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The basis for the upcoming feature film Hellboy: The Rise of the Blood Queen! Terrible powers determined to kill Hellboy force him strike a deal with the Russian witch, the Baba Yaga, and to confront the truth about his destiny. The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes England off the map and sets in motion the end The basis for the upcoming feature film Hellboy: The Rise of the Blood Queen! Terrible powers determined to kill Hellboy force him strike a deal with the Russian witch, the Baba Yaga, and to confront the truth about his destiny. The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes England off the map and sets in motion the end of the world ... Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's complete trilogy is collected for the first time in this 512-page volume, reprinting Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury, and the short story "The Mole." The four-volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience.


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The basis for the upcoming feature film Hellboy: The Rise of the Blood Queen! Terrible powers determined to kill Hellboy force him strike a deal with the Russian witch, the Baba Yaga, and to confront the truth about his destiny. The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes England off the map and sets in motion the end The basis for the upcoming feature film Hellboy: The Rise of the Blood Queen! Terrible powers determined to kill Hellboy force him strike a deal with the Russian witch, the Baba Yaga, and to confront the truth about his destiny. The human race hangs in the balance, as well as King Arthur's sword Excalibur, in a story that wipes England off the map and sets in motion the end of the world ... Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo's complete trilogy is collected for the first time in this 512-page volume, reprinting Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury, and the short story "The Mole." The four-volume Hellboy Omnibus series along with the two volumes of The Complete Short Stories collect all of Mignola's award-winning Hellboy stories in chronological order for a definitive reading experience.

30 review for Hellboy Omnibus Volume 3: The Wild Hunt

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)

    You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. This is the point in the series where I realized I was completely enchanted by this character and the lore that envelops him. It is not easy at first to identify the exact elements that give Hellboy his charm and fanbase, but the more you stick around with the character and all his adventures, whether they are relevant to the overarching story or not, the more you understand that this series has a personality well-worth exploring. With his vibra You can find my review on my blog by clicking here. This is the point in the series where I realized I was completely enchanted by this character and the lore that envelops him. It is not easy at first to identify the exact elements that give Hellboy his charm and fanbase, but the more you stick around with the character and all his adventures, whether they are relevant to the overarching story or not, the more you understand that this series has a personality well-worth exploring. With his vibrant red skin, his right hand of doom, his heroic tendencies in the face of evil and his laid-back demeanor, Hellboy strives to become one of the most iconic characters to have ever been created by the end of this omnibus. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 3: The Wild Hunt collects “Darkness Calls” (vol. 8), “The Wild Hunt” (vol. 9) and “The Storm and the Fury” (vol. 12) and technically marks the end of the original Hellboy series. As Hellboy continues to seek a life void of all the shenanigans that fate has bestowed upon him, much more powerful forces come into play and drags Hellboy back in the midst of it all, whether he wants to or not. From the Russian witch Baba Yaga to King Arthur, there’s not a single moment of rest for Hellboy as time has come for him to make a decision in regards to his role in the bigger scheme of things. It definitely becomes a lot more complicated for our half-demon when the Queen of Blood arrives on the scene. At last, a major war is within sight and it is bound to spark the end of the world unless Hellboy does something about it. It is without doubt that I proclaim this omnibus and the story arcs it contains as the pinnacle of greatness and the ultimate reward for fans who have stuck around for all the hell our half-demon was put through, but also the hell that he brought around with him. It would be an understatement to say it was the most epic ending that I could’ve imagined. While earlier story arcs were harder to follow and needed a lot more concentration to figure out what was going on, the structure was a lot cleaner and the story-telling much more refined in this omnibus. Every story arc succeeded in tying up loose ends and connecting all the pieces, that were in fact barely holding on to each other, in a narratively gripping fashion. It’s however the way Mike Mignola integrated various folklore within his universe that elevated the game in these story arcs. While I was much more familiar with the characters that were introduced here, the very integration felt so natural and perfect to Hellboy’s story. I particularly loved the introduction of Koshchei the Deathless and the action sequences that came with him. Speaking of new arrivals, the story also dives into Hellboy’s origins and further develops the mosaic that is his destiny by ultimately creating a folklore of its own. One of the biggest changes that also immensely contributed in creating these epic story arcs is the artwork by Duncan Fegredo. While my first experience of his style was in the first short story omnibus and his “The Midnight Circus” story, I can now say that his artwork truly brings the missing ingredient that turns this ending to the original series into a tour de force. While remaining entirely loyal to Mike Mignola’s style, Duncan Fegredo simply adds his own flavour that brings not only detail and toning to the world, but the very gravitas that veers this universe closer to horror, or at least what I’d qualify as creepy and dangerous. Yours truly, Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer Official blog: https://bookidote.com/

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Now there are some books which are real challenge to comment about simply because everything I want to say about them relates to or revolves around the storyline and since this book represents the collected story of Hellboy which covered so many books and even more comics its bit a of a challenge - rather like someone asking what you opinion you have over a TV show which is in the middle of the series and you cannot comment about what is going on. So here we are at probably the most ambitious vo Now there are some books which are real challenge to comment about simply because everything I want to say about them relates to or revolves around the storyline and since this book represents the collected story of Hellboy which covered so many books and even more comics its bit a of a challenge - rather like someone asking what you opinion you have over a TV show which is in the middle of the series and you cannot comment about what is going on. So here we are at probably the most ambitious volumes of the series and probably one of the most profound. One thing I have learnt about reading the stories of Hellboy and the BPRD is that they do not shy away from some pretty dramatic and final storylines. This book is no different and weighing in at over 500 pages its pretty intense stuff. Now this is the third in the series and to be honest this is probably for me the most important its where things all change. Now I will warn that as a result of this there are a lot of little references (as far as I can remember probably more than any other volume) to previous stories and events which although not a problem does challenge you to going and finding out what happened there. (I will admit that I did a couple of times have to stop and re-trace what happened in that reference. However these are all minor things in what I felt was probably the best in the series (so far -as there is still the second stand alone book and the last in the collected works). I just wonder if there will be a similar treatment oneway for Abe and the rest of BPRD?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Adam Spanos

    Damn. That was my initial reaction to the ending of Wild Hunt omnibus. Mike Mignola really puts Hellboy through it from Strange Places up to the last page of Wild Hunt. All at once sad and epic about a man (demon?) Looking to escape his fate and find a little light in all this darkness. Absolute must read. Also after reading I went back to Seed of Destruction and wow you can really see the growth of not just Hellboy but all of the characters such as Abe and Liz. A lot of the big conflicts that er Damn. That was my initial reaction to the ending of Wild Hunt omnibus. Mike Mignola really puts Hellboy through it from Strange Places up to the last page of Wild Hunt. All at once sad and epic about a man (demon?) Looking to escape his fate and find a little light in all this darkness. Absolute must read. Also after reading I went back to Seed of Destruction and wow you can really see the growth of not just Hellboy but all of the characters such as Abe and Liz. A lot of the big conflicts that erupt in later Hellboy and

  4. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    I loved this volume so much. I can see these stories were fan favorites. Hellboy fights monsters from Russian and English folklore. All leading up to an epic battle with Arthurian characters and a finish. Excited for the second short story collection and the Hellboy in Hell collection.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Phinehas

    I read the individual issues, not this collected edition, so my rating doesn't take into account any bonus content. In my opinion the arc included in this omnibus edition was the high water mark of the Mignolaverse.

  6. 5 out of 5

    François Vigneault

    I only read these stories in bits and pieces when they were first appearing, so when I saw this HUGE 500+ page omnibus edition in the comic shop the other day I decided to spring for it... the price point is fantastic at something like $25.99. This book includes Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. The scope here is vast and mythic, pulling threads from the various Hellboy tales like "Wake the Devil," Arthurian lore, and more to craft a huge tale. Duncan Fegredo has a great I only read these stories in bits and pieces when they were first appearing, so when I saw this HUGE 500+ page omnibus edition in the comic shop the other day I decided to spring for it... the price point is fantastic at something like $25.99. This book includes Darkness Calls, The Wild Hunt, and The Storm and the Fury. The scope here is vast and mythic, pulling threads from the various Hellboy tales like "Wake the Devil," Arthurian lore, and more to craft a huge tale. Duncan Fegredo has a great line that riffs on Mike Mignola's iconic blocky style, but Fegredo inserts wonderful details, textures, and a certain special something that makes this definitely his own book... It's great to have this full set of stories with his art all in one volume. The plotting can be a bit discursive and even off-putting at times... Some important moments happen interstitially between scenes (such as the fate of the Wild Hunt) and the reader must put things together by inference and guesswork. There is also a lot of speechifying as ancient helpers and villians alike drop copious amounts of exposition on Hellboy, and in turn the reader. But somehow I find these scenes to be amongst the most stirring in the book and in Hellboy in general... Mignola and co. have found a way to make these moments full of import, history, and menace. I can't emphasize what a value these Omnibus editions are... Not the most impressive format, but pound for pound (and yes this is a heavy book) I don't think you'll find a comic with a higher value ratio.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Roy

    Woah!! Amazing! Everything is coming together so well!! Ive become a Mignola fanboy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mathew Duncan

    Best one yet. All the pieces that have been laid out are really coming together in this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Max's Comic Reviews and Lists

    Endless Capacity The word Epic is very overused. Well it definitely was not too long ago. But goddamn this is the epitome of that. I blazed through this in a day and my brain is fried. Something I realized after reading the first story is how much Mignola adds to his mythos ALL THE TIME! This man put a shite-ton of effort into creating this Hellboy universe and fills it to the BRIM with so much detail it’s insane. And this omnibus ladies and gentlemayns is 528 frickin pages. I felt like I was r Endless Capacity The word Epic is very overused. Well it definitely was not too long ago. But goddamn this is the epitome of that. I blazed through this in a day and my brain is fried. Something I realized after reading the first story is how much Mignola adds to his mythos ALL THE TIME! This man put a shite-ton of effort into creating this Hellboy universe and fills it to the BRIM with so much detail it’s insane. And this omnibus ladies and gentlemayns is 528 frickin pages. I felt like I was reading the Lord of the Rings or some crazy shit like that. Because let me tell you Hellboy has definitely moved on from his paranormal investigator persona. So if you haven’t figured out by now I’d say this is probably my favorite volume so far. I still have to read Hellboy in Hell and 2 Hellboy The Complete Short Stories volumes. Reviews coming soon. Wink. Frickin Wink. The 3 huge stories that this book collects all kinda blend together into one giant story so I will do my best to distinguish them. Darkness Calls is probably the most jam packed story and that doesn’t always do the story good. But I will get there. The introduction to this story is really quiet and subtle. You know shits about to hit the fan but you just don't know when. But with that said I really love the slow build up of tension that happens and you also know that Hellboy is probably going a bit insane. Because he’s doing all sorts of crazy stuff like talking to and moving in with skeletons again. Hellboy also realizes that arriving in England was the worst decision of his entire life. One thing I dont really buy though is how goddamn long Hellboy was floating around in the ocean. 6 years? I think in 6 a lot of crazy shit would have happened. But either way this story is pretty bad-ass with lots of great fight scenes and dialogue between the Baba-Yaga and Hellboy. Like I said before this story is really filled to the border with so much info and new ideas, which is impressive for sure but honestly makes the story feel bloated. In fact the 2 other stories in this book are overstuffed as well but not to the extent of his one. For example the entire Witch sub-plot can be taken out and it wouldn’t change the story much. The Wild Hunt is straight up my favourite Hellboy anything so far. I still have a lot to read for example The Corpse. But this is the most well-rounded and euphoric feeling Hellboy story. This story also did something else amazing. I truly started to care about Hellboy in this story. I always thought Hellboy was a very likable lead but here I realized how much I actually empathized with him and his cause. But there is still more. Grugauch gets a pretty cool and well written back-story, a super intimidating character is born, Hellboy finds out something absolutely insane about himself, and another character named Alice is introduced who adds more depth to Hellboy as a character. But my favourite part of the The Wild Hunt is a super amazing flashback reveal that took totally me off guard. In fact when i was reading it I said aloud “Oh Jesus”. This story, if I haven’t made it clear already does the most for the Hellboy character and plot. SO MANY little details made me smile in this story. For example, when Hellboy is getting his ass beat by The Leader of Order of the Fly, *Breath!* and he asks a little demon how to defeat. The little demon gives that secret in exchange for Hellboy to remember him in Hell. Whoops spoilers. But stuff like that is just genius. The Storm and The Fury is where everything goes insane. But good insane. One thing i want to point out though is that Rasputin might as well have not even died. Like bruh he can do anything. He convinced Isla to be the new Hectate, made that stupid-ass villain blind causing him to blow up an entire Nazi facility, and a whole bunch of other crazy stuff in these 3 stories. ANYWAY. This is my least favourite story of the 3. I still liked it but it went on for a bit too long and followed a lot of story-telling cliches, has too many characters overlapping each other, and does not time flashbacks and backstories right. I think on 2 occasions Hellboy is about to do something super bad-ass but on the next page someone will go into a boring-ass flashback that totally interrupts and stilts the pacing. Because at that point I don’t give 2 shits about a backstory. It causes me to just speed read all of it. Something I think The Storm and The Fury does best is tie together already existing characters with new ones. It adds more meat to that already existing character and the decision they make. For example the character that lets out Nimue is haunted by a ghost that she once knew and killed. See? That's an extra layer. In terms of the way the story ends, I like it. It’s pretty ballsy and opens a lot of doors for what to do next the character. I have one more problem with this story that kind of translates to all Hellboy stories. I really wish Mignola would give us a little more insight into how invincible Hellboy is. I know he’s ANUNG UN RAMA THE GREAT DESTROYER, but still getting stabbed through the chest and then walking it off, seems find a little lazy. But whatever this was a good story. Duncan Fegredo’s art is frickin awesome. It’s very similar to Mignola’s style. And most people would curse the person who does art for Hellboy who is Mignola, but I kinda like his style a little better. He adds a lot more detail and depth to the look of everything in the universe but I’ll stop saying anything because I can feel the sniper trained on my ass. This is probably one of the best most creative modern comic book epics. I never thought we would get this crazy and grand with Hellboy but I am definitely glad we did. I truly loved Hellboy's character in this omnibus and it is just SO DAMN PACKED WITH AWESOME SHITE it’s ridiculous. I have a few problems with each story but they don't outweigh the good. Not even close. The Wild Hunt is the best Hellboy story so far, and definitely the most emotional. We have come a long way from The Seed of Destruction, and I dare say I think I wanted more build up to this trilogy, but that’s not a big complaint. I don't think this is a complete masterpiece or anything like that, but this is without a doubt only a few notches behind. Look forward to my review of Hellboy in Hell and Hellboy the Complete Short Stories Volume 1 and 2. Letter Grade: (A)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pafurion

    That shit was intense! A must own!!! Hedgehog ftw! "Koshchei the deathless. His soul is inside an egg, inside a duck, inside a rabbit, inside a goat, and the Baba Yaga's hidden the goat so he cannot be killed." - best character introduction ever.

  11. 3 out of 5

    Hassan

    It's really great! You should read it! (just don't let your 7 year old daughter sneak a look because she's used to reading X-Men and Teen Titans and maybe even a little CHEW, because after reading just a few pages of this on the sly, she later will confess to you that she saw a LOT of bad words and the panels with the weird purple wart on the demon guy were very scary and likely to give her nightmares).

  12. 3 out of 5

    Freder

    "Big" in every sense of the word, and sad. At first I thought that Mignola was getting too apocalyptic to be taken seriously; but as I get older, and see what's going on in the world, I begin to think that this is the perfect metaphor for the state of the world as we approach the third decade of the 21st century...

  13. 3 out of 5

    Doug Chase

    The Hellboy epic moves into saga with this massive tale. Hellboy’s heart and motivation shine through in the most difficult and tempting circumstances. It is gratifying reading a long-running comic book where the hero has arcs, changes, and loses and gains friends and lovers, and ends up somewhere new.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Federico Kereki

    This continues the story by Mike Mignola, and though the art is not his in this book, Duncan Fegredo manages to do a very similar style, so this book doesn't look "alien". I've always thought that Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" suffered a bit from having too many artists and styles, and that doesn't happen here.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Matt Reid

    This book was absolutely fantastic, always good when an ongoing series is such high quality. Read the first half of the series when I was much younger so may have to revisit to gain all I can. Top notch stuff!

  16. 5 out of 5

    J.

    A fantastic "ending" to a fantastic run.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tamtu

  19. 5 out of 5

    Richard Wawrzyniak

  20. 5 out of 5

    Fincho

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joppe

  22. 4 out of 5

    Thaddeus Rice

  23. 4 out of 5

    David

  24. 3 out of 5

    Louie

  25. 3 out of 5

    Michael Carter

  26. 5 out of 5

    Simon Martin

  27. 5 out of 5

    Todd

  28. 3 out of 5

    Cory Osburn

  29. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joe Nava

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