Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best, Volume 3

Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Collected Best, Volume 3

by Various, Larry Wachowski
     
 
Comics' greatest talent unleashed on Barker's horrifying world of warring order and chaos. The third Hellraiser collection features over 320 pages (14 stories) in jaw-dropping full color, including the complete poster art galleries from the original publications.
Stories include: "In These Blue Depths Lie Hell" by Lurene Haines & Ray Lago; "The Sweet Science"

Overview

Comics' greatest talent unleashed on Barker's horrifying world of warring order and chaos. The third Hellraiser collection features over 320 pages (14 stories) in jaw-dropping full color, including the complete poster art galleries from the original publications.
Stories include: "In These Blue Depths Lie Hell" by Lurene Haines & Ray Lago; "The Sweet Science" by Erik Saltzgaber, Mike Zeck, and Phil Zimelman; "Later" by C.J. Henderson, Vincent Cecolini, and Colleen Doran; "Lingerings" by James Robert Smith & Jamie Tolagson, "Firetrap" by James Robert Smith & Mike Hoffman; "Birth Rite"; "Angels to Some, Demons to Others" by John Bolton; "Closets" by Matrix co-creator Larry Wachowski and Miran Kim; "Under the Knife"; "I in the Pyramid";
"Glitter and Go" by Ron Wolfe & Dan Spiegle; "The Tontine" by Scott Hampton & John Van Fleet; and "To Prepare a Face" by Jan Strnad & Mark Chiarello.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Who'd have suspected that Clive Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart would spawn the feature film Hellraiser (helmed by the author himself), a gaggle of uneven sequels and a following that craved even more tales of twisted individuals and demonic Cenobites? At 342 pages, this third collection of the Hellraiser-inspired comics might look like a cornucopia of kinky chills, gore and fetishism. Yet while there is occasionally some impressive art, the overall content is extremely disappointing, pretentious and, above all, repetitive. Most of the stories follow the by-the-numbers scenario of a disaffected malcontent figuring out the solution to a puzzle box that opens a doorway into the nightmare world of the Cenobites, thereby dooming himself to eternal sadomasochistic torment. That formula is wearying after one or two run-throughs, and more than that-the 15 stories read like they came from an assembly line-is an exercise in tedium. There's also a gallery of some 100 one-page illustrations, mostly mediocre, that serves as filler. Matrix completists may be interested in the adaptations by the nonprolific director Larry Wachowski. Clive Barker's brand name notwithstanding, few will find this book worth the price. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975380802
Publisher:
Checker Book Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date:
11/10/2004
Series:
Clive Barker's Hellraiser Series, #3
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.62(d)

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