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With a new Hellboy series on the stands, fans of the world s greatest paranormal detective can find older favorites collected for the first time in the seventh volume of the Hellboy Saga Hellboy The Troll Witch and Others, collects short stories from The Dark Horse Book of the Dead, Witchcraft, Hauntings, and Monsters, theHellboy Wizard, as well as the critically acclaimedminiseries, Hellboy Makoma by Mignola and comics legend Richard Corben, and a previously unpublished Hellboy story by P Craig Russell and Mike Mignola, along with sketches and story notes


10 thoughts on “Hellboy, Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others

  1. Bradley Bradley says:

    Honestly, I was so so about the first stories in this volume The tale of the trolls and the sisters was fairly decent but didn t grab me nearly as much as the tale of Makoma.That one was all kinds of awesome.Mignola is doing some rather fantastic things with his research and retellings of old legends and myths It s subtle and not subtle at all It s giving credit even in the pages even as it co opts the legends and turns Hellboy into something rather larger than life.It s not something I could Honestly, I was so so about the first stories in this volume The tale of the trolls and the sisters was fairly decent but didn t grab me nearly as much as the tale of Makoma.That one was all kinds of awesome.Mignola is doing some rather fantastic things with his research and retellings of old legends and myths It s subtle and not subtle at all It s giving credit even in the pages even as it co opts the legends and turns Hellboy into something rather larger than life.It s not something I could even see during the read, even It only hit me after the fact.Rather than getting long story arcs like I m used to and how I seem to prefer them, I m getting some truly excellent episodics here that remind me wonderfully of Gaiman, but not Mignola is truly doing his own thing and I appreciate it by leaps and bounds


  2. Chad Chad says:

    I love how Hellboy interacts with the folklore of different cultures Stories pull from African, Norwegian and Indonesian cultures to name a few The Troll Witch is an instant favorite while The Vampire in Prague comes into play in Hellboy in Hell What s great is that if you aren t feeling it for a certain story give it a few pages and you ll have moved onto something else.


  3. Artemy Artemy says:

    The Troll Witch and Others is probably my least favourite Hellboy short story collection, which isn t to say it s bad, it s just that most stories in it are merely OK I really like the titular The Troll Witch, and The Vampire of Prague is a great classic Hellboy tale illustrated by the immensely talented P Craig Russell Makoma with Richard Corben s art is a neat one, as well But the rest of them are pretty much filler episodes enjoyable, but nothing special First read October 27, 2015Rati The Troll Witch and Others is probably my least favourite Hellboy short story collection, which isn t to say it s bad, it s just that most stories in it are merely OK I really like the titular The Troll Witch, and The Vampire of Prague is a great classic Hellboy tale illustrated by the immensely talented P Craig Russell Makoma with Richard Corben s art is a neat one, as well But the rest of them are pretty much filler episodes enjoyable, but nothing special First read October 27, 2015Rating Second read October 17, 2017Rating


  4. Gavin Gavin says:

    I am reading my way through a bunch of classic modern books thanks to my library transmetropolitan, preacher, the boys, scalped, fables, and of course, this one and so I get sometimes inundated with too many good books at once Or at least they should be good.Hellboy is something all of itselfit really is like a modern day Grimm or Aesop fables, set up by Mike Mignola Every time I think ok, I know what the series is, so there s no need to keep reading, the obsessive completist in me forces I am reading my way through a bunch of classic modern books thanks to my library transmetropolitan, preacher, the boys, scalped, fables, and of course, this one and so I get sometimes inundated with too many good books at once Or at least they should be good.Hellboy is something all of itselfit really is like a modern day Grimm or Aesop fables, set up by Mike Mignola Every time I think ok, I know what the series is, so there s no need to keep reading, the obsessive completist in me forces myself to readyet, every time I am still transported to another place, mystical, gothic, macabre, and just plain weird.Mignola does it so well it becomes easy to take for granted just how great this stuff is I felt like skipping this volume, but just read it instead, and just wow Even though you sorta know what to expect, it never bores or disappoints.I suppose that puts him amongst the greats, like Brubaker, Aaron, Ellis, Snyder, and so forth.I think it s high praise when even though you know what is On the way, it still manages to surprise and delightIf you haven t already.get into Hellboy now Anne and Kat especially, this means you girls


  5. Melissa McShane Melissa McShane says:

    Re read 8 5 15 This is one of the stronger collections, primarily because of the phenomenal miniseries Makoma, which I adore an African legend of a giant killer adapted to star Hellboy and the Ogdru Jahad It s beautifully illustrated by Richard Corben and masterfully told by Mike Mignola, and I need to buy this volume I don t own all of the Hellboy books because I m lazy and poor so I can re read it frequently I didn t realize the first time through that it s based on a story out of Andr Re read 8 5 15 This is one of the stronger collections, primarily because of the phenomenal miniseries Makoma, which I adore an African legend of a giant killer adapted to star Hellboy and the Ogdru Jahad It s beautifully illustrated by Richard Corben and masterfully told by Mike Mignola, and I need to buy this volume I don t own all of the Hellboy books because I m lazy and poor so I can re read it frequently I didn t realize the first time through that it s based on a story out of Andrew Lang s Color fairy tale collections, which means I must now fire up the library database and see if I can find it Hooray for being slightly obsessive in cataloguing every fairy tale I own.Originally read, but not reviewed, 12 30 2008


  6. Lata Lata says:

    The artwork was good, and I liked the way the other artists interpreted Mignola s stories, and Hellboy s features.Most of the stories were ok, rather than really good, though I did like seeingof Hellboy s solo missions for the B.P.R.D over the years.


  7. Dan Dan says:

    review review


  8. Icats Icats says:

    This volume is again based on several myths and folktales The first story has Hellboy confronting a Penanggalan, a Malaysian folklore version of the vampire The Hydra and the Lion was created with his daughter whose favorite creature at the time from Disney s Hercules was the serpent water beast, Hydra An interesting modern day twist on the legend of Hercules that even leaves Hellboy scratching his head The Troll Witch is based off a Norwegian folktale about two sisters but with a slightly d This volume is again based on several myths and folktales The first story has Hellboy confronting a Penanggalan, a Malaysian folklore version of the vampire The Hydra and the Lion was created with his daughter whose favorite creature at the time from Disney s Hercules was the serpent water beast, Hydra An interesting modern day twist on the legend of Hercules that even leaves Hellboy scratching his head The Troll Witch is based off a Norwegian folktale about two sisters but with a slightly different ending than the original tale.The Vampire of Prague was based on a puppet Mike Mignola and Guillermo de Toro fell in love with when scouting out locations for Blade II Attached to the puppet was a booklet telling about the legend of the gambler ghost of Prague Mike Mignola said for the most part he stayed faithful to the gambler legend but took the liberty of also turning him into a vampire since supposedly there are few vampires that haunt Prague Interestingly, P Craig Russell illustrated this story.The last story Makoma, that he stumbled upon in an Andrew Lang Fairy Book, is a tale told by a mummy in the New Your City Explorer s Club Mike Mignola also does not illustrate this one but instead by Richard Corben.Also included in this addition are the stories, Dr Carp s Experiment and The Ghoul Then in the back is a small preview of all three artists sketchbooks, Mike Mignola, P Craig Russell and Richard Corben


  9. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    Dark and dreamy imagery Mignola shows a love and appreciation for myth and folklore that I find endearing as a fellow aficionado With the inking and drawings, much is left up to the interpretation of the readers, and the writing itself is cerebral enough to appeal to a reader who likes to ponder what the point of a story is, and not feel spoon fed Whenever I read some of Mignola s work, it makes me want to go out and findof it That s a good thing, I think.


  10. Stephen Theaker Stephen Theaker says:

    A collection of short stories from various sources, such as the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings and its siblings All the stories are written by Mike Mignola, and he draws most of them, but P Craig Russell and Richard Corben provide the artwork for The Vampire of Prague and Makoma respectively.The storytelling isminimal than in the first Hellboy collection, Seed of Destruction, which I started reading a day or two before writing this review which makes it all theevocative, and ma A collection of short stories from various sources, such as the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings and its siblings All the stories are written by Mike Mignola, and he draws most of them, but P Craig Russell and Richard Corben provide the artwork for The Vampire of Prague and Makoma respectively.The storytelling isminimal than in the first Hellboy collection, Seed of Destruction, which I started reading a day or two before writing this review which makes it all theevocative, and makes Hellboy s mood puncturing dialogue all the funnier However, I did have to be careful not to flip through the book without paying attention to the details of the art A lot of people say they read comics twice once to find out what happens and a second time to enjoy how it s told but when reading a library book you have to make the effort to do both things first time around.All the stories are worth reading, but Makoma , in which Hellboy finds himself living through an African legend, was quite superb