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Hellboy: Weird Tales, Vol. 2 (Hellboy: Weird Tales #2)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  5,092 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Mike Mignola’s character has never been more popular, especially in the wake of the long-awaited feature film, and unprecedented success in bookstores. His award-winning series Hellboy has been lauded as much by other artists as it has by award ceremonies and fans. Over the years, many of the best artists in the industry have asked if they could do a backup story just to g ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 27th 2004 by Dark Horse Books (first published October 19th 2004)
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A collection of shorts in the pulp tradition, uneven art and brevity are trumped by variety and whimsy.
Stephen Theaker
Lots of great little stories about Hellboy and his friends. The artwork is of an excellent standard. I almost said a uniformly excellent standard there, but stopped myself, partly because that's such a cliche, but also because the art is anything but uniform - a dozen completely different styles appear, each of them quite marvellous. This was actually the first Hellboy book I've read. Volume 2 of a collection of stories not written by the character's creator Mike Mignola is a funny place to star ...more
Wing Kee Ho
A bit better, but not by much.

So this being the second collection of non-canon Mignolaverse stories, and me absolutely disappointed in the last one, I went into this second collection with absolutely no expectations, and it actually surprised me with a couple of funny quirky tales:

World: As I said in the previous review, there is not much world builing here as it is non-canon. The world building that you see here is mainly to serve the story that the writer/artist is trying to tell. With that in
Volume 2 of the Weird Tales compilations was much stronger than Volume 1, both in terms of art and writing. Each individual story seemed like it told a full tale, and there was a lot of variation in the art styles, some which were really beautiful.
Tyler Hill
I'm a little conflicted about the two volumes of Hellboy's "Weird Tales." On one hand, reading through them, I was left with the feeling that -in many cases- I'd rather see the creators do something wholly original, rather than tell a tale in the Hellboy universe. But, on the other hand, if they had, and if this was just an anthology of random stories, would I have bothered to check it out? So, while Hellboy is the draw here, convincing me to check out these books, he also sort of becomes the an ...more
Federiken Masters
Oct 15, 2014 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Varios
Recommended to Federiken by: Mucho
Me gusta Hellboy desde que lo tenía de vista nomás y mientras más leo de él, más me va gustando. Me encantan muchos de los autores involucrados en este tomo y me encantan estas antologías en las que varios talentos exploran un cachito de un universo claramente "de autor", aunque vaya en expansión constante.
Decí que la mayoría de las historias acá reunidas no pasan de la anécdota divertida, y por eso le amarreteo puntaje, porque si no este tomo la rompía.
I have some difficulty with the Hellboy novels Mignola hands over to other artists. The stories aren't bad but the art can't compare. I enjoyed "Shattered" and "Command Performance" along with the Final Fantasy feel of "Toy Soldier". The rest were all right. I loved and appreciated the Lobster Johnson comic after the Hellboy stories.
La Revistería Comics
La que quizás sea la mejor antología del mejor personaje realizada por más de 20 insuperables autores, en una cuidadísima edición de Scott Allie con toda la muchachada.

Si tenés que leer un solo tomo de Hellboy, que sea este. O el anterior.

O cualquiera de los integrales, bah, que son de lo más rendidores.
Una variada y divertida antologia de Historias Extrañas alrededor del personaje de Hellboy.
Siempre es interesante ver diferentes estilos de dibujo más allà del de Mike Mignola.
La historia final en plan retro de Bogavante Johnson ha sido curiosa.
Con todo, siempre me gustarán más la historias largas, a poder ser escritas y dibujadas por el autor original.
The short stories, or "weird tales", contained within this volume are very short and they're not really all that detailed. Most of them were very short and sweet, which doesn't bother me having read all of the other Hellboy volumes. My appreciation for this volume came from seeing Hellboy through the eyes of other artists or writers. The illustrations were drastically different from Mignola's original volumes, and even between each small story contained within this book they were unique. Some of ...more
Mike Gallagher
Much better than the first volume. The creators seem to know how to make a Hellboy story. Very entertaining.
Variaciones Enrojo
Antología que reúne varios relatos cortos del Universo Hellboy por varios artistas. Segundo tomo.
My feelings here are pretty much the same as they were for the first volume.

Highlights of this collection include JH Williams III and Haden Blackman's "Love is Scarier than Death"—which deals (in a canonically plausible way) with the mystery of Hellboy's love-life; and Craig Thompson's "My Vacation in Hell"—an incredibly silly little comic, yet one that still feels (for some possibly intangible reason) distinctly Mignola-ish.
Daken Howlett
Un buon mix,alcuni racconti sono ottimi,altri..non proprio ben nel complesso la mancanza di Mignola al timone si sente,fin troppo.
Jack Babalon
Though quite the proud comic geek, I haven't read much of Mike Mignola's Hellboy. This anthology was a fun intro to the B.P.R.D. universe. A tight collection of short stand alone stories each offering a solid punch of pulp weirdness. Will have to check out some more Hellboy, time and budget permitting.
A fairly mixed bunch, some of the stories were great, with beautiful artwork, some less so, but even the worst ones were still okay. Definitely a must for any Hellboy fan, if you're starting new, I'd probably leave this one til later.
A collection of other artists doing Hellboy stories. Some are excellent and some are just OK, but the real kicker is the burst of Lobster Johnson stories at the very end. Hooray for pulpy adventure!!
Fun, fresh perspectives on Hellboy from writers and artists other than his creator. Craig Thompson and Jill Thompson in particular presented wonderful stories.
Once again some interesting stories are told with the Hellboy characters with some stories just being less than average.
Not bad, I'm sure if I read Hellboy more often I would love it more.
see my review for Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction (Paperback)
5 stars for "professional help" with roger
Feb 27, 2009 Andy rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Same as Volume 1. Garbage.
Kate Sherrod
Kate Sherrod marked it as to-read
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