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Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors

(Hellboy: Odd Jobs #4)

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Fifteen of the biggest names in weird literature come together to pay tribute to Hellboy and the characters of Mike Mignola's award-winning line of books! Assembled by Joe Golem and Baltimore co-writer Christopher Golden and featuring illustrations by Mike Mignola and Chris Priestley, the anthology boasts fifteen original stories by the best in horror, fantasy, and science ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Dark Horse Books (first published August 23rd 2017)
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Paul
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Full disclosure, I have a story in this anthology.

This book was a lot of fun and worth the price of admission for the Chelsea Cain, Laird Barron, and Nathan Ballingrud stories .
Brandon St Mark
A wide selection of short stories that focus on the members of the BPRD. I’m glad it wasn’t solely focused on Hellboy. I didn’t like every story, but I did really enjoy a few of them, and I think there’s something here for everyone. Would definitely recommend.
Craig
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This fourth collection (after a lengthy hiatus) of Hellboy short prose fiction is another very enjoyable volume. I particularly enjoyed the stories by Kealan Patrick Burke and Nathan Ballingrud because they seemed like excellent Hellboy stories that fit right in with the Mignola originals, as well as the ones by Chelsea Cain and Seanan McGuire because they seemed to successfully expand the originals with alternated views of the supporting cast. Lots of fun!
Orrin Grey
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mignola
The problem with any of these Hellboy prose anthologies (this is the fourth one) is that they never feel quite like Hellboy stories. Now, maybe that's intentional--a way to let the authors each bring their own voice and touch to the proceedings--but for me, Hellboy (and B.P.R.D. and Mignolaverse stories in general) all have a character that is unique to them. A pacing, a tone that only they have. And, admittedly, while that same pacing and tone and feel has been a big influence on my work for ye ...more
Bryan
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you like Hellboy, horror, short stories, or any combination thereof you'll love this anthology. It's the first one of these I've read, and now I'd like to track down the earlier collections. Great authors; great writing. Highly recommended.
Thomas
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great collection of Hellboy/BPRD fiction by several great authors. Each author adds more the the world that Hellboy lives in and adds color to the character. One of my favorite's in this collection was HER RED RIGHT HAND by Paul Tremblay. The story itself was good and descriptive but the depth that he produced in the supporting characters was unexpected.

Overall, another great collection that Christopher Golden edits.
Matisse
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I tried watching the Del Toro films more than once. I still couldn't get into them. The leads were cast perfectly, but the story was odd; as imposing as Hellboy's design is, the stories had him be easy to beat in a fight, which didn't complement his angst all that well. I figured Hellboy just wasn't my thing.

What's bizarre is, I love this anthology.

This is the 'you just need to know the characters' kind of fanfiction (does it count as fanfic if you can buy it in a bookstore?). Within the pages
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Seth
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A pleasant assortment of Hellboy tales. The authors did well putting the characters into words and then into life. Some stories were funny and some were truly dark and twisted, a few were very heart wrenching. But like any good Hellboy collection these short stories show us that the proclivity for good or evil lies in each of us, and that sometimes the big red thing with horns and a tail isn't the monster after all but the hero and the normal people that don't even raise an eyebrow may be the bi ...more
E7boehm
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good story well defined writing space fun book to read between hard books will read more in the series
Daniel Cooksey
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great collection of tales that put new spins on HB's world.
Sean
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, mignolaverse
Very enjoyable short story collection dealing with Hellboy and some of his BPRD cohorts. Love how each author bring a different take to Hellboy and his team
Ryan
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review was also posted to my blog here.

Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors is the latest anthology of Hellboy short stories, once again edited by Christopher Golden. It’s funny the way things have turned out, with me having jumped to reading the newest one after having just gone through the first one back in August. When I read Odd Jobs the experience came as a great surprise. I picked it up as a novelty, wanting to see how a change in medium would feel for the character and the world, not ex
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Christopher
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

A fantastic collection of stories in the Hellboy mythos. A must have for any fans.

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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more

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