Hellboy: Strange Places

June 5, 2006 | Trades


Hellboy: Strange Places
Mike Mignola
Dark Horse Books
$17.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The term “waiting for the trade” is common among comic book readers.
It means, instead of picking up single issues on a monthly basis, waiting for a single collected edition. But waiting for the trade does have its drawbacks and exceptions.
One of those is definitely Hellboy.
You see creator Mike Mignola was a pretty busy guy for a couple of years (something about a massively successful feature film) and his artistic endeavours suffered as a result. So the last Mignola written and illustrated collection prior to Strange Places arrived in stores in February 2002.
Luckily this collection of a pair of two-part miniseries is worth the wait.
Featuring a trip under the sea that would make Disney’s Little Mermaid crack open her crabby little friend and eat him and a tumultuous and gory trip through the history of the world, Strange Places truly lives up to its name.

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