|Richard Corben sketches|
Hellboy Library Edition Volume 4
Script Mike Mignola, art by Mike Mignola, Richard Corben, Joshua Dysart, Jason Shawn Alexander and P. Craig Russell. All illustrations are ©Mike Mignola.
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 4 came in June 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-59582-658-9, cover price 49.99$, 312 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and their virgin respective covers, the books come also with sketches, alternative drawings, comments by the author(s), unpublished bits and pieces amongst many other cool stuffs. All the books appart The Art of Hellboy share the same first of cover.
The book collects the stories listed below, some originating from "The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings/Witchcraft/the Dead/Monsters" series or "Hellboy Premiere Edition".
In addition to Scott Allie's introduction and Mike Mignola afterwords , one's can find an introduction for "The Crooked Man" written by Gahan Wilson.
The bonus section displays 4 pages of story notes, a 39 pages commented sketchbook with Mike Mignola's art, and 8 pages with Richard Corben sketches.