Review: Hellboy Vol. 7 – The Troll Witch & Others; by Mike Mignola

Hellboy, Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others (Hellboy, #7)Hellboy, Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Others by Mike Mignola
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 itself…it 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 read…yet, 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 delight…

If you haven’t already….get into Hellboy now! (Anne and Kat especially, this means you girls)

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About Gavin

I'm a lover of pop-culture, from movies to music to books to TV shows to well...comics, and just about everything in between. I'm also a history buff, and spent 4 yrs getting a fancy BA in it. When I was at said University, I got my learn on AND spent all my money on CDs and VHS (yup, I'm THAT old.) However, I'm happy to discuss any topic really, as I love a good debate or just to be proven right. I'm Canadian, so I wear shorts and flip flops 9 months of the year, but no, I am NOT fanatical about hockey (I actually prefer baseball, thank my American father for that!). I love the outdoors, but don't get out enough... I've got a sick twisted sense of humour (hence why I'm friends with these Shallow folks) and believe that laughter is the best medicine...except penicillin...cause laughter won't cure the clap.

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