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Hellboy Vol 4: The Right Hand of Doom

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hellboy Vol 4: The Right Hand of Doom (2000) Mike Mignola

Have I mentioned that I am really enjoying the Hellboy books? I am. They’re a lot of fun.

Like The Chained Coffin and Others, The Right Hand of Doom is also a collection of short stories centered on Hellboy.

The first story in the collection is a two page tale called Pancakes. This may have been my favorite tale in the entire book, and since it was only two pages, I made Michael read it before I went on, and he also liked it.

The Right Hand of Doom covers a great deal of folklore, and integrates everything from Japanese to Norwegian tales with that little Hellboy twist.

Many of the stories are dark, however, with Hellboy they’re not particularly depressing. Well, the last several pages of Box Full of Evil were kinda rather moody in a way I don’t really expect from Hellboy, but they also suited the story and the consequences of the story very well.

The other nice thing about The Right Hand of Doom and its predecessor is that they can be read outside of the story line. Even though events in previous volumes and stories are mentioned, the important details are covered so you could easily read on without difficulty.
Rating: 8/10

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