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Title:
Hellboy junior
Author:
Mignola, Michael.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781569719886
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Bill Wray (Ren and Stimpy) combine their talents to bring us the outrageous adventures of Hellboy, Jr. and his little friends. This volume includes stories of Wheezy the Sick Little Witch, the Ginger Beef Boy, Somnambo the Sleeping Giant, The Wolvertons, Sparky Bear and Huge Retarded Duck, plus a brand new Hellboy, Jr. story not in the original series. Mignola and Wray are joined by the diverse talents of Dave Cooper (Futurama), Stephen DeStefano (Ren and Stimpy), Pat McEown (Grendel), Hilary Barta, Glenn Barr, and Kevin Nowlan.


Author Notes

Mike Mignola's fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman: Gotham by Gaslight . In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse. There are thirteen Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spin-off titles ( B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder ), prose books, animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola's film Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike's books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

Dave Stewart is a multiple Eisner Award-winning colorist who works for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC Comics. His credits include Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, Daytripper, and Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist.


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Booklist Review

Hellboy's creator gets top billing, but the writer, and often artist or colorist, of most stories in this collection is Ren and Stimpy0 animator Bill Wray, who brings that TV show's depraved humor to Hellboy's diaper days. As a baby demon still ensconced in Hell, H-b's hobgoblin is that all he's allowed to eat is roasted maggots. His adventures arise from trying to add flesh to his diet, though he doesn't pass up smokes when offered--much to his chagrin in "The Devil Don't Smoke." His quests are complicated by such sidekicks as a fly, a bird-demon, Donnie (a junior devil), and Hitler. Half the stories actually star not Hellboy but twisted variations on famous Hanna-Barbera and Harvey Comics characters, such as Yogi Bear's doppelganger, Sparky, and Baby Huey's outrageous double, Huge Retarded Duck. (Incidentally, isn't Hellboyunior a takeoff of Hot Stuff?) Standout artists besides Wray are Dave Cooper and--in a Wally Wood mode (see Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood0 BKLa 1&15 04). --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist