Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

Hellboy: The Midnight Circus

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by Duncan Fegredo, Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
     
 

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Young Hellboy runs away from the B.P.R.D. only to stumble upon a weird and fantastical circus and the few demons from Hell who inhabit it.

* Cover and story by Mike Mignola!

* Duncan Fegredo returns!

* An original graphic novel in hardcover!

"In the world of Hellboy; the stony hand that Hellboy uses to clobber opponents is called the Right Hand

Overview

Young Hellboy runs away from the B.P.R.D. only to stumble upon a weird and fantastical circus and the few demons from Hell who inhabit it.

* Cover and story by Mike Mignola!

* Duncan Fegredo returns!

* An original graphic novel in hardcover!

"In the world of Hellboy; the stony hand that Hellboy uses to clobber opponents is called the Right Hand of Doom. For cartoonist and creator Mike Mignola; his right-hand man for doing Hellboy these days could be considered Duncan Fegredo." —Newsarama

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/21/2013
It’s 1948, and young Hellboy is sneaking out of the research lab where he’s kept. He comes across the Midnight Circus, a place of fantastic sights and disturbing implications. Fegredo does an excellent job evoking the creepy atmosphere Mignola established for his characters, adding detailed settings and period suits. The circus is illustrated in a more three-dimensional style than the line art of the lab, with fuzzy shading that makes it even weirder than a circus that operates from midnight to dawn would normally be. For kids, there’s not much difference between clowns and demons, spectacle and magic, lions and ghosts, and here, they all blend. The story of Pinocchio, mentioned early in the tale, provides parallels, from an underwater sequence to disturbing hobos who aim to make the kid their own. Through it all, Hellboy, like so many other children, wants to be a grown-up without realizing how much he’d have to give up to get there early. The demonic hints likely mean more to readers of the complete series, but anyone can appreciate the dreamlike images. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616552381
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
511,987
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Hellboy: The Midnight Circus 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jartistt More than 1 year ago
…not very impressed with “Hellboy: The Midnight Circus.” It is composed without any of the magic, mystery and fun that fans have come to expect from Mike Mignola’s story-telling. Mignola’s distinctive drawing style is missed here too. There have been other artists to do much more than adequate justice to Hellboy. Rich Corben’s illustration of “The Crooked Man” and other past Hellboy pieces he’s done are stand outs and are especially note-worthy. Artist’s Shawn Alexander and Scott Hampton too have a flare for the gothic and were great contributors to the legend. Sadly; Duncan Ferrero’s art looks good at a glance but is hardly compelling under scrutiny. This combined with Mignola’s lack-luster proses leads to a disappointing outing for the reader. In fairness “Midnight Circus” could stand as a fairly good introduction for new readers but as a whole will fall short for the committed fan.