Hellboy: Strange Places

Hellboy: Strange Places  is the sixth trade paperback collection in the  Hellboy  series created by Mike Mignola published by Dark Horse Comics on April 26, 2006 which collects the mini-series  The Third Wish  and  The Island  featuring fictional paranormal detective Hellboy .  [1]  [2]

Contents

The Third Wish 

This story by Mike Mignola was originally published in two-issue mini-series  Hellboy: The Third Wish  (July-August 2002 ). Due to Mignola’s involvement in the first Hellboy movieand other projects this would be the last comic-book mini-series featuring Hellboy by the character’s creator until  Hellboy: The Island  in 2005.  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]

Hellboy’s apparent destiny as the on-bringer of the Apocalypse continues to attract supernatural attention. African witch doctor, Hellboy dives to the treacherous ocean bottom. The Bog Roosh, a sinister sea ​​hag , manages to capture the world by using a nail and a trio of flighty mermaids . The Bog Roosh then reveals his plan to prevent the end of the worldby dismembering Hellboy and sending his hand to the deepest depths, robbing the Ogdru Jahad of their key into this world. With the help of the third mermaid, Hellboy manages to defeat the hag, but is lost beneath the sea for two years.  [1]

The Island 

This story by Mike Mignola Was Originally published in two-issue mini-series  Hellboy: The Island  (June-July 2005 ) Was the first by the character’s creator since  The Third Wish  in 2002.  [7]  [8]  [9]  [10 ]

Hellboy inadvertently resurrects an ancient mystic who alone holds the knowledge of the secret history of the universe. The origins of God , Angels , the Earth, the Ogdru Jahad and their spawn are revealed, as well as the exact source of the Right Hand of Doom. Unfortunately for the mystic, he has been brought back to life by Hellboy’s blood, and is driven insane by his demonic nature. Hellboy is a male and female, and is one of the most prominent of Urgo-Hem, an Ogdru Jahad spawn that prowls the island. These struggles are viewed with great interest by the Daoine Sidh, especially at some changelingwith an old grudge against Hellboy. The denizens of this faerie kingdom realizes that Hellboy has left whatever it is destined to be, but none seem to doubt that the Ogdru Jahad will make use of his hand in one way or another. The goddess Hecate seems to be happy, but Gruagach the changeling will not bow out of existence peacefully.  [1]

Awards and nominations

  • The character Hellboy in  The Third Wish  was runner-up for the 2002 “Favorite Hero” Wizard Fan Award .
  • Dave Stewart Won the 2003 “Best Colorist / Coloring” Eisner Award for the  Third Wish  .
  • The trade paperback collection was nominated for the 2007 “Favorite Foreign Comic Book or Graphic Novel of the Year” Ledger Award .

References

  1. ^ Jump up to: c   Mignola, Mike (2006).  Hellboy: Strange Places  . Dark Horse Comics. ISBN  978-1-59307-475-3 .
  2. Jump up^  “Hellboy: Strange Places TPB” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  3. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Third Wish # 1” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  4. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Third Wish # 1” . Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07 . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  5. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Third Wish # 2” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  6. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Third Wish # 2” . Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07 . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  7. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Island # 1” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  8. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Island # 1” . Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07 . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  9. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Island # 2” . Dark Horse Comics . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .
  10. Jump up^  “Hellboy: The Island # 2” . Hellboy.com. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07 . Retrieved February 24, 2009 .

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