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Hellboy: Odder Jobs

(Hellboy Novels)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  2,621 ratings  ·  29 reviews
As part of the ongoing Dark Horse celebration of Hellboy in 2004, Christopher Golden (author of the Hellboy novels The Lost Army and The Bones of Giants) has brought together a stellar array of talents to further the Hellboy canon. Lavishly illustrated by creator Mike Mignola!
Introduction / Frank Darabont;
* The Brotherhood of the Gun / Frank Darabont;
* From an Enc
Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 5th 2004 by Dark Horse Books
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Quentin Wallace
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great book of Hellboy short stories!

A few standouts in this volume:

Brotherhood of the Gun by Frank Darabont (Yes, the Walking Dead producer): This is a Hellboy Weird Western tale, and since I am partial to Weird Westerns, really enjoyed this one.

Down in the Flood: Great story mostly focusing on Abe Sabien

The Vampire Brief: Great humor story

A Full and Satisfying Life: Ray Garton spins this tale of Hellboy Vs. a Manticore

Tasty Teeth: Featuring the tooth fairies from the Hellboy Movie

Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Timothy Boyd
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
You know you have created something really good when other writers and artists want to contribute to the stories of your character. Hellboy is a character and this collection of stories from some of the industries top talent showcase the character and his universe in new and interesting ways. Very recommended
Jul 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-mystery
I liked this volume of Hellboy stories much better than the first. This group of writers seems to have a better handle on the characters. There was also a much greater ratio of hits to misses for me than the first book. The first story in Odder Jobs, The Brotherhood of the Gun, is so enjoyable that it has found a special place in my heart amidst my other Hellboy all-time favorites such as Pancakes, the Corpse and the Third Wish.
Jun 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
In this second collection of Hellboy/BPRD stories, editor Christopher Golden gathers together an edgier and better group of stories than appeared in the first volume that explored Mike Mignola's world. This volume also features Mignola illustrations with the sixteen stories. Lots of fun; Hellboy rocks!
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Better than prior volume. Always a problem when you have multiple contributers.
Aug 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second collection of Hellboy short stories has uneven tone and pacing as befits stories by different authors. As a test, I'll be including my favorite quote from each short story.

Brotherhood Of The Gun - Frank Darabont - 5*

"We're a Brotherhood," said Doc Jessup. "A Brotherhood of the Gun."
Wow. This short story reads like a screenplay and it is obvious why Darabont is renowned in the film industry. His writing is superlative, reading it you can picture it in your mind and on a screen. If this
Rumi Bossche
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Any Hellboy fans out there?

After i read the Hellboy series and The B.P.R.D series, i was hunting down everything Mike Mignola or Hellboy related. I read Witchfinder, Baltimore and Ape Sapien, and frankly dont think its enough. I am now trying to find all novels and found a couple! They are pretty hard to find like more in this so called Mignolaverse, but we will see. I read Odder Jobs first. This is a collection of 16 short stories all from different writers, ranging from script writers, and se
Joe Lambert
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was still wonderful, but overall did not grab me like the other anthologies. There were definitely some very high highs and I would still recommend it to any fans of the character or fans of pulpy, short horror stories.
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Eric Evans
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I normally don't like short stories but these Hellboy anthologies are great.
Robert Hudder
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Part of a reading jag that I didn't record.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book very good.
Willow Redd
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Here we have the second collection of short stories involving Hellboy. This time there is an introduction and story from Frank Darabont (the story is one of my favorite of the lot), along with another group of fantastic storytellers getting the chance to play in Mike Mignola's sandbox.

Along with Darabont, there are stories from Tim Lebbon, Thomas Sniegoski, and Guillermo del Toro adding a prose tale to his other Hellboy works. Author Charles de Lint even crosses over his own characters from his
Jun 23, 2008 rated it liked it
As with any assortment of short stories, some are better than others. If you like the series/movies, give it a read.
Mar 18, 2009 rated it liked it
For those lovers of Hellboy these short stories really fun.
Kathy Davie
Aug 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sci Fi, Action
Great read!
Tera Nikolaos
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Not so sure about the few stories at the beginning, but got better towards the end. I'd say that 'The Vampire Brief' was probably my favourite from the collection.
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Anything that takes me into the Hellboy/BPRD universe again is a wonderful, wonderful thing. These short stories by various Hellboy-fanboy authors are a hoot. More Odd Jobs, please!
John McDonnell
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A reread or listen in this case. Hellboy is always worth the time reading and investing time in. Enjoyable stories.
Nov 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Hellboy RULES!
Dony Grayman
Libro de la Colección Brainstorming que traduce el sergundo Odd Jobs de Hellboy.
Susie Steadman
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love Hellboy.
Kevin Farrell
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a great collection of stories. Hellboy fans really need to get this book.
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Shelves: fantasy
Sep 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hellboy
Odder Jobs and odd jobs are great collections of short stories rather your a fan of Hellboy, or if your lookn for someoff the wall action horror.
Ben Weaver
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
As a fan of Hellboy, I feel like I can never get enough from the comics and collections I get my hands on. As my first journey into the novels, this collection of short stories did not disappoint.
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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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