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This article deals with Dark Horse Hellboy material published in oversized hardcover canvas books ( 12 x 9 inches or 31 x 23 cm) on thick glossy paper, with a bookmark ribbon (see also the end of this article).
Volume 3 has been issued in October 2009 (ISBN: 978-1-59582-352-6, cover price 49.95$, 327 pages):
As well as the original comics and their virgin respective covers, the books come also with sketches, alternative drawings, comments by the author(s), unpublished bits and pieces among many other cool stuffs. All the books from the Library Edition collection, apart The Art of Hellboy, share the same second and third of cover (same illustration on both).
The book collects "Conqueror Worm" with its 9 pages epilogue, "The Third Wish" and "The Island" with its 6 pages epilogue.
As always, this volume displays a general introduction by Scott Allie and Mike Mignola's afterword. "Conqueror Worm" is introduced by Guillermo Del Toro, and Gary Gianni introduces "Strange Places" ("The Third Wish" & "The Island").
The bonus section begins with 15 pages of unused pages (inked and pencils), and then continues with the usual commented sketchbook (37 pages).