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Hellboy's One Shot Adventures Collected
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2018
Hellboy is a character with an insanely rich mythos and Mignola and other creators have plumbed those depths numerous times with fascinating tales of his life before the main "story" arcs of Seeds of Destruction, Wild Hunt, and Hellboy in Hell. Collected in two large collections are many of Hellboy's one shots and short stories. This first volume is probably the weaker of the two in my opinion but that isn't by much. The collections are fantastic reads for anyone who enjoys the characters and the world Mignola put together; the main "story" also frequently references these short stories. The main star of this collection is the Hellboy in Mexico stories that tell of a time when the character traveled across America's southern border and spent time with a group of luchadores and interacted with creatures of Mexican folklore. He even managed to wind up married to an evil spirit (an amusing story that was directly referenced in the Hellboy in Hell omnibus).