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The Dark Horse Book of Monsters (The Dark Horse Book of ... #4)

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Mike Mignola takes Hellboy on a monster-crunching mission and Gary Gianni provides illustrations for a classic tale of South Seas horror by William Hope Hodgson in this fourth addition to Dark Horse's Eisner-nominated books of Hauntings, Witchcraft and The Dead.
Along with Mignola and Gianni, Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson who won Eisners in both 2004 and 2005 for their sto
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Hardcover, First Edition, 74 pages
Published December 13th 2006 by Dark Horse Comics (first published December 12th 2006)
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Chad
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
By far the best of these Dark Horse anthologies. Both the Hellboy and Beasts of Burden stories were very strong. The tribute to Jack Kirby at the beginning was great. I also liked the Rex Mundi story with fantastic art from Juan Ferraya and the story with the archaeologist couple was fun too.
Cara
It wasn't what I was expecting, but it wasn't bad. I thought it was going to be information about what cultures they got their inspirations from monsters from, instead it was six short comics (I didn't read the synopsis, lol).

I Witnessed the End of the World - 1 star
Didn't care for this one at all.

The Hydra and the Lion - 4 stars
About Hellboy and Hercules. Different, but interesting.

A Tropical Horror - 0 stars
Totally skipped.

To Weave a Lover - 3 stars
Weird. Dude, was a nutcase.

The Horror Beneath
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Bogdan
Oct 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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Interesting. Fun.

But kind of a short one...
Matt Piechocinski
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
This anthology was okay, but I really only liked about half the stories ... Hellboy is a given, and then the stories by Busiek and Dorkin. I actually found the Evan Dorkin tale kind of heart wrenching. Actually I take that back, the Scott Allie story was pretty good too.
Kristen Northrup
The first three collections in this series seemed to steadily improve, but this one dipped back down a bit. The Beasts of Burden story was the strongest of the lot, but nothing else made much of an impression.
Jason
Nov 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
I loved the one about the archaeologists in the desert and the short story by William Hope Hodgson. Oh, and the Beasts of Burden short story.
John
May 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Some good artists & creators here, but nothing is very memorable. Perhaps the pieces are just too short.
the gift
Aug 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, graphic
i like mignola
Daniel Lewis
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
A decent collection of monster tales. I liked "A Tropical Horror" by William Hope Hodgson and "The Horror Beneath" by Moore, Reppion, and Green best.
Ana
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great short stories, great artists. Check out the whole series!
Parker
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Liked the Beast of Burden story but the rest were alright...
Alisa Kester
Couple of okay stories.
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