' weirdies. Christopher Golden has chosen some terrific stories for inclusion

Hellboy: Odder Jobs is a great collection, by a batch of writers trying their hand at Mike Mignola's big red guy and his "family" of oddities, misfits and world-savin' weirdies. Christopher Golden has chosen some terrific stories for inclusion. This volume is a must-read for anyone who call him- or herself a Hellboy fan. Highly recommended!

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Ships from and sold by Gem City Books Ohio. The description said the volume was illustrated by Mike Mignola but the illustrations are limited to one print at the start of each story and due to differences in the quality of paper between this volume and the Hellboy graphic novels, the illustrations do not the same pop as readers of the graphic novels might expect.

Hellboy: Oddest Jobs. Author : Christopher Golden

Hellboy: Oddest Jobs. Author : Christopher Golden. Genres : Fantasy, Horror. Longtime contributor to the Hellboy mythos Christopher Golden brings together a crew of luminaries including Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba HoTep) and China Miéville (King Rat), crossgenre sensation Barbara Hambly (The Windrose Chronicles), celebrated mystery writer Ken Bruen (The Dramatist), bestselling science fiction and fantasy novelist Tad Williams (Otherland), and a bevy of other skilled storytellers.

Illustrated by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Following the success of the 1996 illustrated novel Hellboy: The Lost Army, Dark Horse commissioned writer Christopher Golden to gather some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery fictionBrian Hodge, Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Greg Rucka, Chet Williamson, legendary horror/humor cartoonist Gahan Wilson, and many moreto produce a prose anthology of Hellboy short stories, presenting original tales of. the world's greatest paranormal investigator. Illustrated by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Hellboy Odd Jobs was a great way to expand on the wondrous and deeply rich world created by Mike Mignola. This was the first of 3 short story collections with Mike's longtime collaborator Christopher Golden

Hellboy Odd Jobs was a great way to expand on the wondrous and deeply rich world created by Mike Mignola. This was the first of 3 short story collections with Mike's longtime collaborator Christopher Golden. If you don't know who Hellboy is I still think the book works as entertainment but if you do then you get a lot more enjoyment out of it as can be expected.

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Shop our inventory for Hellboy: Odd Jobs by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock! . Following the success of the 1996 illustrated novel Hellboy: The Lost Army, Dark Horse commissioned writer Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Of Saints and Shadows) to gather some of the brightest creative lights in horror and mystery fiction to produce a prose anthology of Hellboy short stories, presenting original tales of the world's greatest paranormal investigator. Hellboy (Dark Horse Paperback). By (artist) Mike Mignola.

Hellboy: Oddest Jobs is the third anthology collecting non-chronological short stories written for the Hellboy novel series, based on the comic book series by Mike Mignola, who provided cover illustrations for each story. Written by Joe R. Lansdale. Written by Mark Chadbourn.

Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola. Most of my storytelling I do with pictures. I can draw a house, if I have reference, and if I do a good job, I canmaybeconvey a sense of place, mood, atmosphere, whatever

Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola. I can draw a house, if I have reference, and if I do a good job, I canmaybeconvey a sense of place, mood, atmosphere, whatever. I can show you that it's night or day, winter, summer, or fall. Not bad, but I'm not a 'real' writer. A 'real' writer does all these things with words alone

Made hugely popular by a legion of brilliant graphic novels, Hellboy is now a massive movie star, attracting critical acclaim and drawing in a whole new audience to the paranormal pantheon of characters created by legendary artist/writer Mike Mignola. This new collection features all-new short stories written by a host of talented writers and filmmakers that includes Hellboy director Guillermo Del Toro and Frank Darabont (director of The Shawshank Redemption). Edited by Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Christopher Golden, this extraordinary new collection delves deep into the Hellboy universe created by Mike Mignola, whose illustrations are the icing on this darkly delicious cake!
Comments (7)
ACOS
I read these books awhile ago but thought I'd go back and give them a quick review. I like all 3 books and I think most Hellboy fans will enjoy them. Like the comics these books have a great blend of Horror, Sci Fi, Fantasy and Humor. Here are a few of favorite and least favorite stories in the books.

ODD JOBS:
Jigsaw is dark, creepy and just weird enough to be great. I actually recommend reading that one last because it was my favorite in all 3 books. Delivered is the lightest and funniest story of all 3 books.

ODDER JOBS:
I only remember wanting to skip one story in this book, Water Music. I found the story boring and I didn't understand why it was happening. I actually skipped the end which I never do. However this is the best book of the 3, because it's got so many good stories in it, even though my two favorite stories are in Odd Jobs.

ODDEST JOBS:
I only remember wanting to skip one story in this one as well, Second Honeymoon. I found that story confusing and boring. I liked the first 2 books better but this one still has enough good stories in it to be worth picking up.
Bumand
Hellboy: Odder Jobs is a great collection, by a batch of writers trying their hand at Mike Mignola's big red guy and his "family" of oddities, misfits and world-savin' weirdies. Christopher Golden has chosen some terrific stories for inclusion. This volume is a must-read for anyone who call him- or herself a Hellboy fan.

Highly recommended!
რฉςh
Great collection of Hellboy/BPRD short stories in written form.
Unirtay
This is a must read for any Hellboy fan, and Fiction fans alike. The stories are short but all are superb.
Winawel
Despite what the product title says, Odder Jobs, is NOT a graphic novel. This was quite misleading, especially when one considers that "Odd Jobs" was another collection of random hellboy stories by various authoirs and artists and actually WAS a graphic novel.

I had expected this to be a sequil because of amazon's poor product labelling.

That rant aside, it IS a good read, with several fun stories in it. I would reccomend it if you are a HB fan, but NOT if you;re shopping for quick and easy graphic novels to read on your lunch break.
Umge
A wonderful collection of short stories by 16 authors, including Frank Darabont (the director of The Shawshank Redemption, who also wrote the foreword), and Guillermo del Toro (the director of the two Hellboy movies, who collaborated with Mike Mignola also on Blade 2 - his original treatment on tooth fairies, which occupied a place in the second Hellboy movie, appears here). Each short story also gets a Mignola illustration to open it. Nice.

Darabont's introduction talks about how he became acquainted with the world of Hellboy (and Guillermo del Toro) in an old laserdisc shop in Hollywood, and how this turned into a nice writing gig for him. His story starts it off - a cool tale of the old West, gunfighters, tourist traps, and ghostly vindication - a fun little thing called "Brotherhood Of The Gun". "From An Enchanter Fleeing" is a story about a haunted town, Dawson Corner, and the mist of tears that happens sometimes when there's an overload of emotion in the afterworld… or something. Couldn't quite follow this one. "Down In The Flood" is a weird little tale of a flooded zone with killer scepters - an Abe Sapien tale. "Newford Spook Squad" is a cool little story, framed "then" and "now" with hard boiled detectives figuring out how this whole thing works. Great dialogue, interesting voyage of discovery, and even an adventure or two thrown in. "Water Music" is some goofy thing about Abe Sapien hallucinating about possible civilizations and potential species fighting for life (his life) in his meditation tank. Strange stuff.

"The Vampire Brief" is a cool story about Hellboy getting a restraining order from a modern New Orleans vampire, and how managed to draw the clever creature to court; funky lawyers in this one. Short and sweet. "Unfinished Business" is a crazy story about a succubus haunting a New Mexico military base, and how Hellboy and the BPRD draw her out… sort of! "Saint Hellboy" is a cool tale of a possessed Italian grandmother, her three grandsons - a priest, a hit man, a deranged monk - and no shortage of weird, ancient baggage! Great dysfunctional family interaction here!! "Sleepless In Manhattan" is about fighting a water spirit and an imp in Central Park with Liz and Abe. Next! "The Wish Hounds" is about hunting in the deep countryside, and the call of the hunting party. "Act Of Mercy" is a strange tale of a Romanian ghoul issuing a weak threat to Hellboy, and getting put out of his misery. Odd. "The Thrice-Named Hill" is a peculiar tale as it's about a relative of Hellboy's! Worth reading to consider what it all means for the broader Hellboy narrative:

The church squatting on the crest of the steep hill was already cast in gloomy silhouette. Moment by moment the rain-streaked sky was turning the color of heated steel. Hewn from gray local stone, its rough outline and squat tower formed a knuckled fist raised a the scudding clouds. The church couldn't be said to grace the hill: it burdened it, and almost threatened to topple.
A direct ascent being too step, the church was approached by a worn path coiling the hill. "Odd place to settle a church," Hellboy said.
"Everything about this place is odd, " Liz said grimly.
"The locals say there's a reason for it being built up there," Gina said. "There's a legend."
"Liz Sherman turned up her collar like Gina's. "There always is."

"Of Blood, Of Clay" is a nice story of Roger, the Homunculus, discovering a brother in a modern-day Golem, searching for Nazi prey. Cool thing about fingernails. This one also has an appearance from Lobster Johnson at the beginning - wow! "A Full And Satisfying Life" is a story of Hellboy and a young, doomed BPRD agent, hunting a manticore that is chewing up boarding school kids. Nutty! But nice… "The Glass Road" is a story of weird goings-on in the Libyan desert, as Liz deals with some stray hell-hounds. Finally, "Tasty Teeth" tells of how Hellboy discovers what the tooth fairies really are, and how he gets rid of them. A bit different than what happens in Hellboy 2, actually...

So far, "Brotherhood Of The Gun" and "The Vampire Brief" are the best stories in the set, with the latter truly worthy of a Mignola-drawn adventure of its own. Love it!!